BUCKTRACTS TOP 5 TACTICS TO CONSISTENTLY HUNT & KILL BIG BUCKS.
by D. Evans
#1:You have to hunt where the big bucks frequent.
A: States(with a higher trophy status)
B: Particular Areas (regions in those states with good soil, huntable terrain, above average herd age structure & healthy genetics)
C: Properties (quality, low pressure & hunter friendly, sets up in your favor)
D: Stand Sites (key locations with the odds in your favor/wind, your stand is only as good as your access in & out)
#2: Having a positive hunting attitude (create the attitude).
A: Putting Academic Freedom to use, the power to learn & educate yourself about mature deer & never stop learning (books, magazines, videos, TV, internet, maps, forums & seminars, successful hunters.)
B: Hunting Ethics (set your goals & standards & stick to it)
C: Infield Experience (there is no substitute for it in all phases of hunting & scouting-post, pre & inseason)
#3: Understanding & taking advantage of deer movement.
A: Security (overpressure, wind favor, darkness & terrain)
B: Weather (wind, temperature, sunny, cloudy, falling or rising barometric pressure, precipitation, moon phase, very wet or dry condition)
C: Time of season (early, pre rut, peak rut, post rut, late & off season)
D: Applying A-B-C to the most basic patterns (bed to feed & feed to bed)
#4: The Nocturnal Factor.
A: Understanding the meaning. Reality is he spends the majority of his time locked down. Not all day long. Bodily functions & taking advantage of changing wind thermals through out the day puts him on his feet a little. (security, human intrusion, day bedding, herd balance, locked down with a doe, competition between bucks for available does. These are the biggest factors)
B: Adjusting if your not in position anymore. Do precaution scouting (change stand sites, trail camera locations, time of day hunting, strategies & tactics)
C: Know when to move on. (unkillable)
#5: Being fortunate (I don't mean getting lucky)
A: Land Access (fortunate to have friends or family with quality property)
B: Dedicated time. Hunting mature trophy whitetails is a 365 days a year challenge, spend all time available at peak times. (from family & work)
C: Finances (self-explanatory) Money to cover time from work, pay leases, hunting trips, gear, foodplots, stands, feeders, atv's, guides & outfitters, purchasing land, tags, fuel cost, ect. It's not cheap. Big Bucks spells Big Buck$.