Deer hunting is a whirlpool of beliefs, theories, facts and fallacies. Some ideas are right. Some are wrong. And others fall somewhere in-between.
Now, I’m not saying your granddaddy ain’t a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more deer with his open-sighted, lever-action Marlin 30-30 than all the local youngins hollerin’ “Smoked him,” “Pole-waxed that joker,” or my personal (least) favorite, “Just gave that ol’ slob a dirt nap” combined. But our past (and current) generations of deer hunters are somewhat responsible for a number of myths that deer hunters still believe today.
All joking aside, I’m sure your granddaddy is/was a great deer hunter. So was your daddy. And so are you. That said, there’s quite a few fallacies that have floated around the deer hunting wavelengths for far too long. And it’s high-time we snuff out the false flames.
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