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I want to be a better stalker

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archer:
great pics!

endurance:
You mean I have to become more like my wife, Soup?



Of course, that's Rhoda, my wife's not-so-wild anymore deer and there's a definitive ban on hunting her.  She's come into the garage before while I've been getting grain for the horses.  Of course my instinct is to close the garage door and have her cut into steaks and in the freezer before my wife gets home, but that's cheatin'.   ;)

I do get your point though, Soup.  What energy you're projecting out there in the woods impacts everything, from the noises you make when you're moving to the state of mind of the animals you're stalking.

bbobwat33:
stalking is my primary way of hunting. the best way to describe what i do: there's not some great focus or concentration on my part constantly. atleast not on the act of stalking.  we call it still hunting btw. im usually planning a simple route, maybe fifty yards at the time, wind in my face. atleast half the time im looking at trees or birds, just nature just enjoying a slow easy walk in the woods with a rifle. im still way more than im moving.  i might stay in one place for 10-20 minutes before moving. theres not anywhere you have to go, you're already there. thats my attitude about it. i like to still hunt in the morning and mid day up until about a hour and a half before dark then move to the stand.  i hunt the same property so i like to look at things over time. watching the land change shape. noticing trees that i didnt notice before. i get excited when i see a tree and i dont know what it is, you know...  or a type of fern on a creek bottom that i dont know its name. i take pictures of this these things and look um up when im home. if you jump a deer. (and you will)just stop and wait awhile. i cant tell you how many times i've jumped one and it made a big circle only to come right back where it was bedded within thirty minutes. especially a juvenile buck.  some people will say you shouldnt shoot at running deer but i do it and i kill them. mainly because i pull the trigger when they are in the crosshairs and i can focus because my minds not tired, you know because ive just been on a walk in the woods. not really concentrating on everystep i take. ive got no place im going im already there. and you know try and take advantage of anything that lets you tread quieter. rocks, logs, roots and moss around the bases of trees. enjoy and good luck.

endurance:

--- Quote from: bbobwat33 on October 27, 2015, 10:14:37 PM ---stalking is my primary way of hunting. the best way to describe what i do: there's not some great focus or concentration on my part constantly. atleast not on the act of stalking.  we call it still hunting btw. im usually planning a simple route, maybe fifty yards at the time, wind in my face. atleast half the time im looking at trees or birds, just nature just enjoying a slow easy walk in the woods with a rifle. im still way more than im moving.  i might stay in one place for 10-20 minutes before moving. theres not anywhere you have to go, you're already there. thats my attitude about it. i like to still hunt in the morning and mid day up until about a hour and a half before dark then move to the stand.  i hunt the same property so i like to look at things over time. watching the land change shape. noticing trees that i didnt notice before. i get excited when i see a tree and i dont know what it is, you know...  or a type of fern on a creek bottom that i dont know its name. i take pictures of this these things and look um up when im home. if you jump a deer. (and you will)just stop and wait awhile. i cant tell you how many times i've jumped one and it made a big circle only to come right back where it was bedded within thirty minutes. especially a juvenile buck.  some people will say you shouldnt shoot at running deer but i do it and i kill them. mainly because i pull the trigger when they are in the crosshairs and i can focus because my minds not tired, you know because ive just been on a walk in the woods. not really concentrating on everystep i take. ive got no place im going im already there. and you know try and take advantage of anything that lets you tread quieter. rocks, logs, roots and moss around the bases of trees. enjoy and good luck.

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+1. That's a great way of putting it. Thanks. I'll get to practicing for next season.

Zef_66:

--- Quote from: bbobwat33 on October 27, 2015, 10:14:37 PM ---stalking is my primary way of hunting. the best way to describe what i do: there's not some great focus or concentration on my part constantly. atleast not on the act of stalking.  we call it still hunting btw. im usually planning a simple route, maybe fifty yards at the time, wind in my face. atleast half the time im looking at trees or birds, just nature just enjoying a slow easy walk in the woods with a rifle. im still way more than im moving.  i might stay in one place for 10-20 minutes before moving. theres not anywhere you have to go, you're already there. thats my attitude about it. i like to still hunt in the morning and mid day up until about a hour and a half before dark then move to the stand.  i hunt the same property so i like to look at things over time. watching the land change shape. noticing trees that i didnt notice before. i get excited when i see a tree and i dont know what it is, you know...  or a type of fern on a creek bottom that i dont know its name. i take pictures of this these things and look um up when im home. if you jump a deer. (and you will)just stop and wait awhile. i cant tell you how many times i've jumped one and it made a big circle only to come right back where it was bedded within thirty minutes. especially a juvenile buck.  some people will say you shouldnt shoot at running deer but i do it and i kill them. mainly because i pull the trigger when they are in the crosshairs and i can focus because my minds not tired, you know because ive just been on a walk in the woods. not really concentrating on everystep i take. ive got no place im going im already there. and you know try and take advantage of anything that lets you tread quieter. rocks, logs, roots and moss around the bases of trees. enjoy and good luck.

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Almost exactly the way I hunt. Excellent description.

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