How to Find the Best Treestand for Large Bucks
By: Jason Snavely
Adam Hays has an impressive buck hunting track record, and it doesn't have to do with luck
Do you really think you’re an effective predator? As a wildlife biologist, I’ve studied the calculated stalking and ambushing methods of effective predators such as wolves, bears and mountain lions. Let’s face it; they know how to find their prey in compromising situations. For this column, I decided to interview one modern-day, mountain lion-like bowhunter and dig deep inside his systematic – and grossly successful – approach to patterning and ambushing mature, high-scoring bucks.
Adam Hays is one of the first guys I think of when it comes to a bow-toting whitetail predator. Hays, an Ohio native and co-owner of the MoonGuide and Team 200, has killed 36 Pope and Young bucks and 10 Boone and Crockett-caliber bucks with his bow, including four that grossed more than 200 inches! To kill even one buck of this caliber is a lifetime highlight. To kill four proves Hays’ approach is far more effective than the average bowhunter’s.
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