Journal — rut

Science & Behavior of Whitetail Scrapes

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Science & Behavior of Whitetail Scrapes

Cover photo courtesy of grandviewoutdoors.com If you hunt whitetails, it should be no secret to you that whitetails communicate through scent they leave behind. Whether detecting danger, bucks seeking a breeding doe or a doe locating a hiding fawn, whitetail deer use scent for much of their survival and social interaction. Scraping behavior of whitetails, is one of the CHIEF ways whitetail bucks leave scent behind throughout the year. Bucks work scrape’s overhanging branches, called a licking branch, throughout the year, often times more than they work the scrape itself. But their most aggressive scraping of these areas occur from October...

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Scouting For Deer During Turkey Season

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Scouting For Deer During Turkey Season

The whitetail deer sign you can observe during turkey season can pay dividends when this year's whitetail season comes around. Food and water sources, bedding areas and travel corridors are all deer sign that can be observed during turkey season.

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Field Notes - Moon Phases to Predict Rut Hunting Success?

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Field Notes - Moon Phases to Predict Rut Hunting Success?

Determining the rut by moon phase? Research suggests historical data is your better source for rut success.

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