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Top 10 Tips to Tag-out Late in the Whitetail Season

There is still time and opportunities to tag a trophy buck after the rut is over, and with the help of the OutdoorChannel.com Staff, your buck will be taking a dirt nap in no time

Top 10 Tips to Tag-out Late in the Whitetail Season
Rattling is a proven strategy for getting mature bucks close, even during the post-rut late season. (Lynn Burkhead photo)

1. What Is the Second Rut?

For those that are unaware of the second rut, there are a couple of points that need to be made clear. Number one being that second rut isn't an actual "second" rut, but a continuation of the first. Click here for tips.


2. Late-Season Bowhunting Strategies

For the final weeks of a long whitetail season, Don Kisky offers some proven bowhunting tips to help fill remaining buck tags. Click here for tips.



3. Buzzer-Beater Bucks and Frying Up Backstrap


In the month of December, David Morris narrows down his focus to spending time with family, chasing Deep South rutting bucks and enjoying pan-fried backstrap. Click here for tips.


4. Rattling and Grunt-Calling Tips for Bucks during December's Southern Rut

Rut-crazed bucks can be found in the southern states during the last month of the year; here's how to call in and introduce them to a carcass tag. Click here for tips.


5. Tips for Hunting and Tagging Heavily-Pressured Bucks




With the end of deer season around the corner, take heed to these late-season strategies to bag educated white-tailed bucks. Click here for tips.


6. 4 Keys to Hunting the Secondary Rut for Big Bucks

If you miss a buck opportunity during the heavy November whitetail rut and have a tag burning a hole in your pocket, don't forget about the second wave of breeding activity in December. Click here for tips.



7. Hanging Tough until Season's End for Second-Chance Bucks

With the New Year in sight, many deer hunters – successful and unsuccessful – have called it quits for the year, but there are a few still hunting hard for another chance at those savvy big-rack bucks. Click here for tips.


8. Scent and Attractant Strategies for Late-Season Whitetails

Exploit mature bucks with high-impact scent and attractant application tactics that will help you score big before the final buzzer rings. Click here for tips.


9. Post Rut a Prime Time to Rattle for Mature Bucks

Just because the rut is coming to an end, it doesn't mean the rattling horns should be put away for another year. Click here for tips.


10. 5 Tips to Find Post-Rut Big Buck Success Late in the Fourth Quarter

With the end of the season in sight, for many hunters it may seem like fourth and long late in the fourth quarter; here are some proven offensive plays to help knock down a last-minute buck. Click here for tips.


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