Classic Tactics for the Modern Hunter
By: Jeff Johnston
Technology is great, but basic woodsmanship will lead to more punched tags
While it’s true hunters today are taking more and bigger bucks than ever, it’s also true there are more big bucks around. Certainly, technology has revolutionized the way we hunt and, to some extent, made it easier to be successful, but don’t let it lure you into thinking you can kick back, watch trailcam images roll into your smartphone, and then know exactly what’s going on in the woods.
Fact is, the most successful whitetail hunters combine proven tactics with modern technology to augment their knowledge. They use woodsmanship to determine if there’s a mature buck on their property, where deer feed, and how bucks move; trailcams just let them actually see racks. Here are some old-school tactics to enhance your quiver of new tricks.
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