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Old 08-15-2017, 01:08 PM
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Since we in the Northern Zone aren't allowed to hunt over bait how can we? I mean how can we do it and not get caught? Having some bait out would be a good way to get those big boys to come out of those thickets. I mean there are trails going in and out of em but so hard to walk in there. Seems it is gonna take rut (have to wait longer) or some bait to get em to step out. What y'all got?
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Maybe add some c'mere deer powder on top. Kidding aside, if you ask folks that kill big deer consistently, baiting isn't a tactic they use. Big bucks are smarter than that. Time in the woods, deer sign, trail cams, using wind direction / thermals, hunting stands only when conditions are right, not over hunting an area...those are the best tactics to kill big deer. If you know where they are coming in and out, you are in the right place...they have to stretch those legs at some point.
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Get some Standers and Drivers and walk thru that thick area near the end of Season...

Awoods..I got about 900 hundred Trail Cam pictures of a Boar hog eating a pile like that I put out.
Entire thing was gone in 2 nights...even that big block.
I quit after that.
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I've never killed a big deer over bait, and have seen very few near it.
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You can hunt over corn in the northern counties. You don't even need to be overt about it. Just one catch, youre hunting hogs.
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I've never killed a big deer over bait, and have seen very few near it.
Killed a 140 inch 10 point year before last with his head stuck right in the middle of a big pile of corn. Buddy of mine killed a nice 130 inch 8 point eating in a pile. You hunt the piles when the rut is winding down and you can get a big boy on a pile. Truth is we have killed several large bucks with their heads stuck in corn piles.

Before the rules changes and the law stated 200 yards and out of site (at least it was and still think it is that for the north), we always had a food plot that was 200 yards long and placed our bait stations just beyond that and to the left or right about 20 yards to the sides. We weren't hunting over the stations and could not see them as they were out of sight due to the woods, the idea was that if they visited the station they would hit the food plot along the way or right after visiting it.
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Get some Standers and Drivers and walk thru that thick area near the end of Season...

Awoods..I got about 900 hundred Trail Cam pictures of a Boar hog eating a pile like that I put out.
Entire thing was gone in 2 nights...even that big block.
I quit after that.
Yep...I have had similar experiences with hogs...I don't have any use for them. Especially when they get into food plots.
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Over 200 yds and out of sight.
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Since we in the Northern Zone aren't allowed to hunt over bait how can we? I mean how can we do it and not get caught ? Having some bait out would be a good way to get those big boys to come out of those thickets. I mean there are trails going in and out of em but so hard to walk in there. Seems it is gonna take rut (have to wait longer) or some bait to get em to step out. What y'all got?
Do it legally and you don't have to worry about it. Set it up in a spot over 200 yds away where they have to pass through a funnel to get to it or something similar. It'll take some imagination but it can be done in the right spot.
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Do it legally and you don't have to worry about it. Set it up in a spot over 200 yds away where they have to pass through a funnel to get to it or something similar. It'll take some imagination but it can be done in the right spot.
Like fenced in back yards running to u down a drain.
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I've never killed a big deer over bait, and have seen very few near it.
So I need to place it say 50 yards from outer edge of thicket then so that they will come out of thicket to eat? I see what you are saying, when he steps out of edge then shoot him. I need to go today then and rotate my ladder so I will be staring straight on at the trail. Afraid with it being to left side he'd sneak out and already be in middle of corn pile before I could get gun up. Thanks for tip
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Hunt at night.
Especially around a full moon. I don't think game wardens aren't out much in the middle of the night.
You'll need good ears and a bright light. And a good bottle of something to keep you warm...
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:26 AM
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Get some Standers and Drivers and walk thru that thick area near the end of Season...

Awoods..I got about 900 hundred Trail Cam pictures of a Boar hog eating a pile like that I put out.
Entire thing was gone in 2 nights...even that big block.
I quit after that.
Dig a 4' deep hole with a posthole digger and fill it up with corn and both deer and hogs will hit it all year since they can not get to the bottom.

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Old 08-16-2017, 09:35 AM
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If you are going to hunt at night use a red light like the one in the picture not the new high intensity lights they sell today. The old red lights do nor spook deer or hogs because they don't see the red even at 5 yards and you can see more than 150 yards with it. The other one can spook them at more than 100 yards if you hit them in the eyes. Ask me how I know.

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If you are going to hunt at night use a red light like the one in the picture not the new high intensity lights they sell today. The old red lights do nor spook deer or hogs because they don't see the red even at 5 yards and you can see more than 150 yards with it. The other one can spook them at more than 100 yards if you hit them in the eyes. Ask me how I know.

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Is this the same light you mentioned? They must have made some changes to it or made a new model.
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Does the corn have to be in a covered feeder out of sight and 200 yds? If so, put up a pipe feeder with a lid on it tied to the backside of a tree close to cover, on a path, or where you see several old rubs,in a direction that will be on the predominately upwind side from your stand. Don't even think about going into that stand on a bad, or even questionable wind. Take a rake and clear out a small path of any debris for the last 100 or so yds on your route to your stand so you can enter it quietly. If done right, you can be successful at killing good deer if your letting everything else walk.
If someone tells you that a 4 yr or older buck won't eat corn during daylight, they're mistaken. But, you can NOT let them figure out you're hunting them til you put a bullet through his lungs. So I've heard...

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I would not worry about placement of the bait. You can put some on the back of your pick-up and monster Bucks will chase you thru a field trying to get to it.
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I would not worry about placement of the bait. You can put some on the back of your pick-up and monster Bucks will chase you thru a field trying to get to it.
Happens all the time.
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A lot of good tips in this one for Northern zone hunters. I have subscribed. BO$$ -can it be a sticky?
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I had some signs made that say" NO LAW ENFORCEMENT" and posted them around my property every 30'. Keeps them from being able to trespass without a warrant. They don't need to know what I'm doing and who has time to sit in the woods all day?
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