in real estate, hunting success is often determined by location. Always keep in
mind that deer have an amazing sense of smell, so you should try to move in sync
with the directions of the wind. Move your target icon around the map until you
find some signs of a deer's presence, like droppings, rubbings, and beds. Most
of the deer signs can be found in the dense section of woods surrounding the opens,
since bucks stay out of the opens to avoid being seen. You should try to do the
same. Once you find a deer sign, begin the hunt.
the Hunt As soon as you enter the first-person hunting screen, take a quick
look around to see if you happen to drop in on an unsuspecting buck. After a quick
glance around, take a closer look at the heavily wooded areas - they may be hiding
a buck. Once you're convinced that these areas are devoid of any bucks, use the
deer call one time, followed by three rattles of the horns. This will attract
any deer in the area to come closer. Wait quietly, all the while slowly scanning
your surroundings for any signs of movement. You may want to use the deer call
a couple more times, followed by the rattle again. Whenever the hunter says something
about moving on or trying another spot, take his advice.
the Deal Once you have a buck spotted, the real fun begins. If you spot a
deer and he doesn't appear to be aware of your presence, you have a few options:
You can either pull out your binoculars to see if he's worth bagging, or you may
just want to go ahead and take a shot. If you are using the shotgun or the bow
and the buck seems a little out of range, you might give a toot on the deer call
a couple times to try to get the buck to come a little closer. If the buck becomes
aware of your presence, all you will suddenly see is his tail as he runs away.
If you feel that you can make the shot, take it, but if your marksmanship skills
just aren't your strong point, you're better advised to let the deer run out of
view and take note of the direction he was heading. Quit out of the first-person
perspective, and from the map view move your icon in the direction the deer was
heading - you might be able to catch up to him.