Posts Tagged: whitetail hunting

Ron Spomer

Hunting Bucks in the Western US – go to the Grass!


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Grassland whitetails don’t play by by woodland whitetail rules. Once you get west of classic forest, woodland and Mid-West farmland whitetail country, you’d better be prepared to think outside of the box — because the deer you’re hunting do. In the Dakota’s south to Texas and west to the Rockies, whitetails have learned how to […]

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Scott Bestul

Where to Locate Late Season Whitetail


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Here in the Great White North we’ve got a long-standing tradition of teasing “snowbirds”; those warm-blooded folk who can’t handle our cold, snowy, winters. They flee South, to places like Florida and Arizona, where they linger for the winter. I’ve told a snowbird joke or two of my own over the years, but after many […]

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Scott Bestul

What Effect Does the Moon Have on Whitetails?


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Want to start a good deer-camp debate this fall? Ask your buds about the effect of the moon on whitetails. If there’s a scientific type in the bunch, he’ll likely pooh-pooh the idea because there is no proof. Another will tell you the moon can effect the timing of the rut. And a third will […]

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Scott Bestul

A Whitetail Honey Hole – Public Lands


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Most hunters do not associate public land with quality deer hunting. Instead of trophy whitetails, they picture shot-up road signs, parking lots strewn with litter, and other hunters (all complete morons, of course) screwing up their experience. Of course those negative associations can be based in reality. I grew up hunting public lands, and I’ve […]

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Scott Bestul

A Place Where Deer Consistently Gather


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Whitetails orient toward structure on their landscape, just a like fish does in a lake. One of the easiest examples of whitetail structure is a “sentinel tree”, a large tree, often growing by itself. Follow this week’s tip to learn how deer orient toward sentinel trees, and how to make them part of your hunting […]

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Scott Bestul

A Tip From an Expert – Work the Waterway


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Cornfields dominate huge sections of whitetail habitat in America’s heartland, and deer use them for both food and bedding/security cover. Getting close to a wallhanger buck that’s using cornfields is a big challenge, but it can be made simpler by following this week’s video tip; Work the Waterway.

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Scott Bestul

Buck Personality – Understand It and You’ll Shoot More Deer


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Like most deer nuts, I started running trail cams with a pretty simple mission: to get as many pretty pics of great big deer as possible. These days I try to take things a step further by analyzing my photos for clues about a buck’s personality. It took a lot of hunting for me to […]

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Ron Spomer

I Should Have Used The .30-30


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I should have used the .30-30. My first whitetail and I met over the barrel of a Winchester M94 lever-action .30-30, the quintessential North American whitetail woods rifle and cartridge. Youth and tradition, however, soon gave way to the fast and furious, cartridges like .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .30-06 and .300 Winchester Magnum. They served […]

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