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#3252758 - 05/22/13 12:15 PM How do I hunt my property?
BuckHunter511
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I have a 20 acre property that is thick and that has a few mature trees and many 4-6 in trees growing in thick proximity. Same goes for the 100 acres behind it that I am allowed to hunt. I have a foodplot on my place but how do I hunt the mountains and all that crowded timber? The "mature" trees are very less than ideal for treestands. The does come to the food plot often and have seen the young bucks fairly often on the food plot. My uncle killed a decent 9 point of the lease behind my property and that was it. We had a good sized buck making BIG rubs on the edge of the food plot. and along the road going up to our property. The area where the does came out every evening is an impenetrable thicket by a creek. I saw one deer in the woods the whole season. I just don't know how or where to set up most of it is thick small timber and no place really for tree stands. There are alot of heavy trails running through the 190 acres I can hunt behind my 20 acres of thickness and my foodplot.

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Edited by BuckHunter511 (05/22/13 08:41 PM)
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#3252768 - 05/22/13 12:31 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BuckHunter511]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Have you considered thinning the trees ?? Sounds like they are to thick to make good timber.
No place to hang a stand maybe a Tri Pod would do the job.
A link to a topo or a link to the Spot on Bing would help .
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#3252827 - 05/22/13 01:33 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
BuckHunter511
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Red dot is my cabin and blue is my food plot

Edited by BuckHunter511 (05/22/13 09:41 PM)
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#3253078 - 05/22/13 08:05 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BuckHunter511]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Clicked on the link .Sorry it won't open for me.
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#3253112 - 05/22/13 08:43 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BuckHunter511]
BuckHunter511
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Try it now.
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#3254291 - 05/24/13 01:37 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BuckHunter511]
BuckHunter511
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Any help?
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#3254798 - 05/25/13 04:33 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BuckHunter511]
BHC
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Cut good shooting lanes and make ground blinds in terrain funnels
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#3255046 - 05/26/13 06:17 AM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BHC]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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some hinge cutting would probably help a lot if the trees are already to tall to provide browse
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#3256408 - 05/28/13 11:48 AM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
BuckHunter511
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In all my years, I have never been in the woods and said, " hey, thats a funnel". I understand what it does and do but I can not find a funnel in the woods..
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#3256517 - 05/28/13 03:54 PM Re: How do I hunt my property? [Re: BuckHunter511]
treefarmer
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One thing you might consider is learning about the trees you have and using a chain saw or small axe and herbicide to kill the undesirable trees. This will improve your forest and let some light in to let some grasses & weeds grow for the deer. One good source of information is your county Area Forester who is available free of charge and can offer advice on forestry improvements that would be beneficial to deer. Another source is the Tree Farm program, a free program that can be reached through the Tennessee Forestry Association in Nashville (615-883-3832). Good forestry = good wildlife. I spend my winters in the woods with a chain saw and herbicide.
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