Winning the Lottery Vs. Effort

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For most hunters, hunting big bucks is like buying lottery tickets. If I just buy enough tickets, sooner or later, I’ll win.

However, for most hunters success is directly related to effort. Not all the time, but much more than most people realize. Harder working, better informed, and smarter hunters do better than other people, most of the time.

It’s possible your efforts won’t be sufficient and you continue to need better luck. But it’s a lot more likely that you’ll get lucky if you put in the effort.

-Jim

Receiving Vs. Taking

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Most hunters wait for someone to give them the knowledge of where and how to hunt whitetail deer.
A few hunters – not very many – take.
They take advantage of the off-season. They take the opportunity to explore new niches. They take the time to learn more about the deer in their area. They find things to do which can improve their hunting.

What have you taken today?
-Jim

Sweet-Spot Hunting

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There are reasons why big bucks inhabit certain areas.

If you harvest a big buck, there’s reason to believe another big buck will fill that void next season.

The same factors that attracted the first buck will more than likely attract another.

-Jim

The Secrets to Cooking Killer Venison

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-Jim

Watch the Ears

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By watching a deer’s ears, a hunter can often be alerted to things happening in the woods that he might have otherwise missed. Deer often keep track of each other by listening. So, if you see a lone deer cupping his ears to the rear, you can bet there is another deer following it.
-Jim

The Moment of Action

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You’ve been sitting in a treestand for days. Suddenly, a big buck appears out of nowhere.
This is the moment of truth.
The moment is between you and the buck. Most hunters hesitate. Most hunters panic. Once the panic subsides, it’s already too late.
All the preparation and luck are nothing compared with the ability to not panic.
-Jim

Keep It Clean

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Our hunting clothes must be kept as odorless as possible. They absorb a tremendous amount of human odor. Clothes should be washed after every use in unscented detergents. Be sure to use a detergent that doesn’t have UV brighteners. The deer will see UV brighteners; I can guarantee it.
-Jim

Becoming a Master

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The mastery of trophy hunting is not about controlling the situation. It’s about being in alignment with nature and yielding to the buck’s movement and behavior.
Success is not a goal, it’s a byproduct of doing things right.
-Jim

Uncertainty

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Comfort is boring. It is an attachment to the known, and the known is nothing more than our past.
Uncertainty, on the other hand, is exciting. Uncertainty is tapping into unknown possibilities. It can be a little scary, but fear can be a great motivator.
The fear of change lies somewhere between the known and the unknown—that place between same old, same old and a new pattern. A pattern of what can be, not of what is.
-Jim

R.G. Bernier

R.G. Bernier

Here’s what R.G. Bernier has to say about my book Buck Naked; “Having just finished reading your book, Buck Naked I felt compelled to write you. No stranger to the hunting literary world, and having authored four titles on tracking trophy whitetails primarily in the Northeast I found your book absolutely refreshing. In fact, it may well be one of the best I’ve had the good pleasure of absorbing in a very long time.”

R.G. Bernier is the worlds foremost authority on tracking whitetail deer. I have read everything he has written and you should too. The first book I read was; The Deer Trackers and I highly recommend it to anyone serious about whitetail deer hunting.

I want to encourage all of you to visit his website bigwhitetail.com
and his blog bigwhitetail.wordpress.com

You find information on these sites which will elevate your hunting success. I guaranty it.
Good Luck and Good Hunting,
Jim