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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Deer/wind currents

OK here's what happened today. I was setup for a hunt with a NW wind around 10mph. As I watched the area where I anticipated the deer approach 4 does came into the area from the NW with the wind. With all the snow on the ground I could see them coming for quite a ways. It was funny because they would walk with the snowfall and stop, paw the snow/ground up and eat a little then go again and so on. That confused me a little bit. I thought that they were running short on food supply and put caution aside for an acorn feast cuz thats where I was in a huge block of white oaks (thousands, I think?????). There are a few red oaks and poplars in the mix too. And the entire area was tore up from deer and turkey from days of pawing/scratching. And this is the first year of deer hunting that I'm armed with a computer w/internet to look up weather and aerial maps and all that for better planning. Not to mention a connection of hunting buddies from all over the country and then some for advice and insight. I don't know but do yall think that the deer just needed to feed so bad that they just said heck with it lets live dangerously one time. They came from a creek bottom filled with pines and bamboo and beavers and swampness. The white oaks are the only real serious block in the entire area for many miles and there's a huge cut corn field back down and across the creek and up another ridge about a mile or more away. What do you think?----------------------- I didn't shoot because I kinda used that situation as an observation type deal.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 11:49 AM
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well if the deer were white tail and you said they were eating acorns right? well they are probly not starving but just simply on there trail to that cornfeild was there destonation or well are you alowed to hunt over corn feeders where you were hunting if you are then they could of just been on their way to that or maby if you had food plots going to that, or maby there could of been some bucks near and they were really jumpy when i was hunting last weekend i saw some deer in a feild about a half a mile away eating and it stumped me at first cause they left the field and wouldnt come into the feeder but then i guessed they were just on their trail that they had set but if that helps any your welcome if it doesnt then im stumped also lol

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having hunted in the snow i know this deer love acorns.they are a power food for them full of carbs and protein they will dig through 3ft of snow to get them.you said the area is all tore up from feeding hunt this area .i would take a climber and being careful with my scent set up right in it.i hunted a small parcel of land a few years back the same exact scenario and herds of deer would come out everyday didn't matter if i spooked em or even shot at em .so hunt em up.this is as good as it gets .like shooting fish in a barrel

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah man you wouldn't believe the whole block looks like a war zone, tracks/scratches, tracks/scratches, tracks/scratches everywhere. You know what's weird is the fact that I've been hunting for a long time now and this was the first in the acorns during heavy snow fall. I usually abandon the block after November thinking that all the acorns are out but with the amount of oaks in there it is ridiculous not to hunt it. I think I'll hit that area again tomorrow.
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man i really need to get out of texas we never get a chance to hunt in the snow

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