I'm headed out this weekend for my very first deer hunt and I'm so excited that I can't hardly sit still! My uncle has a place in Hamilton county and we have been out there to shoot hogs before but never deer. I haven't even been able to set up a feeder this year or scout the area at all so my expectations are tamed but I'm still hopeful I can get on a buck when he's chasing. Any tips for a rookie?
Lots and lots of deer in this area. Corn the roads/ areas that u see any sign of deer. If there's cattle on the place it's a good chance deer will use the same trails. Look around these trails and see if you don't find any sign near them. Check the wind direction and set up pop up blinds or brush blinds down wind of where u anticipate deer coming in. Good luck and hunt hard and often. Don't be afraid to walk around in a different area outside where u are hunting. If you choose one spot spend your non hunting hrs scouting the rest of the place out.
Like they said, scatter corn on the ground where you can see it and within your comfort zone for shooting. Kick back and watch the area. Get yourself calmed down before you try to take the shot then make it count. We'll be looking for pics of your very first deer. Good luck and be safe out there.
Like its been said CORN! I also like to get a bag of sweet grain when it's cold because it has alot of extra fat and sugar that the deer use to put on some extra weight for winter. It's not a good staple food for feeders and such but it can help keep deer eating a little longer and the longer the does stay the more likely a buck will walk up.
I'm still a rookie, only started 3 years ago. I started with a pop up blind, feeder, and cameras. That's so that I would be able to move around with no problems. In order to locate the deer. Look for pinch points where multiple trails come together.