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#3336905 - 08/26/13 05:33 PM Another Dilemma
4 Point

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 398
Loc: Middle TN

Recently lucked out and a spot opened up on a friend's lease. For a few weeks now I've been stewing about a particular location. It is elevated and overlooks a clear cut below that also has a finger of smaller hardwoods maybe 20-30 yards wide extending into the clear cut maybe 100 yards. The only place I could get to that has (a) good climber trees and (b) I wouldn't be spewing my scent over half or more of the clear cut is this particular location. It looks great. Just one problem - maybe 20-30 yards behind is the old logging road and I can expect some hunters to be walking down that back to camp at lunch/late morning. I think I could position a bit farther down the break line but I'm not sure how much farther and still maintain that nice elevation to overlook that clear cut and finger.

Would you pass on it because of that old logging road or go ahead and put up a stand?
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." H. L. Mencken

#3336912 - 08/26/13 05:41 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: OHVATN]
Diehard Hunter
12 Point

Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6980
Loc: East Tennessee

Hang a stand. I can't recall how many times I have seen deer just lay low when someone was walking or driving by, especially if they are 100 yards away. Besides, the disturbance will be short lived and in the middle of the day.
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold

#3336931 - 08/26/13 05:57 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Bottom Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 16322
Loc: Hatchie Bottoms

I agree with Diehard.
There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict.

Walk away; the battle they are fighting is not with you, but with themselves.

#3336970 - 08/26/13 06:29 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: Bottom Hunter]

Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30563
Loc: Chester County

I would hunt it
Work to live, Live to hunt

#3336984 - 08/26/13 06:38 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: easy45]
Lost Lake
6 Point

Registered: 11/17/12
Posts: 946
Loc: Middle Tn

Hunt it. It might have its advantages.
#3337004 - 08/26/13 06:55 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: Lost Lake]
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

Who cares if people walk by, sounds like a good spot, I'd only be worried about people coming in and hunting that spot.

#3337034 - 08/26/13 07:14 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: catman529]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65979
Loc: Nashville, TN

What Diehard said.
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#3337104 - 08/26/13 07:57 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: BSK]
18 Point

Registered: 05/03/09
Posts: 20598
Loc: McMinn Co.Tennessee U.S.

 Originally Posted By: BSK
What Diehard said.

Yep !
No matter the storm , when you are with God , there's always a rainbow waiting .

#3337228 - 08/26/13 09:18 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: Snake]
8 Point

Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 1928
Loc: Knoxville Tn

Hunt it!
Bowhunting is life, plain and simple

Genesis 27:3

#3337309 - 08/26/13 10:55 PM Re: Another Dilemma [Re: PinchPoint]
8 Point

Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1518
Loc: USofA

I've hunted the exact scenario and have shot deer before the guy's walking past were even out of sight. Sometimes it works to your advantage to have someone disturb the area while you are up in the tree. I never get bothered by someone passing the area that I'm hunting many times within a few minutes I still see Deer. Just be safe !
You could save more innocent lives by taking pens away from politicians than by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens.

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