Last Minute Strategies

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 … Continue reading

Big Buck Rubs Deer Sign

Big Buck Rubs I love to find a big buck rubs when I’m deer hunting. Seeing a big one really gets me fired up. When you first see one, usually you make a b-line straight to it, to check it out, then you start scanning the immediate area for more rubs or scrapes. Locating And Interpreting Deer Sign A lot of times when you find rubs you will find scrapes also. If you find an area that has a high concentration of big buck rubs, and or scrapes, or a rub line, you should hang a stand downwind of this area and hunt it. Late in the summer to early fall the bucks begin to rub to remove velvet from their antlers. At this time they are usually in bachelor groups. Then as fall approaches their testosterone levels increase, they separate and get more aggressive. They strengthen their neck muscles … Continue reading

Small Tracts Big Bucks

One should never under estimate the potential of small tracts of property for deer hunting big bucks. More and more big bucks are being taken every year off of small tracts of land. I think due to the fact that these tracts have everything that the deer need to survive, along with little or no hunting pressure. This allows the deer to reach the age to develop to full potential. Big Bucks Just a few weeks ago a friend of mine called me while I was on my way to work at 4:30 am. He drives a big rig for UPS. I could hear the excitement in his voice. He had just seen a monster buck crossing Roswell road in the city of Roswell, Georgia. Which is a very busy city. Then just yesterday a friend of mine said another friend of ours saw a monster buck in Roswell in … Continue reading