How To Hunt A Deer
Learning how to hunt deer requires time, patience and the right deer hunting knowledge. Many skilled deer hunters truly understand the deer it is hunting and therefore maximizes their chances of a successful kill. This article will give you a few tips on how to become a knowledgeable deer hunter.
- Hunt scent free. When you hunt deer be sure to cover up your natural odor. A deer's greatest senses is their sense of smell. Depending on the hunting area, deer can associate the human smell with danger causing it to stay clear of the area. Before going out to hunt deer wash with fragrance-free, antibacterial soap and shampoo. Dry off with a towel that has been washed with perfume-free detergent. Using an odor neutralizing deodorant can also help disguise your scent. Be sure that all of your hunting clothes are washed in odor-killing detergent. Do not smoke, drink or consume any odor causing foods before the hunt. Using a activated carbon Scent-Lok suit will dramatically reduce your scent in the woods.
- Wear the right clothes. To hunt deer successfully you need to blend in with the surroundings. Wear camouflage from head to toe. Some avid hunters prefer to wear a suit covered in faux leaves and branches to blend in more naturally.
- Choose the right location. When hunting deer is it important to choose a location that deer frequent regularly. Corn fields and other grain fields are a favorite with deer. Look out for deer scrapes and rubs. Deer rubs on trees means that deer frequents that area. Also look for deer tracks.
- Understand the deer. In order to hunt deer successfully you will need to understand their behavior. A deer can pick up a scent from up to 200 yards away. It is not advisable to hunt deer on windy days as your scent will travel quickly if it is not not properly disguised. When a deer licks it's noise, that helps it to pick up smell even better. The ears on a deer can move independently of each other so that they can pick up sound from behind or in front of them at the same time. Their ears can also determine the exact location that the sound came from in most cases. A close loud noise is a great way to confuse the deer, as they will usually stand still trying to figure out where the sound came from which will allow you to get the shot. Deer can't see from behind and they see both well in daylight and night. The tail is used as a communication device.