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  • Ive hunted before, killed a couple deer with shotgun and rifle. This is my first year bowhunting, over the summer I eventually s

    Ive hunted before, killed a couple deer with shotgun and rifle. This is my first year bowhunting, over the summer I eventually saved up enough money to get a bow, I got a Hoyt Carbon Element, it my first bow I thought Id get one that would last. I have practiced my form over and over again and bow season starts in a couple of days...I was just wondering if any of you guys had some general tips for bowhunting that I could use in the field?

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    1. Buy a trail camera with a python cable lock.

    2. Hunt from a tree stand at sixteen feet to eighteen.

    3. If nature calls pee inside a large Gatorade bottle.

    4. Put camouflage around your stand to break up your silhouette.

    5. Where rubber boots in the woods and out.

    6. Practice shooting from your garage roof at the same height as your stand.

    7. Never eat anything in your tree stand that is noisy, like corn chips, peanuts, potato chips or chewing gum. Deer have the best ears in the world.

    Good Luck!

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    • #3
      8. Practice shooting your bow with your broadheads.

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      • #4
        I was going to add shoot your bow with your broadheads! too slow I guess.
        9. Play the wind
        10.Use scent eliminated products on everything

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        • #5
          Thanks for tips so far y'all! I have three cams at three different spots, 2 are stand sites and one is a ground blind. I have an acre size plot on each, I've been setting this hunting area up for about 2 years now just for bow hunting, so the deer aren't pressured at all. This is just my first year actually getting out there with a bow and hunting.

          Thanks

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          • #6
            If you think you made a good shot/bad shot, if possible, wait longer than you think just in case. Practice hunting shooting angles and shoot 3d if possible. I personally think a rangefinder is as important as broad heads. Most important, wear a safety harness when climbing or in a tree stand. Too many each year crippled in a falls for life, its not worth the risk of not being safe. It is very important.

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            • #7
              patience patience patience. When I first started bowhunting I was not expecting it to be that much more difficult than gun hunting. But, getting everything to work perfectly together to get that deer within 40 yards takes a whole lot of patience. So, don't get down on yourself if you have hunts where you spook deer over and over again. It will take a season or two to understand the major differences in bow and gun hunting. Best of wishes to you!

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              • #8
                Know when to pass up a shot. There's no shame in letting one walk because you weren't 100% confident.

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                • #9
                  Definitely practice shooting from your tree stand or something of that height. Often times your bow shoots a little different from up high than it does when just shooting flat.

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                  • #10
                    Only take the shots you are comfortable with. And when it comes time to take the shot just keep calm, and dont get into a hurry. Use the form you have when you practice wounding a deer is very bad a bad shot will keep you traking for hours. Another thing is after making the shot don't get in a hurry you will only jump the deer and make it harder to track.

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                    • #11
                      1.)Wait for the most open shot any little thing in the way will result in a muddy arrow instead of a bloody one. If there is a limb n the way wait it will open up or the deer will come back ( as long as you don't spook it.
                      2.)Make your bow as quiet as you can afford.
                      3.) longer ranges aim for the deer to jump string.
                      4.) practice shooting sitting down from your blind. so you know how far you have to sit back in your blind.
                      5.)In treestands imagine a line through the deer, youll find you may need to aim higher on the deer if the angle is steep.

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