8 Reasons to Not Go Deer Hunting

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

Quality Is Better Than Quantity

I love to hunt deer. Aside from God, family, and friends, it’s one of the most important things in my life. I do it for fun. But it also plays an integral role in my career. So one might think that I “hunt every day.” Well, not really. Not even close. My job keeps me in an office working on a computer most of the time. However, even if my job description was to go out “every day” and slay big bucks for a living, I still wouldn’t. Why? For several reasons.

1 | A Target Buck Hasn’t Revealed Itself. There really is no sense in putting pressure on an area you’re trying to kill a big deer in if one hasn’t shown itself yet.  What I do if in this scenario is to start filling my doe tags.  Either hunt somewhere else where you aren’t trying to fill your buck tag, or hunt the perimeters of the property so as not to put too much pressure on it.

2 |  You’re Not Seeing Deer in Daylight. Similar to the first reason, there is no use in hunting if the deer you’re after isn’t hitting your stand locations during daylight hours.  All you’re doing is applying unneeded pressure to the area.  Instead, either wait until deer begin moving further away from their bedding areas in daylight, or scout to find a good setup closer to where the deer are spending their time during the day.

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