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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 07:26 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
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First off I'm no pro, but my biggest mistake when I began was movement. In most cases during bow season there's usually still leaves on the trees and the forest is still green with growth which impairs visibility making it easier for deer to sneak in closer to us without us seeing them and because they're closer they do NOT miss movement not even the slightest side to side head movement, sometimes I swear they even see us blink our eyes causing them do bound off.
So that would be my big advice to a novice bow hunter, movement, don't make any unless you're absolutely sure it's safe to move without spooking deer, that includes walking to your stand, stopping along the way and when you get to your hunting spot, be wary of your movements.

Good Luck

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