Posts Tagged: deer hunting

Scott Bestul

How to Learn From Bucks That Elude You


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The 2016 deer season isn’t quite history as I write this, but the clock is definitely ticking. And, as of now, my home-state buck tag has not been punched, which means that many of the bucks that comprised my so-called “hit list” will have eluded me.  I’ll keep my cameras running for a few weeks, […]

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Effective Tips for Using a Deer Decoy


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With the rut in full swing, there’s never been a better point in the whitetail season to use a decoy. Follow this week’s tip to use and set your decoy right…even if you’re a gun hunter!

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How to Avoid Screwing up the Rut


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At first glance, the rut should be the easiest, and certainly the most exciting part of the deer season. But if I hear one complaint more than any other each fall, it can be summed up like this; “the rut just stunk for me this year. I didn’t see near the buck movement I thought […]

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Scott Bestul

Corn Harvest – Time to Change Tactics!


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It’s harvest time. The annual combine invasion is a busy and exciting time for farmers; it’s also an event that totally shakes up the whitetail world. It’s a sea-change shift in available cover and food, and savvy deer hunters know how to stay on top of the action. The rest play catch-up for several weeks. […]

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Scott Bestul

A Lull Will Occur – Do Not Ignore It


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You don’t have to have much fade in your camo to have heard the term “October lull.” Most deer nuts recognize that September can be an excellent time to pattern and kill a great buck, and of course everyone is nuts about hunting the rut. But that in-between phase—which usually coincides with the first few […]

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New Deer Season XP – Some Technology Snippets


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Hard to believe, but true – most of the bullets designed for those who hunt deer and used by today’s hunter, were developed some 50 and 60 years ago. Meaning – it was time for a leader like Winchester to engineer some state of the art advancements into new ammunition specifically built for deer hunters. […]

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Uncle Sam’s Bucks (Part One)


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At no time in modern deer hunting history has there been more interest in “managing” for mature bucks. And, of course most of the habitat work, food plotting, and selective harvest that produces those deer occurs on private land. Entire real estate companies have been created with the sole purpose of selling a hunter his […]

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