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Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:26 pm

I encountered the 12 point I'm hoping to get a crack at before the others move in on this property. It get hammered through the season but tents to be more so mid October before they will venture very far back in. I used a cut corn field to access tonight. My target buck never knew I was in the stand but when he got to the cornfield I'm sure he crossed my trail coming in. Tomorrow the wind switches and I'm not sure if I should hit the same area or what to do. I didn't get to see him when he crossed my entrance trail but would this likely spook him from this field tomorrow night. I want to o back after him but just not sure on my setup for tomorrow evening. Thoughts?

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:13 pm

He came from a different bedding area than I suspected but I have looked in this area in the spring and found beds all over in there. Area i circled in orange. Red was my entrance trail and red dot is stand location. White is bucks route to the cut cornfield. Wind direction blue arrow.
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calling for south to Southwest wind tomorrow.

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:31 pm

Can you set up directly to the east of your current stand, in the other corner?

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby purebowhunting » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:49 pm

What was the reason for walking half way around the field last night, where were you expecting deer movement to be from?

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby purebowhunting » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:50 pm

What was the reason for walking half way around the field last night, where were you expecting deer movement to be from?

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby backstraps » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:05 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:Can you set up directly to the east of your current stand, in the other corner?

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I was going to suggest the same area. With the wind change though, if the cut corn field is your entry point, can you do an entrance using the left side of the cut corn field to keep your scent from blowing into the suspected orange bedding area?
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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby dan » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:08 am

I would hunt it again as soon as you have the same wind.
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Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:10 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:Can you set up directly to the east of your current stand, in the other corner?

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I can hunt that corner and had thought about it.

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:16 am

purebowhunting wrote:What was the reason for walking half way around the field last night, where were you expecting deer movement to be from?

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I saw this 12 point a week ago and he was bedding Where I put the white dot so I looped around on the low side of the field cause I didn't want to get any where close to where I suspected him to be bedded. There is buck bedding on up to the north of that spot too so I chose the pinch in hopes of him coming up to the big persimmon tree before he went off into the corn. Worked out on the 8 but not the big boy.

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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby PK_ » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:23 am

With wind change he may use the first bed again??

I would say keep hunting him if he is in the area and up during daylight. :think:
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Re: Saw my target buck so now what...

Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:13 am

PalmettoKid wrote:With wind change he may use the first bed again??

I would say keep hunting him if he is in the area and up during daylight. :think:

Yeah I had thought that possibly. It was kinda light and variable that day I saw him in it but he could possibly be there. Bit of a head scratcher on this one

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