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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.

Post Season Scoutingvideo
Post Season Scouting On this episode of Whitetail 101, Bill Winke discusses his plans for the immediate week after the season ends with post season scouting. Scouting deer in the post season gives you immediate closure from this year’s season and at the same time a little bit of hope for next year. Late season hunting is necessarily over! There is...
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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...
Early Season Food Sources for Deervideo
Early Season Food Sources for Deer As fall arrives on our doorstep the need to stay ahead of the game, and ahead of the whitetails changing behavior becomes evident. This is the 2nd installment of a 20 episode series devoted to help you stay ahead of deer movement, behaviors, and trends. The theme for this episode is food sources. Early...
Hunting Weather Fronts and Breaksvideo
Hunting Weather Fronts and Breaks On this episode of Whitetail 101, Bill Winke dives into the last weeks of the late season. The Midwest has been blessed with many cold fronts sweeping through, but unfortunately this alone does not seem to be persuading mature bucks to feed in daylight. Bill dives into what he thinks may be the reason for...
Season Transition | How to pattern a buckvideo
Whitetail 101 | How To Pattern A Buck As fall approaches the whitetail’s woods, a hunter can get thrown through a loop. As the cooler temperatures, shortened days, and drying crops becomes more and more evident, so does the need to figure out how to pattern a buck. While it might seem you have kept up with a bucks home range...
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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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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...
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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...
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Deer Season Summary As deer seasons in many states come to a close following the holiday weekend many hunters begin to look back over the season to figure out what was responsible for either their success or failure. In this episode, Bill Winke runs through a quick deer season summary touching on many of the different strategies and changing tactics...
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...
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...