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Favorite Deer hunting Tactic

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#1 OFFLINE   Maximus


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Posted 02/03/13 - 10:45 AM

What is your favorite means for harvesting deer? Treestand,ground blind,still/stalk hunting,driving? All our legal and effective means, I utilize all in differant situations and time periods. how about yourself?

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Posted 02/03/13 - 10:49 AM


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Posted 02/03/13 - 10:50 AM

My ground Blind has been the most productive followed by a tree stand.. But my favorite way to hunt any game is by still/stalk hunting..

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Posted 02/03/13 - 11:15 AM

Treestand! Although my best buck was taken sitting on the ground due to lack of trees. Gonna try a natural blind in the fall because it is the only option for this particular spot. As far as technique, funnels. funnels.funnels. :thumb_up:

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Posted 02/03/13 - 12:04 PM

I have to say hunting on the ground with natural cover is my favorite. Challenging on how you approach it and it gives you a different perspective. It also allows you to hunt many more spots where a manufactured blind or tree stand is limiting. There are tImes and places however where you need to be in a tree.

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Posted 02/03/13 - 12:24 PM

Tree-stand 90%
Stalking 10% ,depending on weather, ground conditions.
Hunting the ground is very rewarding method, and you can learn more about deer than just sitting and waiting from a stand or blind.

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Posted 02/03/13 - 12:25 PM


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Posted 02/03/13 - 12:27 PM

i know during bow you should stay in stand but i can't help wanting to get down n walk around .
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Posted 02/03/13 - 12:54 PM

Treestand for me

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Posted 02/03/13 - 01:04 PM

But my favorite way to hunt any game is by still/stalk hunting..


I've taken more deer off the ground with a gun but with a bow, I've had more success in a tree. I've used a ground blind but not a big fan of them, when I'm with the kids it just easier but I hate not having the scenery that a treestand offers.
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Posted 02/03/13 - 01:22 PM

If I could, it would be spot/stalk or still hunting 100% of the time. You'd never see me in a trestand or ground blind.

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Posted 02/03/13 - 01:46 PM

Treestand seems to be most effective. You can get away with a lot more when you're way up above them. There is a slight feeling of seperation from the animal because of it though.

Groundblind is awesome for winter, especially if you use a heater inside! Hunt like a KING! lol

Ground hunting without a blind can be some of THE most difficult hunting you can do. I've been busted by more big bucks like this than I care to count. It's tough at eye level, super close! But nothing brings that sense of oneness with the woods and animals than this type of hunting, imo.

Stalking is some of the most exciting hunting. It's pro-active, you're making moves, trying to get in range of an animal without spooking them. Crazy stuff. Some of my most heart-pounding hunts have been stalking.

I utilize all of them! They all have a place and can all be fun!

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Posted 02/03/13 - 03:37 PM

Treestand most of the time, but I really like sitting on the ground, Something about making use of the best natural cover on a good travel route or food source is exciting. Of course I've never shot anything from the ground, but I imagine it would be exhilarating.
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Posted 02/04/13 - 10:05 AM

I use my treestand for most of the bow season and switch to the groundblind once the time changes and i have less daylight to set up, especially on those last minute after work hunts. I have had better success in the treestand though. For gun season, its a combination of the treestand, ground blind and stalking.
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Posted 02/04/13 - 01:20 PM

For me it's whatever gets the job done.
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Posted 02/04/13 - 01:34 PM

12 inches of snow late season 50 pounds corn 50 pounds oats .dont get any better

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Posted 02/04/13 - 02:55 PM

Using a treestand appears to be the most effective way to harvest a deer without getting blown for drawing back or even for being winded. However, I simply love ground hunting with nothing but maybe a couple branches bent in certain directions to help conceal me.

There is nothing more exhilarating to me than getting your heart pounding by having to hide your eyes to prevent a deer from spooking, just to move in position and snap your bow back the second they get complacent and look away or pop their head behind a tree or some brush and then finally letting your arrow fly and hit the bread basket.

I haven't shot too many deer in my day, but I've actually shot more on the ground than out of a stand. In fact the buck in my avatar was actually shot via the ground, no ground blind, no scent, no bait. All I did was hunt a very good rubline and I got lucky. He came in on me so fast from behind me that I couldn't even get a good look at his rack due to hiding the whites of my eyes before shooting that I had NO IDEA the size of him until my brother walked up on him and found him the next morning with me.

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Posted 02/04/13 - 07:13 PM

Treestand over corn feeder
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Posted 02/04/13 - 07:25 PM

my favorite tactic to find deer is the trail cam. my favorite tactic to hunt deer is using the tree saddle and to never hunt the same tree. I also never cut shooting lanes unless I have no choice.

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