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Offline heronblu

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Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« on: December 31, 2017, 08:52:15 AM »
Last day of archery and I've got a nice buck bedded at 61yds uphill in the thick stuff. Wind is good, ground is crunchy and loud. Close the distance and try to sneak an arrow in there? Wait until he moves and then make a plan? Some combination of both? Expert blacktail advice appreciated.

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:57:05 AM »
Crunchy ground i would try and wait him out. Check out where he might go to from his bed and find some lanes you can stop him in when your ready to put one through him.
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 09:22:40 AM »
Is this actually live?
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 09:24:03 AM »
If youre comfortable at 61 yards Id be waiting it out under those conditions. Let him stand on his own time.
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 09:42:15 AM »
Is this actually live?

It is indeed. Im still sitting and watching his ear twitch through the binos. I bumped him from another bed earlier and am thinking about headed back there to wait for him to circle back. Because realistically I've got no shot here and he knows right where i am.

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 09:56:30 AM »
If he stands where he is bedded now do you have a shot?
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 10:18:04 AM »
If he stands where he is bedded now do you have a shot?

No, too much brush in the way.

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 10:28:02 AM »
I would stop making any movements, including looking at your phone and let him forget you are there

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 10:34:43 AM »
I would stop making any movements, including looking at your phone and let him forget you are there
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 10:48:54 AM »

Haha fair enough. Thought you all might enjoy the play by play. Signing off.
I would stop making any movements, including looking at your phone and let him forget you are there
:yeah:
And the last thing I would do is be on the forum asking for advice. We learn by our mistakes or our successs. Good luck!

Haha fair enough. Thought you all might enjoy the late season play by play. Signing off. Thanks!

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 10:52:15 AM »
Well I was enjoying it. Let us know how it turns out. :tup:

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 11:10:14 AM »
Good luck! Last day with buck in sight, I wouldn't be able to control myself. I'd make a move and go after him. Hope to hear of your success :tup:

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 11:14:41 AM »
I was enjoying the live aspect of this thread thought it was pretty cool.
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 11:16:35 AM »
I was enjoying the live aspect of this thread thought it was pretty cool.
Let us know
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