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The Thrill Of The Hunt: Bow Hunting Antelope

Bow hunting for antelope is one of the most challenging tasks a hunter will every face. The temperatures during most antelope bow seasons can be in the 90’s or higher. Factor in difficult rolling sagebrush or prairie terrain, rattlesnakes, and incredible eyesight and harvesting an antelope with a bow is very difficult. A positive of hunting antelope is that you are always seeing them. Nothing like elk hunting where a hunter can go a couple of weeks without seeing an elk. Antelope are generally in site and help the hunter keep his/her motivation up for the hunt. Unfortunately a lot of hunters don’t take antelope seriously. I have seen way too many antelope hunters, mainly during rifle season, drive around in their pickup until they ...

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Bow Hunting Large Mule Deer Bucks

This article is all about bow hunting mule deer, but many of the concepts discussed will work well for rifle hunting mule deer as well. Overview Male mule deer fall into two categories. Super dumb or super smart. When a mule deer buck is younger, say below three years of age, they can be incredibly easy to hunt. If they make it past their early, stupid years, it’s almost like they flip a switch and become super smart. This article is about the super smart ones. Ambushing In previous articles we have discussed ambushing elk and antelope. I am sure there are places that an ambush is possible, however generally speaking ambushing large mule deer is not feasible. Calling We have also discussed calling as ...

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The Thrill Of The Hunt: Extra Bow Hunting Gear

So far in the Thrill of The Hunt we have discussed bow hunting equipment and what to wear. In this article we will discuss the extras that should always be with you on the hunt. Many of the items I will discuss are important for bow hunting or rifle hunting. Baby Powder Always carry a small squeeze bottle of baby powder to determine the wind direction. A hunter can fool an animals eyes and ears, but you will never fool its’ nose. I plan to write an entire article on this topic soon, but until then always make sure you know the wind direction. I carry a small bottle of baby powder in my front pocket on all hunts except bird hunts. I check the ...

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The Art Of Slow Stalking

Up to this point we have been discussing hunting in general terms. Now it is time to dig deeper and fine-tune our skills. The old saying goes 10% of hunters kill 90% of the game. One of the skills that this elite group of hunters must be proficient at is stalking. No matter what type of hunting you are doing at some point you will have to stalk your game. Stalking game correctly and effectively is an art form that takes years of practice. Overview I don’t know how many times I have heard hunters say, “Wow, what a long day! We must have walked 10 miles.” My response is always the same. Why? Why in the hell would you walk 10 miles? If your ...

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