Going Deep for Deer
By: Cliff Covington
Deer hunters are always looking for an edge to help them harvest that buck of a lifetime. And as any successful deer hunter will acknowledge, information is the most valuable resource when hunting trophy whitetails.
A “tactic” is defined as an action or strategy that is carefully planned to achieve a specific goal. However, that doesn’t mean a specific tactic will work every single time. All good hunting tactics will work at times. But used at the wrong time, a hunting tactic that runs deer off your property will mostly help your neighbors.
In the past, gathering information involved long hours of boots on the ground to find deer sign, locate active trails and, hopefully, spot a trophy buck or two. Having to work for a living limits most hunters’ scouting sessions to a few weekends. However, thanks to advances in technology, trail cameras allow monitoring of deer herds 24 hours a day. A series of strategically placed trail cameras located on well-used trails, food plots and scrapes can serve as “eyes in the woods.” The amount of nonintrusive information available is limited only by the number of trail cameras utilized.
READ THE FULL STORY ON GAME & FISH