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When to Bail on a Buck

Is it ever the right time to switch gears and leave a mature buck behind? I say yes.

When to Bail on a Buck

Knowing when to cut your losses can be a powerful tool for success. (Photo courtesy of Greg Miller)

I firmly believe it’s long been the question many deer hunters have asked themselves more than any other. And it goes something along the lines of, “I wonder if it’s possible that I’ve been putting too much pressure on this big buck I’m trying to kill?”

After many hundreds of conversations with fellow deer hunters over the years, I’ve come to the conclusion that darn few hunters are willing to admit that they may have been their own worst enemy when it comes to putting too much pressure on a big deer. Oh, and just so we’re clear on something here, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve also been guilty of the crime . . . and...

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