From opening morning to the frigid finale, there are plenty of ways to screw up a perfectly good deer season.
You can make excuses and then repeat the mistakes this year. Or you can learn from them.
Don't let one of these miscues get the best of you and your tag:
Excuse #1: The neighbors killed all the good ones.
It’s easy to assume that big buck you’ve been watching is dead when you aren’t seeing it anymore. But big bucks get big because they have played this game before. Odds are much higher that the deer isn’t dead. The fact is, killing a big buck is hard, and so the odds of your neighbors killing every single one in the area are slim to none. Until you see a dead buck with a neighbor's tag on it, keep hunting him.
Excuse #2: I never see my trail camera monsters.
If every trail cam pic you have of those big-antlered bucks is taken in the middle of the darkest night, it tells you something: those deer are nocturnal. Truth is, a nocturnal buck can be almost impossible to kill. If you’re capturing photos just prior to or after daylight, then you’ll need to do a little recon and move closer to the buck’s bedding areas to catch him in daylight. And what if you've got daylight pics of your buck, but have never seen him while hunting? Might be time to put the phone away and pay closer attention.
Excuse #3: I never had a good shot.
If you have shooter bucks in range, but never release an arrow because you “just didn’t have a shot,” that means you’re passing on good shots for perfect ones. And in whitetail hunting, that just doesn’t work. So instead of practicing the flat-footed 20-yard broadside shot over and over, focus on practicing different shot angles at different ranges.
Excuse #4: I didn’t have enough time to practice.
You don’t have to shoot 500 arrows a day to become a better archer. After all, you only get one shot in the moment of truth. So focus on making each arrow count. Even if you only shoot for a few minutes a day, if you use that time with intention, purpose, and a SpyderWeb Target, you will be amazed at how quickly you improve.
At SpyderWeb Targets, we want you to spend more time shooting and less time doing the backbreaking work of yanking arrows out of your target.
That’s why when you shoot into a SpyderWeb Target, we guarantee that you will be able to pull the arrow out easily and with only two fingers.
If you’re ready to welcome us into your archery equipment family and gear up for a no-excuses deer season, check out our products to see which target fits your shooting needs.
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