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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2023, 07:27:02 PM »
Bull in the back left doesn't come in closer than this. Couldn't get a photo with his entire rack in it, but video shows he's 4x4.

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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2023, 10:42:14 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Interesting spot.
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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2023, 03:18:32 AM »
They should get comfortable with that block and even start using it as they walk by.  Sometimes introducing something new scares them....but they will become comfortable with it being there and not pay it much attention in short order. 

Nice pictures and a couple real nice bucks.   :tup: :tup:

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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2023, 03:47:03 PM »
I've had them do that on blocks before too. Took them a little bit but soon they were going after it.

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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2023, 04:47:20 PM »
Don't be moving those blocks around now.
You want an established spot in the future.
Salt is best when placed early in the year ,when deer and elk are coming out of winter.
It will work year round though too,leave those blocks till next year and refresh .
Your pics will double ,even if the population of animals stays the same. They will just visit it more,when it's established.
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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2023, 08:43:24 AM »
Question for you experts. Would this area still be hunt-able to you if logging started on the adjacent property? The big timber that they seem to be bedding in isn't touched...but a couple hundred yards behind it is being logged actively.

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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2023, 08:48:29 AM »
Question for you experts. Would this area still be hunt-able to you if logging started on the adjacent property? The big timber that they seem to be bedding in isn't touched...but a couple hundred yards behind it is being logged actively.

Thanks for thoughts

Yes, logging near the area doesn't seem to spook them to bad from my experience.  If the area they hang is logged, they will move and probably still come back to that spot in the evening to check it out.  Eventually they will find a new location to hang out until re-growth fits their needs.
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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2023, 09:09:38 AM »
Question for you experts. Would this area still be hunt-able to you if logging started on the adjacent property? The big timber that they seem to be bedding in isn't touched...but a couple hundred yards behind it is being logged actively.

Thanks for thoughts

It might change there habits for a bit.
I've had plenty of hunting spots that where fine all year.
Then pull up there to hunt and they just started a logging unit or tree thinning units just days before the season started.
It just happens. :dunno:

Most biologist will tell ya that logging and most reforest practice will actually enhance it. With new growth from brush,grass,and other stuff that deer and elk eat. But realistically that takes a few years. Especially if they are clear-cuts,then they spray this nasty stuff to kill all the brush,then replant trees. Which all happens in the next two years after the cut.

In the mean time ,most cuts in the fall before winter will create a food source for deer and elk,in the form of what they call left over slash. I wouldn't give up on the spot,it will most likely get better over time. Active logging may push the animals to use private more.
If operations are done before your season would be ideal.
Keep a close eye on the edges of the cut.,tracks or trails that might lead into the cut at night ,since cover is reduced.
Try to use it as a positive. But at the same time really look for animals in cuts that are 3-7 years old ,that are near the new cut.

That's all I got,my best explanation.
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Re: 6 Bucks traveling between huntable and "no hunt"
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2023, 04:25:40 PM »
I appreciate your insight guys, thanks.

I didn't consider the "leftover slash" would be there as a food sources - good to know! I'm going to check cam's again at the end of the month, we'll see what is in there.

 


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