Advice about stand placement

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  1. WildernessPhantom

    WildernessPhantom Weekend Warrior

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    Hello all,

    I have recently gained permission to hunt a small piece of property. It is 26 acres and has ag fields around it, a ravine that drops about 30 feet from the field level down to a small creek. I am posting a couple pictures from Huntstand. The property boundary is outlined. I am going to be scouting the property monday in the rain and based on aerial photos put a couple stand markers on the picture where access would be easy. What I know is that to the right of my stand markers is a bedding area and super thick. I think that where the markers are may be to close to the bedding area. I am seeking any advice on where I should focus on based on the photos. Any help would be appreciated. My archery season opens Sept 29th and ends nov 12th so I do not want to disturb the area to much. his is the only property I have to hunt so I want to make it count. I have one hang on stand and one climber. I will be parking at the house on the property and probably walking the field line for quiet entry. file.png file1.png I will be hunting this throughout the season but will not over hunt it being its a small plot. With the crop fields around, the creek as a water source, and the thick brush it seems like a great spot. I would be grateful for any help as I am fairly new to this.
     
  2. Anthony2991

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    I like the spot you have chosen. I would also look at the north border for a backup I think it looks like a possible travel route.
     
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    pastorjim08 Legendary Woodsman

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    It's been my experience over the years that deer seem to gravitate towards inside corners. I would look for sign where those two inside corners of the ag fields come closest to the timber. Good luck to you this season.

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  4. WildernessPhantom

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    Thanks for the response. Happy and safe hunting.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I'd keep it low pressure and only hunt it when the conditions were right. I'd get in at least one good hunt right snack dab in the middle of the property. All ravines and creeks lead right to it.

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  6. WildernessPhantom

    WildernessPhantom Weekend Warrior

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    I never looked at it that way. Thanks so much. Its kinda of a big hub which makes sense. I couldn't pinpoint where they would be coming from so wind direction is hard to figure out. The illustration is very helpful. Have a good season.
     
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    I hunt a few small properties and the one advantage to them is you can with far less cameras find out everything that passes through and roughly when. But as stated hunting it without multiple days off after is property suicide. Good luck man
     
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    Thanks. I would not be hunting it until the rut. For me it's the end of October through the second week of November. Maybe a few hunts per stand.
     
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    I agree with this 100%. figure out which one of those corners is easiest for you to get to and plays best for your typical wind direction and I would for sure put a stand in whichever one best suits your needs. Cut a few lanes and place your stand inside the timber edge to keep you hidden from the deer using the field edge. This also opens up the opportunity to hunt any major trails that are off the ag field in the timber. If you can find a scrape line or any other sign that would give you a vantage point on either of those corners I think you'll be golden!
     

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