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Scenario - Need some advice please!

So i have been hunting this state land out in Long Island.  I have not had much luck as I do not know the area that well.  i did some scouting and here is the scenario, any advice or tips would be appreciated.  Basically the land has a giant bog/swamp on it.  The swamp is probably about 7 or 8 acres big.  The swamp buts up against a road which is where I park.  I walk around the swamp and then behind the swamp is about 10 acres of some thin hardwoods of oak trees and Pine trees but the ground has very thick tangled brush everywhere.  I dont know what you call that stuff but its about 3 feet high and extremely tough to walk through. There are trails that run through that thick stuff down to the swamp.  I had been set up on the edge of the swamp where i found a few shredded pine saplings and a couple of old scrapes but i did not see much.  Now behind that 10 acres of woods and thickets is a huge open grassy field.  I would say its about 3 football fields big.  It looks like long whitish dry grass that has been bent over and pushed down.  i have not hunted that field yet.  So heres my question.  I always see deer come out into fileds, golf courses, open areas at sunset.   I assume they are feeding in those fields.  thiose fields usually look liek they are greener.  How would i know if they are feeding in this dry grassy field.  Do they eat dried grass??  Where would you set up if you were me?  Thanks   

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I think maybe they are

I think maybe they are bedding in those fields if that is where they are coming from at sunset.

 

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sounds like you may be

sounds like you may be hunting otis pike #17? I always found it hard hunting right on top of that swamp.  IF indeed it is that spot, my sucess always came on top of the hill.  The deer would leave the swamp to feed early and bed on that open high grass. 

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Actually its Otis Pike 14. 

Actually its Otis Pike 14.  Its right near 17 and 18.  Its just off Grumman blvd on river road.  They call the swamp the cranberry bogg.  Do you know this area and if so how do you hunt it. Thanks again.

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Funny I tried hunting there a

Funny I tried hunting there a few years back because I saw what you probably did ...lots of deer at the golf course.  In early October I was getting killed by the mosiquitos because of the swamp never really saw much and I gave up on the spot.....sorry cant help you but it would be nice if we could hunt the golf course!  Good luck keep us posted.

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LOL funny you say that, me

LOL funny you say that, me and my buddy were dying when we left spot 14 to head back to the check station and saw all those deer up on the greens.  I also saw a huge buck chasing a doe across that big open field on grumman blvd.  I am sure you know the one i am talking about.  I wish we could hunt in the woods bordering that field.

If you dont mind telling me, what is the best location at spot 18.  Many say its one of the best spots but its so large i never know where to start once i cross those tracks by the parking spot.  Any help would be great.  Thanks

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spot 18

i'VE HAD SOME GOOD SUCESS EARLY SEASON THERE.  It seems when the pheaseant hunting starts and the dogs start running I see less deer on that side.  I usually cross the track and walk staright in about 75 yards.  You'll start seeing some good trails come left to right.  Plenty of shooting lanes.  Just have to get out there and put your time in.  

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Thanks for the info.  I will

Thanks for the info.  I will keep you posted.

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