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Old 09-30-2022, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default My target buck is a night owl.

He gets to the feeder at 4am and stays to 0730. How the heck do I get into my spot? Thinking about getting into the blind with my woobie at 3am.

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Old 09-30-2022, 07:27 PM   #2
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All bets are off once the rut kicks in. Be patient, he will slip up. Good luck getting him!
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Old 09-30-2022, 07:32 PM   #3
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All bets are off once the rut kicks in. Be patient, he will slip up. Good luck getting him!
I'm afraid that someone else will get him if I don't during bow season. My property is only 10.4 acres.

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Old 09-30-2022, 08:12 PM   #4
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A date with Woobie it is.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:17 PM   #5
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Get there as early as you can. Maybe a soft bump won’t hurt anything if he’s there.

That’s a real nice buck….Best of luck to you.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:19 PM   #6
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I’d sleep in the blind if I had to. He’s a great buck.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:28 PM   #7
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Get in there early. Turn his food back so he’s gotta show during daylight or he doesn’t eat.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:34 PM   #8
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Get in there and sleep in the stand.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:36 PM   #9
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A date with Woobie it is.

Yup. Your acreage is too small to wait till rut. May never see him again by then.

Be gentle with the woobie. You dont want to startle the deer in their beds


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Old 09-30-2022, 09:08 PM   #10
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If you’re going in at 3am and going to sleep until near shooting light, might as well go earlier in the night.
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Old 09-30-2022, 09:54 PM   #11
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If u snore, all bets are off anyway. Lol
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Old 09-30-2022, 09:58 PM   #12
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Shoot for a deer like that I'd be in the stand between 0230 and 0300
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:05 PM   #13
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I shot the buck in my avatar at 5:30pm after walking into my blind at 4am. Sacrifices must be made.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:10 PM   #14
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He is at my feeder right now. I'll be in the blind by 3am. Hope he shows back up, as has been his routine.

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Old 09-30-2022, 10:15 PM   #15
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Luck brother. Drill one!!
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:16 PM   #16
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I’d just skip the morning hunt and slip in on the afternoon.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:21 PM   #17
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Is that a timed feeder? If so I would feed a bit earlier in the evening and maybe less so it is finished by dark. I would also do the am feeding a bit later. Maybe you can adjust his timing just enough to kill him. Hopefully get a crack at him before gun season. As others have said, get in there very early. We hunt free range mason county and a few years ago we saw a big droptine buck on camera around the opener in October. My wife killed him at the same stand the last weekend in December. She had several encounters and he lived within 200-300 yards of a low fence neighbor. No matter what you have to keep the faith and hunt him. Make your property better than the neighbors. Hunt smart and always remember your brain is bigger than his! Good luck and I want to see LDP’s.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:29 PM   #18
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If he is going in morning and night I'd pull an all day sit. Take a bucket and some tp incase nature calls. If your in a tree you know what to do.
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Old 09-30-2022, 10:40 PM   #19
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Yes! Get him Matt. Good skilling Sir.

Have the acorns finished dropping from those oaks?

A feller on here posted about having only one massive morning feeding to draw out nocturnal bucks and thwart coons. The buck has to make daytime appearance to compete for resources. Coons dont feed (as much) during the day.

I have had to give up hunting a small property due to layout and roadways where deer amd bucks could only safely come to my feeder after dark unfortunately.

I hope he aint dodging a barky dog…or your arrow tomorrow. Kill.
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Old 10-01-2022, 07:40 AM   #20
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At least you have a target buck. For the first time in years, I do not have a target buck. All younguns around me. Not sure whats gonna happen
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:14 AM   #21
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Walked in to this sucker this morning. He was 10" from the zipper to my door on my popup. I was like, what's that, oh man.

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Old 10-01-2022, 08:16 AM   #22
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I relocated him. Good thing he was cold

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Old 10-01-2022, 08:18 AM   #23
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Oh man! Has your target buck arrived yet?!
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Old 10-01-2022, 08:19 AM   #24
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I bumped some deer coming in. Nada yet

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Old 10-01-2022, 08:23 AM   #25
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Default My target buck is a night owl.

Mine stopped showing up. I have a tripod about 100 yards from my feeder over looking a hog crossing. I started pouring corn on the ground and well all the bucks that disappeared started coming to the hand corn almost daily. Might be something to try. Good luck.


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Old 10-01-2022, 10:07 AM   #26
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For a shot at a buck like that I'd sleep through the night in my blind if I had to
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Old 10-01-2022, 11:37 AM   #27
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He sure was rattling that little tail. Lol

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Old 10-01-2022, 12:11 PM   #28
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New born one looks like. There's probably several more right there around where you caught him. Bet he ain't more than a week old. Momma snake is probably not too terribly far away.

Hopefully you didn't set your blind up on a snake den. That'd be the pits.

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Old 10-01-2022, 12:45 PM   #29
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Throw more corn. Give him a reason to stay
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:47 PM   #30
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Need ldps
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Old 10-01-2022, 01:11 PM   #31
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Thats a nice cowboy boot waiting to happen. Prolly not two but maybe one. Super cool coloration.
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Old 10-01-2022, 03:37 PM   #32
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figure out where he’s going when he leaves and hunt his exit trails instead of the feeder.


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