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Cattle pastures.... #2924424
10/11/19 06:53 PM
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Just recently acquired permission to a 1400 acre lease that for the most part is about 900 acres of pasture. This style of hunting goes against anything and everything that I have ever done but it has produced many big bucks over the yrs. There are fence rows, pinch points, and funnels literally everywhere. On top of that, there are multiple little woodlots ranging anywhere between 3-250 acres scattered throughout. The farmer bushhogs every other year, with this year being an off year for mowing and I bump deer almost every time I enter the pasture. I've also been running cameras for the last few weeks and every good buck is in the pasture edges and not in the larger wood blocks. Y'all got any tips for this type of hunting?

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924429
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Sounds like it might be a good morning spot


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Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924432
10/11/19 07:00 PM
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Use the wind and hunt the funnels and edges
I grew up hunting farm land like that and it can be a pain to get it all figured out but when you do it's great hunting

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924434
10/11/19 07:02 PM
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box stand of some kind of tripod and hunt the edges and watch the pastures. when turning on roads and down my drive way we see deer in open pastures.

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924435
10/11/19 07:03 PM
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evening hunts

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924436
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box stand of some kind of tripod and hunt the edges and watch the pastures. when turning on roads and down my drive way we see deer in open pastures.

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924439
10/11/19 07:13 PM
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Hunted a place like that in Furman. You will see more good bucks along the edge of the fields and cutting the corners than you will in the woods. If you get a good rut it will be absolutely nuts. Deer will be everywhere in those fields. Good luck sir!

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924440
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My experience hunting around cows,deer tolerate them in the open pastures, but will not in the woods. When the white oaks are dropping acorns the cows camp out under them sucking them up as fast as they fall. YMMV

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924441
10/11/19 07:14 PM
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Get up high on a corner where you can see two edges. Or just get high as you can stand where you can see the most.

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924443
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Screw in steps up a tall oak tree overlooking the pasture and as many pinch points as possible. Don't install a box stand now or tripod unless you want the deer to avoid you like the plague.


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Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924446
10/11/19 07:15 PM
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Entry is going to be critical for you.
I’ve boogered up pasture and CRP deer and not even known I’d boogered them up.
They feel very safe in tall grass but you can bump them so easily.
If there’s a ditch with not much water in it, it can be gold as far as getting in undetected.
I figured that out too late to help me. Maybe it will help you.


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Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924447
10/11/19 07:17 PM
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Find the thick stuff

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924469
10/11/19 07:34 PM
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If u jerk it off youll b picking lil teeth out
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Welcome to my world of hunting...ive had best luck using wind and edges...u risk to much entering a 20-40 acre patch of woods round here cuz wind swirls or the bucks r up high and see u way before u see them...set up on wood line in a good spot till rut then set way off wood line in field

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924593
10/11/19 09:45 PM
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Same as anywhere else. They bed in a thicket and travel to food. You figure out the two and get in the middle. Hunt the wind and keep the pressure as low as possible.

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924614
10/11/19 09:57 PM
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Corn


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Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924623
10/11/19 10:02 PM
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Practice shooting at 300+ yards.


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Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: FurFlyin] #2924718
10/12/19 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by FurFlyin
Practice shooting at 300+ yards.


Out of the truck window.

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: Fuzzy_Bunny] #2924791
10/12/19 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy_Bunny
Originally Posted by FurFlyin
Practice shooting at 300+ yards.


Out of the truck window.


Yes

One of the absolute best places I've ever hunted was just outside Auburn. That was nearly 30 years ago. It was a 200 acre horse farm. There were large water oaks in the pastures and deer would pour out of the surrounding woods to feed in the afternoons. I've saw as many as 67 deer in one afternoon on that farm. I had 3 8 points and a 10 point at 30 yards under a tree one afternoon while bow hunting and couldn't get a shot on any of them. One of them would look at me while the other 3 ate acorns. I killed my first deer with a bow the next afternoon. A basket racked 8. If I had known ANYTHING about hunting back then I could have killed some fine, fine bucks the two years that I got to hunt that place.


If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2924871
10/12/19 01:37 PM
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Borrow the farmers truck. The deer will pay it no attention.

Re: Cattle pastures.... [Re: booner] #2925038
10/12/19 03:44 PM
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Hunt from the truck or a tractor in the am, evening on field edge, but when it starts to get cold I'd slowly work my stand depper in the timber maybe 50-100 yrds per hunt till I found the sweet spot.


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