Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Archery Forums > Bowhunting
Where do you.... >

Where do you....

Bowhunting Talk about the passion that is bowhunting. Share in the stories, pictures, tips, tactics and learn how to be a better bowhunter.

Where do you....

Old 07-19-2010, 01:33 PM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
kwaldeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location:
Posts: 1,234
Default Where do you....

....guys have your stands at for the first part of the season?? i mean from(for me Sep. 15) opening day to about Oct, right before you move them for the rut?? i am having some scouting trouble, trying to find sign in a timber with cattle on it is impossible. i think i will just hang one where i think they are in the timber and move it accordingly if i have to :whip:
kwaldeier is offline  
Old 07-19-2010, 01:39 PM
  #2  
Giant Nontypical
 
BigDaddy12t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,062
Default

My season starts middle of September, and I have 6 ladder stands set up in various spots, but I have found that right in the corner of a bean field on the edge is my best stand for early season.
BigDaddy12t is offline  
Old 07-19-2010, 10:10 PM
  #3  
Spike
 
petey the hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: colfax
Posts: 68
Default

what you need to do is find bedding spots and feeding spots if im going out in early morning late evening u go to bedding and do good but when tnere feeding i get better shots and see bigger bucks
petey the hunter is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 02:01 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: west central wi USA
Posts: 2,176
Default

I focus on white oaks in the early season. They are usually dropping acorns when our season starts and the deer really work them over.
Wingbone is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 09:20 AM
  #5  
Typical Buck
 
Doubled 150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MO
Posts: 643
Default

I hunt over food sources in the early season. I've got stands over a couple clover/chicory plots, an alfalfa field, a small plot that I use that Secret Spot mix, and a bean field. I've also got a couple stands over acorns when they start dropping. I only hunt evenings in the early season as well.
Doubled 150 is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 10:53 AM
  #6  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4
Default

Gotta use your early season stands near whatever food source you are seeing the deer in(acorns,beans,clover,...whatever). I usually won't set too close to the center of their food sources (especially crop fields) because I need an escape/entrance route at dark and most of the big deer will not likely frequent the heart of the food sources during daylight making travel routes to the food sources from bedding areas a much better option for me.
Plotter is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 06:47 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Pope94/IA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,583
Default

When you have 25 acres of timber and 7 differant tree stands... you dont get too picky were you put one. Our timber is divided up by a few big draws and I just put a treestand in each draw and whenever I go out to hunt I just choose at random or if I see a buck pass through the night before then I might go to that certain draw. Alot of times I do long walks on the public ground next to us. Im the only bow hunter that hunts it so I have over 300 acres of prarie grass type of land to go on.
Pope94/IA is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 06:55 PM
  #8  
Typical Buck
 
sportsman22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NE & Western Wisconsin
Posts: 540
Default

I usually hunt hot days near the stream if its dry. Otherwise I just set up along bedding in the morning.
sportsman22 is offline  
Old 07-21-2010, 04:03 AM
  #9  
Typical Buck
 
PY Antlers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mid West
Posts: 591
Default

If the cattle are musing up the deer sign before you are able to see, I guess it just boils down to using your woods savy to make a placement decision. Like everyone refered to food source is key early in the season with white oaks being my main target. Doesn't matter what else is around, if white oak acorns are on the ground deer are on them!
PY Antlers is offline  
Old 07-21-2010, 07:22 AM
  #10  
Typical Buck
 
fishinty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 639
Default

I hunt beside some big white oaks in early season and a well used trails in the rut .I don't like hunting food plots because my deer use the food plots at night.
fishinty is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.