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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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O.k. Joel here goes terrain is basically flat ground with a major creek flowing mixed hardwood/pine sappling thicket with mature white oak, penoak, beach and various small trees and shrubs that is between creek and thicket. its like a medium between thick and open mature trees.wind is dominately north by northwest which I will only hunt this spot during little or no wind the thicket is to the north and creek to the south.as far as hunting pressure never seen anybody around there before but who knows in general the area is not hunted much because it is hard to get to. if you need more let me know thanks
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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public land can't bait
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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maybe but the thicket to the north is what i considered as bedding area i have and do move out and hunt but nothing happens i've even been told nocturnal but find it hard to believe because its not just one and i mostly hunt it early and during the rut
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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have one that is aerial can't bait its public land so maybe i'm missed something any suggestions on that
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 11:35 AM
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All your research work should be done before opening day,sometimes its not possible I ran into the same problem this year,I got permission to hunt some new property late.What my plan was, to hunt the property with careful patience until the first snow fall then go out and track those deer highways and get a better idea of where their coming from and going to. I dont like to stumble on to their beds at anytime but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do,with snow on the ground their is no mistake where their bedding. fortunately for me given the layout of the land it wasnt to hard to figure them out.I hope this helps,and welcome to the site Im new here too and have found a ton of useful info,their are alot of people on this site that forgot more than Ill ever know. PS. IF you live in florida please disregard the snow method.Please update your profile and tell us where your from. (that was for you BB )
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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great idea but i live in louisiana and snow is rare and usually doen't even stick but if it does thats wat i'll do thanks
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 09:38 PM
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okay the fact that its flat and there's a creek flowing through the area i would say its a travel corridor. the deer love to follow water,the mixed hardwoods allow for acorns are there acorns on the ground? you also have lots of browse.i would follow the rub line and see where it leads.i think the best way to hunt it is to still hunt scout it for now.if you find trees that are dropping acorns set up nearby.the thicket is most likely the bedding area.if you only hunt it occasionally take a stroll thru it at midday and be ready for a quick shot you may jump some deer .the fact its public the deer know they are being hunted.try approaching it from a different direction than everyone else.watch your scent stream use a powder wind checker at all times

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