Small Bucks - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > Bow Hunting
Bow Hunting Discuss Bow Season topics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2011, 03:40 PM
WIbowfanatic WIbowfanatic is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Default Small Bucks

Im a 16 year old in wisconsin and i Love bowhunting, just cant get enough of it. My dad and grandpa bow hunt so i get some advice from them but sometimes if feel like we do things wrong and because of it I see tons of forkers and spikes but cant find the king of the woods we see on the cameras. theres a big swamp next to our property that we arent allowed to go into and im sure its just hard to coax the big bucks out of there at times. Any tips for either this problem or just how to have even more fun and success than before would be fantastic.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2011, 12:01 AM
shoot2kill shoot2kill is offline
Scrub Buck
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 22
Default

That's awesome you get to bow hunt with your dad and grandpa. Don't get discouraged because the big bucks aren't showing up, they are called "king of woods" for reason. The more time you spend in the woods the more your odds increase of getting to see that big buck. Maybe try waiting until you get a wind blowing into that swamp and use your favorite scent to try and lure a buck out... I will be in WI Oct. 29-Nov. 4 bow hunting in Lakewood on my Grandpa's farm... Good luck this season!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2011, 12:59 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,634
Default

nothing wrong honing your skills on the smaller bucks. Besides those big boys didn't get big by being dumb. Hunt the rut, that swamp should produce a nice buck.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-13-2011, 10:55 AM
semohunter semohunter is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southeast Missouri
Posts: 88
Default

During the rut, u may try some doe estrous scent in combo with a deer decoy. You may try a buck decoy to bring the big buck out of the swamp to run his competition off. I think it would be worth a try. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2011, 12:13 AM
VolHunter VolHunter is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 96
Default

Big bucks got to be big by being SMART! But there are somethings you can do to try and lure them in/trick them:

1. Hunt all day long, or even go into the woods and hunt from about 10am-2pm. Believe it or not, deer pattern hunters just as much as we do them.

2. Be sure to take some scent control precautions

3. During the rut use some doe estrous and doe bleats to try and coax him out, or you could use dominant buck urine and try rattling
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-28-2011, 05:23 PM
I shoot trophies's Avatar
I shoot trophies I shoot trophies is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 94
Default

Where are you hunting in Wis. I hunt in pierce county and it has to have the most big bucks I have ever seen in 150 acres of land.
Theres some good tricks to get them out.
Ill be right back and give ya a few
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7634
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595396
timberghost3907
joel the signman3608
tator3165
gfdeputy22793
delbert1492
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
Trail Cam Pics
skwoodward
Trail Cam Pics
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8