Using a Deer Decoy Often Triggers Testosterone-Driven Bucks
Michael Waddell and Kansas whitetail hunting aren't strangers. They're well-acquainted, as many hunts of Waddell tagging Land-of-Oz bucks have aired throughout the years.
This hunt is no different. Here Waddell uses a decoy to lure in a stud midwestern deer. Paired with some good, old-fashioned testosterone, the buck can't help but walked stiff-legged into the setup.
Once in range, the buck makes a scrape, turns broadside and the rest is up to Waddell. As usual, he capitalizes.
Hunt Tactic Used: In this hunt, the decoy was the poison. The buck couldn't handle it. There are many factors in play when decoying whitetails. Click here to learn how to effectively decoy wary whitetails.
Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.
Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.