I was wondering what everyone else does to control buck fever. Personally I figure lots of confidence in my shooting, a set preshot routine that has been practiced over and over in the offseason so you aren't thinking and can go on auto pilot, not thinking about killing the animal but picking the spot and thinking about good form, NOT looking at the antlers once I decide that I want to shoot it. The last thing is shooting lots of game animals, whatever you can. Even shooting a partridge will help you concentrate better and help you when it comes down to that big buck. I find my biggest problem when shooting deer is that I want to rush the shot. I still take the first good opportunity but I try now to count to three before I release to give me time to do a mental check and slow me down.