DEER BED PICS

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Unread postby Redman232 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:45 am

The bed is in a small island of trees in an ag field, only used when there is corn. There is corn this year, I checked it in June, it didn't look like it was getting used a lot but there is usually a good one that takes it over during the summer. If the picture wasn't a little blurry you could see old rubs on the larger of the two small trees on the back side of the bed. When I checked it, it appeared he was laying in some dead grass the farmer had sprayed about ten yards off the island. I'm guessing that grass is down by now and he has relocated slightly to the bed that is typically used. Second picture is from some droppings from the second bed in the dead grass.(I think Singing Bridge will appreciate them, since he is a poo conoisseur).ImageImage


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Unread postby chasemukluk » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:47 am

So much to learn, just looking through picture!
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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:05 am

You can make your own buck beds also.... ;)

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Unread postby croz2173 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:32 pm

Found my first confirmed beds without the aid of snow today, and I think this thread was a big help. I hunt public low density big woods hill country and have had a hard time finding beds. I was out scouting today and I think reading this thread last night really helped me out as far what to look for. It wasn't ever difficult, they almost seemed to jump right out to me. The first two pics are of a doe bed and a close up of the hair in it. I saw Dan show doe bedding in a circle looking in different directions in the hill country video and that's exactly what I had in this spot. The last two pics are of a buck bed and the view from the bed. Thank you all again for being so willing to share your tactics and experiences, cant wait to get back out and find some more.
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Unread postby superblackhawk » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:49 pm

Very cool thread.

Finding beds in the woods is my number one weakness and one I want to become better at to become a better hunter.

Ive been trying to plot them on topo (or where I think they'll be) and then snooping around on foot.

No luck yet at this time. Im thinking of starting to chill on that now as PA opener first week of October and then in season scout during the days in field.
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Unread postby Lockdown » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:39 am

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Bed on a rock pile in the middle of an ag field. The bed was located on the highest piece of ground in the rock pile, aside from solid rock.

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Bed on a cattail transition. Public land. Found big tracks near by so he made it thru the season. There were also several multi-year rubs 50 yards away.

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Pic from spring of '14... still need to make it back to this one this year. Another public bed and one of the coolest looking beds I've found 8-)
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Unread postby hunter_mike » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:09 pm

February Doe bed in cattails

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Unread postby justdirtyfun » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:43 am

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Just found this bed yesterday. Nice rub 8 ft away and seen the approach tracks coming in from South. Probably aNorth wind that morning. The vegetation is rush I believe and is very thick and covers a large area. They might bed anywhere .

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Unread postby Dhurtubise » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:11 am

Undercliff bed. Years of use along with a natural protection against the elements have helped conserve a natural bed filled with droppings.

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Unread postby Zona » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:36 am

Dhurtubise wrote:Undercliff bed. Years of use along with a natural protection against the elements have helped conserve a natural bed filled with droppings.

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Those look like porcupine droppings. Sure there isn't a den somewhere in those rocks?


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