The number one game that is hunted with bows in North America is the Whitetail Deer. Every fall, millions of hunters take to the wilderness to hunt these beautiful animals. Whitetail Deer have a keen sense of smell, hearing and sight which make them difficult to hunt.
Deer can be extremely skittish animals and something as simple as setting up a tree blind could potentially scare them away for weeks. As a result, with Whitetail it’s almost recommended that hunters set up a blind and get ready to hunt very early on. If you’re looking to hunt for mature bucks with a nice size on them, you can expect to be looking for at least a few weeks. Mature bucks will also be perhaps the most perceptive of all whitetails as well. This means you will have to set up your blind a few weeks early and wait for the perfect opportunity to arrive.
Making sure to set up decoys as well as create the ultimate ambush for a deer is the only way that you’ll be able to capture a massive trophy Whitetail deer. It’s very much worth it however when you’re cleaning the meat and preparing to feast!
The nice part about deer meat is that it’s a very high-calorie meat which can give you lots of energy. It’s also very tasty, and many people actually prefer venison (deer meat) to regular cow beef. An average sized mature buck that weighs around 165 pounds in the field can ideally produce around 80 pounds of fully boneless meat which could feed a family for quite a long time.
Although deer hunting takes effort, it is by far one of the best animals that you can hunt for excellent yield of meat, warm skins, as well as a wonderful challenge!