Not sure exactly when that'll happen this year due to the screwy weather, but last year it was about the 2nd weekend in november in western washington. I like to use "the can" and maybe a little doe juice.
Usually the pre rut is the last week of the season. This is when the bucks will do the most moving. Later they will be dumber then dumb, but I have most of my luck in the second/third week of the season.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...