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Walking #16125367 05/29/21
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How many of you get board and start walking slowly thro the woods? I may sit for a hr then gotta get up and move get so cold sometimes as well. I’ve shot more deer walking than sitting.

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Walking vs sneaking....
Take 4 or 5 slow and quiet steps then stand still for 30 sconds to a minute

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When I was younger I hunted that way often. I have killed several deer taking a few steps and looking for a while. My dad pretty much always.hunted that way. Killed my 2nd biggest buck in the Ozark National Forest moving slowly and stopping for a while at fresh deer sign. The trick is to never set up a rythym. Take a few steps and stop so you sound like an animal in the woods. Hunt with your eyes to the edge of where you can see. It requires patience to do well.

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Everyone use to call that still hunting.Still do I guess. Probably 90% of those who do,move too fast


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Originally Posted by saddlesore
Everyone use to call that still hunting.Still do I guess. Probably 90% of those who do,move too fast

Still hunting is my preferred method on my home area that I have hunted for 40 years.
If I am hunting as a guest down south, I follow my host's instructions!
I have spent a few hunts in a box blind. And in a ground blind , but prefer to still hunt .
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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16126028 05/29/21
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my method also. of course these days walking through the woods doesn't take into account your feed plot and all the associated modern deer hunting factors.

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I find it less boring than sitting.

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Still hunting and snow tracking is the way I was taught. Been hunting that way my whole life. Now that I'm getting older, I'll stop and sit for 15-20 minutes to stretch out my back. Other than that, I detest the thought of sitting in one place all day.


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I get bored too. Cant stare at the same trees for hours if there arent deer, squirrels, birds, something to watch. Have shot several deer while walking slowly to a "better" spot.


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Had a good still hunt a couple of weeks ago. Was turkey hunting, and trying to hunt one up. What I found was deer. Coulda filled the freezer, IF I was deer hunting. Even the one that saw me must watched me sidle off without spooking.

Very seldom is my hunting area free enough from human activity to make the technique effective and safe. Not only hunters, but dog walkers and folks just out for stroll pop up even pretty far back. I have popped a couple with my crossbow sneaking in and out of the place I wanted to sit and watch from, both pretty close shots. Both of those deer saw me, but thought they were invisible. Wrong!


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Not only do I walk/sneak. But the last elk I took was immediately following my use of the backwoods facilities. Always wondered if that might happen someday. It did.

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That is my preferred way to hunt. Sometimes you can’t make it work and have to s as it and wait tho

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Taken many more deer when still hunting
Get cold and have to move a little.
If I can sit in a ground blind, not in the open like a tree stand or beside a tree I can sit much longer.
The last 2 years the ground blind has worked for me.
The blind isn't on a food plot or feeder, but covers a creek bottom.

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The biggest buck that I know about which was a solid B&C animal was taken because the guy got tired of sitting and walked over the hill to have a cigarette out of the wind. I think that lots of the oldest, smartest deer don't go walking where most of us do our posting where we can see a ways. That or after a few years, they go completely nocturnal and we don't see them unless we happen to walk into them bedded down somewhere. I've found some of my best sitting spots when I was walking because I wasn't learning any new area by just sitting in the same old spot. Sure I've killed a few nice bucks walking around, but I've decided that I'm a tad clumsy doing that and those deer probably deserved to be removed from the gene pool.


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I intentionally set out that way. it will take me several hours to cover a few hundred yards through a woodlot. kill a bunch of deer most guys wont ever see


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I've always walked slowly into a ground sit area. Walk super slow always watching way ahead. The natural [bleep] always brings out a deer. I've sat in stone piles with tall weeds, nod off. 90% of the time wake up to a nice buck. I'm not a snorer lol

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Love to make me a walk. It has worked very well for me. Kill deer and hogs regularly when "walking"

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Tried still hunting a few times while rifling. Not for me; too impatient and I walk way too fast.

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Just like fishing, I prefer a mountain stream to sitting in a boat.


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Most walk way too fast, especially in downed timber. Most of the deer I have killed have been while "still hunting", most of the elk sitting still. I can sit in the same place from well before dawn until dark. Of course you have to sit in the "right" place. Most of the area I hunt in, I have been hunting for years. They come out in the same openings now, as they did 20-30-40 years ago.

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