Posts Tagged: whitetail movement

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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How to “Steer Deer” Your Way This Fall


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The problem with whitetails is, those trails they love to follow don’t always wander through the best place for a stand or blind. Fortunately, with a little work and some simple tools, you can often change their preferred travel routes into places that work better for you. Follow this week’s tip to learn how to […]

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Houdini Bucks II


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It’s a nasty truth of deer hunting; bucks disappear on us all the time. I’ve captured summertime pics of deer that seemed to live on a train track linking bed and feed that were predictable enough to be boring….Until velvet shed, when they vanished like smoke. I detailed some of the many reasons whitetail bucks […]

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Houdini Bucks


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During the warm, lazy days of summer, a buck’s bed-to-feed pattern can be as predictable as a bus schedule. But once that buck sheds velvet, the wheels come off the bus so quickly it’s shocking. Even the most visible whitetail can pull a disappearing act that borders on the mystifying. Sadly, these relocations don’t happen […]

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