Posts Tagged: deer behavior

Scott Bestul

What Gobblers Can Teach Us About Bucks


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We’re knocking on the door of April as I write this, and like many deer hunters, I’m anxiously awaiting the turkey season. I know some guys who only hunt deer, and a few that only hunt turkeys….but most of the time there’s a huge crossover of folk who chase both with equal glee and abandon. […]

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Scott Bestul

Personality Plus


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In my last installment, I discussed how a buck’s personality should affect our hunting approach and methods. Generally, I try to match my tactics to the nature of a specific buck; the more rowdy and careless the deer, the more aggressive I play. But when I know I’m hunting a shy deer, I stay as […]

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Scott Bestul

He’s Got Personality


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Cuz he’s got (bop) personality! It’s pretty easy to view one whitetail buck as pretty much like all the others. You know; they’re all sprouting antlers, wearing about the same color coat, and generally follow the same routines…Bed, feed, sleep, breed. Trouble is, they’re not all the same. If you’ve raised dogs or, even better, […]

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Scott Bestul

Camera-Shy Bucks


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I’ll interrupt the discussion on whitetail bachelor groups for this post (we’ll return to these boy-bands later) to cover a topic that came naturally, thanks to the photos above. In the trail cam shot at left is a buck that refused to approach the heady smell and taste of a mineral lick… Presumably because he […]

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