Re: Spot & Stalk or Ambush
In California, our season is during the summer, with hot days, sometimes with fog in the mornings. I have used and seen used, spot and stock and ambush. However the best out here is folks driving the brush and cover with folks set up on stands. We also use a dog or two, which is legal. I learned this method from my Grandfather, my Father and from another wise old hunter in my youth.
It is not a simple method to use and the folks you hunt with have to come with common sense and discipline. They have to learn the habits of the deer, how there habits change with the weather and moon. How to stay put on a stand until the whole hunt is finished. How to use the terrain, how to time the pushers at certain points to create the property pressure to encourage the deer to flow the proper direction or directions. Last but not least you have to learn how to be a good marksman, which I labor to teach all who hunt with me.
With the right folks, it works very well. A side benifit is I can get a reasonable herd count for areas of the ranch, a handy management tool.
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