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It’s no secret that deer hunting is one of the most popular and sought-after hunting activities in North America; rightfully so. Hunting for deer is an incredibly satisfying experience but difficult to master if you’re a beginner. In this article, we’re going to go over the basics of hunting deer.

When to Hunt Deer

Before anything else, it’s important that you know when to hunt deer. This is a question that is difficult for beginners because there isn’t a simple answer. For starters, you want to make sure that you’re hunting in a legal area and during legal hours. Get familiar with the regulations in your specific state or province, and don’t forget to take a look at the best times for hunting during any given month or season.

The next step is to go over the different types of deer that are available for hunting. For example, are you looking to hunt white-tails? Blacktails? Mule deer? Knowing the kind of deer you want to hunt will help you know when to look for them. And of course, it will help you know how to prepare for them as well.

Preparing Yourself

Now, let’s move on to preparing yourself for hunting deer. When it comes to the physical aspect of hunting, you’re going to want to be in peak physical condition. It would be best if you were comfortable with the weather conditions that are expected in your area.

Now let’s move onto the most important aspect of deer hunting: stand-hunting and still-hunting.


This is a popular method when it comes to hunting deer, especially when it comes to bow hunting. Here are some tips that can help you hunt from a stand: Try and get up high. Deer can see and hear better than humans, so getting high up will increase your odds of success. Ensure that you practice safety and don’t get too close to branches or bushes while climbing up. Remember: you don’t want anything to interfere with your shot.


This method is best used for archery deer hunting and can be done in many different areas. Here are some tips if you’re looking to still-hunt: Practice your stand. You can practice at home if you want, but make sure that the area is safe and that you use proper safety gear. Be quiet. Again, this is especially important for bow-hunting deer because the animals can hear you coming from a mile away. It’s also vital that you remain quiet at all times when hunting.