Proven Deer Hunting Tips by Luke Harris
Preseason Scouting: An essential step to preparing for the deer hunting season is by scouting before it starts. Keep your visibility low on these outings by crouching down or even laying on your stomach. Watch for feeding patterns and the routes deer choose, this will show you where to position yourself when the season comes.
Tree Stands and Safety: Tree stands provide a good vantage point for getting your shot. You’ll also be above the deer’s normal viewing area helping to disguise you even more. Remember that most accidents in the tree stand come from falling asleep or when getting on or off your stand. The best way to prevent an accident is by purchasing a tree stand harness and using it.
Bait the Area In Which You Want the Deer to Be: Bait the area you want the deer to be with chopped up apples. Deer have trouble resisting the smell of apples and if it’s up wind they’ll certainly be compelled to find the tasty treat. This means you’ll have the deer right where you want him-in your scope.
Choose Good Clothing: There’s nothing worse than a cold rainy day when you’re wearing cotton. Choose jackets and clothing that are waterproof and windproof. Products with Gore-Tex and Wind Stopper are ideal but pricey. You can usually find Camo gear with the same functions for half the price. Do your research and shop around.
Using Deer Calls: You should allow 20-30 minutes between using your deer call. Anything more will sound unnatural to the deer. Make sure that you vary the intensity of the call. If the deer is close tone it down, if the deer is further away make sure he can hear it. Tie a string around your deer call so you can keep it around your neck, this way you won’t drop it or have any trouble finding it when you’re ready to use it again.
Wait Awhile Before Tracking Your Wounded Deer: It’s best to wait 20-30 minutes before you track down a wounded deer. Believe me this can seem like an eternity but it’s worth the wait. If you set out tracking immediately you’ll get the deer’s adrenaline racing and he’ll cover more distance in half an hour than you could in half a day. Let his wound run its course and soon your deer will be overcome with fatigue and weakness. Now you won’t have to track him so far. Happy Hunting.