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Author Topic: Tagged out!  (Read 1372 times)

Offline yari

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Re: Tagged out!
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2016, 09:10:19 AM »
way to go. congrats
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2017, 09:50:19 AM »
Here is a tip on the baiting...  try and use bait very close to or in cover. One of the reasons deer are skittish over bait piles is most people put them in an open location that makes them skittish because they are away from cover. Try baiting right on a tree line or in some brush that they can get to and from without being in the open. it can make getting a good shot profile harder but they will be more likely to come there during the daylight hours if they can come to and fro and remain in good cover. I have had much better luck baiting in thick brush or woods than in fields or openings.

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Re: Tagged out!
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2017, 10:16:02 AM »
Baiting is not legal in PA during the hunting season. However what HM said is very true, I use trophy rocks when I set up trail cameras and I keep them in cover areas that deer like to travel. I set them up off of the trails that will not have them come out in the open. I have had much success over the years and get some pretty amazing pictures.
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Re: Tagged out!
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2017, 01:00:11 PM »
Congrats Louie on a Good Season!!!!!

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2017, 05:02:44 PM »
Congrats Louie on your doe...nice way to close out a season!
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2017, 08:09:50 PM »
Thanks for the tip on baiting, HM.  I was beginning to think that was the reason the does were so skittish.  I put my bait pile in a slight gully, which the deer seem to use as a travel corridor on a regular basis.  The nearest cover is a tree line, on the neighbor's property, and I wouldn't want to put a bait pile there.
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