5 Bowhunting Tips For Big Whitetail Bucks

The best bowhunting tips that you can use this season rely on your ability to manage the entire season, and not just the now season opener. The bow season is a marathon and not a sprint. Using the weather, managing when you use a rut treestands and being able to chip away at a core buck’s daytime bedding area are all critical tips that you need to practice, to find consistent archery season success for whitetails. Bowhunting for whitetail big bucks and finding success every season can be found when you practice these tips…

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Dviant_Seann ! - September 21, 2019

It’s wooded some thick brush!! Any tips?

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Isaac Wagner - September 21, 2019

Very excited about the first plot ever I planted on my parents 80 acre cattle farm with a 30 acre chunk of timber! Trying new stand locations this season, hopefully I catch a brute pass by these new locations headed to the 15’x285’ food plot

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Deerpoo22 - September 21, 2019

Jeff question.. last year and now this year I've been seeing most of the giant bucks in the 3-5 year old clear-cuts on public land in PA. It seems they almost never leave them till after darkness. They're not dense enough yet to not being able to walk through them and they're around chest height. There's a patch of standing oaks in the middle of one of the cuts. Is throwing a stand in that little island of oaks worth a shot? Seems the only way I can get these bucks is during rut

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Tom Behrens - September 21, 2019

Jeff I cant wait till you release your first video of a giant buck you shoot this fall. Thanks for the real life hunting advice. Your videos are 100x more informative than the big name guys in the business

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Randle Richardson - September 21, 2019

Hey brother I pray your havin a great afternoon Amen.

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Randle Richardson - September 21, 2019

I’ll finish watchin in a bit brother. Me and my wonderful wife had to come visit our great nieces today.

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Rob Cline jr - September 21, 2019

Lot of good info thanks for another great video We had a really good temp drop last Wednesday drop from 50s in the mornings to 34 on Wednesday morning and I couldn't get the morning off had a big job that had to get done that day it was a sad day lol and now the weekend temps are in the 60s and mid 80s durn the day

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Jiggin for Biggin - September 21, 2019

Hello. If I showed you a map could anyone show me good spots to set stands? I live in southern Iowa. Lovin the videos btw.

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Jurist - September 21, 2019

Great point on the rut watch!

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James Clark - September 21, 2019

Thanks for the videos. With running that many stands, do you leave them out year around?

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Cat Chasers Tv - September 21, 2019

Question what are the buttons for on your stabilizer

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Jason Schlaufman - September 21, 2019

Thanks for another great informative video Jeff!

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Brett Harnisch - September 21, 2019

Jeff, I have a question. I am looking at public property I know quality deer are in, because of scouting a near by food source on my way to work. I fear that other public land hunters will move into the area soon and shift the deer around. Would you ever recommend moving right into bedding for a sit in this situation, or stay on the edge of bedding and hope nobody shows? I have two cams on location.

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travis smith - September 21, 2019

We will see if your rye strategy works. Just put it down for a 3rd time Friday. Seems to have saved my radish and turnips from being eliminated.

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Jimmy Perez - September 21, 2019

Jeff you've hunted Pennsylvania the acorns are dropping early a lot of bucks are just hanging in the timber close to bedding I'm getting them on cams right by my stand sights feeding now I'm in a pickle what stand do I hunt 😩 opening day, I have a mature big boss buck I'm after and don't want to spoke this guy the bucks are mostly at this locations in the morning as of this week.

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adventure rhoades - September 21, 2019

Just talked to one of my neighbor's. We are in Fife lake michigan. He said he had you out in the spring. He was happy with your service. I just bought property that backs up to part of his. Wish I would of known you were in the area this past spring. Great video as so many are. I may not ever be at this level but this stuff sure helps us to improve what we have and what we do. Thanks

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kurzhaarguy - September 21, 2019

Are you okay if I PM you?

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George Konetes - September 21, 2019

Thanks so much Jeff! Your work really helped me take my first archery white tail this morning on opening day. Spent all summer working on the 12 acre parcel, per learnings from you, to improve the habitat and it paid off. Hey, what is your experience on shooting mechanical broadheads through mesh screens in hunting blinds?

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MrShysterme - September 21, 2019

Jeff, what about if someone has a lot of opportunities and good areas (let's say they live near a huge national forest)….can they afford to be more aggressive and enter deer core areas (if that ups their odds) because if they blow out one core area, then they have 20 more to do the same with that year? I see this as The Hunting Public's approach since they travel so much and if they wreck one bedding area, they'll be on another one in a few days. I think most hunters are somewhere in between the extremes of 1. small land owner (less than 100 acres) trying to hunt his land all season and 2. guys that travel around and hunt professionally at many locations in a year.

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Wayne Morris - September 21, 2019

i think a lot of what you say is bullshit.You are speculating 5 tips my ass,you hunt on stacked propety and, read to many hunting magazines,your average American hunter cant do this richboy way of hunting…20 to 25 stands my ass..KEEP IT REAL BRO

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Josh Rowe - September 21, 2019

Jeff, This is the most informative hunting channel Iv ever found on YouTube, I love the realistic and honest tips. Deer hunting has always been a game of pure luck and chance to me but after watching your channel I am so excited to get going with these tips, it’s pretty late for this year but there are a few things I can do to increase my chances. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. From Pennsylvania.

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Joe C - September 21, 2019

Can you do a video on walkers? My buddy loves to walk around when hunting and it drives me fucking crazy. So I can show him how he is just driving the deer off the property.

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Ben Watson - September 21, 2019

I don't think it's b.s. ! I think Jeff is the most informative "professional hunter and habitat manager" I've come across. Sure there's a lot to be interpreted because we can't have that one on one conversation. It's about the whole picture in my mind because does and fawns are the easy part but if your wanting to shoot big bucks every single year you have to have a total awareness of fundamental principles that go beyond basic knowledge. it's about being a predator and limiting are mistakes ! we kill with confidence and stealth and anytime we so choose.

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Hunter Johnson - September 22, 2019

I'm curious , what weather app do you find to be the most accurate and hunting friendly. Im hunting a new 77 acres private parcel loaded with white oaks and a constant running water ravine with a single bean field on my edge. It's the only ag field in approx. 3 sq miles. I really have to use the weather on this parcel more so then other parcels I hunt.

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Adam Smith - September 22, 2019

What kind of stands and ladders are in your videos. I like the chain on the hang on vs. the cables.

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James Williams - September 22, 2019

I hunt in n.c. and i have black bear and bob cat now im not seeing as many deer now is that why? Great video thanks

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Jake G - September 22, 2019

Hey there Jeff, Jake that south Michigan hunter here lol I have a question; what's your tips of advice for Early Season morning sits for an old river bottom? Just curious on your thoughts

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Robert Crowder - September 22, 2019

Enjoy all your videos keep them coming

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Quinn Odenthal - September 22, 2019

I have a three part question. You say your land is 40 acres? How many stands do you have on that 40 and does it vary year to year? How do you go about pressuring certain stands?

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shannon clark - September 22, 2019

Thanks to another great video. I'm here from Dutchess County New York. I don't have these great views timber an cover the way you explain in these. I'm isolated in a 7 acres area (I know it's not much) only place I can get permission to hunt. Do you have a link (or anyone reading this) of way to take advantage of an area this small?

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Harold Callahan - September 22, 2019

I just back tested your temperature drop theory and it fit perfectly – Last year we had a 6.5 year old 11 pointer only on video at midnight. Day 1 of muzzleloader the temperature dropped from 50 degrees to 29 and the boy showed up at 15 minutes before sun down

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Neil Wines - September 22, 2019

Awesome video. Great advice. I’ve got lots of work to do on our property. Do you come to South Carolina to advise or design property?

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Stranglehold Outdoors - September 22, 2019

Gotta love it! Nice video! Can't wait to get up to Buffalo County!

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Gregory Gofuckurself - September 22, 2019

I sat my first Wisconsin sit this evening and didn't see a thing. It's been raining for a few days now and the temperature and the wind were good so I sat from 3pm till dark and didn't see a deer but really enjoyed just being out. The camera I checked by this stand has tons of pix. They are just alot of young buck and Doe group's. Haven't shot a Doe on this property in a few year's and I think this year we need to shoot 7 of em. Thanks for all the informative video's and advice.. Hunt safe and hope you have a great season.

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Glenn G. - September 23, 2019

Jeff, I am 550 miles from my hunting spot which is in northern Missouri. It's a buddies place, 100 acres which is in CRP surrounded by private land with wooded edges and wooded fingers and 2 ponds. It holds a lot of does and is used for bedding and transition. As I get closer to retirement I plan on spending more time up there including a good chunk of mid October thru rifle season in mid November. What would you recommend as a camera system I can use to enhance my scouting capabilities. during my absence? Thanks! (the wireless signal is pretty good)

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Anton Schneider - September 23, 2019

Jeff, if you aren't able to get in to set up a good rut stand before the season starts, how would you recommend one go about putting up a stand, i.e. how many weeks before Nov. 1 and best time of the day?

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CodyIsAlright - September 23, 2019

I'm a 14 year old and I love hunting I had a 10 point and a 8 point come to my food plot 3 a week but bow season starts in a week and I haven't seen then in a week what do I do

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Dan Mechback - September 23, 2019

Hi Jeff. We had access to a piece of equipment so we put in a 110 gallon water hole and scrape. Our season opens in two weeks. Do you think it will take a while for them to get used to the waterhole and scrape, should we of waited till after the season? It’s along a travel corridor so we think it’s in the right location, just didn’t know if we had ourself by doing it so close to the season. Your thoughts as always are appreciated. Thanks!

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William Moore - September 24, 2019

Do you have any hints for land that you can not use feed or plots? I am hunting on about 2 acres of open field(without only food) and about 4 acres of woods. I have scouted some and seen hundreds of prints but no deer. I will only be bow hunting on it. Thanks

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Clint Allgood - September 24, 2019

What brand is that backpack?

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BeerManBob - September 26, 2019

Jeff what photo management software do you use ?

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Rick Parshall - September 26, 2019

So the big guy I have been toyed with on state land for three years that I showed my frustration with here should be in his area at the same time as last year… every year we learn from each other.. I just have to let the younger ones walk and wait… 🦌🦌it is so hard letting them walk when in beginning years you are lucky to even tag one… lol first buck and first bow harvest last year hopefully got that out of my way.. I am putting my stand a bit farther down his path tomorrow, and he was showing up pre rut (second week of bow opening October 3) I have high hopes and more patience this year AND I know I only have one buck tag till regular season opener… this year the white oaks are just starting to drop and acorns are very plentiful!! I am going in just off the meadow in cover between open hardwoods and meadow near a pretty heavily traveled route (last week at least) so I don't have to enter open woods but am 20-30yards from his past movements… first cold front with a south or S-E wind… twang… hopefully🦌… should I act more confident?😂😂

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Spencer Harwood - October 1, 2019

Thank you for giving such a logical approach to your hunting strategies and the depth in the explanation!

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