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How to harvest a mature bull

Mating: The Season Long-Awaited by Hunters. Let me give you some tips and advice to help you help harvest. We know that the current trend is to go directly to the woods to find the Trophy. Let's see if you're ready for this excursion that could bring your dream to reality.


Mating season

Mating: The Season Long-Awaited by Hunters. Let me give you some tips and advice to help you harvest. We know that the current trend is to go directly to the woods to find the Trophy. Let's see if you're ready for this excursion that could bring your dream to reality.

Movement and appropriate area

First, before venturing into the woods you should know which way to move. For this, you must wear appropriate clothing such as fleece to avoid making noise and you keep warm as well as hiking shoes, waterproof from preference. You will also need to have a map of your territory with you, a gps or an application like Avenza maps as well as the most important, earth or spruce scent and synthetic or natural urine from ProXpedition. Now that you're ready, let's find the appropriate sector.

How to choose one place rather than another in order to go to meet the dominant male? First, we need to consider when are we are in the season. If we take for example the period from "Prime Time" males will run much more territory than at the habit. You will first need to find out where the females by examining the salt licks which are the most active or the stake which is truly filled with food. When you find this place you will have 25% of the work done. You will have to work for the 75% remaining!

Now, what will be very profitable for you will be to arrive at this site 30 minutes before the legal shooting time to check the direction of the winds so as not to make you feel too much in your movements. Once you've checked the winds and the location you'll be entering, it's time to make your presence known by mimicking a complaining female. If females are nearby they will in turn be heard in order to keep the males with them. If this is the case, you will only have to wait for legal time to venture in search of them. At this stage, you will have 50% of the job done.

Watch the wind

The next 25% will be the hardest to achieve. Your movements will have to be done slowly and in such a way as to make only natural sounds like breaking a branch. Any unnatural moves will cost you several points on final approach.

At this time you should always move with the wind in your face to avoid smelling your body odor and the one that gives you away the most, your breath. You continue to let your movements be known by playing the plaintive female and at the same time they will let you know their movements. Never hesitate to continue even when you approach them. If the male is with them he will surely have already manifested. Do not change your method of "calling" when you are near the male, make him believe that there are other females who are added to his harem. When you feel the male approaching you or you approaching him, now is the time to change your vocalizations to those of a male. 75% of the job is done, you have finally entered his bubble!


Final approach

If you have made it to this stage, it is because nothing has been left to chance: winds, smells, noises and movements... In the remaining 25%, you will have to prove to him that you are really a threat to him. I suggest you start by imitating his calls without doing more than him so as not to dominate him, which could be fatal.

This step is the most important. Be sure to get ProXpedition Mature Buck (Buck-50) synthetic urine on your clothes and don't be afraid to let the wind blow towards him so he can smell you. If you succeed in this, all you have to do is pull the trigger to collect it.

I have harvested 75% of my mature bucks from wood in similar situations during the rut.