Down South Hunting Big Bucks

Big bucks harvested down south hunting in Monroe county Georgia.

These big bucks were taken in Georgia.

Georgia deer

Down south hunting the rut can be action packed.

Big Bucks

Check out this truck load of big bucks. My good friend Brad sent me these pictures taken down south hunting trophy bucks.  It looks like they had a great season down south hunting. This picture shows that this club has been doing some good quality deer hunting management. It looks like the trophy bucks were on the move, looking for love in all the wrong places.

South Hunting

These trophy bucks  were all taken down south hunting within a three day period during the rut, at their club in Monroe county in Georgia. It just shows that the best time to harvest big bucks is when they are in full rut and chasing does. It is a very exciting time to be in the woods, when the big bucks are on the move looking for does in estrous. The whitetail respond to calling and scents more during the rut as well. It looks like there was some great rutting action down south hunting this year. In order to achieve good quality deer management, it is imperative to get the buck to doe ratio to at least 1:3 buck to 1:2, or 1:1 is best.

We are proud to have Brad join our Pro-staff. He has years of experience in the great outdoors and knows how to get after those whitetail bucks.

Also on our Pro-staff is Jay. Jay is has harvested some very nice whitetails and loves to bow hunt, and we are sure glad to have him on board. He is guaranteed to keep everyone laughing. This picture shows Jay practicing a little quality deer management.


Last Minute Strategies

last minute strategies for deer

Use last minute strategies to get that late season buck.

I am going to have to figure out some last minute strategies to get that big buck deer hunting.

Last Minute Strategies For Big Bucks

I have been doing some studying and I have decided to find the thickest area on our property it is a favorite one of my last minute strategies. I am studying aerial photos and topo maps. Whitetails like to bed just over the edge of a ridge where they can look downwind for some distance and smell any danger approaching them from behind. I am trying to imagine that I am one of those big bucks and start thinking like him. The thing is once you find the thickest stuff now you look at it in relation to the food source he is using.

The whitetail rut is all but over, and food and water are his number one priority now. By studying the trails leading to and from the bedding area, if most of the tracks on a trail are going to the bedding area I will hunt that in the morning, and if they are leading away from the bedding area I will hunt that trail in the evening. I will try to get as close to the bedding area in the thickest stuff possible. The big bucks love the thick stuff when the pressure is on and it’s late in the season. Now I have to admit that I don’t enjoy hunting where there is a limited sight distance, but by doing so this time of year I will definitely increase my odds of harvesting a mature trophy whitetail.

There are 13 days left in our season here in Georgia, time is definitely of the essence, but I haven’t given up just yet. It is never to late to get that monster buck, one thing is for sure you can’t get him from your bed. I had a buddy take the biggest buck of his life on the last day of the season one year. Get out there folks.

Deer Hunting Food Plots Whitetail Rut

deer hunting food plots coming up

Deer hunting food plots near thick woods is a great place to get a monster.

whitetail rut buck Illinois

This deer is proof that the best time to harvest big bucks is when the whitetail rut.

Deer hunting food plots are a great addition to any property.

Deer Hunting Food Plots

We have been planting spring and fall plots for quite some time and it has made a huge difference in the health and quality of our herd. I highly recommend planting deer hunting food plots if you have the resources, in my opinion they are the best thing you can do to improve your herd. Deer hunting food plots will keep and hold deer on your property and improve the health of your herd.

Well Friday I am looking forward to going and hunting one of our awesome food plots. We are getting a lot of rain today and tomorrow, but it is supposed to clear out of here by then and I am planning on going to Jasper county and see if I can get after those big bucks. I am really frustrated with the big bucks, they are not wanting to come out and play. I am still gonna be focusing on the food plots. I’m hoping to catch a big boy heading to one of our food plots right before dark. This time of year has always been the hardest of the season for harvesting big bucks. I may find the thickest stuff I can find where nobody ever hunts and hunt there, I may have a better chance than at food plots. These dang big boys are so dang smart this time of year.

Some places around the country are just now experiencing the whitetail rut. I have never figured out why Alabama’s whitetail rut so much later than where I have always hunted. It’s not that far from here but the whitetail rut a lot later there.

The other day I saw something I had never seen before. I saw a white fox squirrel. He wasn’t completely white but he was the whitest I’ve ever seen. I was able to get him on video and thought I would share it with you. When I first saw him I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was beautiful. It seems like this year I have seen more fox squirrel’s on our property. Just the other day I filmed a red fox squirrel. They are really big, almost the size of a big cat. I have seen many different colored fox squirrels over the years. It is neat seeing all the different color combinations in fox squirrels.

I hope every one is having a great season so far and remember to get those kids involved in the great outdoors. We need to take them out and let them experience the outdoors and get them interested in the outdoors at a young age. I can’t wait to take my sons with me so they can learn about wildlife preservation and preserving wildlife habitat. Just a couple of days ago my three year old son asked me, daddy when are you going to take me deer hunting? I was hoping he would show an interest in it, and I told him I would take him with me soon. I did a post a few days ago about my cousins son Payton harvesting his first buck. My cousin was in the stand with him when Payton took him. I know that was a memory they both will cherish forever. I hope one day to be there with my sons when they harvest their first bucks.