Photo credit: J.J. Guy Longtin

10 pro tricks for hunting late-season whitetails



Avoid hunting on days when the snow is crunchy or crusty. With each footstep, you’ll just shout out your presence to any deer that are within earshot, and we all know that whitetails are equipped with exceptional hearing. Talk about mission impossible.


Instead, head out after a fresh snowfall, when the powdery blanket muffles your footfalls. The bonus of fresh powder is that the deer will also be far more comfortable moving around during daylight; when the snow is crunchy, they tend to just bed down instead.