10 Most Overlooked Mistakes Every Deer Hunter Makes

10 Most Overlooked Mistakes Every Deer Hunter Makes

Hunters who bag big bucks every year tend to be the ones who make sure they don't make simple mistakes.


My fifth grade teacher had a battery of one-line phrases she doled out in class, but one of her favorites has stuck with me all these years: little holes sink big ships. I seriously doubt she was referring to hunting big bucks during the rut, but the saying makes sense nonetheless. Anyone can get lucky and be in the right place at the right time during the rut, but some hunters manage to take big deer year in and year out. One of their secrets: don't skip the small stuff.


It's easy to become a lazy hunter, especially as the season wears on. Don't fall into these most overlooked mistakes every deer hunter makes that keep you from connecting with a good buck.


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