post your tips and tricks you have used while hunting ill start......
i put Vaseline on my rage o rings so that they will last longer and not dry rot
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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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Mathews Chill with Rock Mods! /50# 27" Draw
Easton HEXX w/NAP QuikFletch QuikSpin Vanes
100gr Wasp Sharpshooter Broadheads
Trophy Ridge REACT 5-pin Sight
Axion GLM 8oz Matrix Stabilizer
QAD LD Drop Away Rest
2010 Hoyt Powerhawk
Copper John Dead Nuts 2
QAD Ultra Rest
Muddy Bloodsport Impact Hunter 300
Rage 2 Blade
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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.
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.
PSE Brute 70 lbs - 29"
6" Fuse stabilizer
NAP Apache Drop Away
Viper 1000 Series
TruFire Hardcore Max
Gold Tip Velocity xt's
NAP Quickfletch Twisters
Grim Reaper 1 3/4" Razor Tip's
The Deer Alarm...an interesting article on re-examining how deer "think" and react.
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Tape a shot routine on the inside of your top limb.
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.
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.
2013 Hoyt Spyder 30 (29", 66#)
29.5" Easton Hexx 400
100 Gr. Ulmer's Edge
2010 200 Point Club (230")
2012 Largest shed contest winner
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.
TRU Glo XTREME 5 pin
Soft Loc 5 Arrow Quiver
T.R.U. Ball Rackmaster Pro
Carbon Express 250 with Rage 2-blade chisel tip
The sewing thread on the stabelizer is a great idea. Thanks!
Always wear rubber gloves when applying scents to a mock scrape, etc.
Don't play leap frog with a unicorn.
2012 Bowtech Insanity CPXL
QAD Ultrarest HDX
Spot-Hogg Real Deal
Tight Spot quiver
Octane Hunter stabilizer
Beman ICS Pro hunters
NAP kill zone COC 100grn.
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2013 TEAM 4 "The Heart Stoppers"
2014 TEAM 12 "Backstrap Brothers"
2014 TEAM Midwest "pick em & stick em"
Marry a farmer's daughter.
Hoyt Rampage XT
Moultrie Trail Cameras:
M-990-I - Gen2
M-880-C (White Flash)
D-55 (2) (White Flash)
Don't bail at 1000, for some reason deer seem to move around 1030.