EP. 252: Mountain Bucks & Killing Big Deer W/ Scrapes – Troy Pottenger

Today on the podcast I’m joined by my buddy Troy Pottenger. I’m sure many of you are aware of Troy and his ability to chase down the oldest and biggest mountain bucks. The incredible part of his success is he’s doing it in Idaho, a place not known for whitetails, and is competing against North America’s apex predators for the same deer. Community scrapes, along with bedding, is a go-to-strategy he uses. But a community scrape isn’t always in a place that’s huntable based on access or wind. So Troy has created an approach to building not just mock scrapes, but mock community scrapes….and well…the results speak for themself. Hope you dig the episode and thanks for listening!

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  1. Mountain whitetails in Idaho
  2. Trapping deer with an arrow
  3. Community scrapes & mock scrapes
  4. Access and wind advantage
  5. Natural food for miles
  6. Apex predators
  7. And much more!


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