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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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cant stop busting deer

tryin to be as quiet as possible...but keep busting deer...its just to noisy/crunchy and the deer are just beaded...jeez....how do you guys hunt these buggers at this time of year...frustrating
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 10:55 PM
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Find some food. Get in there early, climb up in a tree, and wait, and wait, and wait.
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Gather some friends and drive!
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Re: cant stop busting deer

find the greeniest grass on gaslines or field edges and play wind right in your setup, and wait or if you know the area your hunting,make drives,me and my son make 2 man drives all flintlock season and usally get 2 or 3 mature does,but we know where to setup,wind direction,and which way they will go.Very hard to still hunt in these conditions
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Take a bath! Just kidding, go slower.....

Anybody can shoot deer on the farm ground....You earn it in the mountains.......
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Re: cant stop busting deer

There are some conditions that defy stealth. I didn't go out yesterday AM for that reason. I love hunting mornings, but the access roads froze and the dirt frost-heaved and crystalized. Makes it sort of like walking on dry rice crispies. There's just no being quiet on that stuff.

I'll go to stands where I can stay on paths with grass/leaves and not bare dirt, where I can move slower and have a hope of not being as loud. Afternoons are usually easier to get into, as things USUALLY aren't frozen as hard.
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if they are bedded, you are to late getting to the area IMO.
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I have permission to hunt the lands I am on....but I can't bring anyone else...I have done the sitting on the edge of the field/gas line deal...wind was perfect yesterday but nothing showed....this is a tough time of year to hunt these guys....but a neat challenge...thank god i got meat in the fridge..
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I'm having the same problem in 1b. Frozen leaves with an icy layer of snow. I tried waiting them out yesterday with no luck. Freezing rain and now rain today. Terrible season for me so far.........but I still love going out with the flinter!
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maybe because i am getting older....2 1/2-3 hrs in the wind is tough...
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