Useful Advice for Hunting Deer


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Hunting Deer

As the city manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas, David Frasher is responsible for running all city departments and hiring and supervising all city employees. When he is not working, David Frasher enjoys hunting. Deer are among the most popular animals to hunt in the United States, so here are some useful tips for hunting them.

Deer are very sensitive to unnatural smells and are able to pick up on hunters who aren’t careful with the soaps and deodorants they use. Shower with scent-free soap in the days leading up to a hunt.

The same goes for clothes, which can also be contaminated by smell. Keep them in a plastic bag alongside leaves and ground debris from your stand until you are ready to hunt. This will allow them to take on a more natural scent.

After a successful approach, you need to focus on shooting the vitals of the animal. Tune out the surroundings and don’t allow the antlers to become a distraction. You should target the area just above and behind the front shoulder, so wait for the deer to clear any vegetation and whistle to stop the animal. Take the shot during that startled moment.


Three Tips for Traveling Light

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Travel Light

David Frasher has over a decade of experience working as a city manager for multiple cities across the country. Currently, he serves as the City Manager of Hot Springs, Arkansas. When he has the time, David Frasher enjoys traveling.

One of the most important parts of any trip is packing light, as you don’t want your luggage to take over your trip. The following tips will hopefully help.

1. Roll your clothes. This helpful tip comes from backpackers, who are used to keeping all their clothing in packs not much larger than a typical carry-on bag. Tightly roll pants, skirts, shirts, and underwear. Your clothes will take up less space, and they will be less likely to crease or wrinkle.

2. Wash your clothes. If you wash your clothes during your trip, you can take fewer items with you. While this may not be practical for every situation, many hotels have laundry service, and if you are staying in a vacation rental, there’s a good chance you’ll have laundry facilities. If you are really eager to lighten your travel load, you can even hand wash your clothes in the sink and hang them to dry in the bathroom, using a portable laundry line.

3. Make the most of your shoes. Shoes simply take up a lot of space. You cannot roll them or even fold them so they take up less room. If you have to take more than the pair you are wearing, you can at least use them for storage. Stuff socks, cell phone charging cables, makeup, or other small items in your shoes to gain back some of the space they displace.