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4 Habitat Hacks to Draw Deer In

Use these cheap and easy habitat enhancements to tag more whitetails where you hunt.

4 Habitat Hacks to Draw Deer In

(Photo by Mark Raycroft)

As a Western bowhunter used to roaming endless tracts of public land in search of mule deer, elk and pronghorns, I didn’t get it. Truth be told, it drove me nuts. My goal when chasing critters out West has always been — and likely always will be — to arrow the first legal animal that presents a good opportunity. Naturally, I took this same mindset to the whitetail woods, and for a while I was content.

Then, in 2016, I started hunting whitetails with Terron Bauer, who I now refer to as my personal whitetail Yoda. You see, Bauer’s bowhunting roots are much different than mine. He grew up hunting his father’s farm in south-central Nebraska. Although the...

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