Whitetail Deer Hunting Tips for Novices

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  1. elklover

    elklover Weekend Warrior

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    Whitetail hunts can provide a wonderful outdoors experience, but if you are preparing for your first deer hunt, you may be somewhat apprehensive. Over time, most hunters glean a few tried and true trophy deer hunting tips that help to ensure a great hunt. The following tips can give you a head start on your first Texas whitetail hunt, however.

    Spend some time scouting. Every terrain and hunting area is different, so it is important to take the time to learn the lay of the land. Make it a point to go out during the day and spot deer trails and paths. Remember that bucks are fond of rubbing their antlers on trees, making it easier to spot their favorite locations. Food and water sources also draw deer.

    Start your hunt early. Around sunrise, whitetail deer have a tendency to be more active. Although that is not to say that you will not spot one during the day, but your best chances will come about 30 minutes prior to sunrise. Finally, remember to stay quiet and still. All it takes is a rustle of your clothing or a cough to scare off what could have been a trophy buck.
     
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    tfarah22 Weekend Warrior

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    If a non-shooter comes by, grab your bow as if it were a giant, hook that release and wait for the perfect time to draw back. Draw and settle that pin right behind the shoulder. Going through the rhythm with out actually shooting will make it so much easier when the time comes. Who knows, you might find out that when you reach for your bow you make a noise or something. Better to scare off a doe or spike then a shooter. Good luck
     
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    Do everything you do when practicing. Get to your anchor point, make sure it's level and take calm breaths. Just remind yourself it's only a deer. If you don't get nervous or shake a little...we'll hunting isn't for you
     

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