Have you ever stalked a bed?

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Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby huntinsonovagun » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:00 am

I know “the master” has done it on at least one big buck, but wondering if any of you other guys have successfully stalked a buck bed and killed (or maybe passed?). We all know how impossible it can be to get to a buck and kill him in his bed, but obviously it can be done in the right condtions...have you done it? Bow or rifle...


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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby flinginairos » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:31 am

Always been a goal of mine! Just can't get it done! :lol: I did come super close this year to bedded bucks, within 30 yards several times so I know it can be done. I actually shot my first buck as soon as he stood up out of his bed. I would have shot him bedded but he was quartering toward me with some junk in the way.
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby Jonny » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:59 am

I've done it to bump the buck towards my dad. Unfortunately that somebody didn't shoot the buck.

Was a hill buck bed so I circled around to stay out of sight and walked the 1/3 elevation to it. Probably 80 yards away when I heard him take off. Ran right at my dad who couldn't get his gun up fast enough
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby whitetailassasin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:28 am

Yes I have done it a couple times. If the wind is in my favor and I feel I can make the sneak, it's on. Mature bucks also.
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby rfickes87 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:37 am

If your answer is Yes...

Do you guys worry about chasing bucks out to other guys? My first beast hunting year (last year) I tried stalking beds in rifle season. These were beds I had found in spring/summer and had tried hunting in archery season. So I was pretty confident I would shoot a buck with the gun by sneaking up on them in their beds. But what I actually did was make a few other guys really happy when I tried doing that. :roll: Last year I literally tried sneaking up on a bed and heard a gun shot go off 100 yards from me. Scared the crap out of me. Later in the day I tried doing it again on another bed and the same thing down in a valley a gun shot. I had made 2 guys really lucky. Still kicking myself over it. Essentially I drove them out to them but I was just sneaking thru trying to stalk them. Going forward I won't attempt this again in rifle... instead I will wait until muzzleloader when the orange army isn't so bad here in PA.
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby brancher147 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 am

I have killed one with the muzzleloader on SE Ohio public out of his bed. I was not trying to kill him out of his bed, just sneaking along following sign and fresh tracks. I spooked some does and they ran off above me, and then this buck stood up out of his bed and I shot him right there, big 8 pt. Not sure how he didn't see or hear me coming as I was working my way around a draw and he was straight above me. Sometimes you get lucky...
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby Ragingun » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:47 am

I just did it yesterday afternoon. Got within 10 yards. You have to wait for condition to be right. Yesterday was rain and high winds. Perfect condition to cover noise. I was also in a cedar swamp which is quiet to begin with. I love this form of hunting. Unfortunately the wind swirled and he was outa there dam quick but to get that close is an accomplishment especially since I only aerial scouted this(but knew where his bed would most likely be on a point) and had never walked this area before. If you know where the bed is exactly you're ahead of the game even more.
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:18 am

I have not stalked a bed yet.

Yesterday I bum rushed one. I wanted the answer to. is he there. Considering the wind, I thought he would jump and run when I was 30 yards away. Empty bed.
Seeing poop in the bed and knowing the wind he was NOT THERE was worth it.
With a gun and time it sounds great to try
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Re: Have you ever stalked a bed?

Unread postby Whitetailaddict » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:21 am

I've never stalked one but most guys set up close enough to beds of almost consider it a stalk. In order to get the job done I'd think you'd need ideal conditions with rain and/or wind.


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