Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Thick Stuff

Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails

Don’t overlook the thick brush once the ruts starts or you’ll be missing a lot of action. The does will lead the buck into the thick brush. This is not for security, but an attempt to avoid an amorous buck before the time is right. The doe, with her smaller frame, can outmaneuver the heavier buck in the thick brush.


The Three Most Important Qualities

1. An understanding of one's self (self-mastery)
2. An understanding of the nature of deer
3. An understanding of how to carry out a real investigation

The more experienced hunter may actually have more difficulty practicing proper scouting techniques than a relative novice. He may think he’s seen it all and thus will miss subtle but essential changes in a deer’s behavior. Thinking we "know it all" is the kiss of death in hunting. We must lose our ego and look at everything with fresh eyes. That’s where the novice has it over the seasoned veteran.



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