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Bedding Areas Only hunt bedding
areas you can sneak into from the direction opposite where the deer are feeding.
Only hunt it when the wind is blowing
from the feeding area to the bedding area
and stop on the downwind fringe of the
bedding area.
That gives you the best chance of getting in and out clean without educating
the does. I once hunted on the fringe of a
doe bedding area that was so consistently
used that I actually carried a slingshot and
a pocket full of rocks from our driveway
to spook off the does before climbing
down. It was funny to watch the one I
hit jump and run and all the others pile
in after her. They were always right back
there the next morning. They never did
figure out that I was there. The lesson:
Getting in clean is easy, but you have to
be careful about where you hunt if you
want to be able to get out clean.
Feeding Areas The bucks won't follow a doe out into the field at this time as
often as they might during the peak of the
rut. Instead, they'll come out almost anywhere, not worrying about trails one bit.
They will just materialize and stand back
and survey the action. This can make stand

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