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Minor Details
Jerry Martin
Details matter when bow hunting.
Jerry Martin

When you consider how many little things can go wrong to spoil a hunt, it's surprising how many bowhunters just don't pay attention to the minor details.

Avoid eating foods such as garlic and onions during season. Store your hunting clothing in unscented bags along with twigs, leaves, grasses or scent wafers that contain the natural scent of your hunting area. Use hunting clothes for hunting only. Do not wear them for changing oil, working in the yard, or doing other household chores where you might pick up human odors.

Don't wear your hunting clothes in the cabin or campsite or in the car on your way out. Change them when you arrive, thereby avoiding smoke, exhaust, or food odors.

Be aware of your silhouette when on the stand. Make sure a tree or brush is at your back to break up your outline. Twigs and branches could deflect an arrow. Double check your shooting lanes.

Jerry Martin is host of 100% Real Hunting seen on the Versus Television Network



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