The Antler Almanac

Written by Big Game Camera Man on Saturday, October 4, 2014



Now is a Good Time to Go Stalking


Bow season has begun, there’s plenty natural food around, another full moon is coming soon, most trees still are in full leaf, and the underbrush still has lots of foliage.   For the bowhunter, that means that late morning and early afternoon are good times to start stalking whitetail, not waiting for them to come to you. 


Later in the season  you’ll want to put in as much tree-stand time as you can--the rut will be going full blast and all whitetail will be moving around plenty on their own.  Right now, on the other hand, the deer are travelling very little—mainly between bedding area and food source.  For the moment, moving around is up to the wiley bowhunter .


When stalking, it’s most important to stay mindful of the wind; keep the wind in your face so that you’ll be approaching any bedded deer from downwind.   Watch your footing and take your time—the woods may be very slippery.  A good pair of binoculars is in order. 


If your stalking attempt isn’t successful, don’t feel disappointed.  You’ve spent some quality time in the field observing terrain, deer sign, etc.  All of that information may help you later in the season.

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