WHITETAIL STRATEGIES, VOL. II
Author: Peter J. Fiduccia
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Jul 2004
Essential guide to finding & hunting trophy deer--big bucks. Learn how to regulate & maintain space when pursuing a deer, which is key to remaining undetected. Crucial factors. 8 pg. color insert, B&W photos/illus; 6x9 inches, 280 pgs.
One of the most captivating aspects of hunting a whitetail buck is tracking and taking him on his turf, on his terms. For most hunters, tracking generates a feeling of satisfaction like no other deer-hunting tactic can. Yet while most of us fantasize about duplicating the efforts of the well-known trackers of Maine, such as the Benoits or Bloods, the reality of effective tracking is that it requires several critical elements.
Many hunters feel less than capable when it comes to knowing how to track a buck successfully. They have been brainwashed by magazine articles that leave them thinking that they must be doing something wrong. Nonsense! Peter Fiduccia tells us in Tracking Deer that tracking can be easy, if you learn to think like the deer and work to master the fundamentals.
In this comprehensive guide you will learn how to regulate and maintain space when pursuing a deer, which is key to remaining undetected. Crucial factors such as reading sign, orienteering, and the importance of being in tip-top shape are discussed in detail. You will also be trained to figure out the favorite trails of a wise old buck, what he will do under pressure, what his preferred escape routes are, where he will head when he is nervous, and how he will use cover to his advantage. When added to basic tracking skills, all of these techniques will give you an edge this hunting season, even when you?re hunting a trophy buck.
Fiduccia also discusses how to figure out the favorite trails of a wise old buck, what he will do under tracking pressure, what his preferred escape routes are, where he will head when he knows he is being followed, and how he will use certain types of cover to his advantage. All of these techniques will give you an edge this hunting season when you?re hunting a trophy buck.
But this is not just a book on how to track deer?not by a long shot. Fiduccia also covers in detail real facts about the rut; how to effectively use deer calls; understanding wind; thermal and convection currents; understanding a buck?s body language; moon phase; decoy tactics; and much more. This is a must-have deer-hunting book for anyone who wants to see and bag more mature bucks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter J. Fiduccia, aka The Deer Doctor, is a nationally recognized authority on white-tailed deer. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Outdoorsman?s Edge Book Club, consulting editor of Whitetail Hunting Strategies magazine, and host of the internationally acclaimed Woods ?n Waters television show. He is also the author of Whitetail Strategies and 101 Deer Hunting Tips, and co-editor of The Quotable Hunter. He lives in Warwick, New York.