|Make the 2016 deer season a year to remember|
If harvesting a buck in velvet is one of your season goals, then there are two ways to go. Many hunters will begin still hunting from their deer stands in July in order to pattern the bucks, which also facilitates minor maintenance like the clearing of shooting lanes and the identification of annual issues like rust or squeaks. Try to decide on which single buck you’d like to encounter on opening day, and then just sit back and watch until August 15.
The second method of pursuit is to set up a deer stand prior to opening day, but don’t hunt it until the day of your choice once the season is in. This method is for those who are less likely to require prior surveillance of any bucks on the property, and the hunter comes to the stand with an open mind about what they’d like to harvest. Sometimes you just can’t draw up a plan any better than going out and sitting one time and sort of let things happen.
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