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Old 11-26-2007, 10:23 AM
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I am hunting outside of an area that i believe to be a bedding area. I am sitting in a stand on old firebreak road and directly in front of me i have a small stand of thick pines followed by a hardwood bottom and behind me i have some older more open mature pines. I have only hunted in the morning three times, but one morning i saw deer headed into the bedding area at 7:30 then another morning at 8.
I was curious as to how yall would hunt this area during the rut and after the rut. I have been seeing does but i did hear one buck grunting in the thick stuff but he never showed himself.
Thanks for any advice.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:40 AM
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I would place myself in between the bedding area and the route from which they go in. The problem with hunting close to a bedding area is that you have to get there EARLY, and make no noise at all! If you spook them, they may leave and find different bedding areas. Your best bet might be to find a spot 100-200 yards away from the bedding area in between the bedding zone and food source. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:43 PM
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I would place myself in between the bedding area and the route from which they go in. The problem with hunting close to a bedding area is that you have to get there EARLY, and make no noise at all! If you spook them, they may leave and find different bedding areas. Your best bet might be to find a spot 100-200 yards away from the bedding area in between the bedding zone and food source. Good luck and I hope this helps.
I totally agree!
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:44 PM
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yep, if there no food source, set up near a ditch, creek or pond.... even if there is a deep gully that will hold water after a rain, check there too... ive seen deer countless times drinking from nothing but a deep puddle.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:45 PM
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Some bedding areas are always close to a puddle spot in the woods. Find the bedding, find the water and set up EARLY with a plan to spend the day in between. CLOSER TO THE WATER SOURCE.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:28 PM
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thanks for the suggestions, however in their bedding area their is a a very small stream that feeds through and i believe them to have plenty of drinking water in their bedroom
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