expect on your Hunt:
Hunting partners (two adults) are required. You will
be hunting with a friend on fifty acres. Doesn't sound
like much area until you see where it is.
I own the whitetail
paradise on the southern edge of a 550 acre wildlife
sanctuary which allows no hunters or trespassing.
The deer spend most of their day on the sanctuary
but move off in the evenings to feed or search for
This creates the
opportunity to set up in the evening to
intercept them on the way to food and in the morning
to get them on the way back to bed down.
Long shots are
not necessary as there are many great pinch points
and creek crossings to hunt. You will need your own
stand with climbing sticks or there are some trees
that will accept a climber.
As with any free
range hunt there are no guarantees, but mature bucks
are on the property frequently and if you've put
yourself in the right spot, and can make the
shot, you could be successful.
when hunting is the most important thing to be
considered when selecting a site for your stand. My
property covers every wind direction for a morning
hunt or evening hunt. I've had luck with all wind
directions. keeping clean and not relying on carbon
suits or sprays is the key.
We allow you to
come in the day before your hunt to get settled in
your motel (see Accommodations left), come up to your
hunting site and view the land, pick your site and
set up your stands. That evening or the next morning
you can get on the hunt early. We allow one day for
set ups between each scheduled hunt throughout the
season. No one else but you and your hunting partner
will be legally on the land.
Things to Remember:
Weather is and will always be a factor. Major
variables include wind speed and precipitation. Nobody likes to hunt in high
winds and cold rain. Prevailing wind is westerly with southwest being the
dominant direction. Speeds average 10 - 15 mph with calm days being rare.
Just like anywhere else you hunt, gusty winds are not the best for being
undetected, although we have had some great hunts in high winds. Wind
direction is your main concern when setting up your stand. The wind will
usually increase when the sun comes up and decrease at sunset. Quiet entry
and exit to your stand is very important. While it is difficult to get to
your stand without alerting deer, you still have to try. Stalk in and stalk
out. All unnatural noises need be avoided at all times. Always whisper, keep
zippers and Velcro quiet. Movement while on stand should be done slow and
deliberate as if you actually have a deer within range. There is to be no
smoking while on stand, no chewing tobacco and if you must eat, do it
quickly and keep all food in a zip lock bag.