Modern hunting crossbows offer several advantages over traditional turkey hunting shotguns, and you should not overlook your crossbow.
Give me a moment here, would you please. I must gather my thoughts, calm my nerves and do everything in my substantial power to manage the tsunami of emotional wreckage currently coming undone. You see, it is the end of February 2021, and my beloved white-tailed deer season in Texas comes to a painful, heartbreaking, screeching halt on March 1st, and quite honestly, I just don’t know what to do with my bad-self.
Knowing what triggers estrus and how deer breeding phases are dictated by fawn survival rates is helpful in nailing when to be in trees.
Out here in the pure, natural, instinctual world of hands-on nature participation in the perfect hunting, fishing, trapping conservation lifestyle, where you can find it, such joy remains as beautiful as ever for those of us smart and determined enough to live it, demand it, promote it and celebrate it!
Population dynamics, the quality of habitat and a host of other factors will play into dominance in the deer world.
A sagging buck pole is the ultimate reward, but deer camp’s true joys come from the seemingly insignificant events.
Each year hunters in Texas have been surprised and rewarded with encounters and much-appreciated exotic venison from everything from African kudu, waterbuck, impala, zebra, elk, red stags and assorted critters from around the world, that have escaped over time from exotic game ranches and provided one heck of a bonus from the wild.
Steve Bartylla goes into detail on the world of a dominant buck and how the struggle for dominance can lead bucks to shift locations.
I constantly celebrate my extreme good fortune to share deer hunting campfires with the best people. Life’s blessings come in many forms, but to connect so intimately, so often, every season with so many great families could very well be the greatest blessing of them all.
Some deer hunters prefer mornings. Some prefer evening hunts. I’ll take either … especially when the result is something like this!