15 Deer Hunting Myths Even Experienced Hunters Believe

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If you need a little verbal ammunition to stir up your hunting buddies, Josh Honeycutt provides all the material you’ll need in this post from the Realtree network.  As you breeze through these 15 beliefs you will be challenged, possibly provoked.  Honeycutt admits that he did some head scratching as he researched the article, yet all of the conclusion are based on science.

Coyotes are Killers

I don’t want to spoil the mystery of these myths, but I’m passionate about one.  The myth that coyotes don’t affect fawn survival rates could not be more false if the Russian Information Czar posted it personally.  Coyotes kill fawns and will kill every one they can see, smell, or jump.  The belief that coyotes only kill ill and infirm animals and therefore deserve to be part of the balance of nature is pure baloney and belongs right up there with alien autopsies and the Easter bunny.

This mature buck was killed and eaten by coyotes in a single night.

I just returned from a deer hunt in the Dakotas and upon arrival met a hunter who described a pack of coyotes attacking a buck with one antler.  I immediately chastised the man for not shooting at the coyotes, but he said he didn’t have a clear shot.  Ironically, as daylight broke the following morning I looked into a streambed 40 yards from my location and saw the carcass of a large deer, or what was left of it, with one antler.

This was a 150 pound whitetail deer and the coyotes cornered it in a streambed and savagely killed it, as they do all animals.  No doubt the animal died a terrible, painful death and the sight made me more determined than ever to kill every coyote I see or hear.

OK, I’ve calmed down a little.  There are 14 myths to go and you’ll enjoy reading and fooling your friends.  Here they are:  https://www.realtree.com/brow-tines-and-backstrap/15-deer-hunting-myths-even-experienced-hunters-believe?utm_source=Website+Subscribers&utm_campaign=22df036ce3-deer_hunting_2017_11_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0411fab956-22df036ce3-18054421&mc_cid=22df036ce3&mc_eid=8fe2237aad

 

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