A mature whitetail buck could be one of the hardest hunting challenges you will ever face. We try to help your odds by having a good off-season feeding program that consists of food plots, supplementing feeding, and minerals. Stands are placed over well-used game trails that have proven year after year to be very successful.
Whitetail Deer Hunting Tips
- In Southeast Alabama, a good bit of our land is hilly country. Place your stand where you can watch trails 1/4 to 1/2 of the way down the hills. Big bucks prefer to move on these side hills, keeping their bodies against the landforms where they don't stand out as much.
- Although we do whitetail hunts throughout the season, the prime opportunity to bag a mature buck will happen during the rut, or their breeding season. In the rut, they will move all day to find a mate. Otherwise, you will most likely see deer in the early morning or late evening.
- A strong coldfront is prime for deer movement. Make sure to dress accordingly and bring extra layers so your long sit will not be so uncomfortable. Failure to dress warmly may cause you to lose your trophy buck.
- Patience is key. Though grunt tubes and rattling horns are useful tools, the best method is to wait and stay alert. We have identified the best active scrape lines where your trophy buck will appear.
- Seeing your first mature buck in the hunt can be exciting. Always make sure that you can clearly see and identify your target before you fire at rustling brush.