Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Moving to the Big House!
Personally I'd spread the corn in long scattered trails, don't leave it in piles as the deer will hunt for each and every morsel of corn whereas cattle usually just work on large piles of it... a 50 lb bag usually will cover 100 or so yards of a trail in a 1 foot wide scattered path.... I've had success in the past hunting a "cold"(unprepared) area by scattering the corn across several paths that show deer travel (tracks and droppings) I try to get within a couple of hundred yards of heavy thick brush, and find a small clearing..... the use of tree stands isn't really necessary, but does open up your areas of view....Deer try to move trough brush and in cover, but also will travel down dry creeks and gulleys... Get out to your hunting area at least an hour before daybreak, don't smoke or chew, drink coffee or carry stuff that is noisy or smelly... My secret weapon is a rabbit squaler.... If I hunt a cold area and know deer are around, but I'm not seeing any or many, I'll let a few squeels out like a wounded rabbit, a domionant doe and most young bucks will come to see what is going on.... just squeel for 15-30 seconds, put it down, pick up your rifle and watch.... Also, the nest 10-14 days in North Texas are gonna be fun, the bucks are coming into the first rut, and they get stupid, so just sit down and wait.... DO NOT try to walk around and find deer, you'll scare more than you'll see. Patience is the key....
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