1. When creating a mock scrape, an overhanging branch is vital to the success of the scrape.
2. A resting deer will normally lie on its right side and face the wind.
3. Bucks usually quarter into the wind when approaching scrapes.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
It's hard to beat actually fishing but if you are one of those families with an Xbox 360, Playstation or Wii sitting below your TV then you owe it to yourself to check out the new Rapala Fishing Frenzy game. This is a new game this year and is available now. I know I can only play so much golf or tennis on my son's Wii and a I find a relaxing game of fishing a joy. If you pay attention you may even learn a thing or two which may help you when you're back on the water.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Trying to sneak through the woods in a silent and stealthy manner is difficult at best, especially since we only have two legs. Our cadence can be picked up as a danger signal by all animals. When you are walking your way through the woods try walking forward with an odd number of steps and then stop and then walk and stop etc. Listen to a 4 legged animal walking and this is the cadence they have. We may not be able to sneak like an animal but at least we can sound like one.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
To really improve your camouflage efforts try mixing patterns/colors. Wear a shirt or jacket with one camo pattern and wear a different pattern/color for your pants. The mixture helps break up your outline, which is still very evident, even with the best camouflage available. Also, don't forget about your face and hands. Our bare skin sticks out like a sore thumb and covering exposed skin should be a priority.