No matter how many years you’ve been hunting, there are always new things to learn, especially when it comes to whitetail deer. From taking advantage of new techniques to equipment, you should be constantly trying to become a better hunter, and we’re here to help. Regardless of how many deer you’ve killed, there are likely many more that have gotten away from you. Take a look at the following tips and incorporate them into your next trip in order to make it an even bigger success.
Before heading out to hunt, do the proper research beforehand. Use Google Maps to take a look at an aerial view of the area where you’ll be hunting, and get familiar with some of the specific terrain. Knowing where you’re going and what to expect when you get there will make you that much more ready to track deer.
One of the easiest ways to warn deer of your presence is your scent. In order to avoid them smelling you before you even spot them, you should wash your hunting clothes with unscented detergent. In possible, keep them in a bag and put them on once you’re at the hunting location. Also bring some extra odor eliminator along with you in case it wears off after your initial spray.
Sometimes taking a shot and hitting your target isn’t enough. If you have to track an injured deer, it can be useful to know what different colored blood means. For instance, if the blood you find is dark red you probably hit it somewhere in the back, maybe even in its liver. On the other hand, pinkish red blood could indicate that you shot near the lungs or heart.
Make these suggestions work for you, and incorporate your own strategies in order to have a successful deer hunting trip.