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#5633793 - 03/04/15 10:39 AM Help Me Pick A Spot
Taylor202 Offline
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Registered: 06/16/14
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Hey guys, so here is a layout of the 30 ish acres I hunt in Whitney. We are finally starting to see good deer since they neighbors no longer hunt and shoot anything with horns.

Here is the google earth screenshot and ive made a little map. Currently I am set up in a tree stand overlooking my feeder on that pipeline, Im curious if I should move to one of the other locations I circled in yellow, thoughts?


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#5633803 - 03/04/15 10:44 AM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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Registered: 09/27/12
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Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
Need North South directions. Wind direction is a big concern
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#5633808 - 03/04/15 10:47 AM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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Assuming bow only..I'd do some slight lane clearing and set up a rifle stand way up in the air above the 3rd dash on the North end of the pipeline.

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#5633816 - 03/04/15 10:51 AM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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On a small tract like that I would make sure I could get in and out of my stand without having to walk through the entire tract of land. Assuming N to S pic I would put my stand on the edge of the right a way to cover more ground. Probably where I could see both open areas coming off each side.

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#5633831 - 03/04/15 10:58 AM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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Top is north, bottom is south

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#5633912 - 03/04/15 11:56 AM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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rifle or bow?

For rifle I would go on the east (right) side of the pipeline towards the northern portion right below the L of "Lots of deer crossing" ... appears to give the greatest coverage.
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#5633938 - 03/04/15 12:14 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
Taylor202 Offline
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Bow pref, unless it's close to the end of the season with no luck

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#5633960 - 03/04/15 12:28 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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So currently you have the feeder right on the property line and your stand right next to it? I would move the feeder down the lane to almost the center of the property - just north of the pond where there is a little pocket and it opens up off the lane to either side. Don't worry about the current trails, those will change once the feeder is relocated.

Then you have LOTS of options to setup for bow hunting. On each of the "points" of brush need the feeder, depending on the wind - or even along the open areas leading to the feeder (because these will quickly become the new lanes).

For rifle, you can now setup far away on the edge or property line, shooting back into the property towards the feeder.

In either case, you should have an access path to where you sit, away from the deer trail, depending on the wind and the direction they come in - although sometimes you might have to walk the long way around.

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#5633997 - 03/04/15 12:49 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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I wouldn't set up on the property line. Aside from the ethical reasoning just from the point of shot animals jumping the fence.
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#5634017 - 03/04/15 01:00 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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I don't know how to mark on your map but I would quite different than what you have or have proposed.
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#5634038 - 03/04/15 01:10 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: passthru]
Taylor202 Offline
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Registered: 06/16/14
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Originally Posted By: passthru
I don't know how to mark on your map but I would quite different than what you have or have proposed.



What would you do, keep in mind at the very bottom of the picture is the house

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#5634075 - 03/04/15 01:31 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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Just north of the house there is a dog leg clearing that has a little clear trail from where you show a deer trail down into it. There is a spot there I would try to set a feeder and stand up. Understand I'm looking at it from a bowhunter pov. But I think you could work it where you could locate a rifle stand further south, just north of the house in that clearing, to allow for a rifle stand as well. I like where those trees jut out to a point. That often makes for a good stand regardless of a feeder. But if you set the feeder just southwest of that point and set a ladder/tripod/lockon stand in that point of trees it would give you a wind advantage most of the season.
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#5634101 - 03/04/15 01:41 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
Taylor202 Offline
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are you talking about the brushy area I labeled or south of that?
Two dogs legs lol

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#5634124 - 03/04/15 01:57 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
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The unmarked clearing just NW of the house. The opening ties back into the pipeline RoW just above the pond on the west side of the RoW. If you cut straight west of the pond, skip over that first row of trees on the edge of the RoW the go straight across the clearing to that point of trees on the south side of that tree line . . .
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#5634160 - 03/04/15 02:22 PM Re: Help Me Pick A Spot [Re: Taylor202]
Beaubien Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
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Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
I like the "possible area" on the nw side. I would put a stand in the clump of trees in between the crossing and the feeder.


Edited by Beaubien (03/04/15 02:25 PM)
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