Dr. Ken Nordberg's
Whitetail Hunter's Almanac
2nd Edition

Dr. Ken Nordberg's Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 2nd Edition Front Cover

Dr. Ken Nordberg's Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 2nd Edition Back Cover

Title: The Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 2nd Edition

Availability: Out of Print

First Copyright Date & Printing: 1989

Description:

John Nordberg — When I read through the Table of Contents for this book, it reminded me of what it was like when my father came out with this book. No one before had ever defined and explained the Phases of the Rut like my father did. This knowledge is critical to a Buck Hunter. Other writers tried to discount the information in this book. They failed. This critical information was, and still is, so logical and well thought out that it forever revolutionized Whitetail Buck Hunting. It should form the basis of every hunter's knowledge of whitetails. If you read other writers works and note the date — pre or post 1989 — you will understand how important this book is. I know it might be frustrating that it is currently out of print. If you can find a copy on eBay, snap it up. There is so much in here, my To-Do List now states I have got to re-read my copy.

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Table of Contents:

Forward

Author's Introduction

Chapter 1: Where to Hunt

Rut Phases and Buck Locations

Scouting Guidelines for Hunting Adult Bucks

Chapter 2: Rut Phase I — The Development Phase

September 1st — Onset of the Rut

Velvet Shedding

Velvet Rubs

Neck Enlargement

Musk Production

Sperm Production

Increasing Aggression — Sparring and Battling

Phase I Buck Movements

Hunting Bucks During Rut Phase I

Scouting

How to Identify a Buck Bedroom During Early September

Buck Bedroom Stand Placement

How to Hunt a Buck Bedroom During Phase I

How to Identify a Phase I Buck Feeding/Sparring Area

Buck Feeding/Sparring Area Stand Placement

When to Hunt a Buck Feeding/Sparring Area During Phase I

How to Identify a Buck Watering Site

Watering Site Stand Placement

When to Hunt Watering Sites

White Oak Acorns

Scouting Oaks

Oak Stand Placement

How and When to Hunt White Oaks

The Multi-Stand Approach

Rattling

Calling

Buck Musk

Doe Urine Containing Doe-in-Estrus Pheromone

Chapter 3: Rut Phase II — The Breeding Range Establishment Phase

The Triggering Factor

Sizes of Breeding Ranges

Staking Out Breeding Ranges

October Antler Rubs

Rub Diameters vs Buck Sizes

Antler Rub Sites

Scalp Musk

Ground Scrapes and Why Bucks Make Them

How Ground Scrapes are Made

Yearling Buck Scrapes

Lesser Adult Buck Scrapes

Dominant Buck Scrapes

Why Scrapes are Abandoned

Breeding Range Establishment

Lesser Buck Temporary Ranges

Hunting Bucks During Phase II

Scouting

More on Identifying Dominant Buck Ground Scrapes

Hunting Dominant Buck Ground Scrapes

Scrape Site Stand Placement and Preparation

When to Give Up on a Scrape

Using Lures At Scrapes

Using Lures at Dominant Buck Bedrooms During Phase II

How to Find and Recognize Phase II Temporary Ranges

Temporary Ranges — Stand Placement and Preparation

Using Lures at Lesser Buck Temporary Ranges

Effect of Unseasonably Warm Weather During Phase II

Chapter 4: Rut Phase III — The Primary Breeding Phase

Rut Phase III Dates

Breeding Behavior — Does

Breeding Behavior — Antlered Bucks

Buck Avoidance and Escape During Phase III

Rage Rubs and Rage Scrapes

Adult Doe Bedding Areas

Scouting

Stand Placement

How and When to Hunt Adult Doe Bedding Areas

Adult Doe Feeding Areas

Scouting

Stand Placement

How and When to Hunt Adult Doe Bedding Areas

Adult Doe Feeding Areas

Scouting

Staging Areas

Doe Feeding Area Stand Placement

When to Hunt Adult Doe Feeding Areas

Adult Doe Watering Areas

Scouting

Stand Placement

When to Hunt Adult Doe Watering Sites

Buffer Zone Trails

Still-Hunting During Phase III

Chapter 5: Rut Phase IV — The Recovery Phase

Early Phase IV

Mid-to-Late Phase IV

Dominant Buck Breeding Range Travels During Phase IV

Hunting Bucks During Phase IV

Scouting

Stand Positioning

Some Special Precautions When Setting Up Bedroom Stands

Big Buck Stand Hunting Precautions

Hunting Scrape Routes During Phase IV

Stand Positioning

Factors that Trigger Phase IV Scrape Route Movements, Effects and Hunting Strategies

Hunting Dominant Buck/Doe Family Feeding Areas During Phase IV

Stand Positioning

When to Hunt a "Special" Feeding Area During Phase IV

Using Lures During Phase IV

Cold Weather Comfort

Stormy Weather Stalking

Special Watering Spots During Phase IV

Chapter 6: Rut Phase V — The Supplemental Breeding Phase

Effects of Weather

Temporary (Pre-Migration) Yarding

Predicting When Whitetails Will Be Active

Hunting Adult Bucks During Phase V

Stand Placement

Cold Weather Tips For Stand Hunting at Temporary Yards

Hunting Traditional Yarding Areas During Phase V

Stand Placement

Tips for Stand Hunting Traditional Yarding Areas

Using Lure Scents During Phase V

Conclusion

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