January 05, 2017 at 3:45pm
do your scouting before the rain. look for signs of rubs, scrapes, etc.. after the rain, your scent will be washed away. if your deer are still in rut, get you a can of buck bomb or hang some wicks on tree branches with tinks 69 on it. wait for old boy to come your way. I'm by far no expert, but this usually works for me. just keep your rifle steady and breathe, lol!
bathe in scent free soap and shampoo, wash clothes in scent free detergent, spray yourself before you go in the woods before going in with scent free spray, and be as quiet as you can be. I know a lot of hunters don't do half that and I've went on quick hunts after work and killed with greasy redwings, but can't hurt to be proactive. that way you know you did as much as you could, if you don't see anything and regret not doing it. you could always put corn out and stuff like that especially late in the season where they looking for food cause all the acorns are spoiled or eaten. cameras help too and tell you what you have and when they are typically passing. I can go on and on, but the bottom line is you gotta put the time in the woods and ALWAYS hunt downwind of where you think they coming from even with all the scent free stuff. put different stands at different locations where deer pass based on wind direction. that way there's a stand for each wind direction. a lot of hunters don't even go if the wind isn't right. if you get busted, you may never see that deer again. but, if you're hunting with a rifle and 100 yards away from where they coming out and in a box stand, I don't consider that as critical. well, I feel like I'm starting to write a book so i'll stop. I know a lot of guys will agree and disagree with what I had to say, but I'm just giving you thoughts and advice based on my experiences. good luck and your deer will come. just gotta be patient.