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#3211292 - 04/02/13 10:51 AM Re: Mentallist vs Method Hunting [Re: BowGuy84]
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Depends on time of year, pre rut and post rut i hunt the food and cover, during November I try to hunt the terrain and travel routes, pinch points, etc.
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#3211466 - 04/02/13 02:01 PM Re: Mentallist vs Method Hunting [Re: BigSatt]
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 Originally Posted By: BigSatt
BSk, if I'm not mistaken, you are primarily hunting big timber?


Ridge-and-hollow timber, except for the small blocks of timber we have thinned/cut to produce early stage regrowth. We primarily hunt terrain features and the habitat edges created by the timber thinnings, which were designed to lay along favored terrain features for deer movement, increasing their use as travel corridors.
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#3211652 - 04/02/13 06:17 PM Re: Mentallist vs Method Hunting [Re: BSK]
bbuck14
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Pinch points and thick cover.
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#3212174 - 04/03/13 10:08 AM Re: Mentallist vs Method Hunting [Re: BSK]
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I just wish I could answer this question. I have been a deer hunter for 8 years. I have studied TnDeer (the good and the bad ;\) ), studied several deer books (Bobby Worthington's books, Mapping Trophy Whitetails, some of the Eberhart's books and several by Greg Miller), and logged many many hours in the woods.

This past year, I killed 4 deer. 4 1/2, 2 1/2, 1 1/2 y/o bucks and a doe. I had a great season. I have taken numerous Coyote's with my bow/gun. Other seasons I have killed 6 deer... but...

I am never CONFIDENT when I am scouting through the woods. I find sign, make decisions and kill deer. But still, I do not have confidence that I am seeing things as I should. Maybe I am an amazing hunter and just don't have confidence. I just feel like so many others can "see" things that I cannot.

What I would really like to do is study a piece of land. Make my decisions for how to hunt it and then... invite two or three true woodsmen to walk the land. Me just follow them where ever they go and "talk" what they are seeing. See how they access the land and what decisions they make for hunting the land.

Maybe that would help me. For sure, I would either know I am reading the sign correct or that I truly am the dweeb of the woods. \:\(

I guess I should just be like bowriter and
 Originally Posted By: bowriter
...avoid overthinking something so simple.
\:D \:D Yea, right! ;\)

ps: I hope this was not a hijack!!!


Edited by plinker22 (04/03/13 10:10 AM)
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