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Survey: On foot or in the trees

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I like to hunt on foot (still hunt).

I recently had a discussion about bow-hunting with someone who claimed that the Eastern Whitetail could't be bagged while 'still hunting', espescially the NJ variety.

He believes that the treestand at least 18 feet up is the best way and the ground blind a distant second. He also mentioned that NJ whitetails are 'spookier' than any other state because of their proximity to people. I call BS.

I'm sure there are several bow-hunters in NJ that have bagged bucks or does while on foot.


1) do you limit yourself to the trees?

2) afraid of heights - stay on foot?

3) do both?
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I Have shot plenty of deer from the ground.. I think your friend is way off.. I think its just the opposite. Deer are more used to people in NJ and dont spook as easily. My father calls them underwear deer. They hang out in wood lots and back yards of people with thier laundry hanging out.
Me personaly I think Jersey deer pick up movement alot better than maybe other areas. They are used to the smells of humans in Jersey.
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