I am literate when it comes to deer hunting, from food that deer prefer to visit, to the type of cover they favor, all the way to how they use the wind to their advantage while traveling from destinations. As a young hunter, new to the sport I was out on a cold windy day trying to harvest my first deer when I fell asleep waiting on an opportunity for a shot. I was resting my head against the tree; I was awaken from the brisk wind whipping across my face. Once I opened my eyes I realized that there were a few deer in the field, quit close to where I was positioned. Knowing that they were within range to take a shot, I slowly raised my gun and got on target steading myself to make that first shot count. Realizing they hadn’t realized my presence in the area I gently squeezed the trigger instantly knowing I had made a good shot as she turned to run and dropped in her tracks.
As the years have past the more I have learned about hunting and all the things that go along with it. I have been in eight different states hunting over the past ten years and have had the opportunity to harvest numerous trophy deer in most of the states I have visited. It takes knowing how deer think, and what they like as far as food and times they like to move the most through out the day. At different times of the year deer prefer different food sources, usually they tend to go straight for the greener food than anything else.
In 2008 I was hunting here in Indiana late in the winter over a good food source that the deer had been visiting every night for numerous days. I had been watching them from a distance to see what time they were coming into the field and what deer were coming out, I knew that there were some nice bucks (male deer) that were frequenting this particular food plot. In knowing that I set up in a good position to get a shot down wind from the trail they were coming in from, knowing they wouldn’t smell me I sat and waited for the right deer to enter the...
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