There are a lot of things about whitetails that we still don’t know. Much of it we may never figure out. But that’s the challenge. That’s what makes hunting these elusive critters so much fun.
In the world of outdoor media, a lot of theories and ideas float around. Some of them are true. Some of them aren’t. Simple as that. Hunters abide by a lot of traditions—some of which they live and die by—that define the hunter they are. Those same traditions and principles define their success, one way or the other, too.
I’ll be up front: I’m going to ruffle some feathers with some of what I have to say here, especially on wind. But that’s okay. I only write about what I’ve come to know through my real-life experiences as a deer hunter. And I’ll stand behind those same theories and concepts until I’m proven wrong.
I’ll use the 4-year-old Kentucky buck I shot in full velvet last season to illustrate each of these five things. We’ll call it a case study, so to speak.