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How to use concealment to improve your deer hunting

Updated on March 6, 2013

Blending with nature

How Camouflage Works

Camouflage is just one aspect of hunting concealment. Your goal is to slip thru the woods undetected or blending with nature. When hunters think of concealment it typically means, camouflage clothing maybe some,gloves, boots, hats, headnets and cover scents. If your looking to improve your chances, try putting concealment into a different prospective. Start by matching your camo pattern with the area you plan to hunt. Some patterns match surroundings much better than others, there are all purpose patterns out now but you also want a soft fabrics that doesn't make noise when walking or moving.

Sense of smell is still a whitetails best defense, take that into account before heading off to go hunting. Scent soaps, shampoo, laundry and such are very important part of your concealment process. Any type of unscented products for your clothing, boots and person. This also applies to your firearm, most game has a great sense of smell so try using odorless lube on your gun, Once your scent free it is time to add cover scent, choose one that best fits your hunting surroundings, this author uses earth scent or pine for clothing. The ride from camp to the hunting area, i won't have my rubber sole boots or outer clothing on yet. After arrival to the hunt site i finish dressing, apply my boots, then add 2 drops of fox urine to the toe of each boot. Through the years i have found this very effective.

Playing the wind direction, contours of the property and stand placement as part of the concealment process. The guys from our hunting club, get together and sit the edge of fields and openings, using spotting scopes and binoculars watch for deer movements. Once you can locate where the deer come to the opens at, you have an idea of where to scout. One important thing when scouting is to look not linger, this is part of your concealment, you don't want a whitetail getting a nose full of human scent. Try to stay off deer trails as much as possible.

Learning to become stealthy, blending with nature and trying to go unnoticed are an important part of camouflage. Deer look for horizontal movements, the same way a hunter looks for them. Move slowly, stop, look, listen, any noise you make should sound as natural as possible. Most wildlife proceeds with caution at all times, in nature a predator can be around any corner, they move as to not attract attention.

Finally,conceal your stand so you can play the wind! Locate your stand to break up human outlines, use trees, limbs or anything natural in the area. When building a ground blind cut branches, shrubs, etc to break you up. Even if your in a climber 30ft. in the air, deer look up! Deers vision is adjusted to woods, dawn & dusk so use break up and keep movements to a minimum. If you use optics, do your scouting, use concealment and PLAY THE WIND! I'll guarantee you have improved your opportunity to see more whitetail deer.


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