Today on the show we are joined by bowhunting legend Barry Wensel and we’re diving deep into his tactics and philosophies for hunting big mature bucks. 

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– Who Barry Wensel is and how he came to be an experienced and prolifically successful deer hunter

– Why on-the-ground scouting is so important

– How bucks use ridgelines to travel and bed

– A detailed look at how bucks use terrain when bedding

– How mature bucks check scrapes and how to take advantage of that as a hunter

– The best time to get out and scout in person

– How bucks use the wind in conjunction with terrain to travel safely

– How to put the pieces of the whitetail puzzle together

– Looking at the micro and macro features that influence how deer move and how to hunt them

– Tips for better determining how wind flows through a property

– Where to start when scouting a new property

– How to “detail” a stand location for optimum results

– Lessons Barry has learned about hunting a specific buck

-And much, much more!

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