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Old 08-07-2006, 09:28 AM
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Do big Whiteail bucks travel along ridge tops?
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:43 AM
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Generally, most deer travel about 1/4 to 1/3 of the distance below the ridge tops.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:29 AM
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If you can find a shelf just below the ridge line you have a pretty good place for a stand.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:06 PM
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Depends... I would rather hunt a ridge during bow season especialy if it had acorns on it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:20 PM
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ORIGINAL: MikeVT

If you can find a shelf just below the ridge line you have a pretty good place for a stand.

Shhhhhh........Everyone MikeVT doesn't know what hes talking about.Just ignore those shelves and all my stands on them.

But in all honesty I have to agree with this. It seems like when the bucks start to cruise they travel up and down these and most of them that I have huntedare within 15 yards and about 40-50 yards from the top of the ridge.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:49 AM
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Thanks. There are a couple narrow ridges (about 10 yds wide) where I hunt that I have in mind. Are the deer typically traveling on the down wind side of the ridge?
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:25 AM
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Probably , they like to have the wind at their back sometimes so that they can smell anything sneaking up from behind , this leaves their eyes and ears free to scan ahead .
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:55 PM
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Do bucks tend to travel up and down hills or accross them?
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:15 PM
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Again, deer will normally take the path of least resistance. depending on the steepness of the terrain, they will mostly do as Mike said, they will follow the hillside, a few feet down from the ridge.
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