He would call himself a family man. He and his wife are celebrating 20 years this year (today as a matter of fact). He has a son who is now his hunting partner and has been now for the last couple of years.
David resides in south Texas and hopefully this is where he will continue to hunt. You can visit his blog, which has many more great hunting tips like this one, at www.yihunt.com.
As hunters we know we are always looking to enhance our tactics when it comes to hunting whitetail deer. So, this bit of information should help you elevate your game a little bit. One of the tactics that I use is to set up a mock scrape in advance of the upcoming rut.
With that being said, it requires some time in the field in advance of you trying this tactic. Scouting is the first thing I do. I start out scouting an area and then select my mock scrape site with several factors in mind.
The very first thing that I am looking for are active trails that converge with one another. I look for trails that X or Y. The reason I want this is quite simple. It means I have deer activity in the area.
The next thing I look for is cover not only for me to hide in, but also for the deer to be comfortable in. Young deer a lot of times meander around in the wide-open. However, mature whitetail deer most of the time seek an area that has adequate cover and an easy escape route.
|The tools you need|
|Find a tree|
|Shape the scrape|
|Activate the scrape|