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Learn how to hunt whitetail deer gun or bow, archery style in the Midwest

Updated on February 9, 2015

September pre deer season scouting


Early archery season for whitetail deer in the Midwest begins early September. Walking around the edges of the crop fields, you can get a good idea of what kind of critters are taking advantage of all the farmer’s crops planted in the fields

Trails AKA travel corridors, winding their way between available cover and mass crop fields such as soybeans, corn, and other such food sources. Should not be overlooked as great midday bedding areas,

These areas contain many helpful clues as to deer movement, numbers of deer, and to the experienced tracker. Sex, age and an areas trophy buck potential.

Whitetail Bucks do not stand still long, when he sees or smells you
Whitetail Bucks do not stand still long, when he sees or smells you | Source

The importance of reading signs along whitetail deer trails

Whitetail deer trails in the Midwest often run alongside and in, drainage ditches and creek bottoms that borders crop fields, stands of mass crop producing hardwoods and bedding area.

Many a big bucks daily travels are comprised of, sneaking through the cool muddy waters of area creeks, ditches, and slues.

Big bucks love cool hiding places

When creeks, ditches, and small rivers are not full of water, to the point where a deer cannot simply wade across or along them.

These areas provide the weary whitetail secluded travel corridors mature does and the elusive monster bucks dare to travel.

These areas provide cover, which conceals their movements.

Shade, where it is cooler and generally a nice breeze that not only helps to keep the deer cool in the dog days of late summer.

Gentle breezes carry all the smells from up wind to the deer’s trusty nose.

Choosing the best deer stand locations

When choosing a location for a stand, or hunting blind. Factor in the direction of the wind. Scent control is now and will always be the single most critical element to being successful. Regardless of whether your plans are to shoot a video, using a trail camera, full-fledged HD video camera or bowhunting you must keep the wind in your face so as not to be picked-up by the deer’s ultra sensitive nose.

To Your Hunting Bow Hunting Success, Mike


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    • Teddletonmr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Teddleton 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      katiem2, glad to hear from you, How to Hunt Whitetail Deer was a labor of love. I could sit and watch whitetails for hours, watching them interact with the other wildlife is my idea of a good time.

      habee, it is great to hear from you again, maybe you will find the time to once again venture afield, if for nothing more than to get some fresh air and enjoy all mother nature has to offer.

      Ladies, make it a super great day. Your friend, Mike

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Great article! I used to be a deer hunter, too! Thumbs up!

    • katiem2 profile image

      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Great insights on How to Hunt Whitetail Deer Gun or Bow, Archery Style in the Midwest. Loved the video. :)

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