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Scent stream and canoe access

Unread postby MATexbow » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:20 pm

Curious what folks experience is with canoe access from downwind areas to access islands. I have a large bend in a river, accessing from North, bending to the west. Island is about 250 yards up the river from the bend, right up on the bank with swamp grass to the west, north, and east. I suspect bedding to the E and NE of the island. The river access would take me downwind of the bedding areas to a setup that would keep me upwind. If I travel downwind via river past the bedding area am I wasting my time? Have folks blown out deer while accessing via water?


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Re: Scent stream and canoe access

Unread postby MATexbow » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:21 pm

Wind will be out of the SE and SSE
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Re: Scent stream and canoe access

Unread postby Hatchet Jack » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:10 am

how fast is the river flowing? if its a lazy strecth in the river thermals might take your scent up and away.
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Re: Scent stream and canoe access

Unread postby MATexbow » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:58 am

Its a pretty slow stretch, lots of lily pads and low flow
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Re: Scent stream and canoe access

Unread postby Perfectionitz » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:25 am

Take a trip and use milkweed. I've found that they tend to hang right in the creek if the wind isn't blowing too hard, especially with the tall grasses and brush around, the scent stream tends to follow the water.
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Re: Scent stream and canoe access

Unread postby MATexbow » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:27 am

Will do today and report back! Thanks for the input
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