dan wrote:GRUD wrote:It seems to me that just applying the general idea that the buck wants to be able to have two of his senses being utilized for his protection. I have been able to pinpoint beds in urban areas with this method. The buck wants to smell his backside and see in front of himself. I found a bed on the corner of a powerline field. It was cool because I thought if a buck bedded there he could see the whole field and smell the thicket behind him. Sure enough, when I checked it out, a large bed right on the edge in the corner of the field. Tough spot to hunt but I pretty much know he is bedding there with the prevailing wind.
Very true... but in hill country that bedding spot is at a certain elevation 90% of the time, and I have ran into quite a few beds that were in spots where the defense was solely being in thick stuff that someone could not possibly enter without alerting the buck. Using your method should find a lot of beds quickly though, but not all of them.
correct dan i find most of all my bedds on one elevation, on ocations ill have a bedd lower than usual because of the way the wind flows and thermals meet