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How do you find a funnel

Old 06-27-2005, 07:57 PM
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I hunt a productive funnel that produces every year. I have a large pond straight out from my stand about 40 yards. Behind me about 10 yards is a smaller pond with a gravel road behind that pond. I hear cars going by but the deer have to move in between. I see many deer every time I hunt it when the wind is right. I took 2 large doe the same morning minutes apart. They are fun and very productive.

I also hunt one that is made from super thick downfall that left down trees from a major storm 10 years back. That too is overlooking a pond. Get out there and look where the deer have no choice to go. Once you see one they will be much easier to recognize. Good Luck!
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for all the tips
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:51 AM
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Trapper Hunter:

"When is a good time to hunt a funnel?"

Basically, a funnel depends upon the deer moving. Deer tend to move between feeding areas and bedding areas in the morning and from bedding areas to feeding areas at night. Your funnel will be most productive at those times, would be my guess. Then again, sometimes deer move at mid-day to get water, and a funnel associated with an approach to water may be productive mid-day. During the rut, bucks may be moving -- and pushing does by consequence -- at pretty random times.

If you are in an area with significant hunter pressure, hunter movement may stimulate deer movement outside of these hours. For example, if hunters tend to be on stand from 6 AM to 9 AM and from 3 PM to dark, you might stay on stand until 10:30 and get on stand early at 2 PM to benefit from hunter induced deer movement. Just a theory, I don't have any personal experience with this.
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