Originally Posted by Voltron
What different deer hunting methods does everyone here use?
strap-on tree stand / big wooden built deer stands / walking around?
Also is it possible to chase down a deer and tired it out?
I'm out west, high desert if you will, and deer populations are definitely scattered and difficult to find.
I usually find a big hill or overlook and glass. Maybe walk the entire hill and glass all directions until I find "something". Early morning and dusk are usually promising.
Run it down afterwards. Sometime we converge most times, well.. at least I knew they were in the area.
Water sources work on occasion. Other than that, maybe just "squaring" an area and hoping I hit a hot track or the animal itself. Random hunting I call it. "Squaring" is just that, walk so many yards or minutes that way, make a turn do it again and hopefully come back to where you started.
These methods work for me and I'm sure some have better ones. I like to find different herds or individuals and logged them for future reference. It helps when I have an idea where a fork hangs out and I have no qualms about bagging him when I'm on my last day, last hour, last chance sometimes of getting drawn for that particular area.