Are these Hunting Beast Bedding locations

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Are these Hunting Beast Bedding locations

Unread postby mnwild » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:25 am

I am trying to see if I am catching on to some of the main techniques. If anyone has some time and could review and provide some feedback that would be great. Would you agree with my thoughts, or am I off on my thinking and understanding. Any obvious areas that you see that I am missing. This would mostly be bow hunting with little to no other hunting pressure during this time. The yellow lines are trails, and then a dirt road on the right side of the pictures.
Areas:
1: - This to me looks like it could be a bench with potential buck bedding areas. The area is mature oaks and maples though. But I thought maybe with the wind coming over the hill they would be bedded there, would that make sense?
2: - This to me also looks like it could be a bench with a bedding area with a west wind and they can watch over the hill. This area is thicker on the east side of the hill, with oaks and maples just to the west (left). We have a couple of bow stands in the oaks and maples that we normally see deer in.
3: Lower terrain, but I thought maybe a south facing bench would make sense for bedding and then they can escape to the swamp to the west. It seemed easier to see the hill on the 2 foot topo.
4: I noticed this area canoeing the river this year. Most of the river has swamp on the edges, but here the woods are close and it looked like a couple deer trails crossing there. I also want to check out the oxbow to the north of the river. It looked like some nice oaks as well. (See zoomed in pic)
5: I was trying to look for some bedding in the swampy areas. I zoomed in but it looks like there could be some high ground that they could bed in and then if needed escape across river through cattails. (See zoomed in pic)
6: This swamp bedding seemed more promising to me. There were some isolated tree clumps that would have an easy escape route across the river and they could slip through the cattails to the north as well. And then in the oxbow looked like oaks for feeding. (See zoomed in pic)

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Re: Are these Hunting Beast Bedding locations

Unread postby mnwild » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:06 am

I did some walking this week being I wasn't going to be hunting the one area and the other I walked through briefly.

1) This chunk was logged last summer, so maybe some bedding on the edge but probably not much now.
2) I walked through the edge of this area, looks like it could be more of a doe bedding area with small pines. I did see a couple beds that might randomly be used by bucks on the edge of a tree overlooking an area. But didn't look to be heavily used. I am guessing this is doe bedding from what I say. We do see deer come from this area. Due to recent sporadic logging in the area, I am thinking we might be spooking these deer on the way in now as they can see further.
5) I walked through this area it is very wet and I didn't find any areas that were high ground. I am guessing I need to look more. I did see one bed in this area as well be maybe only used once.
6) This still looks the best to me, I am hoping to get a good wind and walk in for an evening sit.


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