Question by Tyler N: what accessories will i need to go deer hunting if im not in a tree stand?
Answer by Neville Humpworthy
If you are going to sit on the ground (this is still a stand – it’s just not up in a tree) you’ll want a cushion of some sort to sit on. The ground is cold and gets uncomfortable after a while, making it impossible to sit still. Some cover scent or scent blocker would be a good idea, too. I usually stick a few hand warmers, a rain poncho, a couple of peanut butter sandwiches, a grunt call, and some pruning shears to clear some sight lines into a day pack.
If you are going to still hunt (move through the woods VERY slowly, studying the landscape a step at a time) you’ll want some very quiet clothing – fleece is good for this. A tree branch scraping up against some Carhartt’s is really loud in the woods.
A deer’s defenses are vision, hearing, and smell – be very conscious of those and you’ll see deer.
BTW – Sandra forgets that part of our human “equipment” is a brain that allows us to develop and adapt tools and instruments to help us hunt. (Would she tell an otter not to use a rock to break open a mussel shell? The antis are just silly.)
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