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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 you’re comfortable at 61 yards I’d 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
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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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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2017, 12:03:31 PM »
I hope this ends with a grip and grin!

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2017, 12:06:02 PM »
Update!? I assume he’s either dead or gone by now.
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2017, 12:16:56 PM »
I waited 30 minutes for my bedded buck this year.  I was texting my wife, dad, and a friend about it.  I even took a couple of videos (poor quality).  Eventually, I decided to switch spots when the deer looked away but was spotted by a different deer I didn't see before.  Buck jumped up and BANG! :)

I can't wait to see how this one pans out.

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2017, 02:16:51 PM »

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!

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2017, 05:18:47 PM »
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.

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2017, 05:28:27 PM »
I thought that was pretty cool, a live hunt! :tup:

I would have waited him out if there was any chance of getting a shot if he stood, eventually he would probably stand. If you make him stand good chance he'll jump and bust out of there not giving you any shot.
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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2017, 05:33:12 PM »
I was hoping for a live video feed of the stalk and hopefully the shot

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2017, 05:41:29 PM »
I was hoping for a live video feed of the stalk and hopefully the shot

Heath blew up the party!! :bash: :chuckle:

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »
Well, here's the update: I sat for an hour and a half until he stood up and walked right over the ridge never presenting a shot. I'm not too broken up about it though. I've got one in the freezer already and this week is my first time hunting this property so I haven't really figured out the area yet. Looking forward to hunting his sheds and hopefully getting a chance at him next year. Time to focus my energy on ducks. Thanks for tuning in.

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Re: Big buck bedded...stalk or wait?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2017, 05:47:36 PM »
Well this is different, I don't think I've ever had cell service while hunting  :chuckle:
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