What’s your theory on when big bucks are most vulnerable...regardless of the time of year?
That's true. I hunt the muzzleloader season which is mid Sept. The only pressure the deer have had are from bow hunters. They're quiet and sneaky and don't pressure the deer too much. By the time rifle seasons start the bucks are spooked.I think this really depends on the time of year that you’re hunting.
There have been numerous studies on deer movements utilizing tracking collar data and they all show that moon phase is irrelevant.I think it has a lot to do with the moon phase as when it is full they are only out a little while in the morning and come out early in the afternoon. But for sure I think the morning is better overall
Thanks Chester. That may be my favorite buck hunt ever. Got him above 11,000' on the next to last day of the season, during the very last minutes of light several miles from the road. Very satisfying to have it all pay off like that. Here's another pic of the same buck. 218 and change gross.That’s an incredible buck. Nice shot too.