Tips for seeing more deer

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by Keep_Calm_And_Bowhunt, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Anthony2991

    Anthony2991 Weekend Warrior

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    I had this problem for the first two seasons I hunted. I would never see deer. That's when I began paying attention to where my scent was blowing in relation to where I was watching. It may be good where you expect to see them but is it blowing on their incoming trail. Also I learned to stay out of clearings. Accept the fact that you might only have 30 yrds of visibility and 15-20yrds of clear shot distance. I also began having success going mobile. Find the freshest sign set up your stand and come back next morning a couple hours before daylight and wait until at least 12, but try to make it till 3. Always be ready! In a close quarter spot when it happens it's going to happen fast! These are not tips from a pro just things I've done to become more successful.
     
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    In the second picture the white oak tree was 18 yrds so you can have an idea of distance. I took a buck in this setup at 8yrds. 20171118_132330.jpg 20171118_132323.jpg 20171118_132336.jpg
     
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    This is the shot I made, also this was public land.
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    Some good advice so far, enter with the wind in your face and don't go in too far, and do it quietly. Make sure your stand sights have cover around you, 15' high minimum, and no cell phones, just sit still!
     
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    Hunt the transition lines wether it be vegetation, terrain, field edge, etc. Prolly the easiest way to get on deer with the least amount of scouting. And be sure to play the wind.


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