3 Under The Radar Tactics To Harvest a Mature Buck During The Back Half of November

3 Under The Radar Tactics To Harvest a Mature Buck During The Back Half of November

By Alex Comstock 

November is already half way over. Pretty crazy huh? It seems that all year, we dream about this month, and then in a flash, it's already almost over. Don't let that get your hopes down though if you haven't shot a buck yet. The back half of November doesn't get as much publicity or love as the front half, but there are definitely bucks to be killed, and the rut is by no means over. What you might have to do though is switch up your tactics. Here's three under the radar tactics that might just work for you in the next couple of weeks. 

Working Hard to Be Successful on Public Land with Curtis Zabel

Working Hard to Be Successful on Public Land with Curtis Zabel

By Alex Comstock 

Hunting public land presents challenges like none other when it comes to pursuing mature bucks. The hunters that are consistently successful usually possess common traits, and one of those I've found to be is simply working harder than every one else. One person that I've continually been impressed with is Curtis Zabel from Behind the Bow. To learn a little more about what makes him tick, and his work ethic that helps make him successful on public land, read our Q&A below. 

Don't Forget About the Little Things During The Rut

Don't Forget About the Little Things During The Rut

By Alex Comstock 

The rut is a busy time of the year for most whitetail hunters. All day sits, running out to a stand for an hour after work, road trips, long days and short nights, and the list could go on and on. The month of November is something we look forward to during the eleven other months of the year almost as much as anything. Yet, when the time finally comes, and you start to get busy and tired, corners are cut and it's easy to stop doing the little things that can ultimately decide whether or not you end up at the end of a blood trail. 

Don't Let Social Media Fool You - You're Not The Only One Who Hasn't Shot a Big Buck

Don't Let Social Media Fool You - You're Not The Only One Who Hasn't Shot a Big Buck

By Alex Comstock 

Social media can be awesome. It allows you to connect with other like minded individuals from all over the country. You can share stories of your hunts, see how others are doing, and learn from others. But social media does have its drawbacks, and one of those is it can often seem like everybody is shooting a big buck - except you. 

Four Things to Think About When Calling during the Pre-Rut

Four Things to Think About When Calling during the Pre-Rut

By Alex Comstock 

Across much of the country, a well timed cold front is blowing through here at the end of October. Cold temps, late October, and more mature buck movement signifies one thing - the rut is on the horizon. The "pre-rut" or the time of the year when does aren't necessarily ready to breed yet, but bucks are starting to ramp up is officially here. Subsequently, there will be more antlers rattled together and grunt tubes blown on in the next month than the rest of the year. 

How to Utilize Last Seasons Trail Camera Data to Fill This Years Tag

How to Utilize Last Seasons Trail Camera Data to Fill This Years Tag

By Alex Comstock 

Hunting mature buck requires a level of educated guessing at times. You guess wrong and live and learn, or you guess right and high five at the end of a blood trail (hopefully!). Where this really shows itself is with historical trail camera data. Knowing what bucks have done in the past could lead you down a path to success right now. 

When and How To Capitalize Hunting Mornings Early in the Season

When and How To Capitalize Hunting Mornings Early in the Season

By Alex Comstock

To hunt mornings or to not hunt mornings early in the hunting season? It's something that is debated among deer hunters, with most people having an opinion on if it's effective or not. Though there are times that morning hunting can work in the early portion of the season, there are also times where it could hurt you. Knowing when to hunt mornings, and how to hunt them early in the year is critical. 

3 Reasons You Won't Shoot a Buck in October

3 Reasons You Won't Shoot a Buck in October

By Alex Comstock 

The month of October is finally upon us. For a deer hunter, October can mean a number of things. There's the "October Lull" which gets a lot of publicity, and there's the fact that mature bucks don't move a ton. But as the month goes on, and rubs and scrapes start appearing, our psyche can go from low to high with the impending rut nearing.

Targeting a Specific Buck? Be Prepared to Fail

Targeting a Specific Buck? Be Prepared to Fail

By Alex Comstock

This blog post is by no means meant to bring you down in any way possible. But there's something I wanted to bring to your attention and talk about, and that revolves around targeting a specific buck. In just what I've seen, I see a lot of people that hunt a certain buck. Trail cameras play a large role with this, as you can more or less get to know a deer without ever seeing him. There's a lot talked about when it comes to this topic, but there's one thing in particular that I wanted to touch on.