Rut Secrets, Legendary Buck Highlight November Issue of North American Whitetail

North American Whitetail
North American Whitetail

USA – (Ammoland.Com) November is circled on every deer hunter’s calendar, and rightly so.

Not only do the majority of gun seasons open this month, big bucks that normally are ghosts become more visible because of the breeding season. Put it all together and you have the most popular and productive time of year to be in the deer woods, which is why readers will especially enjoy the November issue of North American Whitetail, on newsstands now.

But while rutting bucks often are said to be careless, it takes the right approach to tag them consistently, claims North American Whitetail editor in chief Gordon Whittington.

“Even though the rut is a great time to be out there, the average hunter still goes home without a big buck,” Whittington notes. “Success is far more predictable if you apply skill, knowledge and persistence instead of depending on fate. Serious rut hunters don’t pick locations or tactics at random. They know exactly where they’re going and what to do when they get there. Our goal is to help every reader learn to do the same.”

To that end, the November issue of North American Whitetail features cutting-edge articles on the rut, penned by such respected writers as Travis Faulkner, Steve Bartylla and Dr. James Kroll, the researcher widely known as “Dr. Deer.” Their writings, along with success stories shared by everyday hunters, shed light on November tactics that yield big bucks for archery and gun hunters alike.

North American Whitetail Editor Gordon Whittington
North American Whitetail Editor Gordon Whittington

The issue’s cover story itself features one particular rutting buck: indeed, arguably the most famous ever. Jim Jordan shot the huge 10-pointer on Nov. 20, 1914, near Danbury, Wisconsin. More than 50 years later, the deer finally became the Boone & Crockett world record. To highlight the centennial of the hunt, editor in chief Whittington reflects not just on that day in the woods but also the bizarre circumstances that led to the antlers nearly being lost forever.

A gallery of exclusive photos posted on the magazine’s website,, not only shows the exact location in which the classic hunt took place but also the recent Jordan buck centennial banquet held in Burnett County.

North American Whitetail’s November issue also includes Part 3 of the “Whitetails at the Crossroads” series, in which editor Patrick Hogan tackles the controversial topic of predators’ impact on deer numbers. Not even all biologists working with wolves, bears, coyotes or other such species agree on the effect they are having — or what, if anything, should be done about it. Hogan’s feature delivers timely food for discussion as hunters gather to celebrate another autumn in the deer woods.

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