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Hey everyone i am new to the site and new to bow hunting as well. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks as to be successful when this next season comes around, any general information would be great! If anyone knows about the best ways to hunt near the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia that information would be greatly appreciated as well! Thanks to all
 

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1st off Welcome to DHC
as far as Tips go
Practice, practice, Practice! maintain your equipment string waxed all bolts tight, sharp broadheads arrows in good condition
play the wind, put your boots on the ground. get out & scout before the season find the bedding areas & the feeding areas set up off their travel routes
 

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hello welcome, another thing I like is to keep my back to the sun in my stand. I like a lot of natural camo around my ladder stand and me. Stay very clean and use scent elimination sprays. Keep your hunting clothes in non-scented plastic bags with some of the natural plant/tree stuff in the bags. I like to crush pine needles or cedar branches and lay in the bags. Don't set up right on deer trails stay off the sides 15-20 yds. In the rut I like good doe-in-heat products. Make sure you use quiet hunting clothes. Good luck this fall.
 

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welcome to the club, These fella's have already covered quite a bit for you, all I'd like to add is, if there's any wind try to keep the wind in your face as you travel. Good luck
 

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I would like to share some hunting tips that i follows:
Take Shower with a scent-free soap before every hunting trip, because human odor spooks deer. When muzzleloader hunting in wet weather, a piece of electrical tape over the end of the barrel will keep out moisture.
 

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I am not new to hunting but will finally have a chance to bow hunt since I purchased a new bow for me.
One thing with hunting people forget is to exercise. Get in shape, because if you get a deer you might have to drag that thing up a hill, hike out a good distance, or fight through some briars. All of this pulling action can wear on you really quick.
There are reports of people having heart attacks and being all out exhausted dragging a deer out of the woods.
 

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Well said Gustonpower a lot of hunters remember it when it is to late
 

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also, the older we get the more we realize how much we can't do what we once did! For me, dragging help is usually a few hundred yards away :ibtl:and a phone call has them headed my way.
 

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Hi there, I am new in this forum. Hope you guys will co-operate me. I am looking for good quality hunting scopes.:biggrinning: Hunting at mid night makes me crazy. you ?
 

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Proper preparation is very important when bow hunting. When you practice archery, wear similar clothes as you will be wearing when you go for hunting. Wearing your gear or sweatshirt or a heavy coat will allow you to get a feel for having something on your arms. Regardless of what bow you use, it is very important to practice. Practice constantly and try to shoot from different angles and positions. Make more comfortable with your bow, to get a better chance and successfully capturing your prey.
Positioning is also a very important part when it comes to bow hunting. If you are upwind you can’t see any prey cause they'll have smelled you. If you stay downwind you are able to see more animals, but you will have to stalk them. It’s very tricky, especially if you aren’t good at the art of being quiet.
Finally, there is no guarantee of successful hunting. Sometimes the climate can affect your shot, other times the animals don't want to cooperate with you. Although these tips do not guarantee success but can give you an edge while bow hunting.
Good luck…
 
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Hey, I'd like to add few bow hunting tips here i.e:

1) Work on your archery form
2) Super tune your equipment
3) Become a student of the whitetail deer and hunting strategies
4) Practice by shooting some 3D courses
5) Scout your spots early instead of the week before the season starts
6) Hunt according to the wind
7) Try using tarsal glands for an attractant
8) Use the hunters log you recorded last year
9) Hunt midday periods during the rut
 

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As for me, there are only three general requirements, if you'd like to be an expert:

1. Theory. Read useful guides, trip reports, instructions, reviews about bow hunting. For example, I found quite interesting Under The Open Sky, DHC (this forum), etc.
2. Practice. More and more.
3. Talk with an experts in your area as much as you can. Additionally, try to go hunt with them.
 

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4th. expect mistakes. Nothing teaches us better than getting out in the woods and learning from our mistakes. Only about 5% of hunters would be called experts and then things like wind shift, weather, ect can make or break a hunt's success regardless of experience.
 

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Some great tips in here. None of which I did when trying to learn myself. I should probably get back into it and try some of these.
I have found over the years Somethings work everywhere & other things will change from property to property. keeping equipment in the best condition as possible, knowing the property & the deer on the property you are going to hunt work everywhere. I try to stay on top of changes of the property like water levels of ponds & streams, logging or natural damage, food source changes, human activity ect... this will affect the deer's behavior. Play the wind as much as possible. deer do react different depending on the property use /activity. I hunt private land that deer spook easily & I hunt public land where deer are used to people more & are cautious but don't seem to spook as easily. biggest thing that I have learned over the years is the basics work. I use cameras but don't rely on them solely & as far as other gadgets I have no use for them. Cameras only show you a very small shot of what is happening on that property nothing will replace boots on the ground scouting & patterning your deer throughout the year in all seasons. I hunt only from the ground sometimes blinds mostly spot & stalk / still hunting also a big difference in tactics than stand hunting
 

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Hey everyone i am new to the site and new to bow hunting as well. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks as to be successful when this next season comes around, any general information would be great! If anyone knows about the best ways to hunt near the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia that information would be greatly appreciated as well! Thanks to all
hay welcome here don't be worried that you are a beginner we will guide you. Here we combine the best tips for beginner from the crossbow experts. best regards.
 
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