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    bow hunting tips and tricks

    post your tips and tricks you have used while hunting ill start......

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    Tie a 12" piece of sewing thread onto the end of your stabilizer... you'll always be aware of the wind direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gltomp View Post
    Tie a 12" piece of sewing thread onto the end of your stabilizer... you'll always be aware of the wind direction.
    That's good. When making a scent trail, tie your drag to a stick and walk along your intended path.
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    I sometimes use a diaphragm turkey call as I slip through the woods to my stand for an afternoon hunt if I think the deer may be bedded fairly close by.

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    when walking in and out of the woods after sun down, use a blue, green or red light. Deer will be spooked by the white light from a normal flashlight.
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    This is all I have to add....

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    Tape a shot routine on the inside of your top limb.

    1. Breathe
    2. Draw
    3. Settle
    4. Don't force the shot

    Or something to that effect. Sometimes help calm the nerves before or during the moment of truth.

    Also, Crick, and I believe Duke or Scott mentioned using small pieces of yarn, fabric, or feathers, to throw out to watch the thermals. Wind spray won't be as telling as it dissipates so fast.

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    Find yourself some milkweed. It will be the best wind detector you've ever seen. The white fluff is highly visible for quite a long ways and will rise, dip, curve, and bend with the slightest of breezes and thermals.

    I have to admit, that tip came from Schultzy a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by englum_06 View Post
    Find yourself some milkweed. It will be the best wind detector you've ever seen. The white fluff is highly visible for quite a long ways and will rise, dip, curve, and bend with the slightest of breezes and thermals.

    I have to admit, that tip came from Schultzy a few years ago.
    Maybe Steve was the one I'm thinking of, either way, milkweed is a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by englum_06 View Post
    Find yourself some milkweed. It will be the best wind detector you've ever seen. The white fluff is highly visible for quite a long ways and will rise, dip, curve, and bend with the slightest of breezes and thermals.

    I have to admit, that tip came from Schultzy a few years ago.
    What he said.

    Plus, pay attention to the wind and thermals.
    Wind = place stands so that the wind is blowing from the directions the deer are traveling to your stand.
    Thermals = Rise in the morning and fall at night. So again, place stand accordingly knowing that if you are in a bottom in the morning, the thermals are going to flow (rise) up the ridges around you and take your scent with them.
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    The sewing thread on the stabelizer is a great idea. Thanks!

    Always wear rubber gloves when applying scents to a mock scrape, etc.

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    Don't play leap frog with a unicorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro V1 View Post
    Don't play leap frog with a unicorn.
    HA i wasnt expecting that lol

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    Don't bail at 1000, for some reason deer seem to move around 1030.

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