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Old 10-05-2008, 01:29 PM
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So I went out at about 7 am this morning and just scouted a few different spots on state land in Allegheny county NY to try and find some patterns for where the deer are going and to find a good spot for a stand before the season starts. I have a couple different spots and I wanted to get your guys opinion on the best location.


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Spot 1: This would be a good spot for a ground blind I think.


Spot 2: This spot has a slight dropoff and would be a good place for a stand. Lots of nice tall trees and a good view all around.






Spot 3: I dont know if this would be a good spot so any advice would be helpfull. There is a lot of pine with a nordic ski trail through it.




Road with state land on both sides.

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Old 10-05-2008, 06:12 PM
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I'd recommend hunting where the deer are!
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:02 PM
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Thanks bud appreciate it....
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:10 PM
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A11en brings up a good point lol.. really though.. where have you seen the most sign? seen most deer? I would set up where you noticed the most deer traffic.. spot3 the first pic.. did you notice any deer paths heading from the pines to the field? seems likethere would be as it is afood source...

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Old 10-05-2008, 07:22 PM
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On the Arial Map next to spot 1 on the road a few weeks back as I was driving through I saw a doe and a flock of turkey's. Spot #1 had a fresh tree rub this morning. Spot three with the pines and the field is not big at all that picture was taken from the road and the grass field was about 200 ft long. I know there is a lot of deer activity in these woods my main question is strategy based on where to sit based on the arial map. There is some farmland to the right of spot two where there is a small ridge that drops off.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:37 PM
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The deer where i hunt tend to stay off the top of the ridge..meaning they donttravel along the top.. they cross it in several places tho...theyseem to run midway of course southern OH is alot of hills. not sure if that is typical deer behavior in other areas.. I hunt from stands..blinds and sometimes just plant my self old school style beside a tree , as clean as the woods are in the pics.. i would set up a stand near a high trafficarea. I only use the blind if im watching a field but thats just me.
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Old 10-05-2008, 07:47 PM
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:05 PM
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I always like to hunt where two trails converge or on a path going from bedding to food source and set up on the side of the trail that most likely will be down wind of the trail.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:13 PM
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Just because you can see far doesn't mean it's a good spot. Food, bed, and terrain are key. Link the three together and you'll find the trails.
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