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Old 09-30-2009, 08:07 PM
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Anyone want to share with me some first time hunter tips. Went deer hunting last sunday for the first time ever. Have a weekend hunt planned for next weekend. Never been before. Any advise helps. Even if it doesn't pertain to hunting itself. What to bring, wear, whatever. Hunting blacktails in Northern Cal. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:39 PM
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Scout the area for well traveled trails.

Set-up high on a hillside with a good view of a water or food source in the area.

Get there well before dawn or dusk and settle in and remain motionless.

Bring good binos (you need to see them before they see you).
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:25 PM
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Always try and hunt with the wind in your favor.

Persistence is your ally. It's the mother of success.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:04 AM
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Don't let 'em see you, hear you, or smell you.

Don't let 'em see you: The old adage is the harder you hunt, the less you move. Avoid figets, jerking movements, or being in the open (stay behind something like a brushpile or some other cover.) Things like camo can help here, but not moving around is most important. Try to act like a stump.

Don't let 'em hear you: Dont talk, cough, bang things, etc. Be as quiet as possible moving in an out of position.
Don't let 'em smell you: stay upwind or at least have it quartering from where the deer will be. There are scent control products that may help, but wind-in-your-face is #1.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:11 AM
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just have fun !!!!!
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BOWHUNTERCOP
just have fun !!!!!
That's good advice.

Remember, the kill is only a very small part of the experience. There are many things to soak in while you are out there... the birds, squirrels, animals, the weather and time to reflect with your thoughts. These things together provide for a quality hunt and a great experience.

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Old 10-01-2009, 05:45 PM
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Patience young padawan ... you must learn patience!
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