2. The time of day. Buck hunting is best early in the morning or in the evening. It’s as simple as that. But, of course, the bucks are around at other times. Why not try a daytime stalk? During the day, you’re more likely to want to move around stealthily than to sit and wait.
3. Camouflage. Camouflage is important and may involve a spruce tree or some good camo clothing – or both. Up close, camouflage clothing can be very useful indeed, but it matters less if you are further away or up in a high tower. What is absolutely essential is ensuring your hands and face are covered, to prevent scaring the game off. Gloves and a face mask also protect against mosquitoes.
4. Stay or stalk? The less disturbance you make, the better your chance of a successful hunt. In other words, staying still in one place often produces the best outcome. As to which is more enjoyable... stalking, of course.
5. Use fragrance-free detergent. You should wash your clothes using an unperfumed detergent and give them a good airing prior to the hunt. Don’t expect miracles, since the deer will smell your body odour anyway, but this is far better than going out in a freshly washed garment stinking of perfume.