It’s been a pretty perfect week by all accounts.
My best friend Scott is due to get married in 3 weeks so the boys decided to have a week away fishing & hunting to celebrate him getting hitched.
We have been deer hunting mainly and I hate to say have been very successful!
For those of you that have never been deer hunting it’s a pretty cool day out, if your into the great outdoors and enjoy handling a rifle.
While firearm safety is always my number one tip when in possession of a loaded weapon, below you will find some killer (see what I did there!) hunting tips for a successful and enjoyable day out.
Get An Early Start
Many hunters like to spend the entire day in the woods, but the most likely times to bag a deer are a sunrise and sunset. They are more likely to come out of the thick brush during the early morning and late pre-dusk hours for the feed.
It is important to remember that deer can smell scents very easily, so do what is necessary to eliminate any human or unnatural odors. Things that would smell good to a human are usually signs of danger for a deer.
Do Not Move
While you are in a stand or a blind, you have to do your best to stay as still as possible. If you do have to move, make your movements very slowly. One of the hardest things for me to learn to be a successful hunter was how to slowly look from side to side as I sat for hours in a deer stand in the cold.
One of the most important things you can do to have a successful deer hunt is to remain silent. There have been various occasions and disappointing moments when I scared a deer away with the slightest of sounds. Deer have more sensitive ears than you would think. They become very cautious and wary when they hear a human voice or any unnatural sound.