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I DIDN'T WANT TO PRES­SURE MY BEST SPOTS UN­TIL PRIME TIME

Outdoor Life - - NO EXCUSES -

With hunting pres­sure at ridicu­lous lev­els on ev­ery neigh­bor­ing par­cel to the ground I hunt, I knew I needed to do what I had writ­ten about so many times be­fore: Let the hunting pres­sure on nearby land push deer into my area. I would only hunt when “prime time” ar­rived. That think­ing made me miss my win­dow of op­por­tu­nity en­tirely. I pulled a trail cam­era card on Oc­to­ber 28, my first foray into the thick of the tim­ber. It was jammed up with day­light pho­tos of three dif­fer­ent shooter bucks that had been reg­u­lar trav­el­ers past my fa­vorite stand over the pre­vi­ous 10 days. The last cou­ple of pho­tos recorded the bucks as blurs as they dashed by in hot pur­suit of some early-cy­cling does. And that was that. Those bucks spent the next two weeks in var­i­ous stages of hot doe

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