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What would YOU do?

Unread postby Lockdown » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:57 am

I just posted a question in my journal concerning these two bucks.

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Do I leave my camera alone and hunt there opening weekend? Or do I go in and gain intel on which bedding they're using so I can hunt with a more educated guess? What would YOU do? :think:

Here's the link to my journal where it shows an aerial of stand locations, bedding areas, camera location, and more. I'm interesting in hearing everyone's answer... viewtopic.php?f=191&t=31395


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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby VA5326 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:20 am

When is opening weekend?
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:40 am

With those pics being in the middle of July an the pictures at 2:14 in the morning. I would be willing to bet that they will not be in that area come opening weekend .
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Unread postby Twenty Up » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:50 am

I agree they're most likely hitting this area towards the end of their "day". If these pictures were closer to dusk or dawn you could find an area near the camera and try to catch them but unless you're going in there at 2am with a Q-Beam save your opening spot for an area they slip up during legal light
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby Lockdown » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:26 am

September 19th is opener.

I have a bunch of daylight pics of both of these deer. I went thru all of them today, and the majority of the time they are heading west in the evening, and east in the morning. Of course there are some random mid day and middle of the night pics as well. For a two week span, they showed up fairly frequently.
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby Lockdown » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:28 am

Ghost hunter, I would say that I probably get more pics from 1:00-3:00 a.m. than any other time frame. That goes for all of my properties, and especially for the big bucks. They really move a lot in this area during that time and I'm not sure why.

I got pics of these bucks 3 different days in the 2 weeks I had the camera out. Keep in mind these are farmland bucks and they move around a lot. I have a very hard time getting a solid pattern on the deer around here. And with all the standing corn, scouting from a distance will be tough. The beans are just starting to turn which means the deer are going to abandon them any day.
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby dkoy85 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:59 pm

I'm in the same predicament as you. I have a pretty good idea where the buck I am after is bedding, so I'm staying out until opening day... which is tuesday.

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Unread postby PK_ » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:36 pm

I would stay out. Those bucks are beauties man.

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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby headgear » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:18 pm

Stay out, pics with you holding the antlers are a lot cooler than getting another peek at the game cam pics.
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:11 pm

If your season starts in a few days. Just wait an make your move. If he does not come through soon. He has become annoyed from the new visitors .

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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby BigHunt » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:25 pm

stay back and observe.....don't give in , I know how you feel by wanting to check things out...stay back , watch them , then move in for the kill when the time is right....
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby headgear » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:56 am

It might be worth it to check the cams mid-day opening day if the wind is ok and see where you most recent activity is, then quickly formulate a plan for the evening.
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Re: What would YOU do?

Unread postby PK_ » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:24 am

Buy a drone.

Problem solved.

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