Today on show we’re joined by Mike Beatty, a man who tagged one of the biggest free-range bucks ever killed with a bow, and a guy who still to this day is driven to find and kill big mature whitetails. In this episode he shares exactly how he does it.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

–  A quick introduction to who Mike Beatty is

– The story of how Mike Beatty killed the 294″ “Beatty Buck” – one of the largest bucks ever killed by a hunter with a bow

– The pros and cons of killing a buck that brings so much attention to you

– How Mike’s hunting tactics changed in the 17 years since killing his giant

– How Mike uses water holes to scout and hunt mature bucks

– Mike’s trailcam tactics

– How to handle access/exit when hunting in areas of little cover

– What goals Mike has now as a hunter

– Tactics for targeting a single specific buck

– Tree stand set-up thoughts

– Rut hunting tactics Mike uses

– And much, much more!

Show notes, resources, links:

– To learn more about Sitka Gear, visit their website here.

– To learn more about Dave Skinner and the properties he has listed with Whitetail Properties, click this link

– To learn more about Hunterra’s new Mobile Map, visit

– For more from Mike, visit

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