If you are a beginner in hunting, Deer is one of the most relaxed animals to start with. Deer can be captured easily using a bow or a rifle. Dress appropriately in a warm boot, glove, and heated jacket before you go hunting. Here are some interesting Deer hunting tips.
Hide your scent.
This is one of the essential tips you remember before going for any hunt – Cover your scent! Animals, Especially a Deer is very sensitive and can detect any smell from miles afar. It can also detect the smell from the air and the ground you leave your trail. Do not use scented soap or a strong shampoo before you go hunting.
Making sounds and calls don’t grab the Deer’s attention. It gets scared very easily. However sounds such as imitating the sound of antlers hustle in the grass can draw the attention of the Deer. Employing a decoy is quite a tactic to attract a Deer. It tricks the Deer to thinking the decoy is one among the Deer. When the Deer approaches close, pull the trigger!
Use Deer Attractants.
Using items such as Deer feed, Deer urine, Deer feeders can be used to attract Deer.
Use the right Bow.
Use a compound bow that is comfortable for use. Use the ideal bow. Practice your shots well. Concentrate on being accurate. Try to get the deer down in your first shot. Practice with the bow in different angles and targets
Try not to go in groups. Remain calm and composed with a clear presence of mind. Do not walk with loud footsteps as this would scare away the deer. Deer’s have excellent hearing and can detect even the slightest movements. Once they escape, it would take a long time for the same deer to come back to the original position. Wearing hunting boots or covering your shoes can eliminate the sound.
When to hunt?
You should know the exact timings as to when a deer can be spotted. Just after sunrise and dusk are the best time for deer hunting. Just after dawn, you are most likely to spot deer near their bedding area. If you spot them to be sleeping, it is even easier to hunt the deer down. Just before Sunset, you can spot deer near the feeding area. A deer, however, can be easily located during their birthing period.
Where to hunt?
Once you set out for 2-3 hunts, you would become familiar with the location the deer would come to bath, food, give birth, mate, defecate etc. Once the Deer’s ideal location is discovered, it is then easier to hunt the deer. Examining the Deer trails and Deer droppings can also help to find the ideal Deer location.