creepingdeth wrote:first year guy who made the decision that simple things like wind, thermals, and in/outs will make my sits more productive. i actually have seen deer and thats a victory for me personally!!! lots to soak up, thats why im here, thanks to all
This x1000! Reading this thread has made me cringe at how I enter some of the areas I hunt. As I made the decision to hunt differently in 2017, I have already noticed in the scouting trips I have taken post-season that I am paying a lot of attention to things like how I need the wind to be blowing to enter a spot, how the thermals would typically work in a spot and how I could best enter so as not to disturb the deer. Additionally, I used to get real discouraged to see deer stands in a new area, but being out in the snow yesterday let me know there is a good buck still around after the season on a new suburban area I was scouting. This buck survived despite two stands and obvious hunting pressure. The one key advantage that we have over the deer is our brains, and we need to learn to fight basic human nature and lazy approaches. Great stuff!