ghoasthunter wrote:greenhorndave wrote:ghoasthunter wrote:anybody ever see how they make a crop circle with a plank. you can do this out too a island in cattails and make an undetectable path. the first fifty yards in from hardwoods I don't disturb a thing then I plank walk to where I want to go and get in a tree that is in the cattails off the island. then I hang my socks on my entry point. sounds crazy but its been working.
This is a cool idea.
I’m also itching to do some marshbusting ala marshbuster this season.
it works good for morning entry just make sure you do it early in season and dont do it in a preferred direction that deer trails already go or eventually it will become another deer trail and could effect the pattern you found. i do it before the season in one place i hunt in overgrown grass fields i access from river buy canoe then walk back twords the bedding i want too hunt then setup so i can catch deer traveling back from ag too bedding. its a good way too keep from getting soaked when accessing in mornings and gets you around the deer in spots you normally cant hunt. its very helpful if you want too hunt a spot but know going strait in will burn it out fast. i use water a lot like this too ill stay out in bogs in swamps where deer normally dont travel or walk threw streams and drainage in mountains. animals cross water too hide there back trail why cant we. i killed a big mountain buck like this couple years back i had no way too get in in morning undetected because the buck was running the edge of a brook that needed to be used for access in a bowl i simply walked up the brook 20 yards from his trail too cover my ground scent. that morning the buck came right in the same way i did without a clue in the world. even if the drainage is dry any light rain storm will wash away all your scent.
just expect too get funny looks from people when you walk into the parking lot with hip boots on in the mountains or hills.