Keep a Journal

Observations aren’t enough, especially when you’re scouting multiple properties. Notes are necessary. All details should be noted, even some that may seem unimportant at the time. Journaling can make all the difference in hunting.

-Jim

Persistence Isn’t

Persistence isn’t hunting the same area with the same tactics over and over. That type of hunting is both boring and annoying.

Persistence is having the same goal over and over.

But the goal isn’t to harvest a buck.

The harvest of the buck is the result of doing things right.

-Jim

Look for the Questions

Apple Creek Whitetails Photo

Good scouting is not so much looking for the answers as it is looking for the questions. In nature nothing is random and nothing happens by accident. The when and the where are a lot easier to figure out if we know what makes the wheel go around.

-Jim

You Need This Book

My new book, BLOOD IN THE TRACKS: A MULE DEER MANIFESTO, is out and available on Amazon. I’m so excited about this book because it’s going to help a lot of people become better hunters. You can check it out by clicking on the link below. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it and learn a lot about mule deer hunting from it.
Renowned outdoor photographer Tony Bynum has provided some of the best mule photos ever taken for this book. The pictures are great!
Good luck and good hunting to all of you,
Jim

Whizzing in the Woods

Recent research indicates that deer cannot distinguish between human urine and deer urine.

I’ve known this for some time. I quit peeing into plastic jugs 20 years ago and in that entire time I have never seen a deer spooked at the scent of human urine.

In fact, I’ve had deer walk up, smell my urine, and lay down in it. I won’t go as far as to say that deer are attracted to human urine, but I will say it doesn’t spook them.

-Jim