Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crash and Return

I’ve been rattling whitetail deer for over 30 years. In fact, my biggest buck to date was killed responding to the horns.

Horn rattling back in the 1960's was pretty much limited to the Texas brush country. In the 1970s hunters began to experiment with horn rattling throughout much of North America. Some had good luck, most did not.

Horn rattling is most effective immediately prior to and immediately after the prime rutting period. Even though I’ve rattled and several whoppers, it’s not my favorite method of calling. Horn rattling can be a little too aggressive for the more timid big buck.

Big bucks are increasingly wary in areas where a lot of hunters are pounding antlers together. However, in areas with little hunting pressure it is still one of the most effective ways to harvest a big buck. Just remember the buck always approaches from downwind in hopes of catching the scent of the bucks he believes are fighting. It’s important to have a good shooting lane downwind from your rattling position.

I begin by crashing the antlers together. Then I twist and work the antlers together in an effort to imitate the sounds of two bucks sparring. My entire rattling sequence only lasts about 15 seconds. I try not to rattle more than once every 10 to 15 minutes because the last thing I want is a buck to catch me rattling. It’s happened more than once and every time the results have been less than desirable.

Today, I rely more on bleat calls and grunt calls. I still carry rattling horns with me, but use them more as a last ditch effort.

Many times I’ll have a big buck approaching my stand and for no good reason at the last minute he’ll turn and walk out of range. As soon as he is out of sight, I’ll crash the antlers together for a few seconds. Often, if the buck is not on a hot doe’s trail, he’ll immediately return to investigate and I’ll be waiting.

This is a tactic I called “Crash and Return”.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sneak Preview

Several weeks ago I told you I would have an announcement concerning my new book, Buck Naked: The Straight Dope on Trophy Whitetails.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rape in the Forest

                                                   Photo courtesy Apple Creek Ranch

You don’t have to have a dirty mind to be an effective trophy deer hunter during the rut, but it sure helps. I was just reading an advertisement for my favorite deer call, Primo’s "The Can." I like this call because it is absolutely deadly on big bucks during the rut. I also like the way they sell it. Their pitches go like this:

"Estrus bleats tell bucks that a doe is ready to breed…"

"All respond quickly and dramatically to the quivering doe…"

"Reproduces the estrus bleat of mating does…"

Until I read these ads, I had no idea that does were running around willy-nilly, bleating about their desperate desire to copulate. The "quivering doe?” you ask. Seriously, I’m not making this up.

I have heard a lot of does bleat during the rut; the vast majorities were yearlings experiencing their first breeding season. The poor little darlings don’t know what to expect. All they know is that the buck keeps coming for them relentlessly. They feel the urge of blood calling to blood and they’re scared to death. The doe leads the buck into thick cover in an effort to escape him, not to find a cozy place where they can be alone.

As hunters we often try to impose noble human attributes to the animals we hunt. But there is nothing noble or gentlemanly about a whitetail buck, especially during the rut.

No one asks to be raped. Rape comes uninvited, even in the deer world. The estrus bleat is truly a rape bleat. The young doe is panicked. This sound is worth imitating because when an old buck hears this sound, he’ll know that some other buck is up to no good. He will think another buck is tending a young doe and will come in and attempt to steal the doe.

A doe’s bleat is considerably louder than the buck’s grunt and can be heard for quite a distance in the forest. However, man-made grunt calls tend to carry farther than man-made bleat calls. I like to use "The Can" in conjunction with a grunt call. A sequence of two grunts followed a few seconds later by two or three bleats seem to work best for me.

As with all calling, if the buck can’t hear you he won’t respond. I recommend the "Long Can” for its increased volume. I buy several of these each year. I only wish they’d make a can the size of a five gallon bucket.

Good Luck and Good Hunting, Jim
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rub Lines

                                                Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Ranch

Personally, I prefer hunting over rub lines as opposed to scrape lines. First off, bucks make rubs, does don’t. Secondly, bucks rub trees for three months each fall, while ground scrapes are limited to a few of weeks during the rut. Thirdly, scrape lines almost always follow rub lines. You can take it to the bank. Most important, it is far easier to tell the potential size of a buck from a rub than from a scrape.

Hunting rubs is more effective earlier in the fall before the urgency of the rut sets in.

Rubs come in four varieties:

Rub Lines
Cluster Rubs
Sign Post Rubs
Random Rubs

Random rubs are just that, random. At best they tell us that a buck was here and we need to search harder for more meaningful signs as to where he was headed.

Rub lines are commonly found between feeding and bedding areas. I consider it a rub line when there at least a half a dozen rubs over fifty yards of trail. This tells me the buck is regularly using this trail. Pay particular attention to which side of the tree the rub is on. This will tell you what direction the buck is traveling. Is he using the trail in the morning to return to his bedding area or is he using the trail in the evening to go to feed? These are the little things that tell you which side of the trail to put the stand on and how best to approach the stand to avoid detection.

Cluster rubs are my favorite to hunt. They are multiple rubs close together, often in the same cluster of brush or saplings. A buck will often make a flurry of rubs when he first gets out of his bed and is headed to the feeding area. It will be obvious that the buck is using this area a lot. However, you need to be extra careful because you are already too close to his main bedding area. You might want to come back late in the evening, when he is already out feeding to place your stand. Regardless of whether you hunt rub lines or cluster rubs, it is important to place your stand as close as possible to—but never within—the bedding area.

Sign post rubs really get your attention and make your heart skip a beat or two. They are huge and high. The tree will be between three and six inches in diameter. Not only will there be shredded bark on the forest floor, but slivers of wood as well. These rubs tell other bucks just who the boss is in these here parts, and they are often used year after year. The biggest problem in hunting signpost rubs is that the buck will usually visit the rub after dark. The biggest bucks are usually the most strongly nocturnal. For that reason it is always best to hunt signpost rubs before the velvet comes off.

Monday, October 22, 2012

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Decoying: What it takes to be successful

Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
In my opinion there are three consistencies to successful decoying of trophy bucks. They are; Location, Concealment and Decoys/Calling- all equally important.

Location is key for more than one reason. First of all if there are no deer in the area that you are hunting than obviously your chances are slim to none that you will be successful. So it will be very important to do your homework and thoroughly scout your area beforehand. Ideally we are looking for a small field or clearing field deer are using consistently prior to the hunt. We want to set up in the exact spot the deer have been traveling through during daylight hours. And finally, we have to be the only hunters with permission to hunt that particular spot.

How well you are concealed while you are hunting is just as important as your location because it gets very frustrating watching a buck coming in and then flare off because he sees something or someone he doesn’t like. The technology available in this area of the hunt has expanded immensely over the last 10 years. The field ground blind has made a huge impact on the way we hunt deer today. Treestands work well, but not as well as ground blinds when it comes to decoying big deer.

Decoys and Calling:
In this section we will look at my favorite aspect of the hunt and that is Decoys and Calling! I think a lot of guys spend way to much time calling. Everybody has there own opinion on this subject but I am a firm believer calling is only to draw attention to the decoy. Once the buck has seen the decoy, shut up, you’ll be better off. Secondly, I do believe that you need some type of movement in your decoy. I use a decoy with an electronic tail wag.

Using the Wind:
Just like all decoying it is important to face your decoy into the wind. We want the buck to smell what he’s wanting. A buck likes to circle downwind and smell the object of his desire before he approaches it. If he can approach the decoy from the rear all the better. Lastly, I use an ample amount of "doe-in rut" urine, 8 to 12 ounces minimum.

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In conclusion, there are many factors that go into producing a successful hunt. It is very important to stay on the front edge of what is happening in the field these days. A little leg work in the off season can go a long way.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Venison Sundae

A Venison Sundae? Meat and ice cream? Yuck!

These days most people approach hunting like a kid with a $10 bill in an ice cream shop. Hunters are scrambling around trying to buy more products – more sprinkles and cherries. The dream is simple, if they can just add enough junk the hunt will take care of itself. Instead of developing a good solid foundation of skills, they expect to be able to buy success in the field.

The hunting industry is literally flooded with new products each year.

Televised hunting shows have created a whole new marketplace for hunting products. There are more different types of camouflage, deer calls, scents, decoys, and bows than a hunter could use in a lifetime. Each item screams, “ Buy me and you’ll be guaranteed to kill the biggest buck of your life.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. While each of these products can improve your hunting to some degree, none of them can replace the consistent success achieved through a good knowledge of woods lore and deer behavior.

Hunters don’t fail because these new products don’t work, hunters fail because these products only work when used in conjunction with good hunting skills.

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What we have created is nothing short of a Venison Sundae. We have taken two perfectly good items (hunting skills and instant success) mix them together and have come up with something that is messy and ineffective.

There hasn’t been a hunting enhancement product invented that can replace a good foundation of woodsmanship. At least not yet!

I’m not saying don’t buy into this new technology. Heck, I own at least one of everything. What I’m saying is don’t build you hunt around a product. Instead, base your hunt upon a solid foundation of knowledge and tactics. If one of these products can enhance your hunt, great! If not, you’ll still be way ahead of the game.

Only with a good foundation of hunting skills can you align your hunting to take advantage of these new products.

The new hunting products – the whipped cream and cherries – aren’t magical. The magic occurs when we use these products to become better hunters.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Determining Primary Scrapes

                           A buck utilizing a licking branch (Photo courtesy Apple Creek Ranches)
Not all scrapes are equal. While some scrapes are nothing more than random markings, others are extremely important. These are what we call “primary” or hub scrapes and will be used by several different bucks over the course of the season. Primary scrapes will be revisited and refreshed throughout the rut and are very often reopened year after year.

Scrapes are usually found on high ground that is dry enough to hold scent. Travel corridors, feeding areas, funnels and other areas of concentrated deer activity will contain the most scrapes. Primary scrapes are usually found in funnels or where one buck's home range overlaps another.

Primary scrapes are most often opened up by hormonally driven two and a half year-old bucks. These adolescent bucks like tearing up the woods and showing off. The real trophies in general are not so aggressive. Monster bucks tend to be more deliberate in their actions. Many times their scrapes will be nothing more than three or four pulls with the front hooves, a little deposit of tarsal scent, and rubbing his preorbital glands on a branch above the scrape to signal his intentions to other deer. The preorbital (or lacrimal) gland is located in a small pocket in front of the eye.

The percentage of scrapes that get revisited and reworked is very low. While primary scrapes can range from three to eight feet in diameter, the size of the scrape has little to do with the size of the buck that made it, or the social importance of either the buck or the scrape. To increase your odds of picking an active scrape, choose one with a licking branch above the scrape. If you watch a buck mark an overhanging branch, you'll notice he seems to be marking it with his whole head—forehead, antlers, nose, mouth, and preorbital area. He will bite the branch and hold it in his mouth while he rubs, often breaking and splintering the branch. The more this licking branch is torn up the better.

Just remember that its location that determines a primary scrape, not the buck that made it. We are looking for a scrape that is all torn up with a licking branch above it, a scrape that appears to have been visited by several bucks. It goes without saying that this is an excellent spot for a tree stand.

If you really want to put your buck into a tizzy, just dig up the dirt from a scrape in a different location and place it in the scrape you’re hunting over. Be sure to use scent-free gear and a shovel. Dig down about six inches and transport the dirt in a clean plastic bag. Empty this dirt into your hunting scrape and your buck will perceive this as an intrusion by another buck. He’ll begin refreshing this scrape in earnest. This is more effective in the pre-rut, before the bucks are on the does.

Realizing why scrapes are made, and how deer use them to communicate with each other will help boost your hunting to a higher level.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,


Friday, October 12, 2012

Zen and Whitetails


Awareness is to experience moments of just being without our minds getting in the way. The idea is to see, hear and smell what is going on without focusing on anything. The deep woods are the whitetails home and school, where the mysteries of life are played out season after season. We are aliens in this foreign land. It is important for us not to view nature in our image, but rather to see nature as it is. Awareness is vital.


A hunter only needs look at the results from his last season to see what his intentions truly were. When intent is clear and focused, the proper tactic will always appear. He does NOT have to know what to do or the tactic. He DOES have to have a clear and intense intent. Intention always comes before the tactic and true intention and commitment will always produce the proper tactic.


A hunter with moxie can solve problems as they arise. He has the know-how and can be creative in any situation. He is at home in the forest and is a craftsman at his art.


Gumption is nothing exotic, just basic common sense. A hunter with gumption has the resourcefulness and courage to face the task. He will stick to it to the end, no matter what the cost.

All of these qualities are desirable traits in any endeavor and are essential to successful hunting. A hunter with these traits cannot be beat. He will not be denied and sooner or later the buck is going to fall.

Awareness+Intention+Moxie+Gumption = Results

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Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Managing the Rut

                                                Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails

It’s funny how experts can take a subject is simple as whitetail sex and develop it into a complicated and elaborate ordeal. Some writers have broken it down into the four stages of the rut, while others, trying to appear more sophisticated, have actually taken it to seven stages.

Is there any wonder why we become so confused about the timing of the rut?

I’m just a country boy from Idaho. I was always taught K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid.

Forget the stages, there’s only one rut. That being the time of the year when the does are giving the bucks piggy-back ride. Everything else is either pre-rut or post rut. All of this discussion about the various stages of the rut makes about as much sense as arguing whether the “glass is half-full or half-empty”. Which is which is only a hunter's point of view, certainly not the deer's.

Simply put, the rut takes place each fall over a couple of week period..Within that period, there is a narrow 4 to 6 day window where the majority of the does, let’s say 80%, are bred.

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Ideally we want to time our hunt for the week immediately prior to or immediately following this narrow 4-6 day window. Early in the rut the bucks are solitary, hog fat and eager to breed. They will be on the move all day long. Now’s a good time calling or to hunt over a primary scrape. The bucks will be scent checking the primaries scrapes daily, if not several times a day. It’s their way of finding out what’s going on in the neighborhood. Kind of like reading the morning paper is to us.

Midway through the rutting season the majority of the does come into heat. This is when the bucks are seeing the most action and, sadly, the hunters are seeing the least. Calling is least effective at this time. No buck worth his salt will leave a sure thing and respond to rattling, grunting, or scent lures. During this narrow window the does spend the majority of their time laying around with a buck standing over her. If she dares to stand the buck will be on top of her in a heartbeat. As soon as she is no longer receptive, she’ll give the buck a couple of good swift kicks between his legs and he’ll be off looking for love elsewhere. This is when he is most vulnerable.

As the rut winds down the books are no longer solitary. This is when we begin to see a large bucks hanging around with doe groups. By now most of the does have been bred, but. there will still be a few does coming into heat. The bucks follow does around like puppy dogs, hoping for one last stab at it before winter settles in. The biggest drawback in hunting at the tail end of the rut is there sre many eyes to catch our movement.

What’s most important to remember about the rut, is that it’s about the does not the bucks. The duo will only be in heat for about 24 hours. If you miss that opportunity, you missed your opportunity. The short answer to hunting the rut is; do what the bucks are doing, hunt doe groups.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Feeding Time

The graph above will give you a general idea of what a deer is doing at any particular hour of the day. The exact amounts of time spent feeding and cud chewing (ruminating) vary depending upon the season and type of feed available. Whitetail deer spend over two-thirds of their time either feeding or ruminating.

While our day begins at dawn, the buck’s day begins at dusk. It’s no surprise that a deer’s greatest feeding period is from dusk until 11 o’clock to midnight. Then he’ll spend several hours ruminating before beginning another intense feeding period shortly before dawn until a couple of hours after daybreak. Morning hunts are generally more productive for this reason. It’s interesting to note that a deer well feed every couple of hours, even if it’s just a small amount, throughout the day.

It takes a tremendous amount of vegetation to support a whitetail buck. A mature buck needs over 8 pounds of forage a day. That’s 25,000 or more bites of browse and graze each day. Deer typically spend more than 1/3 of their time feeding, 1/3 of their time cud chewing (ruminating), and slightly less than 1/3 of their time resting when they are neither feeding nor ruminating.

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Good Luck and Good Hunting,

Friday, October 5, 2012

I’m a Meatetarian

Grandma told me, "Meat makes the meal". I’m not big on snails, snakes or gator meat. I like real meat. I’m talking about foul, fish and red meat here. Is there anything better than fried potatoes, onions, and venison steak? I don’t think so.

I’ve had some wonderful meals of wild game and I’ve had some that were not so wonderful.

I've eaten venison that was so good it made your taste buds want to slap your brains out and I’ve had some the dogs wouldn’t eat.

There is a difference in taste of venison from the corn and acorn fed deer of the Midwest and the twig, moss and leaf fed deer of the north country. But the biggest difference in flavor is determined by how the animal was killed.

Deer which are unaware of the hunter and are killed instantly will be tender and delicious. Those scared and full of adrenalin will be tough and strong flavored. You can even taste the difference in the meat from a deer which has seen you and one whch has not. It’s not the meat that tastes bad, it’s the adrenalin in the meat that tastes bad. A poorly killed animal will leave a bad taste in your mouth for a long time.

I know, I’ve eaten my way through a lot of them.

Good venison requires nothing more than a little salt, a little pepper, and a frying pan. (I like mine rare)

Just in case you ever find yourself with a less than delicious supply of meat here are a couple of ways to prepare venison which will remove the nasty adrenalin flavor.

Even people who won’t eat venison love this one. My friend, Raelene, soaks her venison in milk for a few minutes and then breads the steaks in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper before frying. It is a wonderful way to take the gamey flavor out of the meat and is one of the best methods to prepare venison ever. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Another trick is cinnamon. A very light dusting of cinnamon (similar to making French Toast , don’t use too much or you’ll taste the cinnamon.) prior to frying will remove any adrenalin taste. Simply season as you normally would and the flavor will be wonderful.

Tough meat is common with big bucks. Since venison lacks the fat enzymes necessary to break down the meat naturally, you’ll need to use a mechanical meat tenderizer. Both Jaccard and Deni companies make great multi-blade meat tenderizers. Warning: Don’t test the sharpness of the blades against your hand. It hurts like hell and you’ll be bleeding profusely. Not that I would know, of course. :)

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Hunting Cycle

Every time I kill a big buck I immediately want to kill six more. It’s so bad, I am actually planning next year’s hunt before the current buck is even field dressed. It’s a cycle that repeats itself over and over again.

There is a three part cycle to trophy hunting. Each part of the cycle is dependent upon the other and of equal importance to the whole. If we apply the cycle consistently we greatly increase the consistency of our results.

The Mastery Cycle

The first portion of the cycle is what I call the Mastery Cycle. It actually consists of a cycle within a cycle. The first leg of the cycle is Knowledge. We must ever increase our knowledge and understanding of deer, his habits and habitat.

The second leg is Skills. It’s important to be proficient in reading deer sign as well as the use our chosen weapon. Both of these skills should be second nature to us and operating on autopilot in the back of our minds.

The last leg of the Mastery Cycle is Mindset. The one thing consistent in successful hunters is the proper mindset. A hunter should not be attached to the outcome. The buck is not the goal, but rather the byproduct of doing things right. A successful hunter is generally the one who is just happy being outdoors. He’s not thinking about killing a deer. He’s only thinking about seeing the deer. The killing part usually takes care of itself.


Patience is without a doubt the most difficult part of the entire cycle. We live in a world that demands immediate results. We have cell phones, fast food, and credit cards. We want it all and we want it now. This mentality doesn’t work well in the natural world.

This is why most hunters settle for the first buck they see and can’t wait for a truly exceptional head. Waiting is a more difficult skill to learn than making the right moves.

Learn to stay put and to choose your moves carefully. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the hill.


Persistence and patience go hand-in-hand and both are of equal value in the cycle. Persistence is having faith in our location, our skills, and that a buck will show up. A persistent hunter isn’t trying to force a move and get the season over with quickly. He is focused on the care and precision of his tactics. He is gaining knowledge and redefining his strategies confident success will come his way.

Once the season is over we reevaluate our knowledge, skills, and mindset. We practice those skills during the off-season. Once the season begins we incorporate those skills with patience and persistence. The cycle repeats itself over and over again.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The 7 Deadly Sins of Whitetail Hunting

The 7 Deadly Sins of Whitetail Hunting

1) Lack of Scouting
The number one cause for failure in whitetail hunting is the lack of scouting. The second greatest cause for failure in whitetail hunting is not knowing what to look for while scouting. Proper scouting is for more than just seeing big deer. We must learn to differentiate between deer sign left by does and deer sign left by bucks. Furthermore, we must be able to differentiate average buck sign from exceptional buck sign.

2) Lack of Scent Control
Too often hunters enter the field with little regard to their scent. Scent control requires more than simply wearing clean unscented clothing. We must be aware of wind direction at all times and how the morning and evening thermals drift our scent through the forest. Cover scents are nice, but seldom do they put venison in the freezer.

3) Lack of Awareness
We must stay focused on the task at hand. If we allow our thoughts to drift elsewhere, when the buck shows we won’t be ready. Hunting trophy deer often involves many hours of boredom. Keeping our minds in the now is crucially important. One way to help accomplish this is to focus on our breathing whenever we find our thoughts wandering away from the hunt.

4) Lack of Shooting Proficiency
Practice, practice, practice. We should be so familiar with our bow or rifle that shooting it and shooting it accurately is second nature to us. A hunter fiddling around with a weapon he is unfamiliar with has saved the lives of more big bucks than just about anything else.. Our focus needs to be on seeing dear. The shooting should be automatic.

5) Lack of Whitetail Knowledge
Deer are not people. We tend to attribute human characteristics to the deer. Unfortunately, deer view the world completely different than humans do. An understanding of how deer react to different stimulus is critical. We need to understand both a deer’s physical needs and which type of habitats deer prefer.

6) The Inability to Adapt to Changes in Deer Behavior
Nothing in nature is static. Everything is in constant flux. Weather and wind direction can change rapidly. A food source that was available weeks ago has now dried up. We must constantly evaluate changes in the environment which affect deer behavior and adjust our strategies and tactics to adapt to the current situation.

7) Lack of True Intent
Odds are you will only harvest a buck as big as what you are willing to settle for. Hunters with a good visual image of the buck they want generally harvest bigger bucks. Simply stated, everyone wants a big buck, but if you’re willing to settle for less that’s what you’ll get.

Good Luck and Good Hunting,
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Monday, October 1, 2012

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