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When To Hunt Your Best Treestands For Target Bucks

With close to 40 of my top 50 bucks shot the first time using the stand for the year, you can bet that I practice a lot of patience when it comes to the first sit in my best treestands, for the year. When the sign is available it is time to hunt your best stand but if the conditions aren't right, hunting your best treestand too

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How To Hunt Deer In The Rain

Hunting deer in the rain often has more to do with hunting around the rain than in the rain. How you choose to hunt deer in the rain relies on your ability to time the rain showers, to make sure that you are hitting the small windows of whitetail opportunity.

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Scouting Tips for Public and Private Land Whitetails

There is a basic core scouting principal that you should apply to either public or private land whitetail hotspots. Whitetails are creatures of edge and it is pretty easy to find potential areas to scout by seeking diversity and habitat changes withing your scouting efforts.

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Treestand Location Tips for Bucks

What I have experienced is that very few treestand locations have what it takes, to score a high sit value all day long. And that makes a lot of sense! While a morning bedding stand location may feature a high value for the morning and mid day hours, it may offer a very low potential for the evening. Also, a great evening stand

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Early Bow Season Best Deer Forecast Day Alert

What does a 20 degree temp drop, a drastically rising barometric pressure, clear skies and a dark evening moon equal? An incredible early season deer forecast! Add that it follows extreme weather factors of thunderstorms and high winds, and it wouldn't matter if this was an early season, peak rut or late season forecast - it's

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Best Time To Check Trail Cams

I ask you to let this phrase sink in: Trail cams don't spook whitetails, hunters spook whitetails. Of course you have to be using a well positioned, hidden and low glo trail cam. However, once you have checked off the basics of trail cam setup, when you actually access to check your trail cams can make or break your season.

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Bowhunting Early Season Target Bucks

Monster target bucks during the early bow season can be "here today and gone tomorrow". While they can and do often revisit their late Summer haunts during the annual whitetail rut, they may not. In fact they could easily be dead by that point by hunters that are experienced and skilled enough to successfully hunt those bucks,

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Best Bow Season Opening Day Strategy

​While the gun season opener is a can't miss mature buck morning opportunity - the same can't be said for the bow season opener. Hot weather, warm Summer breezes and lazy deer create the combination for patience, instead of haste. Is it best to head right to the woods on opening day? Or to practice a little patience and apply

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Best Mock Scrape Scent for Bucks

The best mock scrape scent that you can use to attract bucks as well as does and fawns, may really surprise you! Why? Because every single season you are bombarded with cable, online and magazine ads that tell you otherwise. The best mock scrape scent for any deer let alone for bucks, is hard to argue with, because it has

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Extreme Food Plot Sanctuary Power

Even more important than what's growing in your food plot, is if your food plot is considered a daylight food source or nocturnal food source, to the local deer herd. Your food plot should be considered as much a part of your core sanctuary, as your most remotely protected big buck bedding area. Is it?

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5 Tips for an Early Season Bowhunting Buck

Would you like to connect on an early season monster buck with a bow? Covering your corners by trail cam, sound proofing your access, gear and stand locations, scent proofing your stand locations and stand access, AND learning weather pattern forecasting, will each help you hone in on an early season buck.

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How Many Trail Cams Should You Have

While there is no set number of trail cams that you should have per acre, there are some very important strategies that can help guide you to your answer, including: How defined are the daily deer movements on your land? The more defined that your deer habitat and deer movements are, the fewer cameras that you need per acre.

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