Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont, moved to Florida July 2016
Hello vikz, greetings from Vermont. It sounds like you're on track with being prepared for your 1st hunt.
Consider yourself lucky to have a veteran offer to help you, your inexperience in the woods has a huge affect on
not only your hunt but his as well, so be sure to be understanding and grateful to him as he guides you along.
Have you been practicing with your bow? Practice is very important, you should shoot as often as you can.
If you're going to do a Stalk hunt you're going to be hunting with everything in the Deers favor. Sight, Sound and Scent.
A stalking hunter should move slowly, no fast movements whatsoever, use cover scents and try to keep the wind in your face.
Deer hear better than anything in the forest so be as quiet as possible.
One last tip "IF" you see deer stop moving totally and try to wait out the deer, he may just walk right into a good shooting zone for you,
If you try to move closer to him you'll end up just pushing him further away from you. Good luck and Happy safe hunting this season.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.