hunt downwind of intersecting trails,scrapes,pinch points, hard trails, saddles,food source etc
I never use any scents or lures anytime of year. Just my personal preference but I think the best scent is no scent. I believe that any scent you bring into the woods that is not "normal" to them is not good. It may draw a young curious buck in but I don't think it is good for regular use. I know people use it and have success but I think those are far less in numbers than the hunter that uses nothing.Thanks Natural1. I use all the scent free stuff like laundry detergent, shampoo and soap and sprays. I will just take is slow and try not to sweat when hiking...
Here's a question for you guys. In this late season, do you use any scent lure spray??? I didn't know if it's too late to use doe pee or if it still works this time of year. I heard to just hunt the food and forget the rest, but I am looking for anything that can help me lure them in on a WMA.
Legal....yes....X is right, Weddington has produced some nice bucks but is hard hunting, i never hunted Hobbs but have seen alot of deer while driving around out there.Madison Co is where it's at in my opennion, I have a friend with some land bordering the WMA and the numbers and quality of deer are good. It's always tuff this late in the season but look for heavily used trails, fresh droppings and always mind the wind. I don't care how much scentblocker suits, sprays or whatever other crap you buy you can never completely be scent free. You should also try Bella Vista, it's leagle to bow hunt fairly low pressure and has some Nice bucks. Hang in there, if you put in the time you will eventually be successful.
I'm even sadderer.....It took me longer than that....missed a bunch of deer before I finally killed one.....Keep your head up. It took me 7 years to get my first deer with a bow (sad, I know). It'll happen. Keep doing the right stuff and you're bound to get a deer. It takes many hunters a few years before they connect. You're more of the rule, and not an exception. Keep at it.