Archive for scouting

The Ultimate October Playbook

This month presents opportunities for a bowhunter or early-season muzzleloader hunter—if you don’t mess up first. Here’s how to score before the rut arrives.

October 03, 2013

Stealth Cam Introduces Skout No-Glo Camera

The Skout No-Glo's ZX7 processor is designed to supercharge scouting cameras, creating faster trigger speed and increasing battery life.

April 12, 2013

Whitetail Season: Once in a Lifetime

Four years of planting, scouting and preparing come to fruition when Winke finally faces the giant "G5 buck" with his bow. Don't miss this purely incredible, in-real

November 16, 2011

Using Sightings to Pattern Deer

In the most recent episode of Whitetail Season, I went into some detail about how I use history with a buck to help me set the plan for the next season. I have had some success with this in the past and we’ll hammer the point hard in the next episode too. For example, my history with the buck we’ve named “Big” has taught me a lot. I have many data points on the aerial photo where I (or others) have seen Big, photographed him or found his sheds. Assuming we have his range covered pretty well through several seasons of hunting him, I can use the map and the dots to suggest where his core area is most likely located—the area with the highest dot density.

August 31, 2011

How to Pre-Season Scout

When scouting for deer before the season you have to be careful not to educate them. Use locations where you can watch feeding areas; however, be sure to use locations where you can slip in and, more importantly, slip out of without spooking deer.

August 29, 2011

Next Steps In Patterning

One of the main themes over the next few weeks on Whitetail Season will be the behavior of the bucks during the transition from summer patterns to fall patterns. You will be able to see that play out right before your eyes on the episodes. Normally, the bucks are very visible in early August and become decreasingly so as the month goes on. Their testosterone level increases and their food sources change—both causing a change in their behavior. By the first part of September they start to lose their velvet—again as a result of rising testosterone levels caused by the shorter length of daylight. At this time the summer bachelor groups start breaking up.

August 24, 2011

Whitetail Season: A Giant Pair of Bucks

Bill sneaks his way through pre-season scouting two giant bucks on his lease in Iowa.

August 10, 2011

Summer Scouting Strategies

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August 04, 2011

Do Your Elk Hunting Homework

Your big bull quest starts at home.

July 21, 2009