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3 Late-Season Whitetail Guidelines

Don't wimp out on winter weather. The three critical factors to late-season success are food, endurance and patience. (T.A. Harrison photo)
Don't wimp out on winter weather. The three critical factors to late-season success are food, endurance and patience. (T.A. Harrison photo)

Can you handle the cold? Are you willing to battle the elements in order to get even with the deer that have stomped your ego into the dirt for the last two months? The time to put it all on the line is now, and after the unfair advantage whitetails seem to have, you can close your season out with a bang – and a big buck.

I know the rut is very exciting, and when you think about a classic successful hunt, crisp November days in Midwestern hardwoods typically come to mind first.

And there’s no doubt that the peak of the rut is magical.

But, when breeding is no longer the central focus, mature bucks – and all deer for that matter – focus on rut recovery and food. They become slaves to their stomachs. There really isn’t a better time to kill a giant than in the heart of winter.

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