Bonecrusher101 wrote:Bonecrusher101 wrote:So, he doesn’t bed on your property and you’ve only seen him a few times on camera during rut cruising through at midnight? Sounds like He’s scent checking does on the downwind side of a doe bedding area at night only a few times a year?
If it’s public land or you can get permission than you should back track him after it rains and find out exactly where he beds. There are some excellent threads and podcasts on bigwoods hunting. Some of those deer travel a very long distance from their home range. The patterns are very similar on certain dates sometimes to the exact day. With this one only being seen during the rut and in middle of the night, I don’t think his core area is there.
The best way to get him is to find his core area.
Just saw your update about the island, I’d get waders or a boat and get on that island ASAP. Keep us posted about that new camera placement.
You are making progress, stay with it till you find him!
Ill post back if i get anything of interest. Thanks for the input.