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Old 06-24-2009, 06:11 PM
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My wife and I are starting our lives together and just moved into a house with a couple acres of woods that butt up to >500 acres of a hunting club (woods/food plots/bedding/water scources). i've set out mineral licks and get decent activity based upon tracks. but come crunch time I need to know how you would play it.

I'm thinking that hunting the Rut would be my best bet. Get into some grunting and rattling and scent probably? I haven't seen any sort of buck sign on my property. I suspect a couple does and a set of fawns.

How would you play it?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:27 PM
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With only two acres, I would put up a feeder and(or) plant something to try and keep a few does coming year round. If the does will frequent the food source, a buck or two just may eventually come by. I'm not going to lie, your odds aren't too good with such little acerage, but you never know.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:26 PM
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During the rut,try Tinks rut smoke scents.The smoke goes a long way.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:52 PM
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I would try to join the club.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:07 PM
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And then there's that.Good answer Timber.
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:25 AM
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Deer are creatures of edges, make your edge more appealing than the woods full of hunt clubbers.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:06 AM
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I don't think rattling would be a good idea as that would get the attention of the club members as well.Also I would check the regs as regards feeding/licks go.Any time you can get in the woods is the right time.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:55 AM
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While 500 acres is a pretty sizable piece of land, without a doubt the club next door HAS to produce pressure, resulting in deer looking for safe haven. Unless the property is surrounded by a high fence, or yours is void of any favorable cover,there is likely a spot on your property showing sign of deer coming from there.

I would use the club to your advantage.

P.S. Hunting the rut is NEVER a bad thing!
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:43 PM
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thanks for your suggestions guys! I think I've got a plan formulating.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:37 AM
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Make your place their sanctuary. Attract the does with food and shelter and the bucks will follow.
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