Whitetail deer hunting is one of the most popular hunting genres globally, with more and more enthusiasts every year. However, for a first-time whitetail deer hunter, it can be a rather tricky thing to do that is why a few tips and tricks about this type of activity are needed to start with decent results.
Experienced hunters recommend checking the hunting equipment when going into the stand, not later when a buck will eventually walkout. For example, check if your scope is clear, the shells in the chamber or if you use a bow, check if your bow will draw back correctly. There are many issues to consider, which is why we strongly advise preparing well ahead.
Time & Location
If you plan on hunting whitetail deer in a food plot or a large field, it is recommended to do it during the late hours of the day. Remember that deer like the heavy cover, so it is advisable to try and clear a path through the cover that you consider these animals might be using. The whitetail deer usually prefers using the most straightforward routes possible. Once you have set up a path, hunt over the built path in a hunting tree stand.
If using deer calls isn’t your cup of tea, mainly because you are afraid of scaring these animals, it is advisable to use it only after you see a deer you are unwilling to shoot. Once you have done so, you will notice that it doesn’t scare them and observe their reactions. Be sure to use the most suitable calls; otherwise, the animals will get suspicious.
Practice Makes Perfect
The best advice possible is to hunt whenever you have the possibility. Experience is crucial. Only by going out there in the wilderness will you learn more about the deer’s habitat, feeding habits, and other characteristics that you will eventually use to your advantage. We strongly suggest that you follow our advice and the next time you can hunt. Don’t hesitate. You know what they say: practice makes perfect, and this statement is entirely applicable for hunting not only whitetail deer but other animals as well.
Change Stand Location Each Day
When you are about to hunt in a new area, it is advisable to hunt at a new stand each day for a short period, as this is the most efficient way to learn about the deer movement routes. However, suppose you spot a deer and shoot it, and afterward, you jump it up a very short distance from the position you have made the shot. In that case, it is advisable to stand back and give it time to take its last breath. If you shot it during the late hours of the day, it is recommended to wait overnight.
If you plan on hunting whitetail deer with a bow, experienced hunters recommend doing it from a tree stand because it is way more efficient than hunting from ground level. Another piece of advice is to use only one pin because it is easier to aim high or low on the whitetail deer than to remember to use a specific one when the large one walks out.
We hope that our suggestions will come in handy, and on your first attempts at hunting these animals, you will get at least decent results. Remember; practice every time you have the chance.