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Where is the best place to find the really big buck and in what kind of terrain?

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  • Where is the best place to find the really big buck and in what kind of terrain?

    Where is the best place to find the really big buck and in what kind of terrain?

  • #2
    Thats a loaded question! Go for thick brushy areas in very out of the way places where the access is not easy for other hunters where the deer feel more relaxed from seeing so few people.

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    • #3
      Yea, places where no other hunter wants to go. Big bucks are usually smart bucks, hunt smart.

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      • #4
        Long before the season opens find the nastiest, thickest stuff in a rough remote area that people don't go to because its hard or I can't see far enough. Find an old trail and clear out a spot just off of it. I've sat as close as 5yds from a trail because any further and I wouldn't have a shot. Don't eliminate a spot because of ankle deep water. Those spots always have a high mound somewhere in there.

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        • #5
          The biggest whitetail bucks are in the nastiest places known to man. You can’t even get on your hands and knees to enter these areas.

          Both monster Mule and whitetail I watched them lay down and hunters walked within feet of them. One area I hunt, I look as far up this one trail as I go up this mountain ridge on my ATV and watch the does and small bucks lay down within 15 feet off the trail and soon as I pass by up comes there head!
          One of the things I learned, the deer will pattern you and the other hunting pressure and adjust their movements to avoid you or just move out of the area. That’s why I like to hunt on Tuesday thru Thursday s.

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          • #6
            Malta and i don't know what terrain

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            • #7
              In the areas I hunt (East KS and North MO) the no 1 place to look for big bucks is Cedar thickets. When the leaves are off everything else Cedar is still green and thick. Cedar is also my favorite tree for a stand if I can find one big enough. They have a strong but pleasant scent that might mask human scent and the limbs cover your outline. Deer never seem to bust me when I hunt from a Cedar tree. The 10 point I shot in 07 with my bow came out of a cedar thicket. My days off from work ar Wed and Thur so I can hunt when most others can't.

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              • #8
                I agree with some posts above about finding the areas that are not pressured. Depends on what your limits are, maybe you don't have areas like that where your at.

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                • #9
                  years back i read in a F&S that along river bottoms is the best place

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                  • #10
                    Thick creek bottoms. I do mean thick!

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                    • #11
                      You can also find big bucks in overlooked places. A small patch o woods behind the mall or surrounded by posted land. Old deer get big. So find a spot where a deer can grow old. It's not always as far off the beaten path as you think, as long as hunting pressure is low.

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                      • #12
                        Buffalo County, and also Kansas

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                        • #13
                          The thicker the area the better your chances are of finding big bucks.

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                          • #14
                            Thick brushy areas that less people are being around and Deer is usually abundant!!!

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                            • #15
                              Thick brushy areas that less people are being around and Deer is usually abundant!!!

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