First Bowhunting season..
Hey how's it goin? I am an avid hunter during gun season and thought I would get a bit more time in the woods this year. I went out and bought a Horton Legend 175 crossbow, a groung blind, and a tree stand. (I usually take advantage of the adjacent properties getting "pushed" during gun season, as for not having a blind or stand before...) There is quite a bit of sign around the property I hunt and plenty of does can be seen around the clock. I just really don't know where to set up at for the highest possible results. I know the woods have oaks and their crop is good this year, but there are plenty of corn fields all around for cover and food also. I planned on being close to the water source, but that sends my sent across the rest of the property I hunt so nothing will be coming from that direction. Any advice from a first-timer? If this was your property how would you go about hunting it during bow season without pushing everything away for gun season? And also, any opinions on decoys? I concidered buying one, but not sure which one to get or if it is even worth the money. The property I hunt: