deer bedding and party balloons

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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Whitetailhunter63 » Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 am

this is a great read, i first heard about this in a scouting video dan did and then stumbled upon the thread. very interesting. i will definitely be keeping an eye out for balloons next time i am in the woods


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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby MATexbow » Tue May 19, 2020 1:20 pm

was just out this past weekend scouting a heavily hunted state forest here in MA. Got into a nice little depression with a mix of laurels and swampy bottom. A knoll on one side of the depression was covered in beds, quality droppings, and tons of rubs. Lo and behold, balloon!! I'm a believer. Seen it all over Mass.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby MichiganMike » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:34 am

greenhorndave wrote:
Drenalin wrote:I'm going to have to develop a cheap featherweight GPS chip you can attach to balloons and track on your OnX app. I'd sell them to you guys cheap, as long you don't hunt near me.

This is a pretty cool phenomenon that I'll have to keep an eye out for.


This is a super interesting idea. :clap:

Better patent that idea right now before someone else does!
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:02 pm

The more I scout their is something too this theory. I've found several balloons in buck bedding areas 2019 and some recently.

One spot is a bowl with a bed on the highest point of it and a giant signpost rub down in the bottom of the bowl. Sitting in the bowl was a party balloon.

When I went in to hunt it in 2019 I kicked two bucks from that area on entry they saw me setting up. Saw nothing from a tree during this hunt.
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Re: deer bedding and party balloons

Unread postby Ryan549 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:30 am

Scouting a small piece this morning and come across this balloon, with a bed just beyond it.
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