Tracking Deer

Tracking Deer

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One of the most captivating aspects of hunting a whitetail buck is having the skill to track and take him on his own turf. For most hunters, tracking generates a feeling of accomplishment like no other deer-hunting tactic can. Yet while most of us fantasize about duplicating the efforts of the well-known trackers of Maine and Vermont-such as the Benoits, the Bloods, and the Berniers-the reality of effective tracking in heavily pressured areas is that this particular type of tracking requires several critical skills. Many hunters feel less than capable when it comes to knowing how to track a buck successfully in places other than big woods. They have been brainwashed by magazine articles that leave them thinking they must be doing something wrong. Nonsense! Peter Fiduccia tells us in Whitetail Strategies, Vol. II that tracking big bucks in areas where most hunters stalk deer can be done with consistent successes--if you learn to use the tactics Fiduccia suggests in his book, and work to master these fundamentals. In this comprehensive guide you will learn how to accurately judge a buck track and when it was made, and how not to pressure a buck into running onto the next property or into another hunter. Fiduccia explains in commonsense terms how to maintain space when pursuing a deer, which is key to remaining undetected, and discusses crucial factors such as reading sign, when to slow or pick up your pace, and the importance of being able to interpret the subtle signals a buck leaves behind when dogged by a tracker. Fiduccia also discusses how to figure out the favorite trails of a wise old buck, what he will do under tracking pressure, what his preferred escape routes are, where he will head when he knows he is being followed, and how he will use certain types of cover to his advantage. When added to basic tracking skills, all of these techniques will give you an edge this hunting season, even when you� 2re hunting a trophy buck. But this is not just a book on how to track deer-not by a long shot. Fiduccia also covers in detail real facts about the rut; how to effectively use deer calls; understanding wind; thermal and convection currents; understanding a buck� 2s body language; moon phase; decoy tactics; and much more. This is a must-have deer-hunting book for anyone who wants to see and bag more mature more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Lyons Press
  • Australia
  • English
  • First.
  • 1585748528
  • 9781585748525

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"Peter Fiduccia is one of the great master woodsmen of the world. His dedication to the outdoor lifestyle embodies that higher level of awareness that is our honorable American hands-on conservation heritage. His knowledge and understanding of the Spirit of the Wild comes from an instinctual fascination with the good mother earth and the hunting, fishing, and trapping that keeps us connected to her pulse. He shares this wealth of knowledge here and I highly recommend this book to all who wish to be real environmentalist and naturalists for a better quality of life." -- Ted Nugent"Peter Fiduccia's new book -- Whitetail Strategies, Vol. II -- will definitely help me hunt mature whitetail bucks in pressured areas and I think it would be well worth your time to read it, too."--Milo Hansonshow more

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One of the most captivating aspects of whitetail hunting is tracking a buck on his home turf. Yet the reality is that most of us hunt in fairly small, heavily pressured areas where big woods tactics just don't work, which can be very frustrating. Thankfully, in Whitetail Strategies, Vol. II, Peter Fiduccia explains that tracking big bucks in these areas can still be done with consistent success using a few critical skills. You will learn how to accurately judge a track, how not to pressure a buck into running into the next property or, worse, another hunter, and how to interpret more subtle sign left behind by a cagey buck. In this comprehensive guide you will also discover how to track a wounded buck by examining the hair and blood left at the impact site, which can tell you where he was hit and what he will do next. Observing the injured buck's body language after the hit provides further clues for tracking, and each type of hit is discussed in detail along with a variety of essential tips for improving your tracking ability. But this is not just a book about tracking deer - not by a long shot. Fiduccia also provides in-depth coverage on underutilized methods of deer calling. Understanding deer vocalizations and then mastering each call will without a doubt lead to more shot opportunities. You will be amazed at the results when you follow Fiduccia's simple guidelines for when, where, and how to call. The wealth of other tips and tactics includes timing your hunts for specific days within the rut, reading complex air currents, interpreting the moon phase, and using unusual but effective decoy tactics. This is a must-have book for anyone who wants to see and bag more mature more

About Peter J. Fiduccia

Peter J. Fiduccia, aka The Deer Doctor, is a nationally recognized authority on whitetail deer. He is editor in chief of the Outdoorsman's Edge Book Club, consulting editor of "Whitetail Hunting Strategies" magazine, and host of the nationally acclaimed "Woods 'n Waters" television show. He is also the author of "Whitetail Strategies" and "101 Deer Hunting Tips." He lives in Warwick, New York, and spends time on his family farm in Otsego, New York, studying and hunting more

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