Posts Tagged: whitetail movement

Scott Bestul

What Effect Does the Moon Have on Whitetails?


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*The moon has zero influence.  Biologists are usually the ones spouting this one, and I don’t buy it, mainly because no one (to my knowledge) has designed and run a study made specifically to examine the topic. Most biologists are not as interested in deer behavior as they are biology/management, so I doubt this topic […]

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Scott Bestul

Houdini Bucks II


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So get out an aerial photo, mark the spot(s) where you last encountered your buck, and then start examining the area in about a square mile around that spot. Some bucks will settle outside that loop, but most won’t be far from your last sightings. Here’s what to look for: *Prime bedding cover: If you […]

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Scott Bestul

Houdini Bucks


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In early fall, the first drop of white oak acorns can pull deer off food plots and farm fields. The same goes for soft mast crops such as persimmons and apples, and—later in the season—harvested ag crops. Bucks will constantly makes shifts in home range use as these food sources ripen and become attractive and […]

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