November 17: Kasey Morgan


Hunting at Greg Glesinger’s Missouri farm for the Missouri rifle season opener, mature deer movement was slow for Kasey Morgan.

After sitting opening day dawn to dusk, Morgan realized movement increased in the afternoon. They saw deer, but the bucks were moving slowly and warily. 

On Sunday, with rain forecasted from 8:30-11:00 am, Morgan slept in and decided to hit the blind as soon as it stopped raining. When the last rain drop fell, Morgan and Glesinger snuck into their Muddy blind overlooping a Biologic clover field. Deer started filtering out soon after.

Around 1:30 pm, a doe came out into the food plot, followed by a big, mature eight-pointer. After he checked a couple does in the field, the buck presented Morgan a 100-yard shot with his Winchester .270. The shot hit the buck square, and he was dead on his feet. To keep him in the field, Morgan let another bullet rip, and the buck dropped. 

After a tough opening day, the resilience and paying attention to detail gave Morgan the shot at this deer. Not wasting your time, and striking when the moment is right, is key to not burning yourself out and not over-pressuring deer.

-Ryan Miloshewski, DeerCast Senior Writer