How to Bag a Buck Deer Every Season
Day 1: Evaluate How to Bag a Buck Deer Every Season
Editor’s Note: To bag a buck every season, you not only must outsmart the buck you’re trying to take, but also you must hunt more diligently than the other hunters who are after that same buck.
No magic potion, secret call, invisible camouflage, laser-sighted rifle or heat-seeking bullet can guarantee you will bag a buck every season. But the basic principles required for success in any field can have positive results when applied to deer hunting. I came to this realization while re-watching the James Bond movie, “A View to Kill,” where Bond regularly escaped danger, knew more about his adversaries than his colleague did, did whatever was required to be successful and in the end captured not only the villain but also got the prize – a beautiful girl.
In evaluating the question of how to bag a buck every season, I’ve studied the Bond-like characteristics of the deer hunters who consistently are successful. They know more about deer hunting than the average sportsman because they’ve intensively researched two elements of the hunt – the animal they’re hunting and the people who hunt that animal. Knowing how outdoorsmen hunt on the land you hunt is as critical to your success as understanding what the deer on the lease you hunt do before, during and after deer season. To bag a buck every season, you not only must outsmart the buck you’re trying to take but also must hunt more diligently than the other hunters who are after that same buck. In the Bond movies, 007 is a secretive character who never reveals his sources, never publicizes his rendezvous and never explains how he captures criminals. The successful deer hunter is a tight-lipped individual much like Bond who will go to great lengths to keep anyone from knowing where and how he’s hunting and when he takes a deer.
However, a time comes in a deer hunter’s life when he has nothing else to prove since he can and does bag a buck every season. He’s accomplished all he’s intended to as a deer hunter. Now his greatest reward is teaching others the tricks of the trade he’s learned over the years. These master deer hunters I’ve talked with have shared their knowledge and experiences with me to help you be more successful in the woods. These sportsmen follow the principles of success that pays dividends in any endeavor. Luck in deer hunting consistently occurs for those who study, work and prepare.
Tomorrow: Longtime Deer Hunter Kelly Cooper of Pennsylvania Scouts Before Other Hunters Even Think About Deer Hunting