Deer hunting to me is about survival. It's about being thankful for the meat, and respecting your kill. I was raised on 98 acres of prime hunting land in SW Ohio. I began hunting when i was about 10 and learned everything from my father. My father's family is Cherokee Indian. To the Cherokee people, hunting is being able to live. It's using everything from that animal you kill, and being thankful. I will use the meat, hides, feet, bones and skull. I won't waste anything. Ya'll should see my house, it's covered in trophies!
When I go out into the woods, I don't have treestands or blinds I go to. Nothing like the T.V shows you see. Most of the time I find a tree base to sit in front of, looking over a ravine or something. Something to cover me, to blend me in. Sometimes I will climb into trees and sit on the branches. Basically just picking a spot around some good deer trails or rubs. Then praying the whole time for a good sized deer to jump in front of my crosshairs. Ironically, I get a lot of good shots. I have even had to turn a complete 180 to take a shot at a deer that came up behind me. I'll do the whole, leafy suit, camo thing, then put out some Tinks #69. Do a couple calls here and there. It helps when there are a lot of deer but It's always a surprise when I go hunting. I just go with the flow. Despite my method of hunting, I get enough meat for my family every year. I fill my tags. It doesn't really matter how you hunt, It's where. Don't get me wrong, out in some places where there arent a lot of deer, good hunting techniques are vital. In my own opinion, I believe karma? has a say in it as well.