Everything I read or am told about stalking says you should move and walk as slowly as you possibly can. I do when out stalking and have had some success getting close to deer, I mainly stalk conifer plantations moving through rides and clearings. When moving as slowly and carefully as possible it takes a long time to cover an area of ground.
So my question is this, are you as well to decide that you are going to stalk a small area of a large plantation and move very slowly through it on the chance that something will walk out in front of you. Or, are you better to move at a steady pace, but with care, along open areas you have already glassed in order to cover more of the ground and improve your chances of seeing a deer. Then move very slowly when moving into other clearings, bends etc where you haven't been able to glass? I know the feild crafts used will depend on any given situation but I'm interested to hear your opinions.
I'm off stalking for a few days tomorrow so I can put any advice into practice!