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Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« on: September 27, 2021, 04:17:24 PM »
Yesterday I was out in the rain and I ran across some deer(does unfortunately) right where I thought theyíd be - bedded in some sparse reprod 20 yards from the brush line - and it got me thinkingÖ where will the bucks be hanging out in the rain?

Any tips as far as terrain? Slope? Benches? Big timber? Reprod too? I know thereís not really going to be a ďcheat codeĒ but thereís gotta be places one can spend time and run higher than average chances of running across a buck.

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 04:25:50 PM »
Blacktails donít care if itís raining, Iíve seen them in the worst down pour you can imagine bedded out in the middle of a clear cut. Itís super noisy then, and they can see long distances front of themselves with the wind at there back.😉
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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 04:35:07 PM »
Blacktails donít care if itís raining, Iíve seen them in the worst down pour you can imagine bedded out in the middle of a clear cut. Itís super noisy then, and they can see long distances front of themselves with the wind at there back.😉

So youíre telling me theyíll be in the same places as the does?

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 04:46:54 PM »
 :yeah:
Pretty much it
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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 05:08:43 PM »
:yeah:
Pretty much it
Or close by

I figured the bucks would be in more secluded areas

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 05:11:42 PM »
In my experience if itís not raining itís almost a waste of time. Never killed a blacktail when it wasnít raining.
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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 05:16:14 PM »
:yeah:
Pretty much it
Or close by

I figured the bucks would be in more secluded areas

This buck was 50 yards off the road in a heavily traveled piece of state land
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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2021, 05:18:02 PM »
They're basking in it, feeling right at home.  You know when its sunny so you go out and enjoy life, I think blacktails see clouds, darkness and rain the same way.

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2021, 05:43:06 PM »
In my experience if itís not raining itís almost a waste of time. Never killed a blacktail when it wasnít raining.

I agree with the exception of the evening. I find that they more reliably come out during the last hour or so of light. Nothing like when itís raining of course, but if itís nice out I wonít even bother hitting the woods until the late afternoon at the earliest.

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2021, 05:46:57 PM »
:yeah:
Pretty much it
Or close by

I figured the bucks would be in more secluded areas

This buck was 50 yards off the road in a heavily traveled piece of state land
They are there

Nice buck! Was he in reprod or timber?

Iíve gotta be upfront - while I can find them in reprod and clear cuts I absolutely suck at hunting timber. I feel like every time I set foot in there I get stupider and I get the feeling that I donít know where I should be looking or going.

Do I just stick to the edges nearest to the adjacent clear cut or reprod? Do I venture deeper in? How deep? Does topography matter?

So many questions.

Iím also asking these questions as it relates to bucks. I feel fairly confident finding does - theyíre usually fairly plentiful.

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2021, 05:57:28 PM »
Thanks
Iíve shot lots of blacktails walking roads
I like the clear cut edges corners and pinch points
I stump sit walk and glass
Bad weather wind rain is the best
Iíve shot a couple of nice ones but if itís a 2pt or better I dump em
That buck was heading through a cut to bed
I was walking back to the truck and saw him standing there looking at me
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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2021, 12:25:11 PM »
Thanks
Iíve shot lots of blacktails walking roads
I like the clear cut edges corners and pinch points
I stump sit walk and glass
Bad weather wind rain is the best
Iíve shot a couple of nice ones but if itís a 2pt or better I dump em
That buck was heading through a cut to bed
I was walking back to the truck and saw him standing there looking at me
Good luck
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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2021, 12:39:53 PM »
I've only killed 1 blacktail that wasn't in a clear cut or reprod and all of them have been in the late season.

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2021, 06:16:08 PM »
Usually either in the dense timber you find chanterelles in or on the open timber edges on the reprod side.  But they typically stay active when wind is a factor.  Windy rainy days are by far the best days to hunt black tail.  When trees are blowing down and you know a buck is in the area, find a spot to glass out of the way of a widowmaker and sit down and wait. 

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Re: Blacktail bucks in the rain - where are they?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2021, 06:22:33 PM »
Usually either in the dense timber you find chanterelles in or on the open timber edges on the reprod side.  But they typically stay active when wind is a factor.  Windy rainy days are by far the best days to hunt black tail.  When trees are blowing down and you know a buck is in the area, find a spot to glass out of the way of a widowmaker and sit down and wait.

Whatís the best way to hunt the timber? Hunt the edges?

 


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