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how close is to close #6905610
10/02/17 01:51 PM
10/02/17 01:51 PM
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First year bow hunting and I have 3 different feeder spots set for different wind directions on the property. With a tree stand set at 22 yards , blind at 30 yards and a pop up at 10 yards (this is the one in question).

The 10 yards is set from off of a tree mount hang feeder , along the main travel trail from the top of the property to the lower pond. The trail is about 100 yards long , 10 yards wide .I can see up and down the trail 30 yards in each direction. The spot I have it is on a decline of a hill embankment and the only clear spot inside of the heavily tree lined trail . Is this way to close, to get busted by incoming deer ??


Last edited by varnoldi13; 10/02/17 06:51 PM.

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Re: how close is to close [Re: varnoldi13] #6905625
10/02/17 02:07 PM
10/02/17 02:07 PM
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25-30 is were i like to stay... in a pop up thats even pushing it imo. I have stands set at 20 but they are 30ft up a tree

Re: how close is to close [Re: varnoldi13] #6906211
10/02/17 08:50 PM
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I personally like about 20. But, like you I have a pop up blind that I have tucked up under a tree. I corn the road in front of it from 10-30 yds and regularly have deer come in at 5-10 yds... as long as the wind is right, I never have an issue. And I would also add that our deer are extremely skittish. It's really about the wind though

Re: how close is to close [Re: varnoldi13] #6906340
10/02/17 10:08 PM
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I like 20-25 yards personally from a pop-up or tripod


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Re: how close is to close [Re: varnoldi13] #6906369
10/02/17 10:33 PM
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Yeah that's pushing it... if the feeder is up high your corn will end up right in front of your blind.

When it comes to hunting mature deer it's better to be set up father away every time. If you get busted every time you hunt you'll be watching young deer or just birds and squirrels the rest of the season.

It's better to see all the deer every time you hunt and not get a shot then educating them every time.

Another great way to hunt is cross winds. So you set up east or west of the feeder. Then hunt the north east or south east for one feeder and NW and SW of another.

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