How to Pass the Time While Waiting for Your Buck

While deer searching, it can seem like time can drag out and on. It is not like you can captivate yourself with a portable DVD player or even a radio like we do in the “real world.” It is just you and nature, and nothing in between. A hunter needs to find a way to make all parts of deer searching, not simply the tracking and shooting parts, fascinating.

A hunter might begin to seem like a guard beyond Buckingham Palace: not able to move, no matter what pest or animal occurs. No matter the time, no matter the weather. A hunter mustn’t drop off to sleep, particularly when up in a tree stand.

Dropping off to sleep in a tree stand can result in great injury. Besides, if you drop off to sleep, you might miss a huge buck, ideal below your tree. Even worse, you might start snoring and scare every living animal within miles away.

So, how can you perk up your deer hunting and make it more intriguing?

Music: yes or no.

With the popularity of mp3 players, some hunters have begun bringing their type of home entertainment together with them. Of course, if you want to bag a deer, you must keep your ears open at all times. Many people hear a deer before they ever see it. Unless you have incredible earphones, the sound is going to extend beyond just your ear. And, as a side idea, some people can not help but tap their feet or sing along to music … OK in the city, bad when deer searching. Simply say no to music.

One manner in which I stay awake is to stay as aware as possible. I like remaining in constant check of my surroundings. I focus all of my attention on finding a deer. I scan the area continuously and I always utilize my periphery vision. I keep my ears available to any noise. Many times, even on the afternoons that I do spot a deer, I will see many other kinds of wildlife, and the experience is amazing.

So, even I can not focus all of my attention fully on deer searching all of the time.

So, I begin playing video games in my head:

I take the name of a famous person, first and last, then I need to consider another celebrity who’s very first name starts with the very first letter of the surname, and so on. This can entertain me for about half an hour.

I find a word, normally somewhere on my equipment, and I break it up and see the number of other words I can create. From the words “deer blind,” I get the words reed, beer, bind, binder, blinded, dine, and so on:

  • I count trees or other items.
  • I philosophize.
  • I make up symphonies in my head.
  • I try to think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet.
  • I clear my mind of all troubles.
  • I meditate.

The essential thing is to just let your mind wander and play for short durations. Focus your attention on your surroundings till you require another mind break.

For some individuals, deer searching is boring. Then there are those of us who enjoy the calmness and “boringness” of deer searching. All of the waiting is worth it, just for those awesome few minutes of spotting and shooting a deer.

After a weekend of deer hunting, I feel renewed. The time invested alone in the wild clears my head of all tensions. I sit and consider and resolve practically all of my issues of the previous year. I learn more about myself. I discover more about nature. There are few things better for me.

While deer hunting, it can appear like time can drag on and on. A hunter should find a method to make all parts of deer searching, not just the tracking and shooting parts, fascinating.

And, as a side idea, some individuals can not assist however tap their feet or sing along to music … OK in the city, bad when deer hunting. For some individuals, deer searching is monotonous. Then there are those of us who like the calmness and “boringness” of deer hunting.

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