Hunting during early season presents many challenges, but using the right strategies can make this time of year fruitful for avid hunters. Picking the perfect tree stand location depends on knowing the paths deer take for food and water—making the Moultrie game camera an essential tool. During the tepid early season, bucks seek refuge in well-covered areas, but often, they desire the cooler temperatures of hill tops. Easily funnel deer from these sanctuaries to your stand location by scouting the trails bucks follow, and you’ll soon enjoy great tasting venison before other hunters even get started. For more early season deer secrets, read the full story at MoultrieFeeders.com.
The one call that no serious deer hunter should ever leave at home during the fall is the old reliable grunt tube. Your grunt call is a highly-effective tool that can generate shot opportunities from opening day until the end of season. If you want to consistently shoot bigger and better bucks, then you definitely need to fine-tune your calling skills and learn to master the grunt call. Here are some calling tips that will help keep you right in the middle of all the action this season.
Fall is rapidly approaching, and soon you'll be in the tree stand, duck blind or hiking up a mountain in pursuit of a big bull and all will be right with the world. Here are some things you can do now to ensure success in a few months. Deer hunters can do the most during the summer and late summer to up their odds of success this fall. Now is the time to add a food plot to your lease or hunting land. Many deer hunters neglect to create a staging area for bucks. Staging areas are spots where bucks mill around prior to entering a food plot or feeding area.
Without question, there are so many different whitetail calls available today that things can get a little confusing. Hunters can choose from calls that simulate grunts, bleats, bawls, snort-wheezes, rattling and just about every deer vocalization known to man. The trick is learning to correctly diagnose the current whitetail transitional period and match your calls accordingly. Let's take a look at some cutting-edge calling and hunting tactics that will enable you to coax more top-heavy monsters beneath your tree stand this season.
Knight & Hale Pro Staffer Jack Coad of Buffalo, N.Y., loves turkey hunting. His passion and knowledge has earned him a place as a highly requested speaker at NWTF events and store promotions. He says that realism is key to calling in spring gobblers, and that dealing with the hunting situation is the next step.
It's amazing that a bird with a brain the size of a green pea can frustrate so many hunters, but they do it for a livin'. Here are three tricks to think about the next time a gobbler gives you the slip. Most knowledgeable turkey hunters say that overcalling is the biggest mistake a hunter can make, but there are times when sounding like an all-out party is the way to go.
The first thing to learn about big whitetail bucks during the rut is that there are no hard and fast rules. Bucks that felt the pressure of archery hunters likely have changed their routines or become more nocturnal. Regardless, as the rut peaks big whitetail bucks become unpredictable as their focus moves from food to does.
Tim Wells is a Knight & Hale Pro Staffer who has hosted the television show Relentless Pursuits for the past nine years. He is a predator expert and offers these tips to help you in your predator hunting.
Preparing for the backcountry can be a daunting task. If you live out West and are used to the thin air, steep mountains and miles of untouched wilderness, being prepared for the backcountry is easier for you than it is for eastern hunters who are heading West for the first time for an elk hunting trip. In both situations, hunting off the beaten path can test a person's physical strength, mental toughness and drive to succeed at filling their tag. Over the years, I have watched plenty of hunters get excited about hunting at the tree line, only to watch their enthusiasm fade on day two or three of the hunt after they've only had a few encounters with game, are running low on food and running out of strength. The backcountry is a tough place to hunt, no matter how strong you are.