Posts Tagged: bucks

buck bed

Scott Bestul

Spring Scouting: Invade the Bedroom


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  But spring scouting allows me to discover and invade buck-bedding areas, minus such repercussion. Odds are good that my target animal is living elsewhere right now, but even if he has returned and I shag him out, he’s got plenty of time to relax before fall. Last weekend I found a honey-hole bedroom and […]

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mature buck

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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Aging Whitetail Bucks in the Field


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The junction of the neck with the chest and shoulders. On yearling bucks, the neck is so narrow that there is literally a “bottleneck” where it meets the body. As a buck gets older, the lower edge of the neck gets closer to the brisket. At 3 1/2, a buck’s neck almost but not quite […]

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spooked buck trophy kill

Bob Foulkrod

Hunting Spooked Bucks


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When stalking a known position, first strive to close the distance between you and your quarry. Always use the wind to your advantage. Moving with the wind in your face significantly reduces the chances a whitetail located in front of you will pick up your scent. When the wind is in your face, make a […]

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Hafner and whitetail deer

Tim Herald

Big Buck Medicine


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Opening morning in Nebraska found me in a river bottom absolutely covered up in deer. Within the first hour, I had eight different bucks running does around me… none of which were more than 3 years old. Finally, I spotted a big-bodied, heavy-racked buck, but he quickly disappeared in a thicket over my right shoulder trailing a hot […]

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