I think my son has braggin rights for this year he shot his first deer ever.
He shot a doe about 100 pounds. He was as excited as I was. I was setting behind him when he shot the deer. He was as cool as a cucumber.
We are not horn hunters here we hunt for the meat.
We never use bait here it is illegal.
[ This Message was edited by: maineguide on 2002-11-27 15:21 ]
Just got back from a little pre thanksgiving outing this morning, with my daughter (crosshairs). She took a 5x5 whitetail. That was the easy part, the steep uphill drag in the snow added the real fun, but more than worth it. She is so excited and keeps reminding me its bigger than mine :smile:
I love this type of topic my children go hunting with me when ever they like. Im a single mom of two kids. I do not push them going with me but they get real happy when mom brings home the deer, the part they never forget is a tradition of them kissing the heart after it is cleaned to tell god thank you for our prize. they are getting a little old for that it is getting harder and harder to get them to kiss it anymore lol ow well another story to tell when they are adults.
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...