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Survey: On foot or in the trees

2044 Views 21 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  TITUS
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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My only still hunting experience (with success) has been in South Africa, Texas and Florida.

The terrain, wind, cover will dictate how you move.

You need to set up a game plan and always think options. Its amazing how well you begin to pick up 'details'.

Still hunting is exactly that: be still!

I figure early bow will present good still hunting opportunities based on lack of fallen leaves.

The forecast for next Saturday is Rain - that should improve odds.
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