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Doe Bedding Areas

Unread postby Jdaukontas » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:37 am

When do you guys dive into them? Is there a certain date? I have been hunting the transitions between bedding but have seen very little action. Sunday was the first time I have seen bucks and all were running. I know of 4 doe bedding areas, some are small, but thicker than thick. Do I dive in early one morning this time of year, or keep hunting the fringe?


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Re: Doe Bedding Areas

Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:59 am

Jdaukontas wrote:When do you guys dive into them? Is there a certain date? I have been hunting the transitions between bedding but have seen very little action. Sunday was the first time I have seen bucks and all were running. I know of 4 doe bedding areas, some are small, but thicker than thick. Do I dive in early one morning this time of year, or keep hunting the fringe?

I dove right into one on Saturday and was able to kill a pretty decent 8 point as he came in checking. I busted the does out and set up over their beds pretty much. It worked for me as I was getting a little aggravated at hunting the fringes and not seeing anything decent. I would dive in early morning and sit tight. I actually went in the afternoon and kicked them out but had plans of being right back in it the following morning

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Re: Doe Bedding Areas

Unread postby Jdaukontas » Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:09 am

Thanks for the insight, tomorrow morning I know where I will be sitting.
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Re: Doe Bedding Areas

Unread postby Stanley » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:50 am

I would dive in there now. Maybe sit in 1/3 on the most leeward side.
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Re: Doe Bedding Areas

Unread postby mag1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:10 am

Let me ask a similar ? I have a spot where they bed about 35-50,yds out in the tails. There is a small clump of trees that they come thru on the way out. Thursday afternoon the wind will be a straight w, at 25+. My thoughts where to get in a tree on the outer east edge of the trees. Not sure if bucks us a trail in the cattails. I did see a beat down trail just to the east of where I want to sit. No good trees to set up in close by. I will take a doe if given the opportunity. Hence setting up close. Does that sound about right? This will be a hunt going in about 1.5hrs before closing on way home from work.

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Re: Doe Bedding Areas

Unread postby Jdaukontas » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:16 am

If I have been hunting on the fridges of a bedding area, they obviously know I am here by now, is this spot burned out or can I assume there are still does bedding on the interior of the thick. NO ONE!!! has entered the bedding area, just the outskirts.


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