Dr. Ken Nordberg's
Whitetail Hunter's Almanac
5th Edition

Dr. Ken Nordberg's Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 5th Edition Front Cover

Dr. Ken Nordberg's Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 5th Edition Back Cover

Title: The Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 5th Edition

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First Copyright Date & Printing: 1992


Whitetail Hunter's Almanac, 5th Edition: a guide to new and improved methods for hunting whitetails on foot. Subjects include portable stump hunting, an amazingly effective ground level stand hunting method utilizing a backpacked stool, mile-a-day still-hunting, still-hunting in its original and most deadly form, selective trailing, trailing wounded whitetails, improved stalking and adult-buck-effective drives.

John Nordberg — We use a variety of hunting techniques. This Almanac is all about techniques. If you wander around the woods without understanding stalking, this Almanac is for you. If you have been just using tree stands, this Almanac will give you many new options. I love hunting from tree stands — I love the wide view you get. However, upon reflection, I haven't been in one since about the time this book came out! Portable Stump Hunting is for me! For my biggest buck, I was sitting on the ground with a very limited view of a feeding area/trail hub. I was so well hidden, I had deer running all around me without them detecting me. When the big buck walked into sight, it was just 25 yards away, right were I had planned. You see, I had this buck walk by me two years before. I was sitting in exactly the same spot. That year, it walked by me just 10 feet away without detecting me — it was only a 6 pointer then. My 2004 buck, I couldn't even see until it walked around a rock just 4 feet from the tip of my barrel! The tips Dad gave us when we were young, on how to walk right by a deer without alarming it, I just love. The sections in Chapter 5 starting with “Stalking Without Displaying Hunting Behavior” covers these great tips. Then there is the topic of wounded deer. I have wounded 3 deer — one we never recovered. I have helped others track their wounded deer. These hunting memories are my most vivid. I am appalled at the lack of knowledge most hunters have in this area. This is essential reading. The tips on reading wounded deer tracks are superb!

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Table of Contents:

Author's Introduction

Chapter 1: Portable Stump Hunting

Birth of a New Hunting Method

Recipe for Success


A Portable Stool

A Difficult-to-Identify Hunter

Effective Stand Sites

Four Essentials of Ground Level Stand Sites

Planned Hunting

The Soft (Non-Agrressive) Approach

Chapter 2: Mile-a-Day Still-Hunting

Still-Hunting Today

Mile-a-Day Still-Hunting Resurrected



Characteristics of Effective Still-Sites

Mile-a-Day Still-Hunting in Action

Detecting Approaching Whitetails

Dealing with Unalarmed and Alarmed Whitetails

Avoiding a Non-Quarry

Closing the Range on an Intended Quarry

Mile-a-Day Still-Hunting for Adult Bucks

Using Cover Scents

Using Buck Lures — Scents, Calls and Rattling

Period of Still-Hunt Route Effectiveness

Group Still-Hunting

Chapter 3: Selective Trailing


The Key to Successful Trailing

Whitetails Vulnerable to Trailing

Favorable Conditions for Trailing

Whitetail Early Warning Traps

Recognizing the Quarry's Activity, Probable Destination and Looping

Ambushing Trailed Deer

Two-on-One Trailing

Avoiding Preemptive Identification

Signs of Discovery

Trailing an Alarmed Deer

Make Yourself Difficult to Identify

Trailing as a Scouting and Learning Tool

Chapter 4: Tracking Wounded Whitetails

A Whitetail Hunter's Obligation

Wounds, Initial Responses, Trail Signs and Recommended

Recovery Methods


Hump (High Shoulder)





Descending Aorta and Ascending Vena Cava

Hind Quarter



One-on-One Tracking

Two-Man Recovery Method

Night Tracking

Escape Route Landmarks and Compass Bearings

Marking a Wounded Deer's Trail

Lost Trail

Trail Projecting

Likely Destination

180-Degree Fanning

360-Degree Search

Re-discovery Drive

When to Give Up

Chapter 5: Improved Stalking


Stalking a Whitetail in Sight

Favorable Whitetail Activities

Whitetail Body Language

Favorable Weather Conditions


Stalking Without Detection

Stalking Without Identification

Stalking Without Displaying Hunting Behavior

Hunting Behavior to Avoid

Non-Hunting Behavior

Oblivious Passage

Oblivious Tangent

Oblivious Bedding

Area Stalking

Stalking Normal Bedding Areas

Stalking Stormy Weather Bedding Areas

Stalking Feeding Areas

Stalking Corn Fields

Chapter 6: Adult-Buck-Effective Drives


How Adult Bucks Escape Drives

Elements of Adult-Buck-Effective Drives

Adult Buck Drive Areas

Initially Unalarmed Deer

Drive Upwind

Adequate Escape Cover

Properly Positioned Standers

Properly Prepared Stand Sites

Proper Intervals Between Drivers

Slow and Silent Drives

Difficult-to-Identify Drivers

Zigzag Drives

Proper Execution

When the Shooting Begins

Small Group Drives

Drives Without Standers

Epilogue: Sing a Song of Suet

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