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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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If you spook a big buck from the ground position, would you continue to hunt that exact same position? If you are trying to hunt that specific buck? any comments???
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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 01:51 PM
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It's almost time to not hunt him directly. Hunt the does. In a few weeks during the rut the big boy may make a mistake and trail these does back into this area. Use scent control and hunt into the wind. The ideal situation would be to pattern the does and set up a tree stand and be patient.

Idea #1 - On the next windy day backtrack to where the buck came from and try to determine where he beds. If you find a tree rub line then follow it back as far as you can. Most buck create rubs late afternoon or night coming from there bedding area so follow the rub line in reverse.

Idea #2 - If you find ground scrapes then go buy a scent dripper and create a few mock scrapes near his. Take a stand crosswind as the buck will be downwind checking the scent.
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 03:47 PM
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OhioMike, I don't know about the exact same spot but I would certainly plan on hunting the same general area. I am of the mind that bucks have a core area, and from there veture out and back in pretty much the same routes like spokes on a wheel. What you have found is one of his routes and there is probably several more. Like Rozman said try to follow his path then you can set up anywhere on it that gives you the advantage.
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-24-2008, 09:43 AM
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both are good plans i would also suggest not putting the scent on your boots directly.use a foot pad or a clean rag tied around your boot then take it off and put it in your shooting lane.like you said he was coming right at you cuz he smelled the scent.this method allows for a good shot.I have harvested many deer this way

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