Video Strategies For Bucks
Deer-hunting videos are great sources of expert information on the "How-To" of successful buck hunting. However, some of the most important video information is conveyed by the deer themselves. Deer express themselves through the body language of posture and movement pattern. Ears up, flicking tail and a rigid, upright posture indicate suspicion. Snorting and foot-stamping by does indicates real alarm. Bucks are less demonstrative than does, but are much quicker to take decisive evasive action when disturbed. If a buck's subtle signs of alarm go unnoticed by the hunter waiting for a better shot, odds are good that the buck will sidle away, offering no shot at all. Watch the hunting videos critically. Note the bucks' postures and minute behaviors both when at ease and on alert. "Reading" buck body language tells you how much time you have to make the shot. For a "final exam," watch new videos for the first time with the audio "Off" and see if you can predict deer behavior.