Converging transition lines and buck use?

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Converging transition lines and buck use?

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:30 pm

I have a new area that has multiple types of transition lines meeting in a small area. Are areas where multiple transition lines meet used often by mature bucks outside of Rut?

I haven't seen much on the beast about converging transition lines .

What I am calling converging transition lines are where 3-4 types of cover meeting together in close proximity.

What do you guys think about hunting them?


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Re: Converging transition lines and buck use?

Unread postby Hawthorne » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:47 pm

I’ve hunted them in high pressure areas and only saw does and immature bucks. Depends on pressure I think. They don’t make it to maturity in Michigan going thru those types of areas.
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Re: Converging transition lines and buck use?

Unread postby magicman54494 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:25 pm

Is there buck bedding near by? If not, I doubt you will see a good buck there outside the rut. Hunt deer , not spots.
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Re: Converging transition lines and buck use?

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:44 pm

I haven't scouted it so I have no idea where the buck bedding is in that area. I was only wondering if where transitions meet is worth scouting or skipping.
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Re: Converging transition lines and buck use?

Unread postby dan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 pm

I usually take a close look at those areas when scouting. Some are worth hunting, some are not. Its a feature that could have bedding, and could have good buck cruising... I scout the transitions not the forest, so eventually I end up in all those spots. I would follow the transition when scouting. It will take you to all the bucks hideouts. Worry a little less about the convergence and just follow that line, they are going to be somewhere along it. Might be the converge, might not.
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Re: Converging transition lines and buck use?

Unread postby Wetfoot » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:54 pm

When scouting big woods environs, spots like that is where I usually start my scouting. There will typically be more sign in such an area. If there is no secure buck bedding near by, look for rut bedding downwind of doe bedding and hunt that during the rut.


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