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Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby TomMurphyNY » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:25 pm

Anyone run into a conceivable issue of the transition between mainland and cattails having to thick of solid brush/dogwood for a buck to get through? The sign is present around those areas but it honestly looks to thick for a rabbit to get through. Maybe it’s night sign as they come in to feed on acorns? Anyone ever experience this?


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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby headgear » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:28 pm

They go through a lot of nasty stuff surprisingly well, tracked some big one through some stuff where I had to crawl several times.
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby DaveT1963 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:51 pm

headgear wrote:They go through a lot of nasty stuff surprisingly well, tracked some big one through some stuff where I had to crawl several times.


x2 I have found a lot of nasty BlackBerry plum thickets that have stopped me, but not pressure bucks. if not highly pressure they typically skirt the edges and hit high trails deep into them.... but I've actually seen a buck hop over some nasty crap to get into these.... much like a buck jumping a fence.
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby TomMurphyNY » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:08 am

What about actual wood though? Not sure of the breed of wood but it grows in almost in tangles. Thorny thickets I understand but this wood seems beyond tough. Of course I may be underestimating the deer.
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby Sailfish_WC » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:01 am

I’ve heard a moose can go through the nastiest, thickest stuff you can imagine and make no sound.

We have this stuff down here in FL I call scrub oak
It’s like 1000’s ofsmall oak trees 1’-6’ tall or so
You literally cannot walk through it and yet the deer do
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby Huntress13 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:01 am

Tracked deer before where I had to crawl, and you could see where the deer was literally on it's belly to get through it. They make it happen.
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby TomMurphyNY » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:58 am

Love it! Sounds like I need to trust the sign. It’s a shame the area has a bad wind for tonight or I’d be right in there
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby stash59 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:59 am

As long as it's not too stiff. And gives/springs enough so the antlers don't get hung up. They'll go through it!
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby d_rek » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:15 pm

I have regularly seen them move silently through autumn olive thickets without any discernable impediment to forward locomotion. But when I have to go through the stuff I find myself crawling on my hands and knees and wondering how the heck a dang deer navigates this crap.
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Re: Brush too thick for bucks

Unread postby 1STRANGEWILDERNESS » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:45 pm

I see some buckthorn thickets that make me wonder esp for a rack buck. Somehow they probably do it though.
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