Using Does to Locate Mature Bucks

(Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)
(Photo courtesy of Bowhunter.com)

If you're looking to locate mature bucks in the rut, one good way is to take the time to observe does in the early season

It’s a simple concept, right? Just go hunt where the does like to be and soon enough you’ll be covered in bucks. If you’ve got a 10-acre food plot that is a destination food source and the family groups of does show up each night like clockwork, then by all means, carry on.

Ditto for those hunters who have a locked-up piece of ground and haven’t overhunted the edges of the best agricultural fields on their properties. For those bowhunters, the does will be reliable and so will the bucks.

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