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Old 09-11-2011, 03:40 PM
WIbowfanatic WIbowfanatic is offline
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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.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:01 AM
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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!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:59 AM
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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.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:55 AM
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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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:13 AM
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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
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:23 PM
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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
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