I wanted to tell people that I have big-racked bucks waiting for me by my stand each day, but I knew they would not believe me without video proof, and I wanted to be hunted by big-bucks more than I wanted to share my secret system that makes bucks fight and the winner beds down and waits for you to come to your stand. To this day I have not recorded any of my D.I.E. HUNTS. I will teach you and you can learn, but I do not want people to find out how it works unless they own my book and learn it from me, or from someone who shared my book with them. I feel the truth about deer behavior must be told, and I know the truth. I will tell it to every deer hunter, through books, even if some of them cannot read, or do not care to read.
I am trying to help those who do not know how to help themselves see big bucks and mature does in a short period of time, no matter where they hunt deer.
In 2002, Tom Earle shot a 150" 7-pointer on public land on Day 1, being in his stand less than 1 hour during a heavy snowfall. He shot it with a muzzle-loader at 75 yards as it came straight across a snowcovered field that was plowed earth below the snow. He said he shot it way out there, because there were other deer hunters on the state land that day, and he could kill it from a distance of 75 yards with his weapon. I am proud to say Tom Earle has shot 4 dandy bucks with my D.I.E. System. His first was a king, and so was Rhino's first buck.
Matt hunted in MN on land no one had scouted. He did it in secrecy and a 180" 12-pointer walked right up to his tree stand, turning around at 10 yards and going away, just 8 minutes after he got in his stand. He was late getting there by one hour, and the buck was waiting for the hot doe to arrive. The king stiff-legged walked straight to the place where his feet left the earth as he climbed up the tree. He did everything right except being late, and because of it, he did not pull his bow up in the tree yet. The buck saw his movement when he was hand over hand raising his weapon on the string.
I cannot fault him for that. He called me and asked how to get that buck and I told him he had to wait a week or move 80 yards or more from that spot and set up again. He moved to another area and found himself in the herd territory of a different buck. He was successful there, shooting a 9-1/2 yr old 10-pointer which came in with a doe in estrus. His shot was broadside at 15 yards in 2008. In 2009, he shot a 7-1/2 yr old 11-pointer using the exact same D.I.E. Scrape and following my instructions. Matt had no D.I.E. Book and he found the D.I.E. System to be the easiest method to kill a king on any property where people hunt deer. He does not work for me, and he never has. I do not know him much better than I know my bank clerk. He was a dedicated deer hunter, who's reputation mattered to me, and whom I trusted to never teach my tactics to anyone.
When I put this D.I.E. System together. I was trying to make mature bucks that bedded, bred, and fed on neighboring properties to come onto the land I could hunt, so I could get a walking or standing shot at them with my bow. I could shoot accurately to 35 yards and I did not have more than one tree stand. I use a belt-on stand today, just as I did back in 1998 on my first D.I.E. HUNT. I have killed three dandy bucks with my D.I.E. System.