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Hill Country map

Unread postby brkissl82 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:07 pm

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Anyone care to mark some possible bedding or rut funnels. This area has intrigued me and am gona put some boots on the ground this weekend. I like the hills but seems like a lot of roads for easy access which kind of deters me.


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Unread postby brkissl82 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:08 pm

I should also state that the stuff i blackened in is private lands
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Unread postby DaHunter » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:58 pm

I can't mark it up now (on mobile) but there are loads of potential bedding spots. So many points with steep dropoffs. Some nice upper draw funnels for rut hunting. Also NW corner where all the points go down into that bottom hub with the creek(s). Major rut cruising spot. See RidgeRunner7's post on that hunting strategy from a couple weeks ago. It's titled Hill Country Bottoms Success on the Deer Hunting board.

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Re: Hill Country map

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:07 pm

Those are 300 foot hills, you should be able to out walk hunters on it.

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Unread postby tbunao » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:15 pm

What's the predominant wind during bow season?

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Re: Hill Country map

Unread postby brkissl82 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:18 pm

West wind

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Unread postby daveynewman » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:43 pm

that place has tons of spots to get on beds

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Re: Hill Country map

Unread postby brkissl82 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:17 am

Yea it looks like it has potential to me but it looks like it has a lot of road access (black lines) and it seems like a lot of the roads go to the top of the hills. Maybe im lookin at it wrong

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Unread postby <DK> » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:38 am

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3rd season newb here, I need some advice on spots iv have found also... but this is what I would check w a dominant WEST WIND. I would definitely check them ridges that have great looking wind spots that are looking at access trails and down wind of them also. I did miss a few funnels for ya, but that chain ridge coming to the middle from NW of the map looks really good. The trail stops before the end, good funnels, and bedding spots that would be down wind of the trial and at the end of the whole ridge it can see an access trail
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Unread postby <DK> » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:44 am

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The circled area looks like a really good all around hunting spot, just based on a topo. GOOD LUCK!
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Unread postby brkissl82 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:34 am

Thanx for the help guys

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Unread postby brkissl82 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:26 am

The red lines you guys draw is that the direction u suspect the deer to travel?

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Unread postby tbunao » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:01 am

The red lines are where you should focus in on beds.
I'm going to take a crack at it after work... Stay tuned haha

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Unread postby <DK> » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:10 am

brkissl82 wrote:The red lines you guys draw is that the direction u suspect the deer to travel?

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really both. You will find the trails going around the points like that. If you don't find what your looking for, but you do find good buck sign - check lower elevations.
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Re: Hill Country map

Unread postby Zona » Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:32 am

Darkknight54 wrote:
brkissl82 wrote:The red lines you guys draw is that the direction u suspect the deer to travel?

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really both. You will find the trails going around the points like that. If you don't find what your looking for, but you do find good buck sign - check lower elevations.

Yep, I was thinking the top access might have the bucks at lower elevations.

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