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deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby ghoasthunter » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:58 am

i have been noticing something thats kind of funny every time i find good deer bedding i find balloons in the area. i thought about it and its the air currents making a down draft that get the balloons there and its the same reason deer bed in these spots :lol:


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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby megavites » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:28 am

Holy Crap??? I've found party balloons in a rubbed up area w/ some beds. Never thought of your idea of some feature in the area making a downdraft. Brilliant!
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Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:35 am

I’ve found the same thing. Found a balloon last weekend in the bedroom of one of the bucks I killed last fall. I never gave it much thought, but you may be on to something.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Hawthorne » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:22 am

Good observation..I should go to the dollar store and buy some helium balloons. Go out to a big chunk of public and release them. Then go find where they fell. Outside the box scouting
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:33 am

It’s funny because I found another one two weeks ago in a prime bedding area. I have also noticed this and do think there is something to the air current thing. Some areas funnel wind to specific spots and that is the perfect place for a mature buck to bed.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby EdC » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:04 am

I thought this thread is pretty interesting

and then the light bulb went off in the early days of learning to hunt I noticed seeing balloons on the ground when I was hunting
but I didn't know any better to what it meant, this is a super cool observation

too bad helium balloons can't be control and you follow them around to find where those wind currents go

it's like a big piece of milkweed out of control :lol:
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Unread postby justdirtyfun » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:56 am

I have a few choice words for people who litter up the world with balloon releases.
The connection to good buck bedding is pretty cool to know about. But it's still just litter in my eyes.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby dan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:00 am

Interesting... Cause I notice a lot of balloons in bedding areas, but never really thought about it.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Drenalin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:24 am

I'm going to have to develop a cheap featherweight GPS chip you can attach to balloons and track on your OnX app. I'd sell them to you guys cheap, as long you don't hunt near me.

This is a pretty cool phenomenon that I'll have to keep an eye out for.
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Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:36 am

Dang, me too! I was like, what the heck is this, from farther away, but lo and behold, it was a mylar balloon. Good theory on the why.
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Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:52 am

Drenalin wrote:I'm going to have to develop a cheap featherweight GPS chip you can attach to balloons and track on your OnX app. I'd sell them to you guys cheap, as long you don't hunt near me.

This is a pretty cool phenomenon that I'll have to keep an eye out for.


This is a super interesting idea. :clap:
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Drenalin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:54 am

greenhorndave wrote:
Drenalin wrote:I'm going to have to develop a cheap featherweight GPS chip you can attach to balloons and track on your OnX app. I'd sell them to you guys cheap, as long you don't hunt near me.

This is a pretty cool phenomenon that I'll have to keep an eye out for.


This is a super interesting idea. :clap:

The term 'cost-prohibitive' comes to mind, in addition to the ethics of such a thing.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 am

Drenalin wrote:
greenhorndave wrote:
Drenalin wrote:I'm going to have to develop a cheap featherweight GPS chip you can attach to balloons and track on your OnX app. I'd sell them to you guys cheap, as long you don't hunt near me.

This is a pretty cool phenomenon that I'll have to keep an eye out for.


This is a super interesting idea. :clap:

The term 'cost-prohibitive' comes to mind, in addition to the ethics of such a thing.


Probably, but it's probably not as far off as it seems. As for the ethics? It's just a science experiment. :D
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby may21581 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:28 pm

Wow I have noticed this too! That's crazy
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby funderburk » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:46 pm

That's wild! Just another thing I'll be looking out for today. Beds, trails, rubs, and balloons.

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