DEER BED PICS

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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby dan » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:08 am

Scouting should dictate which bedding areas you hunt...
Any given buck probably has about 30 or 40 places he beds, maybe less, maybe more... He beds certain ones in certain wind directions, and he has certain places he prefers "A primary bedding area" But he shifts between these spots based on food, wind direction, amount of cover vegetation ( early vs late ) and predator intrusion ( human, yote, wolf, Dog, etc.)
It seems the younger deer often locate near the food in poor bedding areas when the pressure is low, but mature bucks have spots to bed where they receive very little human intrusion all year. Its really amazing how few buck bedding areas there really are in the marshes and woodlots we hunt.
Its our job as hunters to learn each of these bedding areas, or at least as many as possible, and the weak points that allow these bucks to be killed.
Once you know the majority of bedding areas it starts to all come together as you can start to guess which bedding area he is in, and which ones you should bump to move the buck to get him to go to a bedding area that is easier to kill at...
I do agree the hunting seems to get better in the public marshes after hunting pressure arrives which seems to lend credence to the statement about bucks moving to the "hideouts" do to pressure... Thats probably true to a certain extent, but I think its deer getting shifted around a bit from the secure bedding areas as a hunter stumbles into one of the bedding areas, and probably a few we have not found yet...


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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby Swampthing » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:54 pm

Here,s a couple views of a new Buck Bed I found last weekend.
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby dan » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:26 am

Bumping this topic... Anybody have any new bed photo's?
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:22 pm

No, I'm waiting for the snow to melt, but I'm glad you bumped this up. I don't remember seeing it before. Not sure how I missed it.
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby Swampthing » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:47 pm

I hopefully will have a few tommorow .I,m taking off work to check out a new area.
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:34 pm

Here are a few beds from last spring.

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These are a few recent beds I found.

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Unread postby Autumn Ninja » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:16 pm

Here are a few from a ton of map work and a little walking.

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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby headgear » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:16 am

I will take some bed picks soon and post them. I love looking at buck beds.
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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:52 am

I am going out tomorrow morning ( saturday ), and hopefully I will have some pics when I come home, and maybe a nice shed or two. :D
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby dan » Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:40 am

Wow great pics Ninja! I like the one with the shed antler.
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby headgear » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:59 pm

headgear wrote:I will take some bed picks soon and post them. I love looking at buck beds.


Well I took some pics but the camera is now in the garbage because nothing turned out. I was due for an upgrade anyway, only problem is I probably get the wife's old cam and she gets a new one.
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby kenn1320 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:03 pm

Bringing this thread back to the top.

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Found dead buck in this bed. See his spine in the weeds?

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Bed is at the end of this downed tree, see next pic

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Almost didn't find this bed, it was tucked up under this bush.

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Same bed as above, different perspective

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This bed was surrounded by water that was about 10" deep.

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Snake was in this bed. :shock:

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Actually saw the buck bust out of this bed, thats how I found it.

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I jumped a yearling out of this bed.
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Unread postby Zap » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:09 pm

Very cool pics, Kenn. 8-)
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Re: DEER BED PICS

Unread postby Buckfever » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:55 pm

Here a couple same buck off the track. Kills me that I can't make this hunt this year. I'll put the cam up after the rut for the balance of the season up there, to get some more intelligence on him.

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