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Any tips for a Midwest hunter looking for his first whitetail deer? Would appreciate it.

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  • Any tips for a Midwest hunter looking for his first whitetail deer? Would appreciate it.

    Any tips for a Midwest hunter looking for his first whitetail deer? Would appreciate it.

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    If you want to be successful one of the best things you can do is scout out your hunting area. Pick up some literature that explains the tricks and you'll be better off than most hunters that just walk into the woods for the first time on opener morning. Good luck!

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      Packerfan, Use google maps / google earth to look at an aerial photo of where you hunt and locate a topographic map to add to your scouting. Learning to read these maps takes some practice. "Mapping Trophy Bucks" by Brad Herndon is an awesome book that can help you. I think the single most important advice is this: where you think the deer are going to be, make sure the wind is blowing from them to you, not from you to them. Good luck!

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      • #4
        Get a trail camera and scout the property at least a few months ahead of opening day. Knowing the property will help you get an idea of where the deer may bed, feed, and travel in between. Also if baiting is legal in the state you could try that, but I don't recommend it myself because it makes a lazy hunter out of you.

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