MN Slick wrote:Stan, I have a question on what you see as far as bedding goes in that type of terrain. I hunt very similar terrain in Northern Missouri with ridges that top out at 1000' along with CRP fields and tillable which is located in the creek bottoms in my case. Do you find that bucks and does usually bed on the ridges according to the wind like Dan outlined in the Hill Country video or do you find them bedding in a more random fashion? Thanks.
Like I stated in one of my other posts where I killed that buck isn't what I consider hill country. There aren't big elevation differentials like real hill country. Part of the reason bucks bed on the side of ridges in hill country(I believe) it is very tough to navigate by humans on foot and vehicles won't go in there even 4x4 wheelers. So human intrusion is way less in these areas and of course the wind tunnels like Dan has stated.
In more flat ground bucks use the subtle hills and ditches to remain secluded (out of sight). The first thing a buck does when bumped is get out of sight that is his main objective. The subtle hills and ditches are perfect for these escape artist bucks. Ditches, thick heavy brush is where I typically see the most daytime buck movement. So to answer your question I do find bucks bed more randomly in flatter ag country than hill country. Does bed more randomly than bucks in almost every terrain setting.
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.