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It's a season of firsts! At least it has been for these fortunate hunters.
OL's whitetail expert Neil Dougherty explains the relationship between deer movement and the weather. The truth? The weather doesn't really change deer movement as much as we expect. So, there's no excuses. If the wind is right, get out there and hunt. [ Read Full Post ]
A Georgia hunter killed this 14-point buck Friday morning in South Lee County, reports WALB. Michael Spurlin spotted the trophy buck when it wandered into a food plot to join a grazing doe.
"All I could see was the silhouette of his rack coming through the pine trees," Spurlin told WALB. "I didn't know how big he was. I just knew I needed to get my gun up and get ready for the shot. He stepped out. I didn't look at his rack through the scope. Just concentrated on making a good shot."
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I'm sure you've seen photos like this of rugged, old-school deer hunters hiking out of the wilderness with whitetails slung over their shoulders (this shot is from Wisconsinhistory.org).
Such images flashed through my subconscious Saturday morning as I looked down at the dead, gutted buck at my feet. I was by myself about a hilly mile away from the truck with no quad or cavalry on the way. My options: I could drag out the carcass; quarter the buck and pack it out; or … [ Read Full Post ]
Matt Ford was bowhunting just north of Pike County, Illinois in Knox County earlier this month where he took this incredible buck 20-point buck.
The 24-year old Ford and his stepfather Chance Ray were running late on November 4th and decided to hunt a closer spot that had served them well in previous seasons.
Ford climbed into his stand and was getting his gear organized when he heard the sounds of antlers against a tree. As he slowly turned, he spotted a once-in-a-lifetime buck just 60 yards away and closing. [ Read Full Post ]
“I thought some of your older readers might like to see that old guys can still be successful at hunting the monster bucks here in Door County,” is how Rick Brawner of Fish Creek, Wisconsin signed the above photo he sent to Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com. [ Read Full Post ]
A big scrape along a field edge is a clear sign that a buck is in the area. But, hunting a hot scrape, or a series of scrapes, probably isn't your best option for trying to take a mature deer. Why?
Our whitetail expert Neil Dougherty explains.
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As predicted, last week was an excellent hunting week for hunters across our network. The pics started rolling in the day after Hurricane Sandy slowed up and have yet to stop. The bucks are out and about and showing up everywhere. We predicted 10 days of action so if you are going to hunt any weekend this season it should be this one.
We are clearly in the hunter’s rut as you read this. Characterized by a significant uptick in buck activity, the markers we look for to indicate that the hunter’s rut is on are a change in buck-to-doe ratios (favoring bucks) on camera and during sits; older bucks pursuing does; older bucks making themselves evident during daylight hours; deer with mouths open (heavy breathing) on camera and an increase in new bucks (uniques). These are pretty much our money markers and when taken collectively never lie. [ Read Full Post ]