Stanley wrote:I think Dan hit on the head, anytime you enter a bucks bedding area you do damage. So knowing this should give you an idea on how to kill the buck. Know the land like the back f your hand!!!!! If you know where the bucks bed and you know where the bucks feeds you have the two main ingredients. You can kill a buck without disturbing his bedding area if you know from experience where he is bedding.
This all plays into my low impact style. I like to have a property practically memorized. This way if there is a buck in the area I have a good idea of how to kill him. Hey.... it is never a given but sure helps not going in blind.
Stanley, that is how I have always hunted my private land. But chasing mature bucks on public land has really gotten under my skin. The aggressive style of setting up close to beds really ads new levels of excitement for me. I guess even though I have great private land in a great part of WI I was getting a bit bored. The new tactics and scenery has really revitalized my love for bow hunting.