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Old 08-29-2006, 07:44 PM
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I've stumbled across a big bedding area on some new property I'm hunting this year. I'm somewhat new to bowhunting, so I need some feedback as far as how close I should hunt to it. There are trails going in and out of it, but they are distinct for only so far. Suggestions?
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:57 PM
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I found my favorite early seasonarea to hunt last year and it invloves a bedding area. Year after year big bucks bed in this same area. I set a stand about 100 yrds away from the bedding area. As a general rule the wind is usually blows in my favor. If not I don't hunt the stand. A long story short, I put myself as close to the bedding area as possible with out spooking themand between the major food source. I ended up taking a nice buck on Oct 17th of last year. Thats the earliest I have seen a mature buck out of the stand. Taken and seen many mature bucks but usally after Nov. 1st.
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:00 PM
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Yes put a stand right in the middle of it, and only hunt it during the rut.

Get to the stand 2 hours before shooting time, I have shot my best bucks with this setup. Make sure you can get to the stand without spooking any deer!!!!
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:05 PM
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If you find the nearest best food source. Get between it and the bedding area. Or it in during the rut like ghemry said. And set up 2 or 3 stands in case the wind changes. So you can hunt the wind at all times.
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:33 PM
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the bedding area is in the tall grass to the left
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:35 PM
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I obviously don't know how to post a pic-- nevermind
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:01 PM
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LOL


I'd take my best shot being setup off of it, if you can. And if your right great, don't miss.If you see that you are not in the right spot, move. It's how I figure out a place.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:45 PM
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I would put a stand near one of those trails coming out of that area, do a little more scouting and see if you can find a good food source.

If you can get in between the two areas with out spooking or getting busted , it could turn out to be a good ambush spot.

Good luck and have safe season.
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