Archery Hunting Tips
Bow Hunting Whitetail Deer , Archery Hunting Tips
Have you ever bagged a whitetail deer with a bow and arrow? If not and your thinking about it then you need to read on. One of the most important things you need to do is to prepare yourself before you take a bow and arrow in hand and go out in the woods in search of that trophy White Tail Buck. You need to prepare yourself in several ways so lets take a look at some of the things you need to do if you plan on bow hunting white tail deer.
1. Practice with a bow and arrow on a target before you even think about going out into the woods in search of deer. I would strongly suggest buying a deer size target to practice shooting your arrows into.
2. You need to practice shooting with near the same pull weight you plan on using for hunting. And you need to practice until you can put 8 out of 10 arrows into the kill area on your target. Keep in mind that it will feel different shooting at a target than it will feel shooting at a living breathing deer.
3. You most likely will be using a deer stand and you will be a lot better off using one of the easy climb deer stands. Basically this is where you hug the tree and raise your feet raising your deer stand a few more feet each time working your way up the tree. You need to practice with your deer stand until you can easily put it up a tree. Don't wait until you go to the woods bow hunting whitetail deer to learn how to use your deer stand.
4. Find out if your state requires the wearing of an orange vest or orange clothing for safety. Know your state deer hunting regulations well. If your hunting with a friend or friends practice testing each other on the hunting regulations.
5. Make sure if your hunting on private property that you have permission to hunt there. Written permission is always better than verbal permission.
6. Especially when bow hunting you need to be where the deer are in order to have a successful deer hunt. A few yards to far to one side or the other may put your deer out of range. So pick the site of your deer stand with care. Learn deer sign and learn deers food sources so you will have a good ideal about where to place your deer stand. Try to think like a deer would think and ask yourself is it realistic to think that a deer might come close enough for you to take a shot with your bow and arrow.
7. Think about the deers food and water sources. Is there a food or water source close enough to where your thinking about putting your deer stand to place the deer close enough for you to get a shot at the deer with your bow and arrow. If its legal in your state can you put out salt blocks to draw deer close enough for you to get a shot with your bow and arrow.
If you will pay careful attention to those deer hunting tips you will stand a much better chance of getting a shot at your deer and if you get a shot and you've practiced until your a good shot with your bow and arrow you stand a great chance of taking a deer home with you.
Delicious Deer Sausage Recipe
If your going to make deer sausage you'll need to have either a sausage grinder or a food processor with a metal blade. I make my deer sausage out in patties and cook them that way for some of the best deer sausage you'll ever eat in your life. Now this recipe will make a lot of sausage but what I do is make the sausage and then I go ahead and form it into patties and that way I can go ahead and freeze the uncooked patties of sausage between pieces of wax paper and then wrap it up in tin foil. That way I can take out the number of patties I need and cook them up.
1. Five Pounds Of Lean Deer Meat With The Extra Fat Removed.
2. Two Pounds Of Lean Bacon.
3. Two Tablespoons Red Pepper Flakes.
4. Two Tablespoons Ground Sage.
5. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
6. One Teaspoon Thyme.
7. One Tablespoon Garlic Powder.
You'll want to run all your meat first through the sausage grinder or food processor and then you'll want to run it through again with the spices added in. You may want to run it through a third time to make sure everything gets very well mixed together.
If you'll make your deer sausage this way you'll end up with some of the most delicious deer sausage that you'll ever taste in your life. Make it and let me know what you think about this wonderful deer sausage.
The Best Deer Stew You'll Ever Eat
I've been making this delicious deer stew now for a number of years and everyone that ever tries it says that it's the best deer stew that they have ever tasted.
You want to start with about four pounds of deer meat with no sinew or bones and you want to cut your deer meat up into small bite size pieces.
Once you have all your meat cut up into small bite size pieces mix two cups of flour with a teaspoon of ground sea salt and a teaspoon ground black pepper. Mix the flour, salt, and pepper together very well.
Put your cubes of deer meat into the flour a few cubes at a time until you have all the meat coated with the flour. Add a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil to a large skillet on medium heat and brown your meat a bit at a time until you have all your flour coated deer meat browned.
Now put all the deer meat into a large slow cooker or crock pot and to that add the below ingredients.
1. Two Cups Very Thin Sliced Button Mushrooms.
2. Three Cups Peeled And Thin Cut Up Carrots.
3. Three Cups Peeled And Cubed Potatoes.
4. One Cup Fine Diced Sweet Onion.
Cook on high for eight hours stirring often. You'll end up with one of the most delicious deer stews that you'll ever taste in your life. I serve my deer stew over hot buttered white rice. It's absolutely delicious this way.
Delicious Venison Chili Recipe
If your looking for a really great chili recipe for venison then here it is. If you didn't get a deer this year you can use lean chuck roast instead. But it is a wonderful chili made with venison that everyone loves.
Venison Chili Ingredients
1. Two Pound Of Venison Cut In Very Small Cubes.
2. One Cup Purple Or Red Sweet Onion Diced Very Fine.
3. One Cup Red Bell Pepper Diced Very Fine.
4. One Cup Green Bell Pepper Diced Very Fine.
5. Two Large Jalapeno Peppers With Seeds And Stems Removed And Diced Fine.
6. Two Tablespoons Minced Fresh Garlic.
7. Two Teaspoons Oregano.
8. Two Teaspoons Ground Cumin.
9. Two Teaspoons Chili Powder.
10. One Four Ounce Can Green Chilies.
11. Four Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce.
12. Six Cups Beef Broth.
13. One Twenty Eight Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes.
14. One Six Ounce Can Tomato Paste.
Start off by browning your venison on all sides until it is brown on all sides. Then sauté your peppers, onions, and garlic until it is done. Now add everything to a large stock pot and stir to mix very well.
Now you will want to bring this stock pot of ingredients up to a boil and after five minutes reduce the temperature to a low medium and allow your pot of venison chili to cook for about two hours stirring often. Be sure to stir up from the bottom of the pot often to prevent sticking.
This cooking down time is very important both to allow your meat to get tender and to cook your venison chili down and give it the body and thick gravy a delicious chili needs. I love to serve this chili with cornbread and I offer sour cream on the side. I hope you get to make this delicious venison chili real soon.
Archery Hunting Tips , Bowhunting Whitetail Deer
You need to practice getting to your deer stand as quietly as possible but you also need to practice getting out of the woods as quietly as possible. If you sound like an elephant walking through the woods there will be little if any chance of you seeing a deer. The American Indians practiced at being quite when hunting and you need to do so also.
Get as close to the deers food source as possible when you are setting up your deer stand or picking the tree you are going to put your deer stand up. You can also look for a trail where they are entering a field on a regular basis or look for a hole of water where they are drinking water on a regular basis.
When you are scouting a area pay attention to the way the wind is blowing. Listen to what you hear. If you find an apple tree with apples on it make a note of it. If you find a place where there is an abundance of acorns make a note of it. Food sources are important when you are whitetail deer hunting and even more important when you are bow hunting. Can you set your deer stand up over or over to one side over or near the deers food source. If so you just may get a shot at the deer. Be sure that you practice shooting at targets with your bow and arrow from as many different angles as possible. Keep in mind that you need to practice with your bow and arrow until your as good a shot as is possible. You must after all be able to hit the deer with your bow and arrow or there is little use carrying the bow and arrow and deer stand out into the woods.
I have found for me that the best height for a deer stand is 15 to 20 feet up a tree. For the most part deers won't see you at this height unless you do a lot of moving around. Practice being as still as you can. Don't take a radio with you and don't wear cologne to the deer stand. If you use two way radios use an ear plug and talk on them only when it is absolutely necessary. Noise of any type will ruin your deer hunt. So keep the noise to a minimum. Remember that a deers hearing is also much better than yours.
Always wear a safety belt when your deer hunting so that you can lean out of your stand to get that really good shot at the deer. And remember you need to practice these leaning shots while your practicing shooting with your bow or crossbow. In a lot of the United States you can now use a crossbow while hunting. Check your local regulations to see if you can use a crossbow in your area. You should always know your local hunting regulations.
Trail cameras can be very important for knowing if there are deer moving around in the area where you plan to put your tree stand. Put the trail camera out and leave it there for at least three days and then check it.
One great thing about becoming a bow hunter is there will be fewer hunters during bow season than there will be a few weeks later during gun season. You can also walk further in than other deer hunters to have less deer hunters and a better chance of a shot at a big buck with your bow and arrow. Fewer hunters will greatly improve your chances of a shot at a big buck deer.
And again let me stress that it is very important that you become a great shot with a bow and arrow. You can practice shooting all summer there in the back yard with your bow and arrow. The shot you will get at that big buck will most likely be split second shot. You will have to draw your bow and shoot and you need to practice until you have confidence in your shooting. Why not check your states hunting regulations to see if you can legally use a crossbow.
Bottom line there must be deer in your hunting area for you to be able to kill one. Find out through careful scouting during the summer with your deer stand and a pair of binoculars if the area your thinking about bow hunting in contains a good population of white tail deer. At the same time you can look for the deers food sources and water sources. Look around carefully for places you can put your deer stand up a tree when bowhunting whitetail deer.
Archery Hunting Tips
1. Be sure to carry a knife or folding saw with you in case you need to remove a branch or tree limb once you have your deer stand in place. You can even carry sturdy twine with you to tie cut branches or limbs to the bottom of your tree stand.
2. Always wear a safety rope or safety harness when up in your deer stand both for safety and so you can make difficult leaning shots with out the fear of falling from your deer stand.
3. Always keep in mind that noise and scent are the bow hunters worst enemies. You don't want to wear cologne or anything with a strong smell when your white tail deer hunting.
4. And finally practice , practice , practice. Become a good to very good shot with your bow at various ranges. Also be sure to practice shooting from your deer stand. Be confident in shooting your bow and confident that you can hit the target and just maybe you will get that big buck deer this year.
Practice Shooting From Your Deer Stand.
I can't stress enough how important it is that you obtain a life size deer target to shoot at. You need to set this target up and practice shooting at it from your deer stand. Practice at different distances so you'll know how close the deer has to get before you take your shot with your bow or cross bow.
Ideally you should set up a area where you can shoot with your bow or cross bow at three to four foam deer targets set up at various distances. And again I can't stress enough how important it is to practice. The only way you can ever be a great shot with your crossbow or bow is to practice. Foam deer targets make excellent targets.
It's very important that you get to the point to where you can judge distances. Being able to judge distances will make it much easier for you to know if the shot at a live deer is possible or not.
Florida Deer Hunting
If your lucky enough to live in zone A of Florida your soon going to be able to go hunting with your bow or crossbow for whitetail deer. Zone A is southern Florida and this year the bow season starts on July 28th.
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How To Make Deer Sausage, Deer Snack Sticks and Deer Jerky
Deer Jerky Recipe
I have a food dehydrator with six trays that I always make my deer jerky in. I usually start with two pounds of lean deer shoulder or brisket and the first thing I always do is trim away any extra fat and then I cut my deer meat up into thin long strips that will easily fit on the trays on my food dehydrator.
Once you have your deer meat trimmed up and cut into small pieces you'll want to mix the below ingredients into a bowl.
Deer Jerky Marinade
1. One Cup Soy Sauce.
2. Two Tablespoons Brown Sugar.
3. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
4. One Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.
5. One Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes.
Once you have the ingredients very well mixed together you'll want to put your prepared deer meat into the marinade and coat the meat well. I often will put my deer meat in the marinade in a plastic container and let it soak in the marinade in the refrigerator overnight before I drain the meat and put it into the food dehydrator.
Put the meat onto the trays in your food dehydrator and turn it on. Let your food dehydrator run until the pieces of deer jerky are brown and well dried out. This will take 24 hours or longer. I think you'll find that this will be some of the best deer jerky that you've ever had in your life. I know it's one of my favorite recipes for deer jerky. This is some of the best flavored deer jerky that I've ever had in my life. And I think if you'll give it a try that you'll agree that it is wonderful deer jerky.
How To Make Deer Jerky
Please post a comment about bowhunting whitetail deer now.
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on November 10, 2012:
Thanks John. It is one of the most delicious recipes for deer stew that I've ever had. I just had the bowl full you left in my microwave and it was delicious. You did a great job on the stew.
JohnM from Miami Florida on November 10, 2012:
I made the deer sew by the recipe above and it's truly one of the most delicious recipes for deer stew that I've ever made and tasted in my life. It is absolutely delicious. Thanks CHG.
Buck Master on October 25, 2012:
Yes indeed a great buck and really great tips. Thanks very much,
Florida Bow Hunter on August 10, 2012:
Have already got two nice does near Homestead this season with my cross bow. Nice size fat deer to.
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on July 19, 2012:
Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. Deer Hunting season for deer with bows or crossbows gets started on July 28th in 2012. I can hardly wait.
jimmar from Michigan on March 03, 2012:
Great tips and what a nice buck!
stinger3g on February 23, 2012:
this year will be my first time hunting ever, and im going bow hunting. all this tips are very helpful. thanks for the information.
WebscapeOutdoors from Michigan, USA on January 11, 2012:
That is one big buck!!! I love bowhunting and really enjoyed your hub.
taz on November 26, 2011:
can i hunt deer in my backyard with my bow? all thickits beyond my yard, very safe ?
Spikehunter87 on November 10, 2011:
Thank you for all the tips on hunting. That was a great read. I hunt at www.peartreegameranch.com and those tips will help. You are Awesome, thank you so much.
Tom on November 03, 2011:
How far away from a school do you have to be when archery hunting in pa
gamercameo on September 21, 2011:
It's a big buck. I never got it by bow hunting
Joey Bennett on November 16, 2010:
Great hunting tips. I have never used a bow to hunt, but I know so many people who do it all the time that I have really been thinking about it. As you suggested I am going to practice on a target deer until I get comfortable. Awesome hub!
下着 on November 12, 2010:
keep it up!
UGG on November 01, 2010:
bskinny from US on October 13, 2010:
GREAT HUB !
I have 25 acres in tennessee and bow season just started a few weeks ago. A friend came out to visit me and we got in my deer blind with my crossbow. We had tested the crossbow earlier in the day with practice darts; dead on accurate. So later that day when we were in the blind and a spike horn buck came up and I let fly.... MISSED ! The buck bounced away briefly but because the crossbow isn't the same sound as a gun, he quickly came back. I recocked the xbow, loaded the dart.... and fired; MISSED ! "What the heck is going on" we whispered. Rather than miss and possibly lose more darts when it was beginning to get dark, we called it a day and decided to test some things the next day.
The previous day, we had only tested the practice darts and had not tested the actual darts we were using in the early evening (we didn't want to dull the blades). Well after missing twice, we decided to test the actual darts... Very inconsistent results on the target and we missed once entirely!
Here was the problem, when we initially tested the practice darts, they were 125 grain weight ( I just found out that the weight of the darts/arrows is referred to as grain). Well the live darts we were using in the deer blind were less than 100 grain! So the weight was entirely different and thus the dart was much less accurate.
Note to self, whatever you are using as your practice darts, make sure your actual live darts are the same grain/weight, and it is my humble opinion that the heavier the better as it seems to give better stability cutting through the air.
tbutcher6 from Fargo, ND on October 11, 2010:
That is a nice Buck!
Mike Teddleton from Midwest USA on September 08, 2010:
Wow, your hub, Bowhunting Whitetail Deer , Archery Hunting Tips is full of useful information. Bow hunting whitetail deer is a great sport, full of ups and downs. This hub really shines the light on things bow hunters simply must know. Thanks for taking the time to share all this great information.
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on August 27, 2010:
And in the state of North Carolina you can now use cross bows any time during the archery season and Sunday hunting is now allowed in the state of North Carolina.
Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on August 25, 2010:
Your very welcome. Bow Hunting is great. Thanks for posting your comment.
Lori J Latimer from Central Oregon on August 21, 2010:
Thank you for writing this good Hub on bowhunting.