Saturday, March 16, 2013

Downwind of the Big Domino

Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
I’ve never been a big fan of driving deer, probably because I always end up being a driver and never a stander.

The idea is not just to move deer, but to move deer to a particular location.

It’s a lot like playing dominoes. If you have everything lined up just right, you just have to push the first one over and the rest come crashing down.

When pushing deer, I keep my drivers 50 yards apart. The drivers are staggered to keep the deer moving in the direction we want. The driver furthest away from the stand starts first. Once the first driver is 50 yards into the timber or cornfield the second driver starts. Once a second driver is 50 yards in, the third driver starts and so on and so on.

This staggered movement is critical in pushing the deer towards a desired location.

After that, all you have to do is make sure your stander is well concealed and downwind of the big domino.


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