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#5958525 - 10/02/15 11:12 PM Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field?
DMan Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 162
Loc: Anna, Texas
What is your preference? Bow hunting on the edge of a field or deep in the woods?

Also tree stand or ground blind?

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#5958535 - 10/02/15 11:16 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3370
Loc: Conroe, TX
Deep woods 20' up a tree gets my vote.
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#5958536 - 10/02/15 11:17 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
coach20 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 288
woods in morning (stand),field in evening (blind).

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#5958549 - 10/02/15 11:32 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
brew0216 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 641
Loc: grand prairie
Woods
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#5958562 - 10/02/15 11:53 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44003
Loc: Kingwood
Edge of the woods up against a field...in a tree.

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#5958635 - 10/03/15 05:46 AM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Edge and ground blind.
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#5958682 - 10/03/15 07:31 AM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
Duke4456 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/15
Posts: 143
Loc: Naples Tx
Where the deer are but usually deep woods in a tree stand
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#5958729 - 10/03/15 08:12 AM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: stxranchman]
txtrophy85 Offline
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Edge and ground blind.


X2

White tail like edge habitat.
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#5958735 - 10/03/15 08:21 AM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
txshntr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34168
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
All depends, but I prefer edge and in a tree.
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#5959034 - 10/03/15 12:51 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
I'd rather hunt an edge if at all possible because it's easy to get into and out of your stand without waking up the entire woods and spreading your scent around as well.
Hunting in the heavy woods is like hunting in the deers living room. They know exactly where you are nine times out of ten, or they will know soon enough.

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#5959099 - 10/03/15 02:14 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
DMan Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 162
Loc: Anna, Texas
Thanks guys.

I am close to the edge of a field. Probably about 100 feet inside the tree line. Still yet to get my first bow kill.

This is my 3rd year bow hunting.

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#5961388 - 10/04/15 10:58 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan]
Brian C. Offline
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Registered: 11/14/14
Posts: 117
Loc: Location
Totally depends on the piece of real estate. IMO hunting edges is the highest percentage chance to see deer movement in general and just seeing deer makes a 4+ hour sit in a stand sooooooo much more enjoyable. Although alot of the places I have hunted over the years have been High pressured areas and the good bucks were highly reclusive and hemmed up in some of the deepest darkest corners of the planet and would just barely come out 30 min before dark.
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#5961395 - 10/04/15 11:07 PM Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: Jimbo]
BradyBuck Offline
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Registered: 10/18/07
Posts: 5285
Loc: Abilene, TX
Originally Posted By: Jimbo
I'd rather hunt an edge if at all possible because it's easy to get into and out of your stand without waking up the entire woods and spreading your scent around as well.
Hunting in the heavy woods is like hunting in the deers living room. They know exactly where you are nine times out of ten, or they will know soon enough.


^^^This

I'm my experience trying to go set up in heavy woods just drives the buck/bucks out. It's easier to get in and out quietly on the edge of a field.

I'd rather let them feel safe in heavy cover and wait to catch them in the open when they need to feed or chasing tail.


Edited by BradyBuck (10/04/15 11:09 PM)

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