By Mark Kenyon

It didn’t take long for “The Mad Scientist” Mark Drury to get on the board for the 2014 season. With a cold front on the way, Mark decided to drive 13 hours straight from a wedding back to Missouri to make it in time for the opening day evening hunt.  Good thing he did too, because between that cold front and trail camera photos he had of a good buck, he was able to get set up in the right place at the right time. The result is this beautiful 5.5 year old buck on the ground.

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For more details and photos from this hunt, visit the Drury Outdoors Journal. And stay up to date on all things new with the Drury’s on the Drury Outdoors Facebook page. And finally, on a related note, if you need to scratch that whitetail itch with some hunting videos, check out Drury On Demand, which allows you to watch all the past Drury Outdoors DVDs and many TV series right online!

Speaking of the early season and the Drurys, if you’re looking for some early season hunting advice check out our interview with Mark’s older brother Terry Drury on The Wired To Hunt Podcast below.

The Wired To Hunt Podcast – Episode #21: Early Season Deer Hunting Strategies w/Terry Drury