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Old 12-18-2005, 08:10 AM
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can anyone give me some advice on how to get my late season buck? i have about 2 weeks remaining, the season ends January 7th, and i will be hunting hard over the winter break. any tips or tricks?
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:31 AM
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You need to find some sort of food source. I'm not sure where you are from. If you have snow in your area, Get out there and scout now. Find tracks in the snow and try to get an idea what they are eating. Usaully I look at old corn fields, or any field for that matter. Walk the edge of the field and look for tracks entering (evening stand) or leaving the field. ( mornings) Deer are really looking for something to eat at this time of year, so key in on that.



I know this seems rather basic info, but snow makes it easier to find such areas.
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Old 12-18-2005, 08:36 AM
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I agree ...hunt the food !

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Old 12-18-2005, 03:57 PM
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Here's another tip.

One thing I've noticed in my area. Deer usually don't eat red oak acorns until other food supplys are exhausted. They'll eat white oaks as soon as they fall but the red oaks aren't touched. My father has several huge red oaks in his yard. Acorns are everywhere but the deer won't touch them until later in the year, usually around Christmas.

If you remember where you might have seen lots of red oak acorns earlier in the fall, you might find that the deer are feeding on them now.
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:03 PM
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I've had some succes in the late season. Yes, find the food. I would'nt worry about hunting the mornings. Deer are quick to get back to bedding. I see most my action in the evening. If you hunt where there's snow even better. Find the food then the trails leading to the bedding area. Set up somewhere inbetween the two on a main trail. Good luck!
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:06 PM
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I have the same problem Im trying to get me a buck but i cant find the deer[&:]to spooky
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:16 PM
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The deer are very spooky. Every noise they stop and stare for minutes. One hint place your stand higher. I had a problem with spooky deer in the late season. So I placed my stand about 30 ft up, and shot two does in the last two days. When your scouting for late season be careful. Deer have a very small home range. They usually don't travel far in the colder regions. So when you out you might not find tracks, then you go up the next hill and bump out tons of deer! Here's a pic of one of the doe's.
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Old 12-18-2005, 04:21 PM
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