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New thought

Unread postby PredatorTC » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:21 am

Yesterday i was scouting a swamp that was part cedars and part some other type of hardwood tree(i think). Anyways, as i walked from the hardwood trees to the cedar trees, i noticed it was much much cooler under the cedars. Im not sure if this because the ground is still thawing, or because, like they scientifically say, because its spose to be much cooler in the shade. One buck in this swamp i know of has a few bedding areas. Some are in cedars and some are more in the open.
Well, in early season when its hot and buggy i bet i have a better chance of catching the buck bedding in the cedars where its much more comfortable. I was thinking that i could better guess which bedding area a buck was in by knowing this?? Maybe he uses the other bedding area in the open later in the season when it gets cooler? Or is it probably not that big of a deal for a buck.

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Re: New thought

Unread postby dan » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:30 am

Weather and temperature certainly have some influence on which bedding areas bucks use. On a cold day, they may choose a sunny area... Hot might put them in the bog, and they might want to bed where its calm on a windy day.
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Re: New thought

Unread postby PredatorTC » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:12 am

very interesting! Thanks.. this should help
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Re: New thought

Unread postby PLB » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:43 am

I would think he would want to bed in the cedars when its cold out too to stay out of the wind. The more open areas to me I think he would be using during early season when there is more foilage and he can get away with bedding in more open terrain and maybe closer to food. Cedar swamp blocks wind and bitter cold and has more thermal cover than hardwoods. Just my opinion
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Re: New thought

Unread postby PredatorTC » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:13 am

Very interesting thought PLH. I did not look at it that way. Thanks 8-)


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