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#3257853 - 05/30/13 09:25 AM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: BHC]
Hunter 257W
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My stupid deer won't follow the obvious funnels. They will avoid following a thick wide fencerow like it's a plague and instead cross the middle of a bare 100 acre field to get where they want to go. Then the next time go a completely different route. I wish there was some way I could train them better. \:\)
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#3258603 - 05/31/13 11:13 AM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: Hunter 257W]
Football Hunter
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Just walk and look,a lot of times,the way you walk will be the way the deer would walk,path of least resistence.
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#3258847 - 05/31/13 06:00 PM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: BHC]
BuckHunter511
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Registered: 07/23/11
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Loc: Cumberland County,Tennessee, U...

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Thanks for the help guys. I will consider looking into the book. I can spot a funnel between a fields but anything else and I am oblivious. So looks like no one has apictures of the topo map?
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#3258970 - 05/31/13 09:08 PM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: scn]
Bucks & Beards
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Bartlett, TN

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 Originally Posted By: scn
 Originally Posted By: BuckHunter511
Subject says it all. I have a hard time finding one ( never really found one or hunted over one in the woods) in wooded areas. But how do you find funnels in woods. In all my 7 years of hunting, I've never found one. Any pictures of any on a topo or areal map? Thanks.


If you are wanting to see how it looks on topo maps, I'd suggest buying Mapping Trophy Bucks by Brad Herndon. He does the best job of explaining terrain features and how to identify them on maps of any book I have read. The book is well worth the cost(Amazon-$12.48 new) in the amount of scouting time it can save you by knowing where to go in limited scouting time.

I agree

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#3259078 - 06/01/13 06:20 AM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: Football Hunter]
102
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
Just walk and look,a lot of times,the way you walk will be the way the deer would walk,path of least resistence.



Forget maps and do this!
In Winter a whole bunch!
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#3259167 - 06/01/13 09:29 AM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: 102]
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I have never read the books mentioned, but I've heard good things about them.

I do believe understanding how to read terrain from a topo map is critical, because in "big woods" environments, almost all "funnels" are terrain-based funnels instead of obvious habitat-based funnels (which can clearly be seen on an aerial photo). Knowing how to "see" terrain-based funnels on a topo map is critical to success in these "endless woods" situations.
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#3259791 - 06/02/13 11:16 AM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: BSK]
Good time Charlie
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Just use your own judjement,ask yourself,"where would I go if I were a deer.They are not real smart but they do know the terrain they live in.The deer can find the low spot in the ridge or the strip of woods connecting another.And that piece of barbed wire that has a tree laying on it.
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#3260123 - 06/02/13 08:27 PM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: BHC]
gator-n-buck
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Registered: 10/22/08
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Loc: Knox, TN / Palatka, FL

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Saddle..... saddle..... saddle..... Leads..... leads..... Bowls..... bowls..... If you are in W. TN than it doesn't matter and hunt edges... \:\)
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#3260555 - 06/03/13 12:45 PM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: gator-n-buck]
BuckHunter511
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Registered: 07/23/11
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Thanks !
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#3260648 - 06/03/13 03:13 PM Re: How to find/ hunt funnels? [Re: BuckHunter511]
ROD
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Registered: 11/10/06
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My deer change their routes they hit my garden til the acorns fall and then they go to the shelves on the side of signal mountain. They are hard to find when they are above you on a shelf. Then they bed down and feed in the acorns.
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