Can Mature Bucks Pattern Hunters Just As We Can Pattern Them?

Can Mature Bucks Pattern Hunters Just As We Can Pattern Them?

By Alex Comstock 

Have you ever hunted a buck that seemed to be everywhere all of the time, but you just couldn't catch up to him? Last year I hunted a buck I had called Kobe, and had thousands upon thousands of trail camera photos, not to mention encounters as well, but I could never get him in bow range, even though I thought I had him pattered to a T. It raised a question that I wanted to address in this blog post today. Can mature bucks pattern us just as we can pattern them? Below are my thoughts. 

Changing On The Fly During Early Season Hunting

Changing On The Fly During Early Season Hunting

By Alex Comstock 

Early season hunting can be a very interesting time to be chasing mature bucks. Things can be changing in a hurry with crops coming out and food sources changing seemingly with the snap of a finger. Bucks have shed their velvet now, and a lot of them are shifting their home ranges. You need to be on top on your game and be ready to change on the fly if you want to put yourself in the best position possible to wrap your tag around a buck this time of the year. 

3 Rules To Have To Tag More Mature Bucks on a Consistent Basis

3 Rules To Have To Tag More Mature Bucks on a Consistent Basis

By Alex Comstock 

If I had to guess, I'd venture to say that probably most deer hunters would like to harvest mature bucks on a yearly basis or as close to a yearly basis as possible. Yet, when you get down to it, not many hunters actually do this. The are a multitude of reasons, but in this blog post, I'm going to go over three rules that if you have, and stay true to, will no doubt help you tag more mature bucks. The real question is, are you willing to commit to them?

The Difference Between Getting Pictures of a Buck and Harvesting Him

The Difference Between Getting Pictures of a Buck and Harvesting Him

By Alex Comstock 

Do you know what my wall would look like had I harvested every mature buck I've gotten trail camera pictures of? I wouldn't have any room for more bucks. Or even if I had harvested every mature buck that I've gotten over 100 pictures of...that would still be a long list! The point I'm trying to get across here is that getting pictures of a mature buck and harvesting him are two things that can be worlds apart. I think to some hunters, this point is obvious, but to some, it might be a helpful reminder that there can still be a long way to go to harvesting a buck even after capturing many photos of him. The challenge is how do you go from pictures to a blood trail?

3 Reasons To Get Aggressive Hunting Early Season Mature Bucks

3 Reasons To Get Aggressive Hunting Early Season Mature Bucks

By Alex Comstock 

There are a lot of different ways you can attack your hunting strategy when it comes to early season hunting. You can sit lots of observation stands, hunt food plots, water holes, try and watch a buck do the same thing multiple times before moving in on him...or you can get aggressive. Getting aggressive isn't always the best thing to do depending on your hunting situation, but if you can afford to risk getting aggressive, it could just pay off. Here's three reasons you should get aggressive if your season is already open or will be opening very soon. 

A Few Underrated Early Season Whitetail Tactics

A Few Underrated Early Season Whitetail Tactics

By Alex Comstock 

Today is finally the day. It's a day that I've been dreaming about since the second I walked out of the stand for the last time last year. Every season is a fresh slate, with new learning opportunities out there, hopes and dreams unscathed, and the unknown of what the upcoming season may present. Today marks the start of my 2018 deer season, and I could not be more excited. I'm in North Dakota and have high hopes of getting it done in the next few days, hopefully arrowing an early season mature buck. And with that, I wanted to touch on a few tactics that I feel are underrated which you could capitalize on in the next month during your early season hunting. 

2 Reasons Early Season Hunting Can Be The Best Time To Tag a Mature Buck

2 Reasons Early Season Hunting Can Be The Best Time To Tag a Mature Buck

By Alex Comstock 

Deer season officially starts for me this Friday afternoon as I'll finally be in a stand once again in North Dakota. I've got high hopes for opening weekend, just as I always do during the first week or two of season. I've come to the conclusion that if you hunt a state that opens early (specifically the front half of September) it could be your best time all year to tag a mature buck. Here's two reasons why!

My Views and Methods on Scent Control

My Views and Methods on Scent Control

By Alex Comstock 

Scent control in the deer hunting world. It can be a fascinating conversation between hunters. Does it work? Is it pointless? How about somewhere in between? I think at the end of the day it comes down to the individual hunter and what works for you. But what if you don't know if you should practice scent control or not? Well today, I'm going to give you my honest thoughts on it, and how I approach my scent control strategy.