Hey Iam bow in washington I have never bow hunted before and was wondering if anybody had anyt tips and tricks for me Iam hunting in chewelah for whitetail deer and maybe elk and turkey any tips and tricks would help out alot
I suggest going into the whitetail section to pick up some tips too. As far as bow hunting whitetail, you need to do some scouting to figure out where the deer are within 20 yards. Unlike rifle hunting where you just need to be close, bow hunting requires a precise setup. Look for food sources, trails, pinch points funnels rubs and scrapes to get an idea where to put your stand. Make sure that it provides good cover for you so that you are not siloheted when in it and be sure to clear your shooting lanes to present a clear shot when it happens.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...