The Total Deer Hunter Manual (Field & Stream)

Scott Bestul and David Hurteau

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From Field & Stream magazine’s deer-hunting experts, the authors of the Whitetail 365 blog on demystify everything the modern hunter needs to know. For bow-hunters, traditional rifle-shooters, shotgun and muzzleloader hunters, and more, this is the one book you need to get the buck of your dreams.Whether you spend all year plotting and preparing for your ultimate whitetail season, or just enjoy a few hunting trips a year with your buddies, this is the book you need. Hundreds of field-tested tips from Field & Stream’s deer-hunting experts cover tips and tricks from America’s best hunting guides and their own decades of experience, including:SHOOT BETTER With detailed exercises and advice for bow-hunters as well as rifle and shotgun users, this book takes you out on the range and into the woods, with what you need to bring home a trophy buck instead of a lame excuse.PLAN ALL YEAR What do you do when deer season ends? Stow your gear, mount your trophies, and start planning for next year. Here’s how to plot your hunting grounds, plant the food deer love, and upgrade your equipment.TRACK LIKE A PRO Where do deer live? What do they eat? How do they behave during the all-importnant rut season? You may think you know the answers to these questions, but the latest research and unusual historical wisdom will surprise you—and make you a better hunter. Contents Include:All About DeerWhere Deer LiveThe Latest Whitetail ScienceCover Your ScentWhat Deer EatReading RubsTracking SecretsKnow Your RutMyths DebunkedFind Big Bucks . . . and more about how to find and understand your prey365 PlanningWinter ScoutingBuild Your StandPlan a Food PlotMake a Mineral LickPut in PondsUse a Trail CameraUse Google Earth to Scout LandRead the WindMake a Hunting JournalBuy the Best RifleImprove AccuracyUse a ShotgunMuzzleloaders for Old-School HuntersLearn the LongbowThe Crossbow RevolutionCompound Bow Basics . . . and dozens more ways to spend the off-seasonThe HuntEarly-Season TacticsBow-hunt with a BuddyUse a DecoyRattle and CallGet into a StandHunt the October LullChase Down Your DeerPlan an AmbushHunt in High WindStill-Hunt RightWalk Quietly in Deep WoodsHunt from a CanoeLate-Season HuntsSpot and StalkRecover from a Bad ShotHaul Your DeerButchering TipsMount a Trophy


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