Deer hunting on the move, or stillhunting, is commonly misunderstood as to what it is and how to go about it. It is stalking deer, not waiting on a stump or in a blind for the deer to come to you. It can be the most rewarding deer hunting experience you can do. It can also be the most frustrating, since it is a skill which requires you to slow everything everything – your sight, your breath and your walking gait. But the payoffs go beyond the hunt to your better enjoyment of nature itself.
A successful deer hunter should keep in mind that aside from commitment and preparation, bagging a trophy buck is a never-ending endeavor that may take a lifetime. However, using a few tricks, strategies, common sense, and some great guides to deer hunting can significantly shorten the amount of time invested in harvesting a trophy.
Deer are generally thought of being crepuscular animals which mean that they become active during dawn and dusk and typically sleep during the middle of the day and the middle or late at night. This may possibly be a defense mechanism to enable digestion and rest during the day when their predators are not as active.
Knowing some guides to deer hunting will make your hunting trip successful. There are several important things and guides to deer hunting that you should remember and prepare for.
The hunter needs to stay alert at all times if there is a chance to kill a deer. Every experienced hunter will tell you that in most cases they hear their pray before they see it. Most of the time, hearing a sound is what makes the hunter look towards a direction, towards the direction of the pray. Being alert is very important for the hunt, especially when hunting with a bow; more so when hunting in a wooded pine area. Deer will be more likely to sneak up to the hunter in this type of area. They occasionally snap a twig in pine thickets but could sneak up behind you without making a single sound. That’s why many hunters prefer to have hearing equipment with them during these kinds of hunts. When hunting with a bow, you need to get up close so you will need a good advantage over the prey.
Camouflage is one of the most important guides to deer hunting. One of the important functions of camo is to break up the human silhouette. It becomes fairly easy to blend into a very bushy environment, although not all camo offers the ability to hide human silhouette in fairly open area.
Scent removers have been very helpful for hunters as it can cover up the body’s odor, although sometimes it may fall short when perspiration occurs. However, it can definitely improve your chances of bagging you buck.
These are just some of the guides to deer hunting, again commitment, strategies and tricks can make it all successful and it all depends on you.