A Few Tips For Guided Trophy Deer Hunts

By Larry Hall


Deer are mammals that have antlers which they grow and shed each year unlike antelopes which have permanent horns. They appear in artworks starting from cave paintings to modern ones and are given important roles in literature, religion and mythology. Economic wise, their importance is with their antlers used for knife handles, buckskin and meat called venison.

Hunting them is a popular sport since the Middle Ages at least and still remains popular and also an essential business today. You can go to some guided trophy deer hunts Texas where an experienced hunter will help you get your first kill. The following are various tips which might help your hunt become successful in your first season.

Deer are good at smelling and human odor could spook them so when you shower, use a soap which has no scent before you hunt and avoid your clothes getting contaminated. Seal them inside bags or plastic containers with leaves, dirt and other ground debris until your location. Doing this will make your clothing take the scents that are natural there.

Doe estrous is what most hunters think to be the best way of attracting bucks but that is not always the case. Most deerstalkers know the territorial instincts of these stags must be taken advantage of during the early season. Smelling an estrous would not make sense for them during this time but the smell of others is always making them curious.

Most hunters will spray an odor eliminator down when they have finished suiting up and before making the way into their stand. Though experienced deerstalkers will bring to their tree stand the odor eliminator and spray themselves there with it. While you apply yourself with it, have your attention specially on your hat and hair.

Setting scents up have usually used the accepted rules of playing with wind but the one deadliest defies this. Find timber or cover that has wind blowing along its length and pour a few deer odor on several areas of its windy end. Set at the timber edge your tree stand and when properly done, your human smell would flow above deer.

Practice with setting up your tree stand and taking it down before the season starts and do this in the low parts of trees. The key to get a look at good bucks is getting in and out of your spot very quietly as much as you could. Accidents while up there so remember to wear safety harness on your body to avoid falling down from the tree.

If you want to scout your hunting area, aerial photos are your best aids which does not require flying over it but just going into Google maps. Do not trim shooting lanes or disturb your hunting area during the season. This should be done during summer because old deer can associate the smell of fresh cuts with human predation.

These few tips might be helpful with your first experience in hunting so do not forget them. Follow instructions given by the guide properly and remember them well. And have patience while you wait of getting your first buck as a trophy.




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