SECRETS FOR HUNTING BIG BUCKS: HOW TO HUNT DEER UNDER PRESSURE
Author: Scott Bestul
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Sep 2003
Guide to handling today?s deer-hunting realities. Surveys what experts can tell us about how deer react in high-pressure situations, how hunters need to adapt to pressured hunting situations, why scouting is even more important, & how to recognize travel corridors & study aerial maps. Also, tactics for stands & stalking; best techniques for organizing drives & pushes; & new approaches to bowhunting. B&W photos & illus.; 6x9 inches, 288 pgs.
While all hunters dream of chasing trophy bucks high up on the sides of remote mountains, far from other hunters, the reality is that most serious hunters are chasing stressed-out, pressured deer in crowded areas.
But the word ?pressure? doesn?t just mean the presence of other hunters; it also covers the problems of hunting in less rural and suburban areas, special ?limited-entry? hunts, and hunting deer that are in turn being hunted by natural predators like wolves and coyotes.
In thoughtful, clearly written chapters, Scott Bestul surveys what experts can tell us about how deer react in high-pressure situations, how hunters need to adapt to pressured hunting situations, why scouting is even more important in the high-pressure environment, and how to recognize travel corridors and study aerial maps. He looks at tactics for stands and stalking in heavily hunted areas; he also explains the best techniques for organizing drives and pushes; and he looks at new approaches to bowhunting, particularly in special short-duration hunts, public areas, and metro zones.
The world of hunting has changed tremendously in the past twenty years, and Secrets for Hunting Big Bucks may well be the deer-hunting handbook of the next twenty.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Scott Bestul took his first whitetail when he was twelve. He is a contributing editor for Field & Stream, Sporting Classics, Turkey, and Turkey Hunting magazines. He lives along the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.