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#3296605 - 07/20/13 08:26 AM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: BuckHunter511]
348Winchester
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Obtain a quality contour map of the quadrangle you would like to hunt and locate a terrain funnel that forces game to use it. If it's away from the orange-clad horde, it's most likely a good spot.
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#3296607 - 07/20/13 08:28 AM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: 348Winchester]
348Winchester
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Also, don't overlook some spots that are so obvious that no one hunts them. Many a buck has been taken in such an area by a clever hunter.
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#3296884 - 07/20/13 04:18 PM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: 348Winchester]
BuckHunter511
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Thanks guys. But what exactly is a '' bench''?
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#3297685 - 07/21/13 02:26 PM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: BuckHunter511]
BuckHunter511
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#3297702 - 07/21/13 02:39 PM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: BuckHunter511]
Backstrapcrazy
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Registered: 09/27/09
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Other than something you sit on. Just thought i better get that answer out of the way
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#3298103 - 07/21/13 08:53 PM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: Backstrapcrazy]
348Winchester
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A bench is a long flat spot on the side of a ridge. They are an excellent terrain feature to hunt. If you follow a bench and hunt the area where deer sign is apparent, you will most assuredly see deer.
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#3298409 - 07/22/13 08:49 AM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: 348Winchester]
MattR
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Registered: 09/22/12
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Yea sorry about that I would of answered sooner but I haven't been on here. Here is something that may be helpful for studying terrain. It doesn't have the best pictures but you'll get the point.

http://bowsite.com/bowsite/features/practical_bowhunter/topos/
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#3298530 - 07/22/13 10:27 AM Re: Where do I start?!? [Re: MattR]
MattR
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One of my favorite places to hunt in east Tn is a ridge that is pretty steep and has several benches from old logging roads. The benches are pretty thick with bushes and such but there is a path straight through almost every one of them. Just one example of how a bench works and maybe why they use them.

It is an easier route for them of course, and it still provides good cover.

They travel it pretty hard, I believe they come down for food and they come up to bed. It is an easy route for them that is between two of places they travel. That is why they use it I guess, pretty simple I suppose.
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