Am I crazy

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by outdoordad, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. vermontwhitetail

    vermontwhitetail Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Just have fun, be safe, practice shooting a lot so it becomes second nature. Enjoy the outdoors and Gods creation. A deer will eventually come. If you can shoot a doe, then do so, don't hold out for a buck.
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What all the other guys are saying!! Welcome and best of luck.
     
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    sgcableguy Weekend Warrior

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    Pro V1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Everyone has to pop the proverbial cherry sometime? No better than the present


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    I was wondering how long it was going to take before he got this advice. Being a proficient shot is the very FIRST THING you need to achieve. If you can't make deadly shots, you have no business in the woods slinging arrows at deer.
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Before you release spend that 1 more second to make sure you are spot on, if in a stand make sure you are bending at the waist, I check my peep alignment with my site ring to make sure I am bent properly. Good luck and enjoy it I remember when I first started bowhunting I was amazed to learn that deer were so vocal, I still love being close to them as they browse thru and interact. Doe fights are crazy to watch.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies guys, I really do appreciate it!

    Before I ever started setting cameras or stands or scounting of any kind I started shooting. I am deadly out to 25 right now, but 30 isn't perfect. However, I've never had the shakes while shooting so I'll only be taking close shots for the foreseeable future. I enjoy being outside and if I'm fortunate to have deer around my standad I'm a happy guy!! At this point i just want to learn as much as possible!!
     
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    kspseshooter Weekend Warrior

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    When hanging stands be sure you have plenty of back cover.
    12'-16' is plenty high with proper cover. (and shot angles are much better)

    When shooting at deer remember the spine is much lower where it meets the shoulder than a lot of people think. Aim in the bottom half!!

    Do extensive research on how thermals work.
    Remember thermals trump wind direction most of the time at first and last light.

    HAVE FUN!!!


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    what do you mean by thermals?
     
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    JesseHunts Weekend Warrior

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    You will be fine just keep practicing
     
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    thermals carry your scent uphill in the morning and downhill in the evenings typically, but there are some slight variations. I'd stick with wind direction for now, and worry about thermals later on. I'm sure you have a serious case of information overload right now.
     
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    Hot air rises, and cold air drops. Thermals rise in the mornings and drop in the evenings.
     
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    Good Luck! My first year bow hunting, as well. Had a good first rifle season last year.
     
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    If he is hunting ground that is hilly at all thermals are very important.
    It doesn't take much common sense to research and figure out how they work.

    You have to see deer to kill them.
    You aren't gonna see them if they smell you.





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    a few minor details to cover.
    1. Don't get obsessed with checking you camera's. The more you're on the property, the more you teach the deer. My best seasons were the ones where I didn't even put up a camera. Every Time you enter the property you will leave scent behind. The more often this occurs the less often you'll see deer during the day time hours. Deer will go nocturnal when they are no longer comfortable.

    2. Human pee. you can pee where you want too, it doesn't scare deer off. If you wish to test it. pee under a low hanging branch. then set up you camera on where you peed. the next time you check your camera you might have some deer checking it our and peeing as well. Fact! Just try avoiding peeing from the tree. it's very loud.

    3. Never rush to retrieve you kill. I would allow at least 30 minutes before you get out of your stand. (if you haven't jumped out with excitement.)

    4. all day sits. if you plan on attempting this I wouldn't recommend it until after halloween. it more often than not proves to be a very slow day for us that do do it. it can be rewarding, but often is the case it could leave a lasting impression that bowhunting /deer hunting isn't so fun after all.
     

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