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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 11:10 AM
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Laurel is hard to hunt but in years of a good mast crop,the deer will bed in it all day if there's an overstory of oak.I often hunt close to laurel in archery season because that's where they bed.However,when there's a good mast crop,they simply don't have to leave if the acorns are dropping on their heads.Come rifle season,I push out smaller patches to my son and put deer past him almost 100% of the time.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 02:17 PM
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Edges and if you can find deer trail intersections in the laurel hunt them during the rut and call a bunch come November. I love a bench with thick laurel. Get high too!
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JasonN harvested a very nice piece of laurel a few years ago in bear season. Unfortunately, he was trying to shoot a 400lbs plus bear hiding on the other side of it.

....and then he stood up! Size of a Volkswagon! Head the size of a steering wheel! His arse was three feet wide! And no, I don't know if I hit him. I will NOT go check until you get over here!


I wish one of us would have taken a picture of that perfect 44 caliber half-moon taken out of that laurel branch! Half an inch lower or an inch higher and he was DRT....ya know, 20 FEET in front of me!!!


I have nightmares....

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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I get enough laurel in bear season that I'm completely uninterested in going near the stuff for deer. That said, I've killed a few deer along the edges of laurel over the years. Usually it's been laurel adjacent to a good food source. Ironically, all of those deer were while still hunting and just happening upon the laurel.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Thanks for all the info! Greatly appreciated!
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