In this article, I am going to share some recommended tips for selecting the best hunting spot while bearing in mind everyone’s safety. It is a well-known fact that each bow hunter is running after success. That is why it is important for him or her to remember that creating a memorable shot opportunity always involves a systematic investigation and planning. Some important tips & tricks are as follows:
Consider the Signs Given by Animals
These signs consist of buck rubs, game trails, bedding sites, scrapes, tracks, food, scat or even turkey dirt beds. Always remember the fresher and clear sign provided by the targeted animal is just wonderful. For instance, the tail of deer with fresh scat or tracks & rubs leading toward or from the bedding area will be a favorite spot for shooting.
Look at Good Territory
Hunters should place their tree stand or blind close to the sources of water, food & shelter, as these are necessary for their target animal.
Always Consider the Better Timing
Do try hard to decide that at what time of the day a target animal utilizes a specific area like in during midday, evening or morning. This practice will help hunter to decide the better timing for hunting.
Be Safe & Spot Specific
When hunters select a tree mainly for their stand, then they should know that tree has to be sturdy, healthy, alive & large ample to support the overall weight of the stand & the hunters who are using it.
Utilize Natural Backstop
In case hunters are using the ground shade then, they should take an advantage of a natural territory. For instance, an upward hill in front of their shade increases general safety by offering the natural backstop, which keeps their shots from going extremely far.
Practice Least Impact
Always select the tree with the smallest amount of leaves and branches that has to be detached for creating shooting lanes. Similarly, if hunters are shooting from the ground shade then, select the location, which needs minimum removal of plants. Vegetation and branches also aid smoke screen hunters from approaching wildlife.
Create a Hunting Lane
When hunter’s blind or tree stand is in proper place then, always ensure he/she has open hunting lanes by eradicating any branches, which can interfere with the shots.
Check the Direction of Wind
Hunters should consider the wind direction of the predominant area while placing their blind or tree stand. Hunters can have an ideal setup, however, if the current of air blows their odor toward approaching wildlife before they are within the range, they might smell them & leave that area.
Properly Cover the Scent
It is important to note that even without current of air wildlife can get the sign of hunter’s scent. Whenever possible, use fragrance free tools & wear fragrance free attire while hunting, setting up the blind or stand & walking to ground blind or tree stand to shot.
Stay Clear & Aware of Harmful Plants
While selecting a site always ensure to avoid thorny bushes, poison oak, poison ivy, nettles or other harmful plants particularly at the entrance of ground blind. Moreover, hunters should ensure that they could enter their blind as quietly & quickly as possible.
Always Plan Ahead
Apart from the above-mentioned tips, it is important for the hunters to place their ground blind or tree stand long before they start hunting for ensuring that wildlife has enough time to amend to its company whenever possible. Try to set up the location approximately fourteen days before going for the hunting as the more extra time wildlife have to amend, the better.
Enough Room for Shooting & Equipment
As a rule of thumb, there should be enough space for hunter’s equipment & for hunters to shoot their bow while kneeling, sitting or standing whether they are in the ground blind or tree stand.
Last but not the least, Bowhunting needs lots of time. Thus, hunters should ensure that they could kneel, sit or stand easily for a long time without any pressure on their body parts.