The whitetail rut is the most exciting time of the season for deer hunters, and it’s also a time when the NDA receives a lot of questions about this important season in the whitetail’s year….
A Guide to Rubs and Scrapes, the Social Media of the Deer World
Oct 19, 2022Kip Adams
Whitetails don’t have cell phones or social media accounts, but they are far more social than most hunters realize. They surf the information highway at rubs and scrapes to stay in contact with locals as…
Get Bucks on Camera, No Bait Required
Aug 28, 2019Wes Delks
I recently moved to Illinois where feeding or baiting deer is illegal at all times of the year, and getting pictures of bucks suddenly became much more difficult. For me, trail-camera pictures control future hunting…
The Why and How of Mock Scrapes
Oct 16, 2018Dave Skinner
Virtually every hunter I know gets excited when they see a big, active scrape. There’s just something mysterious about them that intrigues us and gets our hearts pumping a little faster. We know when we…
Rub and Repeat: Bucks Return to A Few Rubs, Not All
Sep 26, 2018Kip Adams
Have you ever placed your trail-camera to monitor a rub without success? Many rubs are never visited again by the bucks that made them or by other deer. However, some rubs are a little more…
How Many Rubs Does a Buck Make?
Sep 10, 2012Kip Adams
Not seeing many rubs and scrapes in your area? This may be directly related to an absence of older bucks. Just how many rubs does a whitetail buck make each year? That depends on the…