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What do you do ...... ?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
JTV 29-Jun-18
ahunter55 29-Jun-18
Thornton 29-Jun-18
drycreek 29-Jun-18
Genesis 29-Jun-18
LBshooter 29-Jun-18
kentuckbowhnter 29-Jun-18
kentuckbowhnter 29-Jun-18
JTV 30-Jun-18
Grubby 30-Jun-18
Pyrannah 30-Jun-18
BullBuster 30-Jun-18
JTV 30-Jun-18
Schmitty78 30-Jun-18
Simple 30-Jun-18
Slate 30-Jun-18
APauls 30-Jun-18
Paul@thefort 30-Jun-18
trail hound 30-Jun-18
Lee 30-Jun-18
'Ike' 01-Jul-18
Fuzz 01-Jul-18
Ace of Spades 02-Jul-18
W 02-Jul-18
From: JTV
29-Jun-18
What do you do if ??? ... you have a good location for deer (once you get there), but entry into it sucks.... Ive went thru this scenario multiple times....

wind direction is good once you get there, but getting there goes against the wind and possibly into the direction they will come from, but once you get there the preferred wind is fine for the set up ...... entry is lousy because of access .... do you bypass the spot or just go in and hope things will be fine once you get there ??...

From: ahunter55
29-Jun-18

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I've gone in with the wind completely wrong & have seen deer right after getting in the stand. Last year I turned around in my stand & a good buck standing30 yds in front of my stand. My bow was on the ground on my rope. No idea why he was there, walked over a little rise & right to my stand & wind going right to him.. No, I did not get a shot, just a photo

From: Thornton
29-Jun-18
Shot a 164" 8 point on public land at 40 yds while standing on the ground upwind of a herd of deer

From: drycreek
29-Jun-18
I try like hell not to have that problem, but sometimes it can't be helped I guess. No way you can find another entrance route ?

From: Genesis
29-Jun-18
I’ve had some good hunts after clanking around ,scouting,sawing .Just limit your times hunting the area and you will be fine

From: LBshooter
29-Jun-18
Get yourself some good cover scents and go, deer herd in a stick or some nose jammer and hunt.

29-Jun-18
if its a morning stand go in earlier than you normally would by an hour.

29-Jun-18
if its a morning stand go in earlier than you normally would by an hour.

From: JTV
30-Jun-18
DryCreek, no there is no other way in ..... I'd have to come in from the North/NW .. Preferred wind would be N/NE ... cant do any thing from the south, it is a no go zone ( State land) .... in the AM, I'd go in early for sure ... PM, also go in early to sit till dark ... .. good location, just that entrance is hard .....

From: Grubby
30-Jun-18
I think you can hunt these stands and be successful but they are much easier to overhunt . If access is bad I’ll save it, only hunt it when everything else is right and plan for a long sit.

From: Pyrannah
30-Jun-18
Parachute!

Can get access another way? Through asking neighbors or something?

I would not not hunt it

From: BullBuster
30-Jun-18
I’ve spent up to 2 days cutting a trail to an awesome stand site.

From: JTV
30-Jun-18
Bullbuster, I do that to many of my locations, I would have to here.. it is at least a 6/10 th mile of a hike to get in there, what ever route I would choose .... there is a huge marsh to the west, private property to the north (hunted), and the south as stated is a off limits area of the state land/no access ... the east is big deep water filled ditch, no bridge, no downed trees to cross on, over 6-7 ft deep with a lot of muck/mud along it, you sink to your knees ... I found this place while shed hunting after looking at it on Huntstand, good funnel and the deer walk along the ditch berm before they cut in past the Cotton wood to get to the woods in back to the west, and that will flood out if there is heavy rains as it abuts up next to the marsh, however, if it stays dry, I might be able to access thru the woods, it needs to cool down so I can get out there to walk it some more, it was all flooded with the snow melt and heavy rains back in Feb ............ .... the only parking area is also to the north .... Oh, I will be packing in my stand/sticks every hunt as I always do .... remember this is state/public land ... it will only be hunted during bow season and it is likely there will be stands from others plastered thru there, but not where I'd be ...... I primarily hunt another area on the place, where no stands be kept up over night/unattended, you pack it in and out daily... it's just that this location looked inviting because it is hard to get into ... Ive got 41 set ups on the 9000+ acre property I can hunt, all packing in the stand/sticks or climber ..

From: Schmitty78
30-Jun-18
Would it be possible/better to access the area on a kayak or canoe from the water filled ditch? I have a couple of these spots hard to access too, I think they can definitely still be hunted. As others have stated I wouldn’t over do it though, pretty easy to over hunt.

From: Simple
30-Jun-18
My best spot is very hard to access. Really I'm limited to one way in. I go. I go slow and avoid trails at almost all cost. Just go! I've had more success going then not!

From: Slate
30-Jun-18
Like Simple said just go. Have fun

From: APauls
30-Jun-18
Sounds like a canoe spot

From: Paul@thefort
30-Jun-18

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The larges WT buck I have killed in Colorado was in an area I had to walk straight in to, across a pasture 400 yards with the wind at my back. I got there two hours before light, sat in the tree stand until then, he came by and 1/2 hour later just up wind. Killed him at 15 yards. I figured/hoped he was across the creek on the adjacent property. I was right. He never knew I was there.

From: trail hound
30-Jun-18

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I can't approach a stand with the wind at my back. It blows my confidence and without confidence you are relying on luck and that doesn't work for me. I had this situation a few years ago and decided to drive my jeep with windows up across the field and through the timber on a trail so I could approach my stand into the wind. I had permission to drive anywhere and obviously that's not always an option, but if and when it is, it can work.

From: Lee
30-Jun-18
Canoe as a number have said or chest waders - whatever gets you across the ditch.

From: 'Ike'
01-Jul-18
Have someone come in and test it for you and I'd like to help you with that! ;-) You'll figure it out Jeff...

From: Fuzz
01-Jul-18
I've got a similar situation I've been dealing with for years but on private. The deer can and do bed all over with water and swamp on 2 sides.

Black helicopter insertion is my only option.:-(

02-Jul-18
One spot I hunt has only one way into it and usually results in some deer getting bumped. But if it is left alone until the rut and you only go into it a couple times then there is still a good chance to see numerous deer on all day sits. After 2-3 hunts though the sightings really drop.

From: W
02-Jul-18
Go across on a tractor inter tube. If you can’t get in without making a bunch of noise, jog in and grunt on two different calls as you go. They’ll think it’s a chase and be along shortly.

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