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View Poll Results: Spot & Stalk or Ambush For Western Deer?
MOSTLY - Spot & Stalk 1,186 74.31%
MOSTLY - Ambush 410 25.69%
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Spot & Stalk or Ambush

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Unread 04-17-2008, 06:25 PM
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Spot & Stalk or Ambush

After reading Shawn's article, I wonder how most of us hunt western deer.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 08:27 PM
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Is there any other kind to hunt?

We gots da White Tail and da Muley. Long range, short range either way ya want it.;)
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Unread 04-22-2008, 12:25 AM
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Why not both?

spot them stalk them and then set up your ambush.
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Unread 04-22-2008, 08:48 AM
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My local blacktail are not predictable enough to ambush.

So, grab a high point, glass every open spot within 1500 yards, spot them feeding in the open, then hope to find a shooting platform within a few hundred yards.

Or, sneak through the trees, and try to be quieter than they are. Of course, they can sense a valid tag long before you can see them, so this doesn't always work.
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Unread 05-08-2008, 11:32 PM
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Hiking with a backpack on and going wherever I want to go and jump shooting bucks has been my most favorite way to hunt deer but now poking one across the canyon with a good long range rifle is becoming my second most favorite way to hunt them. With all the technical advances itís like a new game and Iím having fun.

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Unread 06-02-2008, 09:50 AM
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With the open plains in South Dakota it's all about spotting them and then stalking them. I try to get in as close as possible.
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Unread 07-05-2008, 05:41 PM
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I was going to reply to the pole, but I technically don't hunt "western" White tail. I hunt Just east of the Mississippi lol. -- I'm lazy, I ambush from a tried and true spot.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
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