Are you a hunter who is the victim of the Mandela Effect? The Mandela Effect is when a large number of people believe for certain something that is demonstrably untrue. Well, if you believe certain myths about hunting then it could make you less productive overall. Let’s look at seven common yarns, generalities or outright deer-hunting myths that even some experienced hunters still believe.
- Rubber boots prevent scent detection: Many hunters mistakenly believe that rubber boots effectively mask their scent from deer. The fact of the matter is that deer are more likely to smell other parts of your body – such as your head, hands, etc – than your footprints anyway so wearing rubber boots does not mask your odor completely.
- The rut begins when there is a full moon: A full moon does not encourage the rut. In fact, deer may actually shy away from the light produced by the moon in order to remain less exposed.
- Gender can be determined from tracks: This one is believed mostly by inexperienced hunters. Deer claws are not accurate in determining the gender of the deer you are tracking.
- More hours in the field equals more bucks on the wall: How you spend your time in the field and the strategies you use are much more important than how much time you spend there. Know how to recognize high opportunity times to be in the wild. This comes with experience and with knowing the area in which you will be hunting.
- Mature does are hard to hunt: Despite the idea that mature does are so wise that they cannot be captured easily, they can indeed be very predictable in their behavior. Once you know how to spot these specific behaviors they will be easy to target and harvest.
- Store bought products completely mask your appearance and scent: No matter what claim certain manufacturers may make, no product can ever completely cover up your human appearance and smell. If they could, nearly every hunter would be a success nearly all the time.
- Bucks make rubs to determine boundaries: Actually, the opposite is true. Doe hold territories and boundaries. Bucks tend to not limit themselves as much.
Hopefully, this information will make you a better educated and more successful hunter in the future. There is plenty of Argentina big game hunting here waiting to be harvested by hunters who are skilled and knowledgeable enough. We also have plenty of dove hunting in Argentina that will challenge and excite you and your party.