How to correctly interpret rubs, tracks, droppings, scrapes and more to boost your odds of connecting with a trophy white-tailed buck this fall
A lot has changed in the world of whitetail hunting over the years, except for one thing: the deer themselves, and the clues they leave behind. Understanding deer sign such as rubs, scrapes and tracks is key to predicting whitetail movement patterns, which in turn forms the backbone of consistent hunting success. And once your scouting reveals evidence of a healthy deer population, the rest depends on time spent afield, a keen eye and a bit of luck. Here’s how to unravel the clues to pattern a big buck this fall, and fill your freezer in the process.