A key for many small properties is to draw deer in as they pass through and convince them to spend more time. That's where scents and lures come into play.
Whitetail hunters are always looking for that extra something to level the playing field. One of the tools that bumps the needle in our direction is the use of scents, both natural and synthetic.
In this full episode, we take a look at the biology behind whitetail scrapes and how, when and why deer use them.
In today’s episode, Charlie Alsheimer is paid a great tribute by his DDH friends, plus some great hunting tips. Here is one told by Steve Bartylla about what he has learned from Charlie about mock scrapes.
Getting by a whitetail’s incredible nose is serious business, and doing it right — in addition to playing the wind — requires a one, two, three punch of scent elimination, cover scent and attractant scents.
Scrape trees and licking branches are awesome for pulling bucks into camera and bow shot range. Now, watch a few tips to take them to the next level.
It's actually pretty genius. If you learn how the old-timers fool the noses of mink, muskrats, raccoons and the like, you'll be better prepared to get up close and personal with that buck of a lifetime this deer hunting season.
Mock scrapes and licking branches are the most underrated deer hunting tools out there, and they're practically free. Steve dishes out the secrets of their tremendous drawing power.
After months of camera images, patterning, scouting and hunting, Ohio bowhunter Luke Fabian finally connected with the giant buck he named Hightower.