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Old 12-19-2017, 11:49 PM   #1
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Does anybody here hunt a scendero from a stationary truck instead of a blind?

Will the deer spook?
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Old 12-20-2017, 12:01 AM   #2
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I'very had them come out in a pipeline and stop to check it out. Gotta be ready.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:20 AM   #3
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Never know until you try! I have 2 leases, and on one I can drive to feeders, hand corn and then pull past blind and see a lot of deer, and at the other one, I have to park at gate and then walk in 600 yards to get to blind if I want to see any deer at all.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:33 AM   #4
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I used to do it all the time. I'm not a extreme cold weather hunter. On days like this I prefer to feed the roads and just hunt from the truck. Deer never seemed to care. But I use my truck to feed too. Deer on the lease I'm on now are a little more spooky but their starting to get used to my truck a little better.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:35 AM   #5
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I have in the past and have had good luck, but I prefer a blind as it is easier to shoot from IMO.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:54 AM   #6
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A couple of times
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Old 12-20-2017, 02:10 AM   #7
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Absolute best rest I ever had was off the side mirror of my dad's old Chevy while sitting in the passenger seat. From 8 years old to about 12 I could outshoot anybody in Texas with that rest setup, then I grew a little too big and had to hunch over and it stopped working so good. There's some wary big bucks out there, but I recall my step-mom not wanting to leave the truck on a cold rainy morning and she shot one of the bigger bucks taken on 6000 acre lease in Zavala county that year. He came out and ate corn 75 yards from the truck and she woke up from a nap and blasted him. Not exactly a sporty hunt, but whatever lol.

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Old 12-20-2017, 06:05 AM   #8
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How in the world do you draw your bow back?
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:18 AM   #9
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How in the world do you draw your bow back?


You take the van
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:22 AM   #10
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Got it! Just swing both back doors open and let em fly. I am gonna build me a truck bow.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:26 AM   #11
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Got it! Just swing both back doors open and let em fly. I am gonna build me a truck bow.
Air Bow!!
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:40 AM   #12
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Not from my truck, but I have done the same from my 4 wheeler and from my Ranger. In fact, there's a buck on my wall that was killed using this method.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:42 AM   #13
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I hunted with my uncle when I was younger from a truck in an open field. Truck running and heater on. We saw several deer that morning.

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Old 12-20-2017, 06:47 AM   #14
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During the rut i prefer to hunt out of the truck. I like feeding long senderos and looking from a far at the deer. If i see one we want to shoot, we get the shooting sticks and pursue on foot.
Also, ford super duty mirrors are almost like a lead sled.
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:52 AM   #15
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Best deer stand I ever had was a combine left it in th field for opening day of Missouri deer season
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:52 AM   #16
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We don't have any of them scendero things in East Texas, but we have lots of truck hunters.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:00 AM   #17
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Not legal in North Carolina.

motor vehicles—at no time may any wild animals or birds be taken with the aid of a motor vehicle while the passenger area is occupied or while the vehicle engine is running
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:06 AM   #18
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We don't have any of them scendero things in East Texas, but we have lots of truck hunters.
Yeah, we got em in Wilson county.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:09 AM   #19
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That is one of my favorite ways in Mexico. Corn sendero and play the wind right. Always see lots of deer.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:30 AM   #20
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Does at night with a light count?
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:37 AM   #21
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Lol
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:39 AM   #22
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Numerous senderos where we hunt. Being in the truck and watching is not a problem. Getting out of the truck and positioned for the shot is.
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Old 12-20-2017, 07:56 AM   #23
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Old 12-20-2017, 09:51 AM   #24
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Biggest deer I’ve taken was out of my truck. Wind was wrong for the blind and I wanted to listen to the Cowboys game so hunted from the truck. Worked out good.

Ironically my buddy hunted that blind for three consecutive days prior not taking my advice of brushing in opposite of blind since wind was wrong. He had missed this deer earlier in the season and was dead set on getting him. He finally gave up and went after a mule deer being rifle season had just opened. I drove to the spot, tucked my truck behind some brush and shot the deer the first time I sat there.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:03 AM   #25
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Never out of the truck, but done it alot out of our mule. Get set up in the brush, open the hood to give some movement and relax with a cold beverage. Killed quite a few deer and pigs this way.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:08 AM   #26
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I killed a buck last year out of a Cadillac Escalade (the unit) at 540 yards with a Sako 7mm LR and a Trijicon scope.

I was sitting in the passenger seat, the buck walked out into the sendero and I was handed the rifle and bag. Set up and fired one round under him, was instructed to give it two clicks and fired another round into his shoulder.

It was all equipment!

I had not ever shot that rifle or killed a buck with a rifle in 20 years! I ain’t that good!
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:21 AM   #27
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that thing just needs the spotlights mounted like the cops have.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:28 AM   #28
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I've been hunting from my SUV for the last six years because of back and leg problems that makes it difficult for me to walk very far.
I've taken deer every year and the deer will walk within ten yards of the vehicle and then go on their way either turning around or crossing within easy bow range of a crossbow or rifle.
I've taken three deer with the crossbow.
During rainy days I'll prop up an umbrella over the drivers side window and stay dry and warm.
Best way to hunt without having to get out in the weather and allows you to take a snooze just before daylight with the seat reclined.
Blinds, and walking several hundred yards to not scare the deer is overrated.

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Old 12-20-2017, 10:33 AM   #29
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It depends a lot on whether they're used to seeing vehicles or not. People live on the ranch my land is a part of and there are trucks driving through the main road all the time. I took my buddy a couple weeks ago, and i was sitting in the truck and could see him in the tripod looking 100 or so yards away. I had like 20 does walk right in front of me (could've hit them with a rock) and he saw nothing at the feeder.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:37 AM   #30
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On some places, animals get used to noise and activity around vehicles. Got invited to a friend of a friends place a few years back to do a hog hunt in exchange for a work day. Worked around the place most of the day...when we were loading up the truck, talking and throwing t post driver / tools / coolers / etc in the bed, and generally making a racket, a big sounder of hogs came walking along a draw about 75yds away to a feeder the guy had set there, carefree as can be. We uncased the rifles, and started shooting.
But like the one guy noted above, on another place I used to lease, if you wanted to see anything, you hiked back to the blinds all the way from camp at the front of the property.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #31
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We don't have any of them scendero things in East Texas, but we have lots of truck hunters.
A county road is an east Texas sendero
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:44 AM   #32
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Very popular in East Texas at night.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:47 AM   #33
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Helps to have a buddy to run the light too
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:51 AM   #34
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Yes and during the rut is very good hunting from a pickup, topdrive or UTV. Deer do not seem to mind much of anything during the rut if they see it regularly. The best way of hunting on lease land is riding in the vehicle that goes out on the ranch every day. Some places it is a tractor that is the best to hunt out of. If the rancher is going to check livestock and it is the rut that is when I am going along to open gates.
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:57 AM   #35
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How in the world do you draw your bow back?
Ya jus gotta be good !
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:06 AM   #36
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I have had lots of leases with few or no blinds, just feed stations and corn on roads
Very successful hunting
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:08 AM   #37
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I've shot deer from my truck before but one of the most interesting things was the "Ghost" buck and a tractor.

Years ago before game cameras we would sometimes see a monster 12 point buck but never when we were ready to shoot and, we'd only have time to ID the buck before he vanished, hence the name "Ghost".

My Grandfather was planting oats for the deer in September and he saw the Ghost standing on the edge of the timber just watching him. The buck stood there for a couple of hours just fascinated with the tractor, he guessed.

So one cold morning during hunting season, after my Dad had seen the buck twice but never had the time to shoot my Grandfather decided that he would take the tractor to the oats patch one morning along with his rifle. He drove the tractor around then parked it sort of in the center of the patch and let it idle.

Sure enough, after a while, the Ghost came out and just watched the tractor. My Grandfather stopped the tractor and shot the big buck from about 80 yards.

I was just a kid but I remember it took both my Dad and my Grandfather a great deal of trouble to load the buck and they were both big strong men.

Some deer are strange about what scares them and what doesn't.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:09 AM   #38
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This is my favorite method when I hunt in Oklahoma, does not bother the deer at all !
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:15 AM   #39
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They only seem to spook in areas where they are regularly road hunted. Some places they will sit there and stare at you, others they will book it as soon as they see you.
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:22 AM   #40
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On my lease at Paris, I have more deer closer to my truck than my blind. I have watched them walk within 20-50 yards of it almost every hunt that I saw deer. It' not the truck that spooks them, it is the movement of the truck. If it is still and quite, not problem.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:09 AM   #41
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:10 AM   #42
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That looks like a fiberglass shell.


It's a nascar truck shell.


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Old 12-21-2017, 11:19 AM   #43
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depends...are we slamming on the brakes right before shooting or are we parked in the woods? lol
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:25 AM   #44
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How in the world do you draw your bow back?
Must be using a crossbow.
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:52 PM   #45
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we don't have any of them scendero things in east texas, but we have lots of truck hunters.
lmao!!
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #46
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Y'all truck hunters gotta see this!


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