Stand hunting (recommended technique)

“Stand hunting” is simply finding a likely spot and standing there (or more likely sitting) until a deer shows up.  The keys to having deer show up are: understanding deer biology, terrain and habitat; and thoroughly scouting the hunting property.  

In addition, the hunter needs to be confident in his or her site selection, be comfortable while waiting, and patient to let the deer come to them.

Mentors/guides should fully explain their hunting strategy and plans to the novice they are taking out. Remember, they are novices, and what may be “fun” for an experienced hunter may grueling for a novice. Hunts, within reason, should be tailored to the novice being assisted. 

 

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