Taking Trophy Whitetails

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For 50 years, the author has seriously studied, scouted and hunted whitetail deer.  He is probably the leading proponent, and practitioner, of thorough scouting.  Ninety percent of his total hunting and hunting-related effort involves scouting … to get to know the terrain, the cover, the food sources and the animal movement patterns as intimately as possible.

 

CHAPTERS:

1. DEFINE YOUR HUNTING GOALS

Improving Your Odds • The Right Attitude • Accepting the Hunting Tool’s Limitations • Hunting a Specific Animal • Solving for Success

2. SCOUTING YEAR ROUND

Don’t Misread Kill Totals • Know the Land • Scout With a Purpose • Necessity of an Open Mind • November • December • Fly the Area • Analyze Your Photos • Main Part of Winter • Spring Scouting • Shed Antlers • Just Looking • Early Summer/Summer • Preseason Scouting • Patterning • Morning Trails & Evening Trails • Doe Trails & Buck Trails • Are There “Hotspots”? • Are Primary Scrapes Generally Found in Thick Cover

3. PREPARING YOURSELF & YOUR EQUIPMENT

Over-bowing • Why I Use My Particular Shooting Style • Equipment Setup • Does Bob Fratzke Miss Shots?

4. HUNTING SEASON

During the Season Scout More Than Hunt • Early Season Hunting • Effect of Stress – Better Morning Hunting • Evening Hunting • First-Time Stands • Hunting the Rut • Hunt Does • Scrapes & Scrape Hunting • Set-Up Areas • Scrape Checking • Moon Phases & Sex Lure Placement • Weather • Movement & Sound • Sixth Sense • Effects of Spooking a Deer • Distance Judging • Taking a Second Shot • Hunt With a Partner

5. LATE SEASON HUNTING

Dress Right/Think Right • Treestands in Winter

6. TREESTANDS, CAMOUFLAGE, SCENTS & SUCH

Why Take Your Stand Out? • Camouflage • Cleanliness & Scents

7. GETTING LANDOWNER PERMISSION

The Key to Good Hunting

8. MOCK SCRAPING CHANGED MY HUNTING

Where to Position Mock Scrapes • The Making of a Mock Scrape • Licking Branch Set-Up • Seasonal Use Changes • A Nudge with a Pruning Shears • A Nudge with a Log • In Summary

9. THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

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