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I'm hunting a small property. I've seen decent size bucks come in and out of my stand with my trail camera. But to what I found out they are coming from a bayou about 100-150 yards away that is so thick I can't put a climber in. So my question is should I hunt where I have my camera at with my corn or should I put a hang on stand and try to catch them heading to the corn. The problem is that all of my pictures of these bucks are so late at night id never get to see them. I'd appreciate anything guys. Thank you
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Re: Private property hunting
For the most part, deer travel the same path day to day. Granted the situation, if you wont be able to get them at the camera because its dark when they get there, you may want to try setting up down the path traveled by them if you can find a place. Dont be scared to get a good ways away from the corn. I hunt in MS so we cant hunt in the line of sight of corn. My corn is 100yds away but i hunt where land funnels down into the bottom.
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Big bucks rarely get shot over cornpiles during the day. Everyone and their brother has a corn feeder, so maybe do something different and don't feed. Sounds like you have a good spot with that big thicket. There is food there and provides safety (bedding area). Hunt the edge of it.
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First, get rid of the corn where your stand is. You say your pictures are in the dark, but what time. You may be able to move your corn in the opposite direction far enough to have them pass through your stand site in daylight hours. I never use corn, but if I was going to, it would be in a location where I could hunt the deer passing through my stand area, going to or from the bait site.
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if you have a feeder get rid of it. mature bucks are smart enough as it is and feeding under a feeder is not something they tend to do during daylight hours. try spreading it over the ground or switch to rice bran. early season deer do travel on or very near the same trails day in day out. so be sure your route in and out is not disturbing any area they may walk on and also be sure to approach your stand correctly with the wind in your favor not blowing over the bedding area or trails. path of least disturbance into your set is best. DONT check your camera every day or every week the more you go in the more scent you leave they will pick up on it really quick. if you know they in there best bet is to leave the camera at home to keep you from making frequent trips. GOOD LUCK!! why they call it huntin' not killin'. PS don't be scared to hunt the corn pile just try spreading it as if you were seeding a foodplot remember deer like to graze they dont like to sit in one spot and eat from a mound makes them nervous
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Get rid of the corn and hunt natural do not disturbed the area. A smart buck will pattern you faster than you can him. Spray the bottom of your feet with sent or sent away. Hang a lock-on but always play the wind. If the wind is not right, do the right thing, don't bust them out. If you want a trophy deer don't kill your does at all, the more that comes in heat the better your chances will be. That's the only time those big bucks get dumb.
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Bass, you use no bait at all I take it? Iv'e done away with my feeders and just broadcast a little corn and put out bran and would like to limit that. But with everybody doing it you feel like you have to?
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Well some lands like around the Mississippi delta it's ok to bait your heard as long as you have enough land to support it. Small tracts of land surrounded with hunting pressure I would go natural. All I hunt is public land and it's tough but I play the pressure and ares not hunted if possiable. I key on escape routes on the weekend hunts and bedding areas when the pressure isn't too bad.i always hunt the thickest places in those areas and get as high as I can up. This 3 year old I killed on public land is a prime example of using hunting pressure and escape routes. The plan work just as I decribed it the day before it happened.
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Makes sense, thanks.
Very nice harvest there.
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