Knowing what triggers estrus and how deer breeding phases are dictated by fawn survival rates is helpful in nailing when to be in trees.
Ever wonder what mature bucks truly want, what ultimately drives them and how the whitetail world is structured? Steve Bartylla’s online series, Understanding Mature Bucks, dives headfirst into the driving factors and behaviors of big bucks.
Population dynamics, the quality of habitat and a host of other factors will play into dominance in the deer world.
Steve Bartylla goes into detail on the world of a dominant buck and how the struggle for dominance can lead bucks to shift locations.
Just like dominant bucks, there is a dominance hierarchy within the family groups. Understanding it can help take our hunting game up a level!
Understanding why bucks shift core areas with the seasons can be key to scoring on shifting bucks or stopping them from shifting altogether.
Bucks shift core areas for logical reasons. Once we understand the motivators we can more effectively find where they shifted to.
What are core areas? How many do deer have? How can we use this info to our advantage? The answers are surprisingly straight forward.
When and why do deer leave their home ranges as both yearlings and mature bucks? Steve Bartylla explains buck dispersal.
Ever wonder what mature bucks truly want, what ultimately drives them and how the whitetail world is structured? Steve Bartylla shares his insights.