This is my latest self filmed hunt from North Carolina. You might say this is hot off the presses. It was a beautiful afternoon and this deer came by with plenty of filming light left. It may not be the newest model but the Canon HF G10 is great for filming hunts.
The deer got directly downwind and spent more than 10 minutes feeding on acorns. Occasionally it would scent check the air and could tell something was different but never got alarmed. If I was not as careful with my scent control habits this deer would have never presented a shot. You are never going to be able to completely eliminate all your scent but you can limit it significantly.
About This Hunt:
Where: central North Carolina
When: Oct 30, 2014 in the evening
Food Source: Acorns
Weather: mid 60’s with light NorthWest winds
Here is a quick list of my scent control habits before each and every hunt;
- All clothes washed in unscented soap
- All clothes dried with no fabric softeners
- Backpacks and Safety vest aired out
All the above goes into a large plastic container for the ride the deer lease. I always get dressed right before entering the woods. My hunting boots never see a gas station or convenience store parking lot.
Anyway, the deer mingled around and finally gave me a broadside shot. The arrow penetrated fully to the must have broken the offside shoulder because the deer was chest down for 50 yards. Should shots are bound to happen and I was still very pleased with the Nap Spitfire Maxx performance. The bloodtrail was easy to follow and a dead deer is always a positive review.
I still have over 30 minutes of video to compile and edit but I wanted to get the short version posted. Filming deer hunts is a blast and I would encourage everyone to give it a try. I am working on several how to film guides at this time but if you have any questions please post them in the comments section below.