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THOUGHTS
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W H I T E TA I L S
B Y J O E KO S A C K

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Jacob Dingel

E ALL HAVE OPINIONS on
whitetails. Some are based upon
what we read, or what we see, or what
someone else believes. And we often use this
information to guide us in the woods.
Consequently, some of us give deer unassailable magical powers, while others hardly give
them any thought at all. But what's surprising is that
both groups take deer every year.
It's easy for some to dismiss deer taken by casual
hunters. Hardcore hunters chalk them up as young
deer, or whitetails pushed into oblivious hunters.
But there's more to it than that, because some
casual hunters are lucky a lot.
Could it be they don't overthink hunting deer?
For everything a whitetail does to evade hunters,
there are other deer behavioral quirks and tendencies
that make them vulnerable.
Knowing this can be used to your advantage. But
not knowing won't necessarily impact your hunt.
Only a hunter can decide at what level of involvement and thought he or she would like to engage
deer. But the truth is, in whitetail hunting, extra effort
doesn't necessarily promise anything.
Sure, we often feel better - more invested - when
we do more. But when it doesn't work out, we're left
second-guessing. And too much of that isn't good
for any deer hunter. That's why casual hunters often

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