Hunting Tactics and Tactical Scenarios
Different hunting tactics are required for different land types.
After acquiring a new lease or purchasing a piece of land the hunter should
consider getting an aerial photo and topographical map of the land. Following
this he can scout the area and note on the maps different features he found that
will help in the future hunts. His GPS waypoint numbers can also be placed on
Flatland gun and bow hunting involves different issues to consider than hill
country, swamps or mountain hunting.
Flatland deer tend to wander a lot , they travel different routes. They make
many trails to and from bedding, water and food sources. Thus, flatland hunters
have to do more scouting and plan to hunt at more sites than the hill country
hunters. Here is where a trail camera will be of assistance. I have found and
hunted a good scrape or rub site all day day after say only to find the
deer that obviously made them never travels by. Putting a
at the site revealed they only came to the site at night.
Many days deer use the same route to and from but just as many days they will
travel to a site and go back a different one. One hunting tactic is, the hunter looks for bedding
areas there he will easily see the trails most used. Follow those trails to water and food.
The flat land hunter might find that setting up near a water hole will be
more productive very early and late during the day because deer usually bed closer to water
than food. When the hunter finds water with signs of visits he should enter the
site as a waypoint in his
for future bow or gun hunting tactical planning
use, the same should go for bedding areas and food sources. While on the subject
of GPS's remember to set a waypoint for the location of the car before leaving
for the hunt, that way the hunter will never be lost in the woods.
include the use of lures and cover scents.