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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by 173BC View Post


    I think you picked up the wrong quote for your post, but I sit down 85% of the time too.
    I did pick up the wrong quote! Sorry, not sure how I managed that!



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    Quote Originally Posted by BLan View Post
    OH, you saw The Patriot to? LOL
    post of the day!
    my tip, only move when the deer's vison is block or they are looking the other way.
    The only great thing about having such a quiet bow is that it gets real loud when something breaks.

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    good entry and exit routes to & from your stand so you are undetected.
    you have to play the wind.
    don't over hunt one spot.
    practice shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus69 View Post
    hunt the freshest sign and always play the wind.
    I agree 100%

    Another is: Use the landscape to your advantage by staying 1 step ahead of the animal.
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    Big bucks bed with the red fox

    hang stand 100 yrds. Down wind of doe bedding areas.

    Whatever you do ,don't let him know your after him.

    When scouting ,make noise and talk loud ...let them know your in the woods ,so they can determine what action to take long before you see them.
    They can handle this pressure really well,it's that sneeky sudden surprises they hate.

    Inter/exit undetected ...never hunt the same stand three days in a row.

    Hang/move stands ,just before a rain /snow.

    Better sitting on the ground than to climb the wrong tree and stick out like a sore thumb a 1/4 mi away.

    Get in stand /or buddy in stand ,then look at the horizon....can you still see "something up there?...if so move to a different tree.
    Blend into your cover and be part of it ....not an add on.

    Young bucks are easy to call,trick,and the most curious.
    Old bucks are smart 50 weeks out of the year.
    Alpha does are the smartest 52 weeks a year.

    Shoot the deer in your mind at every possible place in your stand ,before you ever see a deer.

    Tell somebody where your going to hunt every time you leave for the woods.
    Even to what part of the woods you'll be in.

    You can pee off your stand and it will not bother deer.

    Don't spend a lot of time hunting over scrapes(this will require more time to explain)

    hunt 10-2 and during rain/snow.

    Less calling better than too much calling.
    Tickle the bones ,rather than beat them.

    If you get sleepy climb down and take nap on the ground.

    If you see rut chasing going on ,on the other side of the woods ...go after them ...slowly...better chance of getting shots.

    Pass on the small bucks

    learn to blood trail and what deer do after the shot and be persistant.

    Never shoot at the entie deer ,pick a small spot and make d** sure it's a deer.

    The mornings you want to sleep in ,is the morning the biggest buck in the county walks by your stand.

    Have at least 4 different stands for the wind.

    Practice,practice,practice. Learn to judge yrds. Before you hunt/shoot at deer.

    Clear your path to your stand ,not only what you walk on ,but limbs at eye level.

    Never ,if possible, hunt alone it's really more fun with two/three guys.

    Friends come and go ...hunting buddies are forever!

    47 YRS, THIS YR HUNTING WHITETAILS AND I'VE LEARNED ALOT.

    And that's all i got to say about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    aim small, miss small! have confidence in your shot! & When in doubt...back out! (of the shot)
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    Thanks for sharing your tips! These are great.

    I'm going to look through these today, and then post the Top 10 on Wired To Hunt tomorrow. I'll let you guys know when its up!

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    Sit still like a rock. If you can see the deer's eye, he can (potentially) see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsnow View Post
    sit still
    This! Sit still.

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    Your best chance at taking a mature whitetail is the first time you hunt a location.

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    Here's my top 3 -

    1. Practice under hunting conditions that means gloves,face mask and an elevated position minimum.
    2. Aim small miss small - I put a small 1"x1" mark on my target and thats what I aim for.
    3. Attitude and gratitude - keep a positive attitude and be gratefull your able to hunt.
    4. Patience - took years to learn that the more time I put in and the longer I sit still the better my odds.
    5. In order to kill a deer you have to be hunting where deer are. Doesn't matter the size of the deer you have to be where they live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WEEGEE View Post
    Big bucks bed with the red fox

    hang stand 100 yrds. Down wind of doe bedding areas.

    Whatever you do ,don't let him know your after him.

    When scouting ,make noise and talk loud ...let them know your in the woods ,so they can determine what action to take long before you see them.
    They can handle this pressure really well,it's that sneeky sudden surprises they hate.

    Inter/exit undetected ...never hunt the same stand three days in a row.

    Hang/move stands ,just before a rain /snow.

    Better sitting on the ground than to climb the wrong tree and stick out like a sore thumb a 1/4 mi away.

    Get in stand /or buddy in stand ,then look at the horizon....can you still see "something up there?...if so move to a different tree.
    Blend into your cover and be part of it ....not an add on.

    Young bucks are easy to call,trick,and the most curious.
    Old bucks are smart 50 weeks out of the year.
    Alpha does are the smartest 52 weeks a year.

    Shoot the deer in your mind at every possible place in your stand ,before you ever see a deer.

    Tell somebody where your going to hunt every time you leave for the woods.
    Even to what part of the woods you'll be in.

    You can pee off your stand and it will not bother deer.

    Don't spend a lot of time hunting over scrapes(this will require more time to explain)

    hunt 10-2 and during rain/snow.

    Less calling better than too much calling.
    Tickle the bones ,rather than beat them.

    If you get sleepy climb down and take nap on the ground.

    If you see rut chasing going on ,on the other side of the woods ...go after them ...slowly...better chance of getting shots.

    Pass on the small bucks

    learn to blood trail and what deer do after the shot and be persistant.

    Never shoot at the entie deer ,pick a small spot and make d** sure it's a deer.

    The mornings you want to sleep in ,is the morning the biggest buck in the county walks by your stand.

    Have at least 4 different stands for the wind.

    Practice,practice,practice. Learn to judge yrds. Before you hunt/shoot at deer.

    Clear your path to your stand ,not only what you walk on ,but limbs at eye level.

    Never ,if possible, hunt alone it's really more fun with two/three guys.

    Friends come and go ...hunting buddies are forever!

    47 YRS, THIS YR HUNTING WHITETAILS AND I'VE LEARNED ALOT.

    And that's all i got to say about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    A lot of great info here! The BOLD Red is a fact, but the only thing worse is when your buddy can see your stand from his, comes back to the camper to wake you up and spends two hours rubbing it in your face that the buck not only walked under your stand, but spent half an hour there tending a doe.
    - Sharrod

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    set your alarm...

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    There is no substitute for hard work and time in the stand.
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    You can't get one if you're not out there. More time hunting/in the stand = more opportunities to get one.
    Tread softly and carry a big stick

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    # 1 for everyone should be: BE SAFE!!
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    Simple...Sit still.Most people move to much.They never get to see the deer that slips out because they saw them moving.

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    your nose is smaller than your thumb
    how bout that buck ?????
    be clean quiet and still
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    have fun

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    Be in early and stay late!

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    The Number one for me is ENJOY THE HUNT !! The kill is secondary
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    You've got to put in the time, learn to be in your stand about an hour longer or earlier then you planned.
    Weather permitting & without freezing of course.
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    Hunt as if you were the hunted
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