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Waldo Hunter 08-18-2009 07:58 PM

Check this brute out
I have a ton of trail cam pictures of this deer but am having a heck of a time seeing him during legal hunting hours. He showed up where my trail cam was one time during day light and I obvously was not there. I need some help and a few words of wisdom on how I should go about hunting such a deer. I think my buddy has seen him on hoof once on his hunting ground but he wasnt for sure. I hunt another area to the north of him. The only problem is that there is a big wooly lot in between us that we cannot hunt. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated. Also stories of past success are encouraging also. Thanks

n.florida hunter 08-18-2009 09:36 PM

That is a huge buck. I hope you get him.

JESUS loves archers 08-18-2009 10:26 PM

Wow,he`s at least 5.5 years old and good tine length!
Set your stand up for that guy :party0005:

wis_bow_huntr 08-19-2009 03:58 AM

What a PIG!!!!!!

Edcyclopedia 08-19-2009 04:14 AM


I'd be willing to show you how to setup:):s3:

kickin_buck 08-19-2009 04:40 AM

First things first.....WOW, what a buck!!!

INVHO, the only way you are going to get on this guy is by catching him returning to his bedding area, or while chasing does during the rut. Deer don't get this big and old by being stupid.

Your pictures were taken at 4am, so let's assume he is on his way back to his bedding area. Got any ideas where that might be? If not, take the few clues you have and start thinking about where this guy is going to bed at.

If you know, or at least have a good feeling, see if there is a spot where you can slip in very close (pay close attention to your wind, he won't stand for much intrusion into his bedroom) with your trail cam to confirm. If you are able to pin point where he is bedding at, you might be able to get on this guy early in the season returning to his bed. Be very careful with playing with his bedding area. It will not take too many mistakes before this guy packs up and leaves and then you are going to have zero chance at him.

Other than that, find your does bedding areas and does preferred feeding areas and setup during the rut in pinch points and travel routes between the two. You might get lucky and catch this guy seeking.

Good luck and I really hope to see a nice harvest picture of this guy.

cleveland5 08-19-2009 05:01 AM

i hope he is still alive for you to shoot this year! good luck

Bernie P. 08-19-2009 05:36 AM

Unless he does something stupid during the rut KB got it right.This guy will be leaving his bed late in the PM and returning early AM.Slim to no chance you'll catch this guy while out feeding.You'll have to figure out a way to get as close as possible to his bedding area without him catching on to have any chance at all.Be sure to keep AM/PM air thermals in mind!!!I hope you can work it out.
Good luck!

cthunter125 08-19-2009 06:31 AM

when were the pics taken?

AfterLife 08-19-2009 07:01 AM

reckon you might need some help?

i will make sure he is still in the area for you.

what are the coordinates to where you have been seeing him?

:happy0157: :happy0157:

njbuck22 08-19-2009 07:03 AM

Absolute stud, best of luck getting him this fall.

clos21 08-19-2009 07:19 AM

My LORD thats a biggin

mohunter82 08-19-2009 08:03 AM

like kickin said your best bet to catching a deer like that is to get him on his way back. Looks at all the clues. like said its 4 am so hes probably headed to bed. so which way is the cam facing. is he approaching it from left or right? this would give you a general travel direction and an idea where the bedding area could be.
since those pics where taken at 4 am i would guess that it aint to far from the cam itself. be careful

OHbowhntr 08-19-2009 08:46 AM

Hunt the rut, hunt the mid-day, he may be wise enough to know that the mid-day is when most hunters are at home or at work rather than in stands. If you could locate his "bed" on property you could hunt, you could put on a morning stalk on a WET morning. Glass a lot, move a little, keep the wind in your face!!!

That's an absolute STUD of a buck, and he didnt' get that big being STUPID!!! That's for damned sure!!!

jonnybuck 08-19-2009 09:21 AM

Yes that is a STUD. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. The wind is one of your biggest factors. A deer of that caliber is at least 5 1/2 years old and knows all. Best of luck

Xtec Shooter 08-19-2009 09:45 AM

Great lookin buck!

Waldo Hunter 08-19-2009 09:53 AM

Thanks for all the advice and I know he is still alive because I saw him the other night about 10 p.m. I am going to try to put a camera where he was headed and keep following him with it. I dont know if this changes anything but there were scrapes all aroudn the tree that I get pictures on.

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