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Old 10-27-2009, 11:25 PM
skeeter 7MM
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FYI, deer bed during the day. The low light and night is their active periods. When assessing a potential spot I go through the following:
Where are they eating/Drinking
Where are they bedding
What are there travel patterns
Perdominant area winds and what wind does to their patterns
Ambush sites based on movements and wind direction

#1 is sign which you say you have found. Now you'll need to find game trails, travel routes, etc as these will answer #1 and #2 on my above list. Once you have determined sources and bed you need to setup in transition(meaning they leave food for bed or vice vs and your set up inbetween). Of course factor in how wind direction relates to these movements. Tread carefully in the bedding area, this is the deers safety net/home and pressure here isn't a good thing.
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