Today on the show, we're joined by DIY West Virginia bowhunter Jared Shaffer to explore the art and science of making quick adjustments and hard pivots in strategy when chasing whitetails.
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Whitetail hunters live for the November rut. It’s what we dream of all year. But sometimes the reality of the rut falls short of expectations. When that happens, it’s easy for panic to set in. The remedy? Go back to the basics.
In my mind, there are four key principles that will always keep you in the action this time of year. These are my rules for the whitetail rut.
Find the Does
The reason the whitetail rut is so exciting is because, for a few...
Somewhere between 8 and 10 million folks across the United States hunt whitetail deer. That’s well over three quarters of the nation’s entire hunting population. The whitetail is our nation’s most ubiquitous big game animal, the most highly managed, and arguably the most coveted.
What does this mean? It means that whitetails, whitetail hunting, and whitetail hunters are a big deal.
Far more whitetail nuts like myself are preparing year-round for...
By Alex Comstock
Even though the rut is viewed as the whitetail hunter’s super bowl by many, it’s not as simple or easy as picking out a random tree and hunting. The rut can be a grind, a lot of work, and an all-around challenge.
One guy I’ve noticed who always seems to conquer those challenges, and who hunts as hard as anyone, is Zach Ferenbaugh from The Hunting Public. For some solid advice for dealing with the challenges that come with hunting...