Proof of the Upper 1/3

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Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Ryan » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:39 pm

My new house sits almost perfectly at the upper 1/3 elevation on a WNC mountain near the Pisgah national forest, and it has been amazing to me the amount of deer travel that comes right by the house. On a day with the wind blowing from sw over the ridge top I see anywhere from 2-8 deer traveling that elevation line, some even walking up my driveway to browse on some shrub trees. So far I've seen a decent 8 (I would say in the 110" range-pretty good for wnc mountains), a bunch of spikes and a bunch of doe. I'll start adding pictures and a moc map of time/wind I see them pass by.


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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Stanley » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:57 pm

8-)
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Mibowfreak » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:48 am

That's pretty cool.
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:33 am

Great stuff- bring on the pics and map. 8-)
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Josh_S » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:51 am

Only a true hunting beast would build his house on the top 1/3 of a leeward ridge! Cool observations.
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:32 am

:dance:
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby JoeRE » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:03 am

You are very lucky to be able to observe that every day. I am in a similar situation. My house sits where I can look out windows and observe several terrain features including military crests like that and a couple ridge saddles. I have learned so much just watching the wild critters in the 3 years I have owned the place. Every day I am around in daylight, or even at night with a good set of binoculars, snow on the ground and a full moon, its like I am sitting an observation stand. When I see something really interesting I jot it down with what the conditions were. I know it has helped my hunting a ton already.

I don't get much sleep around the full moon when there is snow on the ground these days. I sit by the windows in the dark with my binos for hours. Drives my wife nuts :lol:

Be very thankful for that man many hunters live in a lot less favorable environments!
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby sethg » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:07 am

Ryan wrote:My new house sits almost perfectly at the upper 1/3 elevation on a WNC mountain near the Pisgah national forest, and it has been amazing to me the amount of deer travel that comes right by the house. On a day with the wind blowing from sw over the ridge top I see anywhere from 2-8 deer traveling that elevation line, some even walking up my driveway to browse on some shrub trees. So far I've seen a decent 8 (I would say in the 110" range-pretty good for wnc mountains), a bunch of spikes and a bunch of doe. I'll start adding pictures and a moc map of time/wind I see them pass by.


that's awesome. whereabouts are you living?
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Horizontal Hunter » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:20 am

Now you just need to set up the "right" deer stand.

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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Jonny » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:09 am

Horizontal Hunter wrote:Now you just need to set up the "right" deer stand.

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:lol: :lol: Thats some funny stuff right there. Probably could get Dan to do that
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby strutnrut716 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:16 am

:lol: 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:13 am

Sounds like a great place to live Ryan. You will get plenty of enjoyment from it for sure. 8-)
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Re: Proof of the Upper 1/3

Unread postby cedarsavage » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:22 am

Horizontal Hunter wrote:Now you just need to set up the "right" deer stand.

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Is that a first time sit?


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