Sparkling sunshine, rainfall, snowstorms and particularly the wind all play a huge role in picking the location and hunting strategy of every setup.
Once upon a time predators raced to the sound of a call. Back then hunters needed nothing more to attract their attention—but these days you could use some help. Learn why modern hunters depend more than ever on decoys to help suck in coyotes and other predators.
There may be fewer bucks moving at this time, but don’t forget there also are fewer hunters in the woods. Look for buck patterns to re-emerge around food sources first.
Whether you want to conserve calories or “stay with the game” overnight, sometimes it makes sense to bivouac in the backcountry. Before you do so, it pays to carefully consider options for shelter, water, food and more.
Hunting properties vary in size and habitat but on every one of them you can create a plan to optimize the tract with shelter, food and water. Thinking about these essentials now pays later when deer perceive their reliance on the cornerstones of life.