Where would you set up?

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  1. tkarrow

    tkarrow Weekend Warrior

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    I would like to try hunting this piece of public land. With vastly more experience than I have, I defer to forum members for their input.. any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
    Where would you set up, and why?

    Image 1 is a satellite image without leaf cover
    Image 2 is satellite with leaf
    Image 3 is a topo. map showing relief

    Thanks in advance, I appreciate your time and expertise.

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    I would setup near that saddle, bit hard to see those images, very small.
     
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    Whenever I add images, they are always small... sorry. (Is there a way to add large images?)

    There is a road on the north side which angles down to the right. That might make a difference and the wetland in the middle is too wet to get across without a canoe and that would be very difficult.

    Thanks, Tom
     
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    larger image?

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    Still a bit small. Hunt saddles and funnel points.

    If your stalking, depending on layout top of ridges is a great place to be for vantage points.
     
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    I would start at the wooded point closest to the stream. That would make a good observation stand and it looks really steep behind it.
     
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    I would try one of these inside corners, probably the one on the right to start with. It's hard to say b/c i can't tell how thick it is in the woods, but inside corners have a reputation of being good.

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    Thats what I was thinking BUT the ag. field to the east/right I was also thinking might draw them bedding as a food source?? The right inside corner has mostly hardwoods where as the left inside corner has a hardwood/softwood transition. This property is not big... may 1/2 mile by .25 mile.Predominant wind would be from left.. NW, W or SW.

    I have access to the lower left portion over a guys property... I do not think it probably gets as much pressure as the portion north of the river. The river is swampy and wide.. deep grass that would be tough to traverse at best. Thanks for you thoughts.
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    Also good idea.
    Thanks, T
     
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    Check that river for crossings. Follow them to bedding (or backwards to feeding)
     
  11. Tim Ainsworth

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    The biggest question is, where are the points of access. Stay as far away from those as possible. Go where others are not willing and I'm willing to bet you will have more success that concentrating on Topo and food. These deer need to hide to survive. If they can't find a safe haven, they will never survive. You need to find that safe haven
     
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    Look up "the hunting beast" on YouTube. He's got a lot of videos about hunting marshes and swamps. They've got a forum too.

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    Where is Canada are you? I have hunted in BC and Alberta. My parents live in Calgary.
     
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    Southern Ontario... farm land. Not much bush, not many deer...
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    I like the pinch point between the creek and the hill. Also the point between the two hills. I would start just north of the two hills and watch that pinch point. And adjust from there depending on what you see during your hunt/scouting


    Also some of the better places don't necessarily have to be far away from road or hard to get to. The hunting pressure maybe heavier in those areas because other hunters think the same way you do.
     
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    What is different about this "Swamp" is that it is largely wide open... bog land might be a better term for it actually.
    Thanks, T
     
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    Just an FYI, most of the larger pictures you see here are hosted on other sites like Photobucket. You can upload the pic to Photobucket, then you copy the IMG address in the bar on the right. Come back to BH.com, and paste into the body of your post. Your image will now look like this.

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    This is a true statement. The key is to stay away from where other hunters are. Most hunters will do the same thing we are doing though. Look at an aerial, find key features and go there on a hunch. I've had more success in hunting either deep, hard to reach spots, or over looked areas.
     

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