Hunting is a beloved hobby and sport to many people across the world. Whether people hunt for sport, food, or just for fun it can be an addictive pastime. Hunters have a variety of game they hunt. This game includes doves, deer, turkeys, raccoons, squirrels and many others. When hunting there are lots of different methods and approaches a hunter can do to be successful in the hunt. Just as there are lots of methods they can do there are many things they should not. Hunting during the rut of deer season is very valuable for many hunters. The rut part of the season is the highest chance of getting a wall-hanger. It’s very important to not make common mistakes as a Buck that is usually scarce is more likely to be seen at this time.
A common mistake made by many hunters is starting late in the day. It is best to get to a hunting stand or ground blind right before sunrise. Hunting is usually not permitted when it is dark. Going to a stand or ground blind right before the sun rises gives a chance for a hunter not to be noticed or smelled by prey. This will also give a hunter time to get settled into their position so they are not noticeable doing so during daylight.
A guaranteed mistake that can be made by hunters is smoking or spitting on the ground from tobacco chew. Animals use their sense of smell the majority of the time. If an animal can smell smoke or an unusual scent on the ground they are likely to go elsewhere to get away from it. These smells can alarm the deer in fear of predators, which will make a hunter less likely to see them for their success in the hunt.
A stand or ground blind is important when it comes to hunting. One of these will help shield a hunter from being noticed by the game they are hunting. A guaranteed mistake is relocating between different stands or ground blinds during the hunt. If a hunter changes stands or ground blinds during a hunt it will leave the hunter’s scent on the ground and will make noise from branches/leaves on the ground. The scent and sound will alarm the deer, causing it to go elsewhere. The hunter will most likely be unsuccessful with the hunt doing this switch.
Food is one way to lure a doe thus leading to a higher chance of snagging a buck. Many hunters don’t prepare enough and lay food out for deer. Deer usually enjoy eating corn. If corn is laid out beforehand in place of where the hunt will occur, chances are there will be deer to hunt when the rut hits. It is best to do these days before the hunt so deer will start eating in that specific area more.