The purpose of these deer hunting tips is to help you find that
perfect location for a tree stand so youíll have a successful hunt.
Before the season starts, you need to spend some time scouting where
the deer are. Youíll want to do this about four weeks before the
season starts, but not too early as the deer may have changed their
trail routes (because of changes in food sources or due to water
sources drying up etc.). Of course you can scout much earlier to
become knowledgeable about the area you want to hunt, but just make
sure you re-evaluate the area before the season starts. Just be
careful as possible not to leave much of your scent behind, and make
as few changes to the surrounding brush as you can. Once you find
your spot, get your tree stand mounted so deer can get used to
You want to find food sources that the deer will actually be eating
during hunting season. Nut-producing trees should be dropping nuts
by the time the season starts so try to locate deer tracks where
there are acorns, hickory, or beechnuts lying around. Deer also eat
foods such as grass, berries, apples, herbs, clover, farm crops,
raspberry cane, ferns, mushrooms, red and black mangrove, and Indian
mulberry. Look for trails that lead to food sources such as these.
Also look for areas with thick brush where deer like to sleep.
Youíll find trails that lead out of these beds towards the areas
deer like to feed. Keep in mind that large bucks tend to go further
off the well established trails into deeper brush so you may not see
well-worn trails into these beds. When these bucks go off to feed,
thatís when theyíll usually join the more established trails, or at
least follow parallel to them.
You may want to look for multiple sites to place a tree stand since
over-hunting one site will cause too much scent to be left behind
and deer will then avoid the area.
One of the problems with tree-stand hunting is that it can be pretty
boring while you sit and wait for a deer to arrive. When youíre
bored you tend to get drowsy or fall asleep. Of course you want to
make sure you are fastened to the tree so you donít fall out. But
the other problem is that you wonít be ready when a deer approaches.
A hunter who isnít alert is more likely to make noise or sudden
movements that spook the deer, or make inaccurate shots. Or worse,
youíll sleep right though a deer passing. One solution is to get out
of the tree stand when you get tired. But there is another solution
By finding well-defined trails that you know deer follow, you can
set up heat and
that will alert you when deer are
approaching. You can get a deer hunting trail monitor system that
has remote motion sensors that can be placed thousands of feet away
from you. These sensors send a voice command back to a handheld
radio (with earphone) so youíll be alerted to approaching deer.
Youíll even know what direction the deer are coming from. If you
plan to use these, make sure you find well-established trails.
With these deer hunting tips you can confidently know where to
select a tree stand for the best chances of a successful hunt.
Combine these with other deer hunting tips you find on the Web and
youíll have a winning season!
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