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The 3 Most Successful Places to Hunt

Aug 28, 2007
To be consistently successful when hunting deer, there are only 3 places that produce results:

1. Hunt acorns.

Successful hunters know where the Oak trees are located where they are hunting.

Hang your stand near the trees with a heavy nut crop around September or early October because the deer will be there when the nuts are falling

2. Hunt does.

Know where the doe bedding areas are, and hunt the downwind edges.

Hang your stand near the most heavily used trails on the downwind side of the doe bedding areas. Look for suitable trees about 20 yards from the edge as bucks know that they can scent check every deer in a bedding area quickly by skirting a bedding area on the downwind side.

Chances of success can be increased by adding a scent wick or trail of estrus urine past your stand, as the buck is hoping to find a 'hot' doe.

If hunting food sources, bucks can use a similar strategy by circling crop fields by skirting the edges. Stands should be placed 10-20 yards inside the woods.

3. Hunt funnels [they bring deer through a narrow piece of terrain].

Bucks often expand their home range in search of 'hot' does as they travel from one doe group to the next.

Hang your stand in areas such as a:
Saddle
Converging hub [deer trails come together like spokes on a wheel]
Brushy fencerow separating two fields or woodlots
a bench on a ridge
A strip of woods or thickets connecting two woodlots
The edge where two types of vegetation meet
A strip of trees alongside a creek which connects two lots of woods
The inside corners or double inside corners
Timber between two clearcuts.

Remember: The best time to be in the woods to bag a trophy buck is during the most intense part of the rut which is a few days before peak breeding begins, which outside of the deep South, falls somewhere between November 7 and 10.

Be on the downwind side of a funnel connecting two bedding areas, and DON'T LEAVE THE WOODS FOR LUNCH.

If new to a hunting area, first locate the food sources as everything starts here.

In the big woods look for an oak ridge or a clear cut. In farmland, look for a cropfield. Then just follow the rubs back in the direction of the bedding area and look for an ideal place for your stand along this route.

The most important sign to look for are primary scrape areas [several scrapes in a small area with overhanging lick branches]. The areas to look for these are:

Funnels between feeding and bedding areas

Funnels between bedding areas

Around an acorn stand

Amongst fruit trees

Where descending ridges drop into swamps

Where timber or brushy fingers project out into crop fields

So if you focus your hunting into these 3 areas [acorns, does, funnels], you will be consistently successful.

Happy hunting.
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Steve Nickson has hunted deer for over 40 years. Learn how you can bag the biggest buck of your life at Hunt For Deer
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