This week on the show, I’m joined by diehard DIY bowhunter Justin Hollandsworth of Whitetail Addictions to break down his four year up and down journey chasing a ghost buck he called Woody.
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This season in Michigan, I’m after one single specific buck. If you’re a longtime follower of Wired To Hunt, this is not news to you.
And this idea of hunting one single buck, it’s not too unique these days. We see and hear often about these epic multi-year hunts for “Mr. Big.” But those stories and the strategies shared mostly focus just on what’s done during the season to kill that buck; scouting from afar, studying trailcam photos, tweaking...
I’ve been hunting Holyfield – a Michigan buck- for three years now. You might have heard. And now, in what I hope will be his final year running around this property and in my head, I’m trying to take my level of analysis – you might call it patterning or planning – up a notch.
If you’re hoping to analyze or pattern a mature buck yourself, you might be able to learn something by studying my own example below.
Because of the level of hunting...
Zach Meadows spent most of November 3 trying hard to slow his heart rate and keep his hands from shaking. The typical whitetail buck of a lifetime was marching around right near him, and while he wasn’t quite within arrow range yet, the deer was getting ready to spar with a nontypical of similar size.
Meadows and his sons had been watching these two bucks for months, and after passing up every other buck in the area and changing up their strategy...