The Versatile Whitetail Hunter: Part 1

Whitetail hunters who make versatility a part of their game plan are the most consistently successful hunters. Being a versatile whitetail hunter means being adept at still-hunting, hunting from a stand and driving.

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Late Is Great: Part 2

To be successful hunting deer during the late season it is important to consider three factors each time you hunt. They are, cover, food and sex. If you have a tag left, these tips will help you fill it.

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Late-Season Is Great: Part 1

For 10-straight days the mercury had hung on the wrong side of the zero mark. I had hunted the last five in a row. Now on my sixth afternoon, with only two days left before the New Year and the end of the archery season, I trudged through the deep drifts towards a stand of thick cedars on the east slope of a deep valley. In seconds the buck was on the string of does, scattering them like a flock of grackles as he searched for the one with that special aroma.

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Mega-Bucks From Mini-Places: Part 1

When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, the mind-set of most of the deer hunters I knew was “if you want big bucks, hunt big timber.” But slowly, not only in my home state, but also across the nation that “big woods equals big-bucks mentality” has softened. Today’s hunters are not all driving by those farm country woodlots on their way to the big woods. Some of them are staying home and hunting those scattered parcels of timber — with great success!

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Pressure-Cooked Whitetails: Part 2

Like me, you probably believed that when things got hot and heavy, the mature bucks headed for the hills and just kept on traveling until they found a place where they could hide-out until the season was over. But research involving free-roaming whitetail deer outfitted with radio transmitters has proven that you and I were wrong.

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Pressure-Cooked Whitetails: Part 1

Over the years I’ve learned a lot about whitetails, and especially mature animals, react to hunting pressure. I began to use this information in combination with a plan of attack. The plan featured hunting pressure as the No. 1 factor in determining how, when and where I hunt. The result was my success rate on pressured bucks sky-rocketed. You can enjoy the same success.

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Flagging For Ducks Works

Although flagging for ducks is much less common than flagging for geese, the author says he’s actually flagged for ducks for many years before he ever tried it on geese. And it’s a technique he has used with great success!

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