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pick00l 10-30-2008 03:47 PM

Think this will work?
I have hunted a state park 3 - 4 times this year and saw about 10 deer twice, Other times, no deer. In other words, the best time of the year and I have not seen a buck to target or know where to pinpoint one. This weekend may be my last Archery trip for the year.

With that said, I want to be very aggressive in my approach this weekend. I was thinking that I would do the following.

At day break begin to rattle in an area where I have seen buck previous years. I will get into some semi think cover and do this. I will rattle twice in a 10 minute span and still for at least 10 minutes after that throwing a few grunts in. Next I will pickup and move to another area. Likely about 100 or so yards away and do the same thing. I have lots of good cover to do this around and was planning to do this for about 4 hours straight while moving to area to area in the woods.

I am hunting with my dad so, both will hunt together and spread out 30 or so yards each time we setup.

Not knowing where a buck is, do you think this is a good plan? I betting on the time of year and pre-rut stage works for my advantage. I will be in an area of the Poconos.

Would love to hear everyone thoughts or modifications on this plan.

pick00l 10-31-2008 02:58 PM

RE: Think this will work?
I'm moving forward with the previously mention plan. I'll the board know how it turns out!

If you happen to have any last minute advice, please post.

pick00l 11-01-2008 06:52 PM

RE: Think this will work?
Did it work?

Well, no not really as we were not able to call in any buck. No doe even.

We did however, seen one deer at our first spot of the morning....kicked another moving to our third spot.

Best of all with what we did today, we found an area where a buck or two were going crazy with the rubs. In fact, the rubs were so impressive as they were in some cases over 4 feet off the ground. I don;t think I ever saw this before in the years I've hunted. Also, saw smaller trees with no branches left as they were all ripped off.

So, now my dad can head back in and see if he can't figure out with this big guy is.

Last, there was between 0 and 3 inched of snow still on the ground. We were able to find several areas where deer have moved in the last week. Gave a little credibility to the area we were targeting to begin with.

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