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#3457566 - 11/17/13 05:57 PM Late Season Bow Hunting
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
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If I lay a couple down with the rifle I might convert back to bow for the remainder of the season.

Anyone got any tips on where to set up for late season deer?

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#3457754 - 11/17/13 07:21 PM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: UTGrad]
bowhunter163
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Registered: 09/24/07
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If the deer aren't pressured real hard you can get next to green fields etc.... But public land or other pressured areas you can try hunting edges of bedding areas , travel corridors , and mid day hunting . Sometimes they get accustomed to the pressure and start moving in the middle of the day . Good luck , I'm going out with the bow in the morning .
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#3457776 - 11/17/13 07:32 PM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: bowhunter163]
deerhunter10
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food food and more food. and funnels are your best shot at getting them within range.
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#3458237 - 11/18/13 07:36 AM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: deerhunter10]
Mudbone
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Registered: 10/24/11
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Only broke out a gun two afternoons in the last five years. Killed both times but it's just not the same as bow hunting.
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#3458301 - 11/18/13 08:24 AM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: Mudbone]
woodsman87
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I like hunting trails and funnels heading to food plots with my bow in the late season. I always try to get 2 or 3 does since the rut is over. It can be tough, no leaves on the trees and they are pressured. It is fun though.
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#3459939 - 11/19/13 07:43 AM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: woodsman87]
DixieCrafter
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Registered: 10/03/12
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There's some excellent advice here! In my neck of the woods (mid-TN) late season deer hunting is usually pretty dismal! You're lucky to even see a deer! So late season deer hunting when temps are often in the teens and you have to wear what amounts to sleeping bag thickness clothing makes for some challenging bowhunting for sure!

This is when those late season winter food plots can REALLY pay off!
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#3461393 - 11/19/13 11:40 PM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: DixieCrafter]
eweisner
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I like to hunt smaller WMA's that tend to be Bow only, so I tend to hunt with the bow all season by default.
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#3464543 - 11/21/13 03:50 PM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: eweisner]
catman529
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I will use both the bow and rifle for the rest of the season
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#3464681 - 11/21/13 05:31 PM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: catman529]
easy45
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I actually like bow hunting more but I just can't put down the gun
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#3465739 - 11/22/13 09:07 AM Re: Late Season Bow Hunting [Re: eweisner]
cdtac1
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 Originally Posted By: eweisner
I like to hunt smaller WMA's that tend to be Bow only, so I tend to hunt with the bow all season by default.


This is what I do.

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