Whitetail Deer Season: Improve Your Chances With These 3 Deer Facts
With whitetail deer season just around the corner, it is crucial that you get up-to-date on some deer facts. Whether you are a seasoned hunter or a newbie, these three facts will help improve your season:
Deer Can See Somewhat Better Than You.
Research has found that deer are far-sighted and have the ability to see five times better than humans. Deer do tend to have trouble seeing greens and reds, but can see blues and yellows very well. It only takes the slightest movement for a deer to see you.
Deer Have a Wide Vision Range.
According to biologists, whitetail deer can see anywhere from between 250 and 750 degrees. This is a significantly wide range of vision and it helps deer to more accurately scan the woods and locate movement of a potential predator below or at the horizon. However, they aren’t so great at detecting movement above the horizon. So, a tree stand is typically your best bet when hunting whitetail deer, but it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t sit still.
Scent Sprays Really Do Work with Deer.
Body odors tend to leave your breath and skin and then into the air where they can spook the deer that you’re attempting to get a good shot at. Some people swear by scent sprays, while others don’t believe that they work. However, researchers at Mississippi State University have found that scent sprays that hunters often use can actually conceal a hunter’s scent so that you have a greater chance of not scaring off that buck 100 yards in front of you.
By being aware of these three facts about deer and ensuring you have the right gear and equipment to take with you to the tree stand, you should be pretty much set for a successful whitetail deer hunting season.