"Newbie " seeking advice ..rut pressure questions and a map of some thick holding deer

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"Newbie " seeking advice ..rut pressure questions and a map of some thick holding deer

Unread postby Sparkey » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:42 am

Hi up until finding this forum my strategy was to set up on deer trails with the wind in my face well... my stand location may still be good? Loved it after seeing deer but not so sure anymore . Some background this is in the norther lp of mi there is a lot of pressure in this area . Tonight is the last hunt of bow season and tommorow marks the opening day of rifle season. The weather tommorow is rain all day and 20mph wins. I was originally thinking opening day sit all day still because other hunter will push deer around but with the weather I'm thinking maybe try to sneak my way into somewhere?? Also it's said that deer run to marshes when the flies how long into the rifle season will this happen the first day?
Anyway some bg on what I've been hunting it might not matter now that rifle season is going to switch up but for my own sanity I feel like this is throwing me for a loop but to yall it might be so simple.
I have a hang on and set up on some trails in the opening pines I don't think its the best location now but there is some transition cover there near a scrape.
North of here is where 3 walking trails meet. I like to think all the pressure is going to be pointing towards me not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing there is I think what you would call an oak flat here maybe a knob?? Anyways its a small pocket of oaks that is surrounded by trails and below it has a scrape. I thought it would be a crazy spot to hunt how open it is but I'm realizing they're probably bedding right next to it.
It looks like a buck exits on that north yellow part but it is the most open... looks like the walking trail splits up this thicket almost making it two thickets there's rubs surrounding that scrape close by and also aboutb3 rubs where it looks like he's entering from all different angles but again right next to the where 2 walking trail meet seems to open.. it seems like basically most the deer are in the small vthe oaks alot it seems like the buck has a parallel trail along the walking path in the thickness about 10 yards and all along thebinside of the oak knob I ventured into the thicket away from the oaks circled and found a big rub and got blew at. Anyways just putting this out there.
Orange - walking trail
Green - jackpine thicket
Yellow - buck rubs
Seafood buck bed??????? Rub picture with bigger tree
Dark green - open pines
Red beaten highway
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Re: "Newbie " seeking advice ..rut pressure questions and a map of some thick holding deer

Unread postby Sparkey » Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:54 am

Too late to edit sorry its a mess. Anyways when they say hunt the downwind side of a ticket does that mean if there's a west wind hunt the east side because the the buck will cruise the east side ?
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Re: "Newbie " seeking advice ..rut pressure questions and a map of some thick holding deer

Unread postby Sparkey » Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:15 am

Sorry purple is buck bed??
Seafoam is scrapes


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