Friday, October 30, 2009

Hunting the Whitetail Rut: Tip From Last Week in the Field

Recent positive feedback on some of the tips I provided for hnting the Wisconsin Whitetail rut has prompted me to give out more secrets and tips I have found one tip to be ultra successful in the field this past week

Whitetail bucks this time of year are going off of one thing and thing only, their extra keen sense of smell. Bucks will often sit on ridges or edges of fields scanning for does, as they see their potential mate they often circle behind them and smell the ground they walk on. I watched a mature 2 1/2 - 3 year old buck stand at the edge of a field that had two does feeding. Once the does walked into the edge of the woods, the buck sprinted to exactly where the does were and stopped on a dime. From that point, the buck followed the exact path of the does. So here's the tip, when walking out to your stand, tie a string to your boot, dip or spray the string with your estrous scent of choice and before you get in your tree, tie the string on a limb that is in a shooting lane. You have just created a path of love for your big buck.

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