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#3057153 - 11/30/12 04:15 PM Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer.
volunteer1
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I have a about a two acre food plot that sits on a ridge situated between hardwoods and a 10 acre pasture. I have sparsely hunted this since muzzleloader opened. However it seems the times that I have hunted I have spooked deer out of the plot walking to my ladder stand. I am walking through an adjoining pasture that is extremely quiet. The only time I spook the deer is when I go over the fence to get to my stand. Usually get to my stand about 30-45 minutes before day break. However I was thinking of waiting right till daybreak so I could glass the plot before entering to my stand. Anyone’s thoughts on this or experience with a similar situation. Thanks.
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#3057185 - 11/30/12 04:44 PM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: volunteer1]
muddyboots
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Wait til u can see and hunt ur way in.
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#3057216 - 11/30/12 05:15 PM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: muddyboots]
DaveB
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I am beginnning to think the same way. I have been bumping up a lot of deer because the thick bedding areas are close to the place I park. I tried creating a "quiet" pathway in but dry leaves make us sound like a herd of elephants.
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#3057233 - 11/30/12 05:28 PM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: DaveB]
chiggerbit
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Or I'd just save it for afternoon hunts. Been having the same issue in the woods. Rut locked down with deer feeding and bedding under the same trees I'm hunting, with little sign elsewhere, finding more sign than after the last hunt, every time I get down from my tree. Next hunt I'm gonna still hunt in after I can see good and just leave my climber in the Explorer!
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#3057260 - 11/30/12 05:44 PM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: muddyboots]
dsa5455
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Wait til u can see and hunt ur way in.



X2 Plus, I enjoy sleeping in a little during the later part of the season.

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#3057855 - 12/01/12 06:36 AM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: dsa5455]
volunteer1
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Happened again! I cant catch a break. Basically still hunted to my stand this morning after daybreak, glassed the food plot and edge of wood line for deer. Saw nothing so I continued to stand. Sure enough I see whitetails flickering off down the hollow. Their has been good deer taking out of this stand site in the past and during am hours. It is frustrating but you got to stay with it. No one said hunting was easy. Thanks for listening.
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#3057856 - 12/01/12 06:39 AM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: volunteer1]
Eric Kilby
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move the stand to where you can see them coming out of that area
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#3057857 - 12/01/12 06:41 AM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: Eric Kilby]
rem270
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theyll come back. I do it quite often and they always come back
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#3057861 - 12/01/12 06:51 AM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: rem270]
volunteer1
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Just heard a close gun shot on the other ridge line where those deer could of potentialy ran to. yall know how that goes though...your mind starts to play tricks on you as you wonder what they shot or were shooting at!
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#3057868 - 12/01/12 07:10 AM Re: Walking to stand in the morning and spooking deer. [Re: volunteer1]
Eric Kilby
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 Originally Posted By: volunteer1
Just heard a close gun shot on the other ridge line where those deer could of potentialy ran to. yall know how that goes though...your mind starts to play tricks on you as you wonder what they shot or were shooting at!


thats how my whole season has been with every gun shot you get a little less confident
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