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Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby crankn101 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:24 pm

I would like to see some pics of known buck beds and maybe a simple explanation on where they are and why they are there. I think this could really help out a bunch of guys on here including myself.

My phone broke so I dont have access to all my bed pics but ill post a few now then some next week sometime.

Maybe there is a thread on this already?


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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby crankn101 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:41 pm

These are all in one draw overlooking a parking lot and I believe they are used based on wind direction.

The pics aren’t the clearest, that phone was junk from day one.
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Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:47 pm

Here’s the final bed of this buck I shot yesterday. He had been bedded in it for about 45 minutes when I shot him in it.

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Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:51 pm

Here is the other bed I saw him in. Watched him for over an hour in this bed. Once the sun moved to where it hit him he moved beds.

Sorry for the fuzzy pic. It was taken with my cell phone though my binos.
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Unread postby Primetime41 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:01 pm

Here is one with a buck in it. Typical hill country bed located at the end of a point. The buck has wind to his back and a good visual of anything approaching from below. There is also good doe bedding along the top of the point and it's difficult to approach without bumping does first.

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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby Lockdown » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:07 pm

On the downwind side of a small island. This bed hasn’t been rubbed since I took the pic 3-4 years ago.
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Bed with a bunch of old rubs
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View from a bed at the head of a drainage ditch.
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Bed with log at his back. It’s up on top of the dirt piled next to the drainage in the above pic.
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They like to bed in the cattails after freeze up. Bed in top pic with rubs nearby (bottom pic)
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Bed at the tip of an island. Bumped a buck out of it.
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Island bed on the transition
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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby blackwidow » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:33 am

A couple weeks back I was helping a friend of mine do some scouting in a property he hunts. I had just pointed out a tree leaned over and told him that if a mature buck was going to be here I think this is where he’d be. I got to within about 5 yards of the buck before a 150 class 8 pt came out of the bed.

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This buck was bedded up against a small water channel. He was bedded below the main timber in a 15 yard wide strip of grass and willows. Wind was from the timber to him. We approached it on a cross wind on a very windy day. I’m sure the buck felt safe, but the way he was bedded lends itself to killing him very easily on a windy day.
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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby briar » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:39 am

after 33 years hunting I found my first slam dunk, ni doubt for sure buck bed. I couldn't believe it after reading about it for years. It was on the edge of a hill, huge backdrop of a fallen pine. The buck that uses this bed has every advantage

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Unread postby MichiganMike » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:34 am

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Unread postby MichiganMike » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:37 am

Boogieman1 wrote:Image


Boogieman that's awesome! You win this thread
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Unread postby Sloepoke20 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:16 pm

Boogieman1 wrote:Image


That is hilarious!
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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby Thomasj1107 » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:46 pm

Primetime41 wrote:Here is one with a buck in it. Typical hill country bed located at the end of a point. The buck has wind to his back and a good visual of anything approaching from below. There is also good doe bedding along the top of the point and it's difficult to approach without bumping does first.

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Lot of talk about buck bedding always obviously, but what differentiates a “good” doe bedding area?
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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby MichiganMike » Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:06 am

Thomasj1107 wrote:
Primetime41 wrote:Here is one with a buck in it. Typical hill country bed located at the end of a point. The buck has wind to his back and a good visual of anything approaching from below. There is also good doe bedding along the top of the point and it's difficult to approach without bumping does first.

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Lot of talk about buck bedding always obviously, but what differentiates a “good” doe bedding area?

I find good doe bedding in river bottoms that are somewhat open. Usually around a bend or oxbow. Also on the edges of clear-cuts with thick underbrush- but that have some open woods around the perimeter so they can see out for danger.
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Re: Pics of actual buck beds (post here)

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:14 pm

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#Legend. Man I got a good belly laugh out of this one, thank you!


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