Hunting Big Woods Bucks: Secrets Of Tracking And Stalking Whitetails

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Woods N' Water, Inc., 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 176 pages
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Bag the buck of your dreams! In this intriguing book, Maine guide Hal Blood describes the many subtle ways to read deer sign and to uncover the tracks left by a mature white-tailed buck. Learn the secrets of deer behavior and how to locate and close in on wary bucks -- no matter how far and wide they travel. Blood's tried-and-true tips can help you learn where to look, when to stalk and when to stand-skills vital to developing into a more consistent, successful deer hunter. Find out when and how to use calls like rattling, snorting or grunting and unlock the mysteries of rubs and scrapes. Blood also includes valuable information on still-hunting at a variable pace, tracking deer through the snow, stalking a whitetail on bare ground, getting the gear you need to be best prepared and letting time be on your side as you track down a trophy buck. Thrilling hunting stories combined with practical advice from a seasoned pro make this book the ultimate guide for the serious deer hunter!
 

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Contents

The Nomadic Whitetail
7
Talking to Deer
15
Understanding Rubs and Scrapes
27
Take a Stand
37
Being Prepared
49
Gearing Up
57
StillHunt at a Variable Pace
65
One Week at a Time
79
Weather or Not
95
Track Him Down
105
The Easy Way Out
125
Buck Tales
135
The King
162
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Hal Blood is licensed by the state of Maine as a Master Guide. He is the owner and operator of Cedar Ridge Outfitters, one of the most respected and successful deer hunting lodges in all of the Northeast. Hal has taken more than one hundred mature, trophy-class whitetails for himself and his clients. He also provides frequent deer hunting seminars at several of the nation's top sports shows. When not tracking, calling, rattling, and stalking whitetails on a one-on-one basis, Hal is busy guiding bear hunters. This is Hal's first book and his patience, persistence and tenacity for finding and tracking big whitetails in all types of weather or conditions is evident in the pages of this book.

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