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#3284663 - 07/07/13 12:32 PM Early bow season setup
cfmartin1833
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I'm on a new lease this year and I'm trying to scope out a good area for early bow season. What kind of setup do you guys look for during early season! (Plots, bedding areas, Ect.)
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#3284679 - 07/07/13 12:52 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: cfmartin1833]
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It depends on what the deer are doing and the layout of the land.

If you post an aerial view/topo map, some guys on here are good at picking spots with those.
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#3284798 - 07/07/13 03:24 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: Master Chief]
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If available I set up on trails leading to bean fields. I hunt these spots in the evenings.
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#3284799 - 07/07/13 03:24 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: Master Chief]
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Personally, I set up over good sign on a ridge with good mast if I can.
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#3284800 - 07/07/13 03:27 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: MUP]
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Acorns and beans and persimmons mainly food sources
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#3284804 - 07/07/13 03:31 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: MUP]
DeerKiller2012
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Look for old mud holes that hold water , several oak trees in one place and check them to see of their dropping and what the ground looks like below them . Look for a persimmon tree that's dropping a few early especially after a storm.
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#3284814 - 07/07/13 03:39 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: DeerKiller2012]
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If there is a field the deer are using I hunt trails inside the woods in the afternoon before they come out and feed. I hardly hunt in the mornings during the early season.
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#3284856 - 07/07/13 04:06 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: timberjack86]
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Usually hunt the water holes.May not be the same now.2 of the 4 farms i hunt now have irragation on the neighbors farms.Kinda puts puddles everywhere.

Still hunt the fence rows.Ease in and out and dont disturb the bedding areas.Wait em out.


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#3284863 - 07/07/13 04:12 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: Mr.Bro]
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near the bedding of those big old does, in the woods mainly
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#3284941 - 07/07/13 05:54 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
Acorns and beans and persimmons mainly food sources


That's what I'll be setting up on
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#3285010 - 07/07/13 06:54 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: timberjack86]
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 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
If there is a field the deer are using I hunt trails inside the woods in the afternoon before they come out and feed. I hardly hunt in the mornings during the early season.


I'm the opposite. I tend to sit from morning until 1, then call it a day. Sometimes, I move for the 10-1 timeframe, usually closer to water if need be and if it is especially hot. The amount of deer movement between 10 and noon on hot days is surprising.
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#3285064 - 07/07/13 07:40 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: Poser]
deerhunter10
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
If there is a field the deer are using I hunt trails inside the woods in the afternoon before they come out and feed. I hardly hunt in the mornings during the early season.


I'm the opposite. I tend to sit from morning until 1, then call it a day. Sometimes, I move for the 10-1 timeframe, usually closer to water if need be and if it is especially hot. The amount of deer movement between 10 and noon on hot days is surprising.


A lot of times I come out midday during early bow season. When you hunt midday when its hot you still stay with the food sources or whats your setup?
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#3285113 - 07/07/13 08:08 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: deerhunter10]
timberjack86
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
If there is a field the deer are using I hunt trails inside the woods in the afternoon before they come out and feed. I hardly hunt in the mornings during the early season.


I'm the opposite. I tend to sit from morning until 1, then call it a day. Sometimes, I move for the 10-1 timeframe, usually closer to water if need be and if it is especially hot. The amount of deer movement between 10 and noon on hot days is surprising.


A lot of times I come out midday during early bow season. When you hunt midday when its hot you still stay with the food sources or whats your setup?
Most of the time I slip into my set up around 2 p.m and hunt till dark. If I hunt all day or midday I stay close to the food.
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#3285246 - 07/07/13 10:36 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: timberjack86
If there is a field the deer are using I hunt trails inside the woods in the afternoon before they come out and feed. I hardly hunt in the mornings during the early season.


I'm the opposite. I tend to sit from morning until 1, then call it a day. Sometimes, I move for the 10-1 timeframe, usually closer to water if need be and if it is especially hot. The amount of deer movement between 10 and noon on hot days is surprising.


A lot of times I come out midday during early bow season. When you hunt midday when its hot you still stay with the food sources or whats your setup?


Usually food close to water.
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#3285254 - 07/07/13 10:45 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: deerhunter10]
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 Originally Posted By: deerhunter10
Acorns and beans and persimmons mainly food sources


x2 acorns are key. whites esp
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#3285343 - 07/08/13 06:40 AM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
Personally, I set up over good sign on a ridge with good mast if I can.


Oh, and this, coupled with a terrain change, like a hardwood line bordering a pine thicket.
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#3285906 - 07/08/13 06:15 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: MUP]
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Wherever I see the biggest concentration of fresh sign. Trails, food plots, funnels, water holes, etc. Usually the wind narrows it down for me.
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#3285916 - 07/08/13 06:30 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: GOODWIN]
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Food source. If it is a drought, maybe a water source. nothing else.
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#3285931 - 07/08/13 06:56 PM Re: Early bow season setup [Re: bowriter]
cfmartin1833
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Food source. If it is a drought, maybe a water source. nothing else.


I can assure you, there's no drought!!! Lol
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