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Any tips on getting this guy out in daylight?

Old 09-18-2007, 02:18 PM
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I have seen this buck on my cam 2yrs in a row. All photos are at night. Any ideas how to get a shot at him during light, or how to lure him out of hiding?
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:19 PM
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Old 09-18-2007, 02:41 PM
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QIXXER,

IS YOUR TIME SET RIGHT??? IF SO HE IS STILL MOVING CLOSE TO DAYBREAK IF SO TRY TO FIND THE TRAIKL HE IS ON AND GO IN THE DIRECTION OF IT AND SET UP DOWN WIND. HOPE THIS HELPS.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:44 PM
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yea it says AM but it is supposed to be PM. This is taken in Southeastern Massachusetts. So it gets dark this time of year at 7pm/. Hes on cam from 7:30 - 10:30pm.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:05 PM
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Sounds about right, find the trail(s) he is coming in on....in MN we can hunt 1/2 hour past sunset. Don't know if it is the same in your area.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:01 PM
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heres how you get him out in the day light go in camp out for the night and wait till he comes by wack you got him or

get a machinegun set it to a motion detecter and there you go

or before you go to bed get down on your hands and knees and pray to god that you get him and if you pray hard enough well i still dought hell come out no ideas good luck
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:13 PM
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If you cant get him by any of the other ways mentioned you could try and still hunt and try and sneak up on him while he is bedded. or.....find his bedding area and set up close to a nearby water or food source and hope that he comes there during midday to get a snack and a drink??
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:25 AM
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I would setup a dominant buck mock scrape, using dominant buck scent will hopefully force the buck into the daylight because he will try to avoid the dominant buck, it doesnt always work but it is worth a shot
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:18 AM
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How close are these pics to the bedding area? You need to get as close to his bedding area as you can without him hearing or smelling you. Sit until dark, or get in there very early,well before daylightand try to catch him returning to his bed in the am. Otherwise, you'll have to take your chances during the rut, and he could be anywhere then chasing does.Some bucks simplydon'yventure far from their core areas, except at night or the rut.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:38 AM
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If we all knew how to get a shot at him during daylight hours, we would all be the best trophy hunters around.

The standard answer is always, find the trail leading from the feeding area to bedding area. Yaddah,yaddah, yaddah....Sounds good on paper, but never as easy as it sounds, especially if you're hunting big woods with no farmland or fields.

From my own experience, there area few things I have learned about big bucks. They always bed down is areas that offer feed and security. It is usually a place where they have never had a hunter invade. If hunters come through this area, they will move to another areas that this buck has learned is safe and secure.

Where are these areas? 2/3 the way up on ridges, usually with a southern exposure. That way the buck can see, hearand smell danger from afar. Bucks love these areas and will spend most/all day here.

They will also head to the thickest, nastiest, wettest area in the woods - and this means a swamp. He knows hunters never venture into this safe haven. It offers everything he needs; feed, water, safety and protection from the elements.

I also don't believein bucks going totally nocturnal. The all must feed, drink, relieve themselves, mark his territory, etc. But this is done usually in the confines of his core areas. Why would he leave that ridge or that nasty swamp when he just knows it's safe?

I would check for his sign; tracks, droppings, rubs, scrapes, etc and of course the absolute best sign is to actually see him!!!. I would try to establish a place that I feel he uses on a regular basis. Where is he feeding, what is available for browse? Are there farmland nearby, are acorns available, are there apple trees in the area, etc, etc. I would then try to establish where he might bed during the day. If I hang a stand in a specific location, I would want to setup early. Early is not 20in before legal hunting, that buck has already been throught that area. Being there 1-2 hrs before first light and you may catch him moving through. You may only hear or see him in the shadows but you'll now have another piece of his puzzle. You know what time he comes throught and which direction he is headed.

He will almost always know you have come into his woods. He can smell your scent you left behind earlier in the day when you used your bare hands to brush away some twigs, leaves etc. If you overhunt an area and always enter and return the same way, he will bust you for fun.

There is an old saying that shooting a big, old, wise buck is very easy. Just put those crosshairs on his vitals and squeeze that trigger.

The hard part is putting yourself in that positon where you can put those crosshairs on his vitals.

Good Luck!







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