Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:18 PM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:09 PM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:37 PM
Your best bet is to wait until after the season. Then, follow as many rub-lines and/or trails as possible. They will usually lead you from "Point A" (usually food or water) to "Point B" (bedding area). After the season, you can go right in the bedding area and find out where that buck is entering and leaving the bedding area. Doing this scouting after the season won't affect you next year.
Finding the bedding area is something I really want to try and do too. Unfortunately, I believe most of the deer are bedding on the neighbors land. We do bump deer fairly often on our land, but the thickest stuff is on the neighbors.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:45 PM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:41 AM
when following a rub line, take your gps and mark each rub you find, then down load on a computer map program you will start to see a pattern, also you can do the same with bedding areas during the off season, you will be suprised when it all starts to come together on a map.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:27 AM
The best way to find a big bucks bedding area is to follow his rub line back to his bedding area. Just remember that you will most likely be hunting one deer. That in itself really limits your chances. Make sure you set up as close to the bedding area as possible and make sure you are in your stand at LEAST a couple of hours before day light. I have stayed in my stand all night before, but you have to make sure that is legal in your state. Your first sit will be your best and possibly only chance to kill that animal. Make it an all day sit. Deer frequently get up and move around in their bedding areas during the day, plus you DO NOT want the deer to know you are there. If you get down in the morning while he is still in his bedding area he WILL know that you are there and that he is being hunted. I sugest doing this only as a last resort. You can set up stands along his rub lines and try him there with good success, but if all else fails this is a great technique. Good luck and good hunting
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:12 AM
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