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SheltonCreeker
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Stop every few feet. Humans are the only thing in the woods that just blunder thro.

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"Other things being equal, it is the man who shoots with his heart in his bow that hits the mark." Dr. Saxton Pope

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When that little voice in your head says something, try listening to it ! its right most of the time!

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If you've never been in the woods at daylight, and seen the world come alive, you haven't " Lived".

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Listen more than you talk or make noise.

Sit longer than you walk.

The longer you observe the woods the better woodsman you will be.

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BuckyT
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While in the stand, investigate and pinpoint the cause of every noise you hear in the woods.

You might be surprised that a 200lb buck can sound like a chipmunk rummaging through the leaves.

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straitera
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Good thread Mike. You're reading my mail. Found my 12 point deep in the woods around midnight. After dressing, we got lost coming out & drug that deer for miles the wrong way. How can you lose the same bloodtrail you followed in? No compass. Lesson learned.

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emac396
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quote:
Originally posted by graybarkhunter:
never look a deer in the eyes...

I believe this 100%
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two4hooking
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Use your binos! The advantage of eyesight, smell, and hearing go to the animal so this advantage is....well...an advantage :-)

Plus it forces you to slow down and look.

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Archie
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Very good thread. Please chime in, as your little tips could save someone else an injury, death, or even 10 years' worth of blundering.

I try to think never to place something where it shouldn't be forgotten. I NEVER set my bow down behind my car. I never even set a broadhead in a place where a child could get ahold of it, or where it could hurt someone. Not even for a moment. I got a Bodkin through my knee at 13 years old, and the scar helps me to remember! I set things only in places where I could find them if I forget them. Knife, cell phone, keys, etc.

Archie

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Do not eat "yellow snow"
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Prepare as much around your stand as possible weeks prior to walking in.

Get your tow up rope ready, get the stand hung, etc. Do as much as you can particularly in the early season to avoid sweating and bumbling around in the wee morning hours darkness.

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Don't forget your rope...

Yep, more than once.

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For Whitetails, don't skyline your body. the cover behind you, is maybe more important than the cover in front.

When you shoot a deer, take your compass and mark
the spot of impact, the last spot you saw the deer,
the last place you hear the deer. Use these three to decide the direction of travel the deer took.

Keep your compass in your left hand when in the woods.

Hunting with a stickbow will make you a better hunter. Dang, it has made me a much better predator.

Hunt an isolated feed tree.

Scout for acorns with good binos.

Keep a written log.

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If your hunting through the woods with a partner, DONT TALK or whisle


Think im going to get a compass, ive always banked on my GPS but ya never know, one of these days....

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Any time you have to pee you will see whatever game animal you're hunting for as soon as you get right in the middle of doing your business. I swear I think they hide and watch then jump out and laugh at you.
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Pay attention to birds. They will see and hear stuff long before you do. Titmice, Blue jays and wrens are especially vocal and will often scold anything moving around including you.

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