Pennsylvania Game News - September 2015 - 58

This sharp-eared 10-point jumped the
string but still fell from a fatal shot from
the author's bow.

backlighting situations at all costs.
George Starr, my deer hunting mentor
back in the day, shared his belief that for
every deer you see, there are at least 10
others you never spot because they notice
you first. He attributed this primarily to
careless motions by the hunter, sometimes
as subtle as turning the head while scanning the woods.
Hunters who have the self-discipline to
avoid sudden moves and make sure any
movements they make - including head
turning - are in super-slow motion will enjoy greater success than those who don't.
Then, once a deer gets into range, requisite movements such as lifting and drawing
the bow should be extremely measured,
performed only when the quarry is looking
away or otherwise preoccupied.
One tactic that helps shield movements
from a deer's eyes is adding a camo blind
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to your tree stand.
The downside to this is the possibility
it could interfere with the mechanics of
drawing and shooting a bow. Like most
things in life, there's a trade-off involved.
And while an elevated, skirted stand
might decrease the need for camouflage
clothing, you're still better off with it, and
that includes gloves and face netting.
The sudden flash from an uncovered
wristwatch or the lens of your glasses
could be just enough to alarm that wary
old buck, so cover up.
Also, if you decide to still-hunt, stalk,
track or trail, effective camo clothing is
a must.
One way to counter a deer's sharp vision is to use a decoy. This is most effective
during the heat of the rut when a mature
buck is willing to take on all comers.
Last November, I set up a 3-D buck
target within range of a trail-cam to see
what would happen.
On three separate days I found the
target had been trashed by an aggressive
buck.
The use of a decoy works best when
calling with a grunt call, which brings us
to a deer's next line of defense, his ears.
Some sound advice: Like most other
Keystone State bow benders, I've experienced a mixture of success and failure
when trying to coax a deer's auditory
senses to betray it.
There have been occasions over the
years - a few of them in tandem with
decoy placement - when grunt and bleat
calls have drawn deer like a magnet.
On far more occasions, not so much.
I've had very limited success attracting



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