Deer Hunting Tips, Secrets and Information

January 6, 2007

Deer Hunting – Late Season Deer Hunting and Stands

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In this issue:

Playing Musical Stands During Late Season for Whitetails

Late season hunting is a great time to be out…  but you have to learn to adjust for the changing weather, food supplies and deer patterns.

It’s not unusual to have days of overcast skies, rain, snow and generally poor weather.  Add to that the shorter daylight hours and you have the making for a possible change in deer behavior.

Whenever inclement weather hangs around the deer will adjust their eating schedules.  It’s a great time for you to be out – even during mid-day in many cases.  However, you need to position yourself in different places as the weather changes.

When the weather is fair, the food sources are plentiful and the bucks are in hiding, then you typically need your stand located near the thick cover, frequently deep in the woods and thickets.  You can position yourself to tag your buck as they travel to/from these areas to feed.

But when the weather gets rough then you typically will want to hunt closer to the food sources.  Their patterns may change and you may very well see them from morning to night – any time during the day.

As their patterns change so must your placement of your stand…..  if your stand is back in the deep woods or thickets – well, chances are you’ll only be hunting squirrels.

Move your stand or, preferably, have 2 or 3 stands in different locations so you can move deep, near the food sources and down wind.

Probably the two best places to put stands in these situations is along the runways leading to the food plots or just on the edges of the food plots.

And, as always, when it’s rainy, snowy or foggy, a great way to adjust is to start stalking.  Go at a snail’s pace (or slower) and really scour the areas you just don’t have a chance to do while sitting in a stand all day.  Keep your eyes open and all your senses peaked and watch for movement and horizontal lines in the trees.

Stalking is lots of fun and the wet weather means you can proceed quietly and not make it sound like a herd of deer coming through the woods.

So – get out there, read the weather and adjust your hunting methods and location based on the weather and available food.  Most importantly – get out there and enjoy it, if only to do some additional scouting.


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Thanks for reading – enjoy your deer hunting!


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Deer Hunting: Why Don’t I See More Bucks?

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Today’s Tip:  Why Don’t I See More Bucks?

It’s not unusual for new hunters to ask that question.  It seems when you go to the field you see a lot more does than bucks.  And you rarely see large bucks.  Why is that?

Well, except for the rut, most bucks – especially the older, larger ones – will not take the same trails as the does.  They will rarely trail the does.  They tend to be solitary.

During the rut you’ll see the bucks following the does a lot…  they’re hot on their trail and have something on their mind.  And they’ll be hot to trot and chase the does all over.

So – where DO the bucks go and why don’t you see them more often?

Bucks tend to be loners and they have their own area they like to stay in.  The bucks generally do NOT like to join the rest of the herd.  It’s not unusual to find a buck in thick cover, away from the main trails.  They’ll come out to feeding areas but typically won’t follow the same routes as the rest of the young bucks and the does.

Another reason you don’t see deer (both bucks and does) at different times of the day is because they rest, lay down and chew their cud.  In case you didn’t know, deer are ruminants – like cows – and they take time during the day to “chew their cud” just like cows.  They have four stomach chambers that allow them to regurgitate and process the leafy vegetation they eat.

Bucks like to take meandering routes because bucks are naturally cautious and elusive and bucks prefer to spend time in the heavy cover in low areas like creek bottoms or gullies and anywhere else that they are out of view. Bucks live in rougher terrain and thicker cover by choice and are simply harder to find.

So there you have it…  looking for bucks?  Get off the beaten path.  Head for creek beds and areas adjacent to heavy cover, etc.


If you enjoy tips like this then get the book that is filled with secrets, tips and deer knowledge from the experts and wildlife biologists.  You’ll definitely learn more information that will put you in the position with a much higher-percentage chance of seeing more deer and harvesting larger bucks.

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Thanks for your interest…  enjoy your hunting.

All the best in the field…  please do it safely.

Charlie Hicks

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January 5, 2007

Deer Hunting: Hunting From A Stand

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Today’s message:  Hunting From A Stand

Many hunters prefer hunting from a tree stand.  Some of the benefits from hunting from a stand include:

– Better sight distance
– “Less likelihood” of being seen
– Scent above the ground level

and many, many more.

However, you must have patience.  Sitting quietly and near motionless for hours is difficult.  Waiting for game to pass within shooting range works great when you choose the right stand placement.

You must place your stand near a deer trail and definitely want to place it downwind from where the deer will be coming from.

You might want to consider putting up two stands in the same area so when the wind changes you can pick the one that will give you best downwind protection.

Pick your stand for the type of weapon you’ll be using.  Some of the stands are made to be adjustable for both rifle and archery use.  But consider your body movement while shooting and made sure you can freely hold and use your weapon without hindrance.  In most cases you will not want to shoot straight ahead – so position your stand for proper body placement and movement where you expect to be shooting towards.

Remember to stretch quietly to keep your muscles limber.  You’ll get stiff after sitting in one position for very long.

There’s a lot to learn about scents, masking your scent when in the stand, your clothing, etc.  that’s beyond the discussion here.  Except for one thing…  after you consume the morning coffee, or whatever you drink for breakfast, you’ll eventually need to empty your bladder.  Normally you don’t want to climb down and back up again, making noise and movement
that will tip deer off to your position.   You may be tempted to turn and use
the area behind the tree.  However, the scent will definitely be picked up by deer in the area and will keep them away.  Use a plastic container of sufficient size with a lid.

Stand safety:  many hunters are killed or seriously hurt every year by falling from their stands.  It happens in a moment and every reason has been given from slipping, loosing balance, falling asleep, celebrating, etc.

In many cases, the stand has failed – due to metal fatigue, straps or chains break, etc.  Use a safety harness of sufficient strength.  Test it.  Make sure steps and branches will not impale you if you do fall.  A little prevention goes a long, long way.  Be safe while you hunt and return safely home.

There’s at least 10 pages about hunting from stands in the book “Deer Hunting Secrets”.  You can learn a ton of valuable methods and tips about hunting from stands whether you’re a veteran or newbie.

Get the book that you’ll refer to over and over again – and you’ll be getting the professional and experienced insight like no other book on the market has.  It comes with a full money-back guarantee so you can’t loose.

Get that big buck this year….  but do it safely.

All the best,


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Late Season Whitetail Deer Hunting Tips and Secrets

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