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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Friday, June 14th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Small tracts, big bucks: Helpful tips for hunting whitetails on small properties

It does not take access to huge properties to find good bucks in many parts of the country. (Artwork by Ron Nelson)

The buck had to have dropped from the sky. That was all I could think of, since I had just looked at the scrape he was standing in only seconds before.
Spotting nothing there, I shifted my body to look the other direction and, then in one of those weird senses that old bowhunters learn to trust, I felt a hunch telling me to glance back to the original scrape. The tall-racked 8-pointer working the licking branch made me catch my breath and reach for the bow. I shouldn’t have been surprised. The tract I was hunting was no more than 15 acres, and bucks use it as a travel corridor during their November quests to find does.

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