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24 Jun '16

Deer Hunting Tips

Posted by S. Sosa

When you go out to hunt a deer, you'll face a very clever animal provided with very sensitive senses, especially sight and smell, so attention to little details is the key for success.

No matter how much money you spent on your gear and clothes, missing some tiny issues may lead to a total bust, then take note of some tips intended to increase your success rate when out on the woods:

1. Be familiar with your hunting ground, good aerial views of the area (you may take them from Google Maps) will allow you to establish good stalking points in accordance with water and food sources where deers will go sooner or later.

2. Human odor is your enemy; deer will detect your presence even before seeing anything, thus hide your odor as much as possible, beginning at home.

Deer blind to hide yourself and have some shelter3. Regarding the above mentioned, wash your hunting clothes with scent free soap and keep it on sealed, plastic bags until the moment to wear them; on your way to the hunting area, put some leaves, ground debris and soil into the bag and seal it again. This will help you to acquire the local
area odors.

4. Still trying to beat the deer sense of smell, pick up with you an odor eliminator. Use it prior to wear your clothes but don't leave it behind; take it with you and use a little bit more once stalking those deers. The more you do to hide your human odor, more the chances to succeed.

5. Don't underestimate deer sight; be sure to build up a good blind, better if on the trees since an elevated position will allow you to hide from the animals sight as well keeps your odor over their heads.

6. Practice going up and down from your shelter until you are able to do it quietly. Stealth is a key skill for deer hunters.

7. Remember about safety and pick with you a good repellent. Since tick-borne diseases are actually a risk not only because they may ruin your hunting trip but threaten your life too.

8. Once again about safety; find a full body harness when using a tree stand, since most of injuries during deer hunting occur due to falls when climbing.

As you may see, almost everything is about common sense, nevertheless, missing such tiny details makes the difference between being a successfull hunter and an average one.


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