From the Author
Phillips: Once you've hunted deer for many years, you soonlearn that the best way to build your knowledge of how to hunt big older-age-classwhitetails is to spend hours and hours in the woods finding those bigwhitetails, encountering those older-age-class deer and learning what they doand when they do it. Most deer hunters have jobs that only may permit them tohunt perhaps three weekends a year or possibly every weekend during deerseason. Spending that short amount of time hunting deer each year means learningenough to consistently take big whitetails is hard. However, most of the men inthis book hunt whitetails for a living, either as guides, TV hosts,videographers and/or company representatives. At the writing of this book, Ifelt like the Hunter's Specialties pros, who have to produce videos and TVshows every year on hunting and taking big whitetails, had the most knowledge andthe most experience over many years of being successful with older-age-classbucks - the bucks I call the PhD whitetails. To become a PhD whitetail, a buckhas to be more than 3-years old and learned how to dodge the average huntersuccessfully. These deer are the ones that have taught the hunters in this bookhow to hunt.
Question: How much do you think reading this book will helpme take a deer?
Phillips: Just reading this book won't help at all, if youdon't apply what you've read and try some of these tactics, especially if youknow you're hunting older-age-class deer. Remember that the hunters in thisbook already have accomplished many times over the task of taking a PhD buck,and I truly believe that what they've learned and passed-on to you who readthis book will stack the odds in your favor when you're hunting a trophywhitetail.