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Any tips for a first time bow hunter going out next week? where to sit, things to look for, and types of places deer usually walk? just things like that

Question by basketfootball89. Uploaded on September 02, 2009

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from rezavoirdog wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Go out as early as you can and glass (buy a really nice=expensive if you can afford it, pair of binoculars) from as high as you can to spot deer, elk, antelope and the put a stalk on them when you figure out where they're headed to bed down for the day (out West, no treestands)...

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Scouting is very important. Look for water, food, bedding areas, and travel areas between these. Really just figure out a spot that big buck will feel comfortable traveling and set up there.

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from hunterG wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

1. Get to your stand quietly
2. minimize movement, use slow deliberate movements when needed
3. make sure the wind is right, don't hunt a stand that may give your scent away, you'll just educate the deer
4. don't make eye contact with close range deer, it is a predator-prey connection millions of years old
5. pick apart your surroundings, look for horizontal lines (deers' back), brown colors, ears/tails twitching
6. sit with good cover to your back to break up your sillouhette.
7. Big buck's are great, but try not to get discouraged if it doesn't happen. Any deer is a good deer when you're just starting out.
8. practice pulling back on deer even if you aren't going to shoot, this will teach you a lot about how to move
9. surround yourself with deer by hunting known/reliable food sources, an apple tree is a great place to do this
10. enjoy the autumn woods, I know I can't wait to "get that feeling coming over me again"

GOOD LUCK, HOPE YOUR ARROWS FLY TRUE!

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

With the warm weather,I would locate the coolest and shadiest, piece of land, that receives the least amount of sun during the day.Bunking areas will probably be here.

Find the food and water sources,along with the bedding areas,and place a stand,blind,inbetween these areas and stick one!

Good Luck!

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

I just put out mi climbing tree stand and i put it near a pond in the middle of acorn heaven...last years rubs were all up and down a deer trail leading right to the pond..if your in a tree stand you should clip some shooting lanes and find a watering source and a deer trail..mi stand is 20 yards from a field that has a couple horses and cows..one deer trail i saw leads right to the pond and i saw 4 deer but couldnt tell what they were run down that trail..i put mi stand in a tree 5 yards from the trail.

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from basketfootball89 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

thanks for the answers guys, i am looking forward to getting out there next week to see what i can do

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Scout for travel lanes, rubs, acorns dropping. I try to find falling acorns = dinner bell for deer, water and bedding areas. Then set up overlooking a intersection where 2 trails cinverge or almost meet in an area between bedding and feeding with nearby water being a plus.

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from turk wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

All these answers are good advice the only thing i
can tell you to make your scouting easier and all
avide deer hunters know that deer are creatures
of edge a old fence or where a thicket meets hard
woods this is a sure place to start then you can
locate where thier headed to acorn trees or even
honey suckles deer love to brouse this time of year
good luck!!

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from rezavoirdog wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Go out as early as you can and glass (buy a really nice=expensive if you can afford it, pair of binoculars) from as high as you can to spot deer, elk, antelope and the put a stalk on them when you figure out where they're headed to bed down for the day (out West, no treestands)...

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from Hunt_Hard wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Scouting is very important. Look for water, food, bedding areas, and travel areas between these. Really just figure out a spot that big buck will feel comfortable traveling and set up there.

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from hunterG wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

1. Get to your stand quietly
2. minimize movement, use slow deliberate movements when needed
3. make sure the wind is right, don't hunt a stand that may give your scent away, you'll just educate the deer
4. don't make eye contact with close range deer, it is a predator-prey connection millions of years old
5. pick apart your surroundings, look for horizontal lines (deers' back), brown colors, ears/tails twitching
6. sit with good cover to your back to break up your sillouhette.
7. Big buck's are great, but try not to get discouraged if it doesn't happen. Any deer is a good deer when you're just starting out.
8. practice pulling back on deer even if you aren't going to shoot, this will teach you a lot about how to move
9. surround yourself with deer by hunting known/reliable food sources, an apple tree is a great place to do this
10. enjoy the autumn woods, I know I can't wait to "get that feeling coming over me again"

GOOD LUCK, HOPE YOUR ARROWS FLY TRUE!

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from 2Poppa wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

With the warm weather,I would locate the coolest and shadiest, piece of land, that receives the least amount of sun during the day.Bunking areas will probably be here.

Find the food and water sources,along with the bedding areas,and place a stand,blind,inbetween these areas and stick one!

Good Luck!

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from bobcat.trapper.95 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

I just put out mi climbing tree stand and i put it near a pond in the middle of acorn heaven...last years rubs were all up and down a deer trail leading right to the pond..if your in a tree stand you should clip some shooting lanes and find a watering source and a deer trail..mi stand is 20 yards from a field that has a couple horses and cows..one deer trail i saw leads right to the pond and i saw 4 deer but couldnt tell what they were run down that trail..i put mi stand in a tree 5 yards from the trail.

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from basketfootball89 wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

thanks for the answers guys, i am looking forward to getting out there next week to see what i can do

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 32 weeks ago

Scout for travel lanes, rubs, acorns dropping. I try to find falling acorns = dinner bell for deer, water and bedding areas. Then set up overlooking a intersection where 2 trails cinverge or almost meet in an area between bedding and feeding with nearby water being a plus.

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from turk wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

All these answers are good advice the only thing i
can tell you to make your scouting easier and all
avide deer hunters know that deer are creatures
of edge a old fence or where a thicket meets hard
woods this is a sure place to start then you can
locate where thier headed to acorn trees or even
honey suckles deer love to brouse this time of year
good luck!!

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