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Old 10-02-2017, 10:31 AM
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So, I've moved to North Carolina from where I was before. I used to hunt in a ground blind over a feed plot in an open field; now I've got 2 acres of moderately forested, very steep land with a lot of rocky crags bordering a smallish river.
I've seen two 6-pt bucks and one that looks to me to be a 20 or so (!!)...
I've been planning to set a corn pile up and hunt from a tree near it.
So, treat me like a deer hunting newbie, tell me how shot placement differs with a treestand, tell me how my 70-yard-zeroed .243 rifle is going to drop if I aim at a deer's vitals from a treestand, whether I should adjust shot placement, go for head or vitals shots, and generally how to hunt from a treestand over a bait pile.
Also, should I choose a small area of flatter land for my pile or some of the steep cliffy areas? And, how does one hang a treestand and how much does one cost?

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Wolven

EDIT: Could this be moved to the whitetail forum?

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Old 10-02-2017, 04:42 PM
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your bullet will hit where your crosshairs are at 70 yds..hit the deer in the lung area..just behind the shoulder,,it'll probably run a little ways but don't worry .,you'll find it if you're using the correct projectile..information is plentiful on the internet..good luck..
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by davidg View Post
your bullet will hit where your crosshairs are at 70 yds..hit the deer in the lung area..just behind the shoulder,,it'll probably run a little ways but don't worry .,you'll find it if you're using the correct projectile..information is plentiful on the internet..good luck..
thanks! What about corn placement?
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:51 PM
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I moved your thread as requested.
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It's easier to hunt deer where they are, than where they aren't.


Place your corn where you are already seeing sign. Off the edge of a trail, or somewhere where the deer are.


Shoot it right behind the shoulder.


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Old 10-08-2017, 08:41 AM
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What town in NC did you move to?
I live in Seagrove NC Randolph county.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:21 AM
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Believe it or not, some NC hunters even kill deer without corn...

Where is the food source??? Early season I prefer to hunt there, watch the does, the buck will follow...

As far as a .243, hit them just like you would with any other deer caliber rifle, it kills as good as any...
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