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Scott Bestul

When The Going Gets Tough


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When he ruts, he does so harder—and longer—than ever before; assuming he’s a breeder buck (some big whitetails have very little interest in the rut, oddly), he’ll travel more, and for greater distances, than younger bucks. He simply has the drive and physical strength that younger deer lack. And that drive is what can get […]

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Scott Bestul

Are Big Bucks Really Different?


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They’re also rare; the percentage of truly mature whitetails in a given herd can be frighteningly low. And they can also be maddening; they do this when we think they should do that. So we attribute that frustrating behavior to an old buck being “smart” or “wise”. But are they smart, really? I could easily […]

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