Things in hunting never tried or used...

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by xbokilla, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Don’t know why but watched a couple hunting shows the other day and was just thinking about things people commonly use that I have never tried or used. Here a few of mine.
    1. Never used a thermocell
    2. Never used a guide or outfitter (probably will this fall)
    3. Never used a mechanical broadhead
    4. Never used a hang on stand (only climbers/ladders)

    What are some of yours? I really racked my brain on #4 b/c I mostly stand sit but honestly can’t recall hunting a hang on.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I've never made a mock scrape. Am I missing out on this? I've done all 4 of your's. I've never hunted out of state. I really need to fix that one sometime.
     
  3. mac0492

    mac0492 6 pointer

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    I’ve never hunted early season. I would really like to start but we have mostly high ridges and hardwoods with very small (1/4-1/2 acre) here and there in opening in the bottoms. I would love to get out earlier than Nov 1, but it never works out.
     
  4. Tufrthnails

    Tufrthnails 10 pointer

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    Never used a Hunting guide or outfitter, but I have used a fishing guide in Alaska.
    never used a traditional bow to hunt
    never used a tree saddle
    Never used any of the new fangled Sitka, Kuiu, or First lite hunting gear (although I would love too)
    Never videoed any of my hunts
    This is kinda hard. I've at least tried out a lot of friends hunting gadgets and doo-dads.
     
  5. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    No thermacell
    No guide
    No climber
    No traditional bow
    No to a kill with a crossbow
    Yes have used fake scrapes but no luck,
    No have not cut tarsel gland off of a doe and froze and reused,
    Question? Has anyone extracted doe pee from a doe that they have killed. I had a buddy that did it. With success
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Was she killed during the rut? Interesting....
     
  7. woodsman92

    woodsman92 Fawn

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    no thermocell
    no guide
    no hang on stand
    never hunted from a blind (although have a nice one in my closet, still new in box from christmas 2 years ago)
    never even shot a traditonal bow
    never killed a deer with a pistol
    never successfully rattled a deer in
    never duck or dove hunted
     
  8. wprebeck

    wprebeck 12 pointer

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    Going off Woodsman's list -

    Got a thermocell for the wife, I don't use it.

    Have used guide service for ducks twice in AR.

    Hunted from hang on stand a few times, but I'm too fat for that to be comfortable now

    Hunt from a blind quite a bit

    Only been bow hunting a few times, always a compound

    Biggest deer I ever killed - a decent 10 - was taken at 70 yards with a revolver. I shoot pistol fairly well, so....

    Never rattled a deer in, either.

    Dove hunt the first week or two, while public lands are still worth a damn. After that, it's early woodie, teal, and goose seasons. No time for anything else.

    Never been drawn for an elk

    Never killed/eaten rattlesnake

    Never hunted bear

    Never called in a bobcat while predator hunting - but I really want one. Called in a skunk, tho. Polecat ain't what we wanted.

    Never trapped turtles, but it's on my list.
     
  9. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I think you are missing out on the mock scrape. I have one I redo every year. If you like to get pics of local bucks it has worked well for me.
     
  10. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 8 pointer

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    Never used a climber or any other,always use a ladder stand
    Never used the butt out tool
    Never used the acorn cruncher
    Never used blind for deer hunting, Have a couple times for turkey
    Never did a mock scrape
    Never shat while deer hunting. Lol
    I’m sure there’s more. Lol
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  11. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

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    Never drove further than 25 miles to deer hunt in my entire life.
    Never killed a deer with a crossbow.
    Never had a deer officially scored.
    Never killed more than one noisy squirrel while deer hunting,but wanted to
     
  12. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Several more to add after reading..
    Have never had a deer scored (never killed a monster either)
    Have hunted a couple time with a handgun but haven’t killed anything
    I actually own a butt out tool but haven’t used it LOL!
    I’m not bragging because I haven’t killed a buck in several years and have never killed a big buck by most standards but I rattle and grunt in a few bucks every year. Mostly young bucks but it works so don’t give up on it. I love calling deer more than turkeys!
    When I created the thread I was mostly thinking of items that a lot of hunters use and use often but I haven’t used them. Heck, I’ve never hunted out of state, killed any other big game animal besides a deer, a bunch of stuff mentioned.
     
  13. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Mock scrapes can be very effective if set up in the right location.. I have also had several become permanent year round scrape.. The #1 thing is use the right scent at the right time of year, I normally just use plan doe and buck pee.
     
  14. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Never used a Ozonics , I have a couple TV buddies who swear by them as that little extra edge one is sponsored by them one is not..

    Very few things I have not tried, now I just use the thing I know work.. Camo , weapon, stand of choice ground blind or tree stand and maybe call for the time of season.. I have really just tried the get back to basics.
     
  15. Coot_Meurer

    Coot_Meurer 10 pointer

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    Not here anymore
    Never owned, shot, or even touched a crossbow.

    Never gotten bent out of shape about somebody hunting differently than I do.
     
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