Center Shots: How to Pattern Mature Bucks Using Trail Cameras

Center Shots: How to Pattern Mature Bucks Using Trail Cameras

How does Field Editor Bill Winke find success year after year? With an exhaustive and comprehensive patterning strategy utilizing trail cameras. There are many benefits to this strategy: it makes the hunt more personal; it allows you to develop a history; and it provides a greater understanding of a buck's individual personality traits and characteristics.

From proper food placement methods for producing an inventory of deer in the area to pegging the individual pattern of a certain buck, find out why using trail cameras to pattern mature bucks creates the best opportunities to tag out on a dream buck.

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