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Who rides 4 wheelers to stand? #7341340 11/07/18 10:18 PM
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Normally I don't. However, because of all the rain we've had a couple of our low areas are literally a swamp. Sitting here looking at the ATV outside the blind doesn't give me a lot of confidence. At least the wind is from the north, blowing away from where the deer come out.


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One guy does and doesn't see much... I can hear him a mile away. It is good for work and retrieving a deer but he really should walk in or park it further. Well on Sunday morning it died few feet pass camp. I arrive back after hunting and he is already back I thought. He never left camp!! He could have walked to 3 stands less than a mile away...

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I donít but my partner parks his relatively close because he canít walk very far. I feel for him because I always see a lot more deer.


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That's what I figured. I got here about 30 minutes ago. Cool and drizzly. Same conditions as when I shot my best deer off our place, 3 years ago. I spilled, (oops) a coffee can full of corn next to the hifence. At least get to watch neighbors deer. They're much more tame.

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Go in early enough it doesnít hurt anything. I drive my 4Runner lease ride to about 200 yards away and park up in brush in an area I canít see anyways from my blind. Now if you ride up 10 min before feeder goes off thatís different.


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Re: Who rides 4 wheelers to stand? [Re: Erathkid] #7341394 11/07/18 10:53 PM
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The way the wind is blowing it should be OK. Perfect conditions. 2- 3.5 year olds are up against the fence. One is about 130" the other 140" or so. I'll send pic to Sapper.

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Don't allow them on our place. Too noisy and, if the only way to get in the pasture is a four wheeler, it's too wet to plow. And drive the roads.

Won't fault anyone who does so elsewhere, though. All situations are different. If that's what it takes and it's allowed, go get him! up

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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
The way the wind is blowing it should be OK. Perfect conditions. 2- 3.5 year olds are up against the fence. One is about 130" the other 140" or so. I'll send pic to Sapper.

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We're pretty much rock except a couple of really deep draws. I'm just tired of hunting behind the house. Ready to hunt a different stand.


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Y'all think that buck will make 140"? peep


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I just go in my pickup, and park 400-500 yards back away.

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I take my Ranger every hunt. Never seems to bother any of the deer but I do walk a few hundred yards to the stand.

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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
Y'all think that buck will make 140"? peep

Not even close loser8


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One rifle blind I park about 20 yards in thick cover and the other depends on my mood, I can part 10' from the ladder or walk 200 yards. With either rifle blind I still see tons of deer since I use my road feeder anytime I hunt a blind. The deer know that it is dropping feed and by the time I get in the blind the deer are on the corn(most years). My bow blinds are a bit different- one I walk about 250 yards, one about 150 yards, one about 200 yards and one I park in the cowpens which are 35 yards from the blind. I just try to judge where the deer will be coming from when I pick a parking spot.



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Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
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Y'all think that buck will make 140"? peep

Not even close loser8
240"? Watching the neighbors deer has saved a few on our side. Hard to get too excited about a 120" inch buck after seeing these monsters.


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7,000 acres. I ain't walking. LOL. I've parked 20 yards from the blind and saw deer and I've parked 200 yards away and seen nothing. Several years ago, my son took a big buck 15 minutes after we drove in, dropped him off at blind.............drove to feeder.....turned on road feeder to hammer the area heavy and drove it 30 yards from the blind in some brush. Got in blind and we had 4 good bucks filing in within 5 minutes. Had to wait 10 minutes to even see the racks well enough to pick the best one. This was a pop-up blind 60 yards from the feeder.

This is a working cattle ranch so vehicles navigating the property are not something new to the animals. Every scenario is different.

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Side by side or pickup I'll drive right up next to it when hunting anything but deer. Deer - I'll park a ways off or will walk - depends on which blind I'm going to.


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Yeah, our lease doesn't see a vehicle outside the main road but just a few times a year. Our cow guy is 80 and if it sprinkles he won't even drive on that. The blind the guy with the 4 wheeler hunts has zero traffic around it all year so 4 wheeler is a new sound opening weekend. S. Tex just hit the road feeder and deer are eating in no time. I hand corn and get same result but don't drive in since a vehicle only hits the road maybe 5 times a year. Each place is different.

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I park mine about 10 yds behind my stand and the deer don't seem to mind. They walk right by it with a couple odd looks.


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I drive my wife up to the stand and then drive about 200 yards away. We see as many deer as anyone else. Last place we had we drove to within 25 yards of the stand. Killed a trophy buck out of that stand every year. Of course when you are both over 70, long walks in the dark, while wearing a lot of clothes and carrying a rifle is an easy way to fall and get hurt.


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I've seen the bucks y'all have killed. Very impressive.


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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
I've seen the bucks y'all have killed. Very impressive.

Thank you, Earthkid. Much appreciated


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Oh, I'm not advocating riding a UTV to the stand. Walking in most likely is better. I'm just saying don't over think it if you need to. Just enjoy your hunt.


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I was on a lease in Knox County several years ago and from one of our tall blinds, I could see a blind on an adjacent property, maybe 500 yards to my south. The hunters there would drive pickups all the way in and park next to the base of the blind. I know they shot deer there, so I guess it didn't hurt too bad. For me personally, I like to park my Mule some distance away and out of sight. Just seems more advantageous.

Will add, a couple of times on the place in Knox County, I wanted to hunt areas where there was lots of sign, but no blinds. I would drive my ATV in, park between a couple of trees, then drape a camo mesh tarp in front of it so I could sit on ATV while hunting. I don't recall ever getting busted doing that, and did shoot a doe that came within 40 or 50 yards of me.

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I enjoy walking in and if your able I think its good for your.

On the other hand I have watched deer walk un alarmed right up to the point where they cross the path I walked then lock op the breaks sniff look around and get very nervous. Some deer are much worse about it than others. We drive mostly diesel pickups and a tractor on the place so nothing quiet enough for me and the big problem with that is we don't get them out there regular enough. If we drove the pickups out there every weekend etc. I would consider it but as we are now the truck noise is out of the ordinary for the deer. A gas or electric golf cart is in the future I believe.

When its raining we have driven my wife's ford escape to the stand on occasion and it has never bothered anything. Our road for the most part are all sand and a little bit of rain just makes them more passable. We never knew the would get bad soft till this last string of heavy rains we had in sept-oct.

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