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Old 08-21-2007, 03:27 PM
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What does everyone think are the key ingrediantsfor making a good deer bedding area.
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absalutely no human activity
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:47 PM
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the thickest, nastiest and as said by redneck, with the least human pressure and for big bucks sometimes the least other deer, i have found that the big dogs like to bed away from others in the thickest of thickets unless it is the rut.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:58 PM
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Very very thick with the least human activity.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:59 PM
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I hunt where this huge thicket meets the woods. I love transition areas. They know they're safe in this bad boy, but when they leave.That's a thicket!

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The thickest and safest place I would say .
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Under my stand
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:41 PM
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Early, I got a spot just like that up on a ridge whereI hunt..
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:46 PM
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What does everyone think are the key ingrediants for making a good deer bedding area.
One key ingrediant would be Deer in the area.
And like said before stay out of it.
And just set up close to the trial going to or from the bedding area.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:46 PM
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The least place you expect. I see many mature bucks laying up in the middle ofopen fields with a grass waterway and lone tree in middle of it.About 10 years ago I hunted the edge of a cut corn field and watched a monster 10 pointer that was beddeddown in some tall grassby a telephone pole running out toan oil pump. He wouldlift his head up and watch everything that moved. When a car would comedown the roadhe wouldlay his headdown flat until the vehicle passed. He probably did this 6 times in 2 hrs.That huntgave me have a newoutlook on mature whitetail. I always thought they were animals that ate, crapped, breed and hade some tasty back straps on them. They do learn how to survive and thanks to some sloppy hunters many of them get educated.
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