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FAVOURITE WAY TO HUNT DEER?

NICE BEAR!! how many pounds gutted was he/she boar or sow whered you get it what state/province? If you dont mind me asking.

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Location: Muskoka Ontario
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My favorite way to hunt deer is still hunting. I go to a spot that I'v seen deer sign while out scouting and stock and sit some times for the whole day. we only hunt just under 100 acers so pushing bush dosent make much scents. workes for me the last 6 years.

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Yea if the hundred dosent have much brush I would probably prefer still hunting too but we hunt about 1000 acres and theres alot of brush so we let the dogs go and someone always gets to follow them through usually works out great. We hunt with about 7 guys and we all have stands some where high so we can see the pole lines and fields too. If the deer are there we usually get them to come out.

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I typically sit in a ground blind or treestand. I only use ground blinds in areas that either don't have trees big enough or with trees that don't provide enough cover.

If there is a slight rain or slight wind I also like to stillhunt through corn fields. You would be surprised at how close you can sneak up on a wiley old buck. Just get the wind in your favor and sneak through one row at a time. You poke your head into a row and look both ways. You then step into the row and continue on. If you see one, you just move in for the shot.

Years ago, we hunted by deer drives almost exclusively. However, we only do that a couple times a year now. We do it by going through cover and letting the deer wind us and they would move toward the standers.

I've also hunted marshes and grass fields where one could jump-shoot the deer. You get the wind in your favor and sneak along until you get close enough to one that it jumps up and you shoot it while it runs away. Definitely not for people that can't hit a running animal.

I've hunted in the southern U.S. a couple times where they ran deer with dogs. Not something I'd want to do all the time, but it was interesting. It was a great experience and something that I'd like to do again someday.

I don't like to limit myself to a single tactic. When the conditions warrant something different, I'll change my strategy. The same goes for scents, rattling and calling. It's often said that variety is the spice of life.

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Location: new brunswick
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Whelland wrote:
I typically sit in a ground blind or treestand. I only use ground blinds in areas that either don't have trees big enough or with trees that don't provide enough cover.

If there is a slight rain or slight wind I also like to stillhunt through corn fields. You would be surprised at how close you can sneak up on a wiley old buck. Just get the wind in your favor and sneak through one row at a time. You poke your head into a row and look both ways. You then step into the row and continue on. If you see one, you just move in for the shot.

Years ago, we hunted by deer drives almost exclusively. However, we only do that a couple times a year now. We do it by going through cover and letting the deer wind us and they would move toward the standers.

I've also hunted marshes and grass fields where one could jump-shoot the deer. You get the wind in your favor and sneak along until you get close enough to one that it jumps up and you shoot it while it runs away. Definitely not for people that can't hit a running animal.

I've hunted in the southern U.S. a couple times where they ran deer with dogs. Not something I'd want to do all the time, but it was interesting. It was a great experience and something that I'd like to do again someday.

I don't like to limit myself to a single tactic. When the conditions warrant something different, I'll change my strategy. The same goes for scents, rattling and calling. It's often said that variety is the spice of life.

shooting deer on the run is not a good idea here because you have to know where that shot is going to land if you miss and because of the dense bush you never know if some one is on the other side of where that deer is going i don't recommend that style at all! Shame on You! just my opinion though ,you can agree or not

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