Man it's been a long time! Although I don't often post many things on the internet, It's been a while since I've posted here. First of all, "Hello" to everyone! I hope your 2011 year is going better than mine
Did somebody say "Ground hunting"? I've been following the replys/comments and there is some very good info here on this board. I think my good friend Woods Walker has it down pat! Anyone interested in learning the art of ground hunting whitetails, take note when WW writes! He's been there and know's how to Get r done.
My only contribution here is to point out a few things that may be beneficial to the ground hunter. One is to not think along the lines of "stalking" so much but rather "picking a location". If you're under the notion of walking slowly through the woods, forget it, you'll get busted. I mention to all beginners to just find a good location where you would want to place a tree stand and hunt from that tree, but not in a stand. Lean next to a tree that is wider than your body and remain stationary until your deer arrives. If you see more action on the other side of the timber each time you hunt from that spot, then carefully and cautiously relocate. You also have the option to move a few hours into the hunt for better positioning, etc. The main difference here is you're not moving a tree stand with you each and every time you relocate! No clanking, better positioning, better posturing, etc.
3D camo is a must! Ghillie suits are almost mandatory. Like WW said, color isn't that important but remember, deer do see color, just not the same way we do. I'm afraid this next statement will get my head chopped off; but they do see UV and the shades of blue very well! They see red as brown or yellow, but don't get alarmed from it. Patterns are everything! break it up! I could go on and on, which isn't my intention, but just wanted to reiterate the fact that ground hunting has been kept in the closet far too long and is a viable and productive way to harvest whitetails.
It's also safe