December 2013

Scott Bestul

To Rattle…Or not?


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  Rattling is sexy as all heck, amazingly effective…And one of the most misunderstood calling techniques among most of the nation’s whitetail hunters. Here’s what I’ve learned from mistakes and successes while rattling to bucks across the country: It’s not just a rut thing: Bucks fight with each other from the time they shed velvet […]

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CJ Davis

The Art of Using Decoys Winchester Video


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  Think About It Most hunters simply stick out a decoy in hopes of drawing in an animal for a shot. Consistent success requires you to think beyond the obvious. Some considerations to take into account before you stake out your secret weapon include time of the season, phase of the rut, hunting pressure, range […]

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Rich Baugh

Rut Hunting Strategy: Using Funnels to Take Down Giant Bucks


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You can significantly improve your odds of success by hunting funnels during this magical time of the year. So what is a funnel? It’s basically anything that narrows down a deer’s travel corridor and forces them to walk through a specific area. There are several different terms people use to describe funnels. You’ll also hear […]

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Grant Woods

Patterning Doe Fawns to Kill Mature Bucks


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If enough fawns in the area become receptive hunters will certainly see bucks seeking, and scrapes being created and/or reopened, etc. This is the stage that is sometimes described as the second rut. This “rut” is much easier to hunt than when bucks are primarily chasing mature does. While mature does often use a different […]

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Allen Treadwell

Late Season Tactics


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Giving the proper conditions late season whitetail hunting can be one of the most productive times to fill your tag. I refer to anything after the rut as late season hunting, and there are a few distinct variables that determine success on late season whitetails. The amount of pressure those deer have been under the […]

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