Late season hunting can be tough, especially when it comes to hunting bucks. As the temperature drops and snow falls, deer behavior changes dramatically. But don’t worry! Follow these tips to increase your chances of bagging a late-season buck.
Know Their Habits
When hunting late season bucks, knowing their habits is key. During this time of year, food sources become scarce due to the cold weather and snow cover. Bucks will often shift their focus towards areas with available food such as agricultural fields or areas with supplemental feeding stations. Additionally, they may bed down in thicker cover during the day and move towards open areas at night for easier access to food.
Use Scent Control
As deer rely heavily on their sense of smell for survival, scent control should be a top priority for any hunter seeking success during late season hunts. To remain undetected by wary bucks who have survived an entire season of being hunted or avoided predators, use scent-free products while dressing yourself in field including boots and gloves.
Choose Your Stand Location Wisely
Picking the right stand location is crucial if you want to see more deer activity during your hunt, particularly in late-season hunts where movement tends to slow down. Look for travel routes between bedding areas and feeding grounds (like thick woods along creeks that lead into crop fields) because those are prime locations where bucks could wander out from hidden spots.
Hunting late-season whitetails isn’t easy but it’s not impossible either! By following these simple steps you’ll be able to take advantage of some great opportunities no matter what part of North America you call home – so get out there and start searching for those elusive post-rut giants!