Are you looking forward to bringing home a huge trophy from a blackbuck hunting trip?
Some say that bucks go smarter as they mature which make hunting a lot more challenging. However this should not discourage you to go for a huge buck because there are ways to do it easily especially if you will understand mature buck movements that will tell a lot about how they think and behave as they age.
Every buck is unique. They have individual characteristics that you should know in order to create a pattern that will show mature buck movements and behavior.
Discussed below are some of the key points that you have to remember to understand the movements of a mature buck.
· As a buck matures, their home range decreases. A buck that matures tends to stay within his home range.
· Bucks are most active during dawn, dusk and during rut season. These are the most important hours that hunters should prefer in order to increase the likelihood of getting a deer down.
· Breeding season is the time when they are most active and you can be sure that they will be up on their feet at this point of the year.
· There are several factors that keep a buck within home range. Factors including food and cover are some of the things that influence the behavior of bucks to be within home range or not.
· Summer and fall increases the frequency of a buck’s activity within a certain home range. Researches also came with the conclusion that usually same sites are targeted as a way to continually evaluate the receptiveness of females.
· Mature bucks tend to be more faithful to the places they live. There is a huge chance that bucks will choose to stay at a certain place as they mature. The reason for this is associated with their need to survive. As they find comfort and security in a place, there is greater reason for them to stay and make it their home.
· Deer take brief trips outside of their homes from time to time and their ‘vacations’ are more frequent during the rut season.
· Bucks are smart enough to know when there is hunting pressure. Hunter presence in the area can alert deer and may avoid areas where they usually go. Usually, it only takes 3 days after the opening of the hunting season for bucks to change their usual ways.
· There are two main aspects that you should look into in order to become an effective hunter and these include assessment of the landscape and how a buck makes use of it.
· Technology can create the most useful hunting gears but without knowledge and skills on how bucks behave and move, hunting down a mature buck wouldn’t be so easy.
Being able to predict where a mature buck stays at a particular time can give hunters a strong advantage. Understanding the movement and behavior of mature bucks definitely brings you closer to a successful hunt!