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Location: Connecticut
Joined: 07/13/2005
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ive been hunting deer since i was 14 and im going to be 16 come september. any way i havent harvested a deer yet and i am more determined than ever to get a deer. this is going to be my first year hunting with a bow so any scouting, stand placement, scent, calling any thing that will help me will be much appreciated.

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Joined: 08/27/2004
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I always use scent cover and a stand and the crashing method with the dogs one of em does the trick if ones gives you the chance with that bow take it just dont think its your worst enemy you had enough dam time to think while you were waiting take the shot while you have it with deer

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I was always a believer in the one shot one kill method.

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Location: Alabama
Joined: 08/25/2003
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Maybe i'm just tired but what exactly is atomikall saying??

Anyways Scotty E tell us more about the area and terrain you hunt. And we can help you to find a good setup.

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Joined: 07/01/2005
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LOL holey christ atom time for some sleep!!!!Preseason scouting and locating an area with lots of does is your first step,the bucks will show up!!

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ya id say i need some that night i missed a couple words, anyway was trying to say dogs for me work best when hunting deer and i cant really give you info on the bow situation because Ive never hunted with a bow.

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Location: Connecticut
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i hunt in thick woods that have hills swamps streams thick brush the trees are mostly beach maple and oak. i could get you topo maps and aerial photos if that will help

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Location: Alabama
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Try to find areas with acorns near by that are semi open. This would be a good spot also use your topos to look for areas where several hollows as we call em' come together into one, or for saddles which is where a small strip of land that is slightly than the rest runs perpendicular, in an H shape, between two ridges. Also target areas that are near to feeding areas such as food plots, crop fields, or acorn patches. If you can spare the time find where the deer are now and keep a semi track on how their patterns change overthe next few weeks and you should be able to stay on top of them until the rut when they just go crazy. Got any more questions just ask.

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Location: Connecticut
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thanks but whats a hollow

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Location: Connecticut
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how do i find a funnel on the maps

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Location: Alabama
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A hollow is the lower space or valley as some people call them between ridges. For example if you have two ridges that run parallel to each other the space between them is called the hollow. If you can find a spot that several ridges run together and drop off into a large flat that would be a good spot. Finding a funnel can be difficult with a map it is easier to find it while scouting. This can be any sturcture that causes the deer to mve through a particular area.

You mentioned topo maps if you can get me some or give me coordinates i'll look at them and try to find some spots.

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Location: Florida,USA
Joined: 08/21/2003
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Here is a good place to find Aerial Photos and Topo maps.

http://terraserver.microsoft.com/default.aspx

I use the Aerial Photos most when trying to find hidden "islands" in the middle of swamps or a change in foliage and timber that can create those funnels that bnow mentioned.