Skirting cover (transitions)

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Skirting cover (transitions)

Unread postby huntinsonovagun » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:25 pm

When deer (or specifically big bucks) walk a transition line or edge, do they tend to walk along the upwind side or downwind side of the cover? ie- say you have a 100 yard by 50 yard island in cattail marsh that runs lengthwise east and west, wind is out of the north. Does he take the north side of the island or south side, or no difference? How about a creek bottom in farm country with same orientation as described?

Something I'll be keeping an eye on this season.

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Re: Skirting cover (transitions)

Unread postby PK_ » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:36 pm

I find bucks using the upwind edges of swamps, rivers, open fields etc...

I find them using the downwind sides of fence rows, ditches, treelines etc...

I find that bucks like to cruise the line where they can smell all deer/predator activity they cannot see and have their downwind side be an area that they feel they cannot be ambushed from. Much the way they bed.

I see it all the time now that I have recognized it.
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Re: Skirting cover (transitions)

Unread postby dkoy85 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:30 am

PalmettoKid wrote:I find bucks using the upwind edges of swamps, rivers, open fields etc...

I find them using the downwind sides of fence rows, ditches, treelines etc...

I find that bucks like to cruise the line where they can smell all deer/predator activity they cannot see and have their downwind side be an area that they feel they cannot be ambushed from. Much the way they bed.

I see it all the time now that I have recognized it.




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