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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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Determining which tree is the perfect location for your tree stand might not be simple as you think. The deer hunting season spans 4-6 months depending on the state, meaning many aspects change over the course of the season. Deer behavior, deer movement, buck movement, food sources, and your hunting strategy changes with each month, cold front, or phase...
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The last portion of the hunting season, or late season deer hunting , is often regarded as your last best chance to kill mature bucks. The best tree stand locations for the late season will be concentrated around food, but much more needs to be considered. when late season deer hunting the most important aspect of hunting is not busting deer...
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If you didn't punch your tag in November, this is where you need to be hunting now.
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The last week of November can seem depressing. Movement starts to slow during the morning hunts, and this is troubling considering these hunts were just action packed sits the week before. Hunting over bedding areas, right over top or next to the beds, is your best bet for morning sits now, but unfortunately the hunts will only get slower. During...
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The lockdown phase of the rut is tough hunting. There are a lot of does in estrous, meaning the majority of bucks are with does. With so many does in, bucks do not have to go far until they are tied up again. Young bucks are more visible during this time of the rut, they seem to give up...
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Determining when the best time to hunt the whitetail rut can be puzzling for many deer hunters. But the fact remains, that on a consistent basis year to year, most does will enter estrous at the same time they always have in your area. For much of the Midwest and Northeast, that's the middle of November. This means that...
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Now (Around November 7th) is the best period of the entire season. Bucks are really at their peak of activity. This is the classic pre-breeding stage, where the most action and chasing are seen. Bucks of all age classes are hyped up and ready to breed, but there are a small amount of does that are coming into estrous....
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Late October and the beginning of November mark the beginning phases of the rut. During this time locating does should be your biggest concern. Keep the rut simple, find the does, and the bucks will eventually appear. Spending your hunting hours around concentration of does in the morning and afternoon will eventually earn an encounter with a buck. Anyone...
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Once the 25th of October rolls around hunting starts to ramp up. The beginning of the rut begins during this time frame. During this pre-rut you will see an increase in scrapes, rubs, and sparring, but what, how, and when should you pay attention to these deer signs and behaviors. The hunting strategy for this week of the deer...
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Bill Winke Talks about summer scouting and pre season tree stand preparation.
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...
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...