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Old 07-09-2007, 12:02 AM
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i have a question for all yall bow hunter. Is there any thing i can use to draw deer in closer to my stand b/c they are just a little out of reach
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:45 AM
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if baiting is legal you could try that.are you scent free?if the deer smells ya ya aint gonna shoot em.try using a scent lure clean your boots good,scrub em down in water and baking soda.let em dry outside.apply a little scent to your boot pad i like the wildlife research products walk around your tree stand or blind remove the boot pad and leave it in the spot you would like the deer to stop.Pray to the deer gods and wait
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:52 PM
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your from north carolina right? i beleive baiting is legal there isn't it? like joel said you can try that. but in my experience it is all about trying to cover your scent. all of us bow hunters have the same problem as you in the fact that the deer sometimes seem just outside of bow reach. to me thats what makes bow hunting so fun cause you got to be so close to the deer. patience is also very key in bow hunting. try everything in your power to cover your scent and maybe throw out some goodies that the deer will like. (if its legal for you)
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:14 PM
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Do you own your own land cuz a food plot would work
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:50 PM
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If your in thicker woods try cutting off the deer trail and detour the deer closer to your stand. Just take deadfall and block up the trail at the thickest point closest to your stand. Cut a new trail clearing out as much forest floor as possible and cut new windows from your deer stand. The deer will vacate the trail for a few weeks but will be back. Deer cannot rationalize the strategy behind the new trail creation but do sense changes. The other alternative is to move your stand closer downwind. Either way scent control is a must.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:18 PM
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Scent Control is important, natural scent control is vital to your success in the field. Often times a deer will smell you before you can even see it. This may be why they aren't getting close enough for you to get an ethical shot on them.

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:33 PM
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:26 PM
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Great tips fellas!!
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:35 PM
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Always hunt down wind of the travel corridor and use a scent drag that has interdigital gland in it. Roger Raglins Maniac 150 is what I use. You can get it at Dick's or off his website. You will never use anything that works better. NO I don't work for him. They will track it to your shooting lane. Promise.
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:12 AM
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If its practical you can try bringing the deer target you practice on and use as a decoy.
With no horns and some doe scent it might work or with horns during the prerut you might have some luck.
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