Ryan May, a young friend of Tom Ware, is so passionate about hunting and everything that goes into the season.

The prep work, stand and farm maintenance—he loves it all. In September, May took a week off work and was excited just about that. Tom Ware had a drop out on his Missouri hunt and called May up to ask if he wanted to go. He already knew the answer.

They hunted a few days and saw deer, but nothing May wanted to harvest. They checked a camera and noticed a big 8-pointer was showing up in a clover plot during daylight—but usually at last light. The pair checked another camera, and he was coming out at last light there as well. They knew he would be at either spot, and knew it would be late.

May and Ware got out early, with some action but they were still waiting for the big 8 to step out. With 10-minutes of shooting light left, May was discouraged. Ware reminded him the buck liked to come out at the very last second based on their pictures.

Two-minutes later the deer stepped out into the clover plot. He worked to 15-yards and May double-lunged him. The 137-inch deer had a ton of mass and a dark, chocolate rack. May’s passion paid off and he was able to take a great buck.

-Ryan Miloshewski, DeerCast Senior Writer

Gear List

PSE Xpedite

Leupold rangefinder

Tru-Fire release


Rage broadheads

Victory arrows