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I will be hunting some suburban property this year and it is very small. Only 3-4 acres. It is basically a funnel for deer and they come through at night. The property backs up to a big creek which deer can cross but dont unless it is dark. The land south of the creek is all woods. There is also woods to the east and west. Any suggestions on getting them to my stand. Any tips will be helpful.
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suburb
I hunted a small piece of woods like you are describing. But my situation was the 5 or so acres were surrounded by subdivisons on both sides, and the interstate on the other. The deer would cross under the interstate in canal through a culvurt.I know it sounds crazy but I followed tracks and it was unmistakeable what they were doing. I threw down some corn on a trail I found in the woods and they tore it up. One afternoon I shot a doe that was being chased into the woods by a neighborhood dog. It was a crazy hunt.

If I were you I'd put up a trail camera on a trail and see what times of day they are crossing. It may not just be at night. Scout the entire area and find out why they are coming through there, to feed, bed, etc. If they are bedding down there you can catch them on the way out crossing the creek. If they are feeding there maybe then you can put out some corn or rice bran or something to give them a reason to hang around. If that doesn't work maybe you will catch one funneling through the woods during hunting season. Sometimes you don't know until you hunt it!
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thanks
We have already tried trail cams will a food plot help? They are bedding about 500 yards away anything?
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Salt in mid summer
Id start with some salt blocks in mid summer. The bucks will crave the minerals for antler growth and it will get them coming by. Corn or rice bran seems to work pretty well in all the pictures posted. First of all though, Id pick the right location. Scout the area and find where theyre coming through the most. Sounds like a staging area for coming out at night?? From what you said, it sounds like you may not see deer through there except at first and last light. A trail camera may give you the info. The spot needs to be a place that the deer need to come through for a reason if you'll have some luck. If it's a funnel, you have a chance. If there's simply not much reason for them to travel through there and it puts them in an unsafe feeling environment, you're not going to overcome that too easily. The only way would be if they came to a feeder and were not bothered...until they were 'harvested', aka double lunged!! Let us know how it turns out once you get after them!
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