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How Moon Positions Impact Whitetail Movement

by Adam Hays 0

The first morning of a hunt is always filled with anticipation. And this one was no exception. I was nearly… more »


Dr. Deer: Why You Should Harvest More Does

by Dr. James C. Kroll 0

A great deal has changed in whitetail research and management, but nothing more striking than the concept of doe harvest…. more »


3 Essential Keys to Hunting Mature Bucks With Success

by North American Whitetail Online Staff 0

What is the key to harvesting mature bucks consistently? How do some hunters manage to put giant bone on the… more »


What You Need to Know About Whitetail Home Ranges

by Bernie Barringer 0

I walked into the fertilizer company’s office just in time to hear the radio crackle, “Bernie, are you there yet?”… more »


The 7-Day Rule for Patterning and Tagging Mature Bucks

by Dan Cole 0

The most consistent trophy hunters we read about in story after story all have two things in common. First, they’re… more »


How Mature Bucks Use The Wind

by Steve Bartylla 1

Slipping into my hunting clothes, I checked the wind one last time. To be safe, I headed to the stand… more »


Shedding Light On Nocturnal Bucks

by Don Higgins 2

Are most mature bucks totally nocturnal? Or is this an excuse that hunters use when daytime sightings of certain bucks are almost nonexistent?

During the fall, every mature buck in a given area will visit an active scent-post rub at one time or another. Younger bucks will also frequent these rubs when Mr. Big is not around.

Decoding Scent-Post Rubs

by Bobby Worthington 0

Last month, we discussed a variety of rubs, including velvet-shedding rubs and mock-combat rubs. This month, we’ll delve into the much more complicated world of scent-post, or scent-communication, rubs. Without a doubt, these are the most significant rubs to hunters.

During the fall, every mature buck in the area will visit an active "scent-post" rub or "community" rub whenever he is in the area. Subordinate bucks will do the same thing if they can get away with it. These rubs are often located near scrapes on main travel corridors or on the edges of openings.

Understanding Different Types Of Whitetail Rubs

by Bobby Worthington 0

What good old red-blooded American hunter’s pulse does not quicken when he hears these words whispered in the fall woods? Like scrapes, rubs are one of the most exciting and informative types of sign left by a buck in the fall woods. But in order to benefit from what rubs can tell us, we’ve got to be able to understand them.

The author's trail camera captured this buck late in the 2006 season. On the day this photo was taken, the buck visited this scrape four different times during daylight hours. Don thinks the buck may gross well over 170 inches.

Making Sense of Mock Scrapes

by Don Higgins 0

Being a successful trophy hunter means being open-minded to new ideas. In this story, the author shares his experience with a mock-scrape technique learned from two other experts that produces results.

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