Deer need to feel safe and secure in their bedding areas. Whitetails will bed in areas with little to no grass, but they much prefer to lie down in a soft spot if one is available, particularly when it is cool. Whitetail Tips: How to Map Your Hunting Area. I’d spent much of the previous three months scouting my hunting area, collected hundreds of photos of different bucks from trail cams, and cataloged every rub, scrape, bedding area, and buck sighting on the property. Time and again I have heard we need to stay out of a buck’s bedding area because if a buck is disturbed there, he will abandon it and perhaps move to the neighbor’s spread.
How can you tell if you’re looking at a doe or buck bedding area? Why there are buck bedding areas, and doe bedding areas? It is easy to unravel they mystery of deer bedding areas anywhere a whitetail roams. Scouting deer bedding areas has been a critical ingredient to my whitetail success, and I encourage you to practice your buck bed scouting efforts often!.
Is it a good idea to ever hunt in a buck’s bedding area? Or are there times where you can risk it. Locating Trophy Buck Bedding Areas to Pattern a Buck By T.R. Michels I first picked up the deer trail as it came out of a finger of woods and entered a cornfield. This article is an excerpt from the Complete Whitetail Addict’s Manual, available on computer readable CD or in soft cover. Do you take a mid-day break when you hunt deer? Natural funnels between feeding and bedding areas are obvious stand sites.
5 Tips For Identifying Buck Bedding Areas
If a wise, old whitetail buck doesn’t feel safe in his bedroom, why would he stick around particularly as the season continues? Besides that, deer hunting bedding areas is downright difficult. Besides that, deer hunting bedding areas is downright difficult. Hunting Bedding Areas of Whitetail Deer After 43 years of whitetail deer hunting I am convinced, outside of topographical advantages during the rut, that bed areas of whitetail deer may be the best strategy to bag a trophy whitetail deer. In my opinion, nothing is more important than locating the beds if you want to be successful in harvesting a mature buck in September and October. Bedding areas are safety zones for deer. White-tailed deer are ruminants, a characteristic that. Because whitetails typically empty their bowels upon rising from their beds, their bedding areas also have a lot of droppings 1/2 inch or less in length, fresh and shiny (most important) and dull (old) in appearance. Stand hunting next to the bedding area if a doe is in heat and accompanied by a dominant buck can be plenty exciting. A hunter can go crazy trying to understand the patterns of whitetail deer in the fall. Deer generally travel only a short distance to browse, urinate, or change beds.