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GaHunt,
Welcome to the site. So you are ready to give up? Well none of the rest of us have ever had that problem, our problem is there are so many deer we don't know which one to shoot! Lol. Really though we all go through streches like that. When I'm out in the woods I figure that I'm really fortunate to even be able to do hunting. I don't know how you look at it but it gives me a chance to look around and see what has been created for us. I get a kick out of watching the squirrels, *****, turkeys etc. Heck I even take naps on occasion. If a deer should wonder by great, if not it's ok, maybe tomorrow.
There was a time in my life when if I didn't get a deer I was sure I was a failure but not anymore, so don't be down, it's ok you are a hunter, a special breed of person made to be outdoors enjoying what God has made. You'll be fine. Maybe today is the day!!!!!
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I agree with daddus... keep your head up. It's hard to pattern deer in the woods. Many times the trail you may have your camera over may be a trail they don't use anymore. I have had that problem before. Keep looking for new fresh signs of movement. One thing I do on a trail to see if it's a trail still in use is I find a thick branch or limb off a tree and somewhere on the trail I'll brush the leaves away with my foot and then press the dirt down with my boot and then take the limb and slide it over the spot to sort of "level it off". Make the dirt smooth and flat. Then check it in about 2 weeks for tracks. Now, this typically works best when the dirt is some-what moist from rain or from being under the leaves. Also- it works best in the woods rather than along fields or wood-lines.
 

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GaHunt,
Welcome to the site. So you are ready to give up? Well none of the rest of us have ever had that problem, our problem is there are so many deer we don't know which one to shoot! Lol. Really though we all go through streches like that. When I'm out in the woods I figure that I'm really fortunate to even be able to do hunting. I don't know how you look at it but it gives me a chance to look around and see what has been created for us. I get a kick out of watching the squirrels, *****, turkeys etc. Heck I even take naps on occasion. If a deer should wonder by great, if not it's ok, maybe tomorrow.
There was a time in my life when if I didn't get a deer I was sure I was a failure but not anymore, so don't be down, it's ok you are a hunter, a special breed of person made to be outdoors enjoying what God has made. You'll be fine. Maybe today is the day!!!!!
Good luck
daddus
VERY well said Daddus
 

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Wait till to head out on a trip, wait all year, spend the money and then don't see/shoot anything. The issue is it's hunting. Sometimes things work out sometimes they don't. Picking out a new area seems the right thing to do for you. Good luck!
 

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Don't give up on hunting, just give up on that spot. Go scout and find some deer you can hunt.
What he said! ! !

We've all had good days and bad days, sometimes that equates to good seasons and bad ones. Enjoy the time out in the woods and make the best of things, then try again in another spot.

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Wait till to head out on a trip, wait all year, spend the money and then don't see/shoot anything. The issue is it's hunting. Sometimes things work out sometimes they don't. Picking out a new area seems the right thing to do for you. Good luck!
yep thats me this season.2 out of state trips and freezer is still empty.thats why its called hunting and not killing.I usally have 4-5 by now,but Im still at "0". You gotta take the good with the bad and not give up to be a hunter.Dont give up and hope it turns around for ya
 

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It has been the opposite here. After killing four during bow season, I figured it would slack off but they kept on coming. Except for a trip to AL for a few days, I'm done. All the family and friends freezers are full.
 

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I know when ever that happens to me I grab my climber and head to places I dont have a stand and a pair of binocs and I look for movement. Eventually I will find where they are hanging out. Its funny where I live in northwest Ohio the deer travil in basicly a circle one day they are in this woods next day they are across the road in this 20 acre woods and it makes it tough. you have to know what days to hit what stands
 

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this off season--- SCOUT, SCOUT, SCOUT..... will make things better for next season.

That is part of the hunting game. Have to put in the time. Almost to the point of obsession.. lol
 
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