Favorite Terrain Features for Pre-rut

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Favorite Terrain Features for Pre-rut

Unread postby Trout » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:10 am

When going in blind, what terrain features are your favorite to look for during the seeking and chasing phases of the rut? And why?


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Re: Favorite Terrain Features for Pre-rut

Unread postby DaveT1963 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:20 am

edges. for me personally, I love setting up on river oxbows at the top and to the side. Cruising bucks just love to cut across these in the AM looking for a ripe doe that went into the oxbow for bedding. But there are so many, inside corners, parallel trails, gully/creek headers in hill country - I like all fo these because in my experience a buck will often forgo a little off wind to hit these "funnels" so they can be easily manipulated to get wind advantage and the bucks are still going to sue them.
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Re: Favorite Terrain Features for Pre-rut

Unread postby treeroot » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:33 am

Fingers sticking into crp/ brushed old field for all day if the wind/ thermals work.
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Re: Favorite Terrain Features for Pre-rut

Unread postby NYBackcountry » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:55 am

Big fan of benches, myself.
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Re: Favorite Terrain Features for Pre-rut

Unread postby Trout » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:25 am

Thanks for the feedback so far. I struggle with this time of year. Not that I dont have encounters, I do, they just feel random and I hate that. I want to see deer or cruising bucks on purpose. Know what I'm saying?


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