There are a lot of things to keep in mind and a lot of strategies. Im sure others will chime in but as mentioned rut timing and being loud are good tips. Additionally wind direction, field of vision, not getting caught with the horns in your hand and no way to shoot are all some things to think about. You are just at the tip of the iceberg though. Field of vision is probably one of the reasons it may not be as common in the east as east Texas is known for its piney wood and heavy cover. It is very difficult to make a shot even with a bow once you have a deer that close and with heavy cover they will be on top of you before you know it.
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