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Offline burtonridr

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Your Hunting Style
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:59:17 am »
Just read another thread about the longest shot people are comfortable taking while hunting. Most are in the 10-20yd range, it has me curious about the hunting style people on the forum are using. Are you setting up ambush locations? Are you spot and stalking? How successful are you each season with your style of hunting?


Offline Pat B

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Re: Your Hunting Style
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 10:01:53 am »
When I regularly hunted I mostly hunted from tree stand in areas where you probably couldn't shoot 20 yards or more.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Your Hunting Style
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 11:43:33 am »
I use tree stands along trails and heavily traveled areas.  Last year I killed 2 deer with a traditional bow in  the first 4.5 hours on stand.  My hunting seasons don't always go that well  ;)
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Re: Your Hunting Style
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 04:40:07 pm »
I hunt in factory built tree stands 10-15 feet off the ground along game trails or areas the deer frequent. The areas I hunt are all farm ground or directly adjacent to farm ground. I used to shoot plenty of deer when I was younger, now I'm mostly a spectator an enjoy just watching them do what deer do. I have enjoyed teaching my boys and watching them become independent and successful hunters. I still try to shoot "at" a deer every 2-3 years so I dont forget how :)
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: Your Hunting Style
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 05:13:09 pm »
I set up with ambush locations.  My hunting grounds is a very large old growth forest with thin ridges and deep ditches and some of the areas have been logged . all have shelfs on the side of the steep hill sides that deer use.  but when you find an area where the deer are crossing from ridge to ridge the ground will look like a cattle trail.  And where two trails come together is good too.  So I set up on ambush locations and after about two or three evenings and mornings, I'll get  good shots.  Only issue hunting on the ground with ambush opportunities is sometimes the deer come up behind you on the wrong side.  I have had deer within 10 ft of me  on the wrong side many times with no shot opportunity.  That's what I love, the closer the better.
Good luck in your hunting but I love hunting off the ground at ambush points these days.
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Offline StickMark

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Re: Your Hunting Style
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 09:45:29 am »
Ground hunter here, in Southern Arizona, recently wearing ASAT (seems to work).  I will spot them, or find the area they use from scouting and previous seasons.  Then I egress in there, use natural concealment, move super slow (like real super slow...meaning raise the binos real slow, arrow often ready, move eyes before head kinda slow).  I experience what Danzn Bar does, deer approaching wrong side, or does blocking the bucks.  I try to keep the bows I make on the shorter side, as that helps me shoot from awkward positions. 

I started killing when I started believing that the deer "were right there", and when I get in an area, I act like that, looking into every bush.

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Your Hunting Style
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 11:22:50 am »
Spot and stalk in the Black Hills National Forest, usually in areas close to well travelled roads where the deer sometimes just ignore someone walking along!  LOL, walked right within 15 yard of my first deer while she watched me!

Rattling antlers during the rut has worked, too.
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