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LINING UP ON A PUSH

Old 09-13-2005, 05:49 AM
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WHEN LINING UP ON A PUSH, WE CONTINUE TO DEBATE ON WHERE TO WAIT. THE ELDERS SAY THE DEAR WILL RUN UPWIND WHEN SCAREDSO THEY CANSMELL WHAT IS AHEAD. SOME SAY THEY WILL TRAVEL DOWN WIND SO THEY CAN SMELL THE PREDATOR AND NOT BE SMELT. THE QUESTION. SHOULD WE LINE UP UPWIND OF THE DEER WHERE THEY ARE TRAVELING AND RISK BEING SMELT, OR BE DOWNWIND OF THE PUSH SO WE ARE NOT DETECTABLE?
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:02 AM
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when you do a push wind really doesn't matter that much just try to funnel the deer to your posters then hope it works
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:29 AM
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i second that. but also cover the excape routes. deer are creatures of habit.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:39 PM
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Yup, you have to coordinate the push or you will fail. You need to plan with the shooters, the drivers and the blockers. We most often have successful pushes when we spend 5-10 minutes planning who posts where and in what direction we'll be pushing from, etc. The lay of the land factors in as well. Plus, we use radios so the drivers can report on how many deer we got running and where the blockers need to block. Also, this lets the posters know if there are racks in the herd and when to expect the deer to come busting thru.

In year's past, we've done drives that it took us an hour or more to get the herd from one area into where our posters were located. That was one long ass drive up hills, in ravines, etc. We were productive because we planned the drive and communicated.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:50 PM
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On a push win doesn't matter. just find the natural funnels and escape routes.
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Old 09-13-2005, 01:33 PM
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When beginning a drive (push) if the terraine is not a factor, always have the drivers walk with the wind to their back and the sitters will have the wind in their face...
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:08 AM
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I disagree with some--- the wind does matter. If the terrain allows, pushed deer will generally run into the wind so they can use thier nose for protection. I have seen this many times. When we would drive deer,(don't do it anymore),the wind was a major factor in the set up.
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