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So tonight a big 8 pointer walked out in front of me about 50 yards away. A few reasons why I didn't shoot: It was near dark and

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  • So tonight a big 8 pointer walked out in front of me about 50 yards away. A few reasons why I didn't shoot: It was near dark and

    So tonight a big 8 pointer walked out in front of me about 50 yards away. A few reasons why I didn't shoot: It was near dark and I could barely see him in my sights; I don't have a scope on my muzzy so I was afraid I'd miss; and I didn't have my binoculars so I wasn't sure of how big he was. Well I tried to bring him in closer with a few grunts and then with a doe in heat call. Something spooked him, not sure what but more than likely it was me. When I got out of the stand, I walked out to where he was and got my SD card out of my camera, which managed to snap a picture of him while I was watching him tonight so I know he's big. Should I hunt this stand tomorrow evening? I'm afraid I'll spook him even more and never see him again. Thoughts??

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    I would Hunt that stand again Am to Pm.

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    • #3
      Hunt the stand!
      How will you ever know if he returned if you're not there? Another trail cam photo?

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      • #4
        Wash your clothes in scent away, and hunt the stand. Don't rattle grunt or use any estrous scents. Be as completely as quiet and invisible as possible. I would also recommend going in probably half an hour earlier in the morning than you usually do. If he was rattled last night he may come through earlier or later than usual so I would try to spend all day. If he is nervous then rattling or calling would more likely spook him more than help and a foreign does scent or estrous my throw a flag if he is that old and mature. Good luck man

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