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Scott Bestul

When The Going Gets Tough


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It’s tempting to think that once a buck reaches maturity that he’s somehow “made it.” He’s survived the young-and-stupid phase, when he grew his first rack or two and bounced over his home range like a ping-pong ball. As a buck ages, he knows how to use (and trust) his senses to avoid danger. His […]

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Scott Bestul

Are Big Bucks Really Different?


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The whitetail season is fading as I write this, and just this week I was having one of those deep, end-of-the-season discussions about deer hunting with one of my close hunting buddies. The topic? How we, as hunters, give mature bucks too much—and not enough—credit as we try to figure them out. Make no mistake, […]

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