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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 04:27 PM
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i will second all the above comments and suggest you go through all the past postings as alot of this has been discussed in detail/after you've done your homework we'll answer your questions Just kiddig around

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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I wasn't planning on trying to actually hunt in the bedding areas. I was going to use the info of typical bedding places to try to formulate a plan. Obviously trails can be found by tracks and turds on the ground. I was wondering about bedding areas more for the scouting time. If I can find where they eat and have an idea of where they sleep, I can make a better decision on where to set my stand, which way to walk in from and all that good stuff. I am a novice, so if I am not making sense, please let me know. Sometimes I tend to over analyze things too.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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By the way Malnikoff, thanks for the invite. I plan on being a member here for a long time to come, so maybe I will eventually get up to WV. If I do, I will definitely let you know and would be honored to learn everything I can from you. I'm just a young buck trying to get some experience.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 11:56 AM
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Sure thing, one of the great treasures of a hunt is sharing it.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 03:36 PM
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If you came here looking for real advice that you can apply, boy did you come to the wrong place. These jokers dont know anything.

Lol. In all seriousness they seem to know almost everything. If you have a question, its most likley already been discussed thoroughly. If you cant find an answer, ask, and it will be discussed thoroughly :D.

Good Luck and come back from the sandbox in one peice. HUA

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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 02:53 AM
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I just started hunting October 2008. The problem I have run across is not finding the deer, because there are far too many in my neck of the woods, but actually shooting them. I am sure you have that part down being that you are an active military member. I finally got my sights set, worked on my breathing, and did a lot of target shooting. I have dropped nine so far. I would say find a plot of land that has a good food source for starts. Get out in the field before the season starts and do some investigating. I like to drive around at night a bit before the season starts to see what is out there. Try to find a hunting partner in your home turf. I learned what little bit I know from my brother in law who is a farmer. I hope this helps at least a little bit. I am still new at this too so I don't really have to much to offer. Thanks for all that you do and happy hunting.
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