Posts Tagged: deer behavior

Scott Bestul

What Gobblers Can Teach Us About Bucks


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Successful turkey hunting not only demands many of the same skills required to kill a whitetail, but in the process of becoming a turkey assassin, you’ll hone—or learn—tactics that will crossover into the whitetail woods. Here are the ones that stand out in my mind: *Calling: The best turkey hunters I know devote hours to […]

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Scott Bestul

Personality Plus


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  I spotted him one evening as I sat by a picked bean field along a creek. The buck was quite a distance away, with his head in the stubble, and I couldn’t see his antlers very well. He didn’t hear when I grunted at him, so I picked up rattling horns and gently clacked […]

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Scott Bestul

He’s Got Personality


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Bucks are no different, and recognizing their unique personalities is not only fun, it can make you a better hunter. Rattle at a shy buck, and he could flee to the next zip code before you hang your antlers. Snort-wheeze at his rowdy cousin, and he’ll stiff-leg it to your stand so fast you barely […]

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Scott Bestul

Camera-Shy Bucks


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 Here’s the odd thing: The very week before, the same buck came to the same lick and posed for over an hour without acting the least bit funky (right photo). I have dozens of pics of this buck, and am pretty excited that he’ll be around for the fall. But the flip-flopped reactions got me […]

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