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Re: Walking [Re: Spotshooter] #16244576 07/11/21
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Thanks for the reminder. I just pulled my copy out and started back in.


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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16269443 07/20/21
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I love to still hunt, where I can. A lot of the bigger woods I used to still hunt have been clear cut at some point these days, and you just can’t still hunt worth a crap when you have to crawl through briars and can’t see 5’. Have to stand hunt the trails, clearings, and fields mostly. The deer love the thick, new growth, though. Southern deer get super stupid in a hard snow storm, it’s always seemed. From my school age years to today, if it starts snowing hard, I love to still hunt. Often just take a shotgun or something with open sights.

Re: Walking [Re: Spotshooter] #16271147 07/21/21
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Originally Posted by Spotshooter
the Still hunting Bible

Anyone who claims to be a still hunter either read it - or will learn a HUGE amount from this book.

It’s in it’ s5 or 6th publishing… the guy lived from 1800 - 1923….


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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16271645 07/21/21
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Creeping along is almost as bad as sitting all day for me...I just go for a walk and try to be relatively quiet and to pay attention. See them before they see me and have caught a few in their bed, not knowing I was there. In Pa it is a rare day one can sneak along in almost complete quiet. I've bounced more than a few out of their bed and finished it before they ran off. Most of the times they escape, but others they just stand up and look...or run off a bit and make the mistake of looking back in the wrong place.

If I had my preference, I would hunt with a Bird Dog quartering in front of me. Have seen some nice Deer just standing there looking at and wondering what the Dog is all about and ignoring me.

Only problem is that you need some big acreage to roam..Wandering around the same 100 acres all day doesn't work all that well...

Windy or a light rain is a fine day to go for a walk.

Caught this one while walking-both of us-on a snowy windy day...He had no idea and eventually passed within 30 yards of me..Not a shooter...

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Walking a ridge and looking over...caught him feeding maybe 30 yards away..He never knew...


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Walking and looking over....Doe bedded...I watched and waited, hoping a Buck would come along. Finally gave up and she was still there...

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An out of season walk...He thought it would be safe to just stay there...It would have been a mistake...


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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16271823 07/21/21
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Sometimes you catch something moving.....before it knows you are there.

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And if you are patient....

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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16271904 07/21/21
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Nice pics Battue!

Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16271969 07/21/21
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a 'newer' book on hunting whitetails is ; 'shots at whitetails' by larry koller. published in 1948.


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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16272548 07/22/21
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In stuff like this, it's amazing how much a good pair of binocs can help. They allow you to focus beyond the 1st layer of brush and see considerably deeper into it.

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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16272649 07/22/21
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They have a place if one is scanning cover. However, in this case I was walking the other side of the ravine, around 75 yards away, and visually picked up the Deer slowly coming down. Then sat and used the binos. Didn’t see any others, so took the pics.


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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16272749 07/22/21
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If they are not pressured hard, our Deer here are not always on high alert...Caught this one out in the open right before Deer season with a Dog working in front. He hung around long enough to take a few pics before he said enough.

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Saw these from a long way off and eventually did a belly crawl thru the grass to find out it was not a Buck...
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Another walk about..being quiet but not moving at a snail pace. I stopped and he got up and tried put it together..Not legal, so took a pic..

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Another walk while heading to the car at the end of a day Grouse hunting with the Dog...They could have cared less...

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Re: Walking [Re: Stihl27] #16272921 07/22/21
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The results of two walking with a plan....

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Re: Walking [Re: wahoo] #16273088 07/22/21
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Originally Posted by wahoo
a 'newer' book on hunting whitetails is ; 'shots at whitetails' by larry koller. published in 1948.


Not as well known, but also excellent are “Whitetail, Fundamentals and Fine Points for the Hunter”, by George Mattis, and “The Deer Hunter’s Guide”, by Francis E. Sell.


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