Biggest Mistake Deer Hunters Make

   10.01.20

Biggest Mistake Deer Hunters Make

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Here’s an interesting deer hunting video from big buck hunter Don Higgins, in which he talks about the number one mistake that prevents hunters from getting a crack at a big buck on their hunting property. In short, that mistake is too much human activity on the property.

Don says things like improving stands, making fake rubs & scrapes, and planting water holes just create pressure, which repels mature bucks like nothing else does.

He says the only way to hunt and kill a big buck is to hunt them where they bed, which is where they spend their daylight hours. And if your land has more pressure than neighboring parcels, bucks will bed elsewhere and you are probably not going to get a shot at the the big ones.

He says he hunts only the edges of his property in order to allow the deer to feel safe in the heart of the parcel… and that allows him to kill the biggest buck on the property, year after year.

He clearly has a point, as he takes big bucks consistently and this video is definitely worth a watch.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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