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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Buck Beds and Licking Branches

Was doing some looking at Youtube and came across these videos about building buck beds and also making a community scrape. Anyone ever try it? Any results? I think I remember someone on here talking about buck beds before.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 09:32 PM
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I made one back in beginning of January. I was going to make more but it was 0 degrees and was having a hard time keeping trees hinged. After first one, I stopped. I haven't been back up to camp to see if they are using it but I will be doing some others as well when I get back up to camp. I will report back once I get up there to see if it is being used.

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If the buck bed thing makes you feel better to do that, then I say it is time well spent. But it seems like a rubber horse stall mats or some outdoor carpet remnants would really pamper that buck. Even better, a small plywood roof would keep him dry.
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C - we plan on making some buck beds and some doe/fawn group beds this spring. Our biggest shortcomings right now are flat spots (entire property is a sloped ridge) and shade (logged a few years ago). We hope to remedy both with making some beds for the deer.

I will post up some pics when we get ours made....we have been talking about them for 2 years now, just need to get some made. As you well know, there is always stuff that needs done around camp and on the habitat around camp!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for posting video I went back in bedding area yesterday did some basic cleanup of branches and made a new bed.
Have done it before about 5 years ago and it did seem to get more use but hard to tell already an established bedding area on edge of swamp.
Lots of thick brush with a maze of trails I just trim growth down to ground and remove fallen branches from beds.
I very rarely go in that area for obvious reasons.Its mostly a doe bedding area seen bucks use it during rut.
Now through April I do not see many deer on property usually do a lot of work on property if snows not bad.

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