Top whitetail deer hunting in Texas and hunting tips? Every early-season hunter who has walked away from his stand sweaty and empty-handed knows that high fall temperatures can turn whitetails into slugs. Already clad in their winter coats, most warm-weather bucks move sparingly and almost exclusively at night. But successful whitetail hunting isn’t about finding most bucks. It’s about finding one buck you can kill. To make hot hunts pay off, you have to continually remind yourself that somewhere out there, a buck is moving during shooting hours. Your job is to figure out where and when, and how to tag him. Here’s a breakdown that’ll help you do just that.
Hotspots: Oak flats and grainfields are top food sources. Also, pay attention to natural funnels that offer cover. As bucks spend more time on the move in late October, they’ll be traveling along old logging roads, benches, saddles, and brushy fence lines. When you’re speed-scouting, look for rub and scrape lines to mark the hottest routes. Hunt Plan: Let weather systems dictate your hunting early in the month; cold fronts, showers, or early snow will get bucks on their feet to feed. This is the time to set up along the edges of major food sources, or just off them in staging areas. Later in the month, as bucks put down more sign, key in funnels, pinch points, fresh rub lines, and especially scrapes.
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Tyler Porter, Ken-Tenn Hunting Outfitters: In Kentucky, scouting in August means a lot of glassing and watching fields. It’s key to know where deer are entering fields and what types of deer—bucks or does—are using that field. I also look at the bean plants themselves. Often, in parts of the field, the beans have been eaten down to nothing. That tells me deer are using that area most. It might be a good spot to hang a stand or an area to observe further at a respectable distance. Kentucky’s season starts the first Saturday in September, so our pre-season scouting is critical to our September velvet hunts. In the two or three weeks leading up to the opener, we back off the farms as much as possible and put little to no pressure on deer, except to fill up feeders.
The B4 Ranch is still operating within the original family and is full of interesting family history. This old bus is a random piece of history on this family ranch. As the story goes, in previous generations this was used as shelter to wait out the Wild West Texas storms. There was no way to escape hail storms if you were deep into the ranch on horseback. At a later date, it was used for ranch hands to camp in if they stayed out fixing fences, etc. Read even more info at 5 Star Texas Hunting Ranch.