January 28, 2011 | Author: Tye Wunon

Being able to properly pick your hunting location is one of the most important factors in deer hunting. Finding the right hunting location can give you the ability to get that trophy rack that you’ve always wanted, as well as plenty of venison for the freezer. It doesn’t matter how good you are at shooting, you won’t have a very successful hunt if there are no deer where you’re hunting. As a result, follow our deer hunting tips so you can find the perfect spot to hunt.
Knowledge of deer behavior and their movement patterns is essential when you begin to hone in on locations. Deer look for food during conditions of low light, where they can feel safe; also, they sleep during the mid-day and late at night. They typically leave their resting areas quite late in the afternoon and roam around to find food. They feed and drink, and then return to their resting spots. They repeat this pattern in the early morning hours.
It’s wise to look into the hunting locations available prior to setting out. Two weeks in advance is advisable. Explore the area that you plan to hunt in. Study the area and learn which spots deer move through the most, as well as how many doe and bucks are in the area. Spend some time in your chosen location behind blinds or in stands where you’ll be hunting from and observe the deer and how they move about. During the middle of the day, walk around the area and look for evidence of deer. The deer will give you the best deer hunting tips available.
Watch for trails and deer tracks indicating travel. Take note of the direction, quantity and size of these tracks, as this will describe how the deer travel and how many there are around. The doe and bucks may make use of the same trail, but the buck usually will travel in their own path. Typically, these buck trails travel alongside the doe trails, and occasionally cross them. Keep an eye out for scrapes, the places where the ground or brush has been scratched by bucks.
Scraping will usually precede the rutting season by three weeks, and dissipate as rutting starts. Seek out these rubs, and spots on posts and trees in which bucks have rubbed their antlers to remove the velvet, and to indicate their own territory. Watch for a consistent rub pattern – usually more than six within a line of 100 yards. You’ll usually find these tree markings facing the direction where the buck has come from, so take note of this direction also, as you’ll be able to locate the origin of the bucks’ travel more accurately. Examine the area for bedding spots and take note of the size.
Don’t just go to a forest you don’t know and pick your deer hunting spot arbitrarily; with the right work and research, you’ll be able to have a great hunting season ahead of you!
Please use these deer hunting tips to help you during your upcoming deer hunting season. And please check out www.Deer-HuntingTips.com for even more advanced deer hunting advice.