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Whitetail 101 Episode 20 from Muddy's Trophy Pursuit on Vimeo.

Early Season Food Sources for DeerFollow along with Muddy’s Whitetail 101 as Bill Winke and the rest of his Midwest Whitetail team bring you an educational series that is sure to keep you coming back for more.

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Setups for Late Season Hunting   On this episode of whitetail 101, Bill Winke discusses setups for late season hunting in further detail from last week’s episode. In last week’s episode, Bill discussed late season hunting out of blinds. Bill dived a bit into why he like the use of blinds in the late season and how he goes about setting...
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Cold Weather Hunting Strategy On this episode of Whitetail 101, Bill Winke discusses late season hunting as we find ourselves in the first week of December. On this episode, Bill discusses not only what the bucks are doing during this transition period to food, but also what your cold weather hunting strategy should look like. During this week, bucks really settle...
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Patterning a Buck for the Late Season On this episode of Whitetail 101, Bill Winke discusses patterning a buck for the late season. The rut, the action and movement around peak breeding, is coming to an end and once again whitetails will focus on food. This is the week to start the process of finding a buck on a pattern...
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Second Peak of Rut Hunting On this episode of Whitetail 101, Bill Winke discusses this week’s  hunting scenario. It is Thanksgiving week and it also happens to be the last week of good rut hunting. This is “crunch time”! Last week bill discussed the lockdown phase of the rut, we are now slowly working our way out of lockdown and back...
hot doe or bust on the rutvideo
During this episode of whitetail 101, Bill discusses hunting the rut. As you can see Bill found success. To watch the full hunt go to MidwestWhitetail.com. The week of November 14-20th mark a tough time for hunters. This period of time can be considered the November lull. The peak breeding of does in estrus for the Midwest falls right around...
warm weather huntingvideo
Deer season ramps up during the first two weeks of November. Bow hunters wait all year for this week, November 7th- 13th as it can be the absolute best week for deer hunting. Unfortunately this November has been up to this point something that no hunter would look forward to. The temperatures so far this November have been completely...
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The first week of November has arrived and it is a transition time for both hunters and bucks. Deer activity has gone from bucks more or less slightly pushing does, to now seeking the first does to come into estrous. Bill Winke discusses which hunting tactics and tree stand locations you should focus on. Not only does Bill cover...
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Late October Hunting Tactics As deer season now heads into the last week of October, Bill Winke host of Muddy’s Whitetail 101 discusses changing hunting tactics from early season to mid-season. The mid-season, what many hunters would regard as the best time frame to hunt bucks starts during the last week of October and runs through November. This frame contains...
Hunting the October Lullvideo
Hunting the October Lull This week on Muddy TV’s Whitetail 101, web show host Bill Winke describes his experience hunting the October Lull. Each and every year around the middle of October hunters begin to experience a slow period. While the first two weeks of October and bow season are filled with exciting encounters, trail camera photos, and harvesting of...
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Best Way to Hunt October Cold Fronts   On this week’s episode of Whitetail 101, Bill Winke discusses October bow hunting tactics. As we move through now to the second week of October a lot is changing for deer and their food sources. As the plethora of acorns dominates as a highly competitive food source, one food source has the power...
tree stands for the Midwestvideo
On this week’s episode of Whitetail 101, Bill discusses where he is moving his trail cameras and which are the best tree stands for the Midwest. As food sources and home ranges start shifting for bucks, trail cameras need to be shifted as well. For Bill, this means switching over his trail cameras to green food sources such as...
Defining a Buck’s Home Rangevideo
As deer season is just around the corner, Bill Winke begins to take running his trail cameras very seriously in order to start the process of defining a buck’s home range. Bill is using the Muddy Pro Cam 12s this year. He installed 6 of these trail cameras on his property and was stunned to see the results of...