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Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby Hawthorne » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:26 am

Whitetails are starting to shed their winter coats. Found many beds today with hair. Most productive day of scouting I've had in 2016. This is just one I found. Image

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:26 am

Nice!

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Unread postby Bayshorebuck8 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:27 am

Im seeing alot of that too up north good stuff hawthorne.

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby Hawthorne » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:36 am

Found a dink shed on a trail in the cattails. Image

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby Bayshorebuck8 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:44 am

I have one almost identical opposite side lol

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby hunter10 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:12 am

I found 2 beds on the end of a ridge sloping down to a creek oxbow with rubs. Believed to be a buck bedding point, had lots of hair in it as well

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Unread postby Jphunter » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:27 am

Nice! Hair helps a lot this time of year..

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby hunter_mike » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:14 pm

Nice, ive been seeing a lot of it floating on the water in trails too.

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby Josh_S » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:37 pm

I noticed the same thing as I was scouting yesterday....a nice confidence builder when scouting a new area
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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby kurt » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:52 pm

Yeah it helps in sporadic areas. Awesome time to go.

Good work by the way

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby magicman54494 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:25 pm

A bunch of my beds don't have any hair in them. I believe that a lot of these beds start getting used when the pressure is on. I think that the deer in my area are concentrated in areas with the best feed right now.
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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby mainebowhunter » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:43 pm

magicman54494 wrote:A bunch of my beds don't have any hair in them. I believe that a lot of these beds start getting used when the pressure is on. I think that the deer in my area are concentrated in areas with the best feed right now.


Same here. Looked at a lot of beds in the past couple weeks, hair in them...but not that much. Winter shifts the deer around a bunch. Observed few different deer on Saturday. Couple of them looked like a husky in may...start to get nasty looking shedding out the winter coat, while others looked sleek, not ratty at all.
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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby Hawthorne » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:04 pm

magicman54494 wrote:A bunch of my beds don't have any hair in them. I believe that a lot of these beds start getting used when the pressure is on. I think that the deer in my area are concentrated in areas with the best feed right now.


These beds were in an area with agriculture fields but far away in the middle of a swamp. I did notice a ton of browsing on red dogwood very near their beds.

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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby mainebowhunter » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:41 pm

Hawthorne wrote:
magicman54494 wrote:A bunch of my beds don't have any hair in them. I believe that a lot of these beds start getting used when the pressure is on. I think that the deer in my area are concentrated in areas with the best feed right now.


These beds were in an area with agriculture fields but far away in the middle of a swamp. I did notice a ton of browsing on red dogwood very near their beds.

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Thats another thing that I noticed...EVERY single red dogwood (red brush) patch I have found are missing the buds. So much so...that I keep looking at every bush I see just to try and find A BUD. Deer really feed on them heavy.
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Re: Beds are glowing right now

Unread postby wickedbruiser » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:58 am

Came across a huge doe bedding area in greenbriar a couple of days ago. Almost every bed was loaded with hair. This post is making me rethink exactly what you are saying.....shedding winter coats. Leads me to believe I bumped them out since there was newly shed hair and fresh droppings.


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