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Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? #5958525 10/03/15 04:12 AM
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What is your preference? Bow hunting on the edge of a field or deep in the woods?

Also tree stand or ground blind?

Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5958535 10/03/15 04:16 AM
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Deep woods 20' up a tree gets my vote.



Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5958536 10/03/15 04:17 AM
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woods in morning (stand),field in evening (blind).

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Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5958562 10/03/15 04:53 AM
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Edge of the woods up against a field...in a tree.

Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5958635 10/03/15 10:46 AM
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Edge and ground blind.


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Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5958682 10/03/15 12:31 PM
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Where the deer are but usually deep woods in a tree stand


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Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: stxranchman] #5958729 10/03/15 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Edge and ground blind.


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White tail like edge habitat.


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Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5958735 10/03/15 01:21 PM
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All depends, but I prefer edge and in a tree.


Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5959034 10/03/15 05:51 PM
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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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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.

Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: DMan] #5961388 10/05/15 03:58 AM
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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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Re: Bow hunt deep in heavy woods or on the edge of a field? [Re: Jimbo] #5961395 10/05/15 04:07 AM
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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.

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