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Highway Spots

Unread postby Wihunter95 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:26 pm

I've been struggling to find sign so far this year. So I started to think outside the box and had a thought. Has anyone seen good buck action with a spot right by a freeway?


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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Burningbootleather » Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:16 pm

Yes.. the idea that you must be “a mile” off the road is 200% false
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Unread postby Wihunter95 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:37 pm

Burningbootleather wrote:Yes.. the idea that you must be “a mile” off the road is 200% false


That I know. I guess I've always thought that the excessive road noise would bother them by taking the sound advantage away
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Burningbootleather » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:48 pm

Wihunter95 wrote:
Burningbootleather wrote:Yes.. the idea that you must be “a mile” off the road is 200% false


That I know. I guess I've always thought that the excessive road noise would bother them by taking the sound advantage away


I’ve found some nice sheds from the highways and found a lot of deer watching them cross the road. One of my favorite beds is 15 yards from an interstate.
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Unread postby Ragepassthru » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:46 pm

Burningbootleather wrote:
Wihunter95 wrote:
Burningbootleather wrote:Yes.. the idea that you must be “a mile” off the road is 200% false


That I know. I guess I've always thought that the excessive road noise would bother them by taking the sound advantage away


I’ve found some nice sheds from the highways and found a lot of deer watching them cross the road. One of my favorite beds is 15 yards from an interstate.


I have a great spot probably 20 yards off an interstate. Full of does. Seen some nice bucks chasing in that field the last couple years. Hoping to take a nice mature one from there this year. The noise doesn't seem to bother them at all
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby 1STRANGEWILDERNESS » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:02 am

There’s a strip of swamp I drive by everyday. It’s tag alder and such but here or there you see a big tamarack. Nearby is an area of oaks that gets hunted quite a bit. I noticed there were a couple oaks right up by the highway. I walked in and there were beds under the big Tamarack trees with old rubs from last year. That spot offers everything that is available in the surrounding area I just think nobody molests those deer because hunting 100-150 yds from the road, 70 yds from a two track, 200 yds from a house just don’t seem right.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Wihunter95 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:20 am

It seems like ill be bothered by the road noise more than the deer then :lol:
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby sdonx » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:24 am

I remember a video that John Eberhardt had where he hunted right next to a highway.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Net Guy » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:37 am

I've had decent success by highways. Traffic noise can be irritating at times though but doesn't seem to bother the deer.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Huntress13 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:50 am

I have hunted near roads, and its annoying that you can't hear deer coming, but on the flip side they can't hear you either.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby PK_ » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:18 am

I killed my biggest buck from my home state last year he was living right next to a major highway like 15 yards inside the tree line.

I have found many bucks over the years doing the same thing.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby cougar » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:30 am

They use the highway like a barrier to protect their downwind side. See it a lot in Massachusetts
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby greenhorndave » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:45 am

I’ve only scouted around one once, but the most defined deer trails in the area were located just inside cover right along the highway.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Brokenarrow1980 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:58 am

I know a guy who hunted a median strip of dense cover and got buck every year. I just never had someone who could drop me off 3 hours before light like he did lol. There are miles and miles of it he had to himself.
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Re: Highway Spots

Unread postby Burningbootleather » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:10 am

Brokenarrow1980 wrote:I know a guy who hunted a median strip of dense cover and got buck every year. I just never had someone who could drop me off 3 hours before light like he did lol. There are miles and miles of it he had to himself.


I’ve scouted a median before. Had sign in it but too small of an area to hunt


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