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Bagging Warm-Weather Whitetails

No part of the country is immune to the challenges of early season heat. That heat affects both hunter and the hunted. (Ron Sinfelt photo)
No part of the country is immune to the challenges of early season heat. That heat affects both hunter and the hunted. (Ron Sinfelt photo)

Strip down your hunting and follow these crucial tips to bag warm-weather whitetails this season

Sure, it might be a cliché, but if you’re a white-tailed deer hunter, the Good Old Days are, without question, right now.

With a national estimated population of between 25 and 28 million animals, it’s no wonder that some 10 million licensed hunters head afield every fall, each one in search of what is undeniably North America’s greatest and most popular game animal.

In much the same way as the population has changed, whitetail hunting gear and methodologies are radically different now in the 21st century.

From high-tech scent elimination devices to cutting edge ammunition, and from state-of-the-art centerfire rifles to camouflage designed to bend light and make the wearer virtually invisible, deer hunters from coast to coast have at their disposal some of the finest equipment ever available to the outdoor community.

Still, and as any veteran whitetail hunter will tell you, fancy gadgets and shiny doo-dads don’t put 190-inch bucks on the wall, but they certainly can’t hurt.

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