Arkansas Hunting banner
1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,909 Posts
I've got a place East of Taylor and the majority of movement at my feeder lately has been at night. There have been some occasional does during the day but it's hit or miss. I definitely would give it a shot though. You never know when or where they will be.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Definitely goin give it a shot, got a few doe tags left, only shot one for ML season so im going to try an fill the freezer a lil more...and i found a sweet lil duck hole im gonna go try out!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,851 Posts
well, after 5 weeks of heavy pressure during the modern gun/muzzleloader hunts and no snow or severe freezes to speak of....a lot of activity will take place at night.....if you find 2 things.....dense cover like a pine thicket or cut over you'll see deer during the day....ol' timers say a deer has to move about every 6 hours or so.....food is the fuel for a deer to keep warm.....find the food and the deer won't be very far....trick is to get in and set up without jumpin' em up.....good luck to ya'
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,769 Posts
The last few days I have been seeing them at all times. They are not spooked right now and are feeding all the time. Now it could be that they are doing alot of timber cutting and prep to cut in the area but in the poison springs area they are moving in the day and night.....actually though I have been running around on the Rhino at night and see more in the daytime then night.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Big dog..thats the diference, we have very little pressure wheer i hunt..only 6 people on 2000 acres..so pressure sholdnt be a factor, and we turned off all our feeder the week of thanksgiving, so I figured they should come to a corn/ricebran pile.. We shall see
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,769 Posts
well, after 5 weeks of heavy pressure during the modern gun/muzzleloader hunts and no snow or severe freezes to speak of....a lot of activity will take place at night.....if you find 2 things.....dense cover like a pine thicket or cut over you'll see deer during the day....ol' timers say a deer has to move about every 6 hours or so.....food is the fuel for a deer to keep warm.....find the food and the deer won't be very far....trick is to get in and set up without jumpin' em up.....good luck to ya'
I was out walking a creek this morning looking for some beaver sign to set up a conibear. Funny after this so called long gun season I had a doe walk within 10 yards of me in a open hardwood bottom. She wasn't scared at all....looked right at me and just walked off. And this area might be considered heavy pressure being within 1/4 mile from some state land.
Oh and about 1/2 mile away hydroaxes ,skidders and feller bunchers getting after it also a Cat D-4 working in the area.....not scared at all.
It's funny how this time of year the deer are starting to get relaxed as the Rut is closing and the Bucks aren't harassing the Does for love.......they ain't worried about people for some reason.....or maybe she thought I was some kind of Dr Doolittle........
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,510 Posts
The last few days I have been seeing them at all times. They are not spooked right now and are feeding all the time. Now it could be that they are doing alot of timber cutting and prep to cut in the area but in the poison springs area they are moving in the day and night.....actually though I have been running around on the Rhino at night and see more in the daytime then night.
We hunt in the same area. If you are hunting a feeder, you will see them during the day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,769 Posts
We hunt in the same area. If you are hunting a feeder, you will see them during the day.
I never said I was hunting and on the 1400 acres we lease hadn't been any corn put by me all year. Others in over a month. Since November I haven't been "hunting" this area...I have been living here. I go home to work my 3 day work week and spend 4 days here on the farm and leases. And in that comment is the answer ...not corn or any other magic bull......spending time in their living room, kitchen or bedroom that's what it is.....the deer see me year round so they are accustom to my mug and smell.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,928 Posts
I hope they move a little this weekend, my daughter saved a "buck" tag just for the last youth weekend. She has went with me plenty of times this year not sure why she wanted to wait, but I hope we see a buck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,851 Posts
if you find 2 things.....dense cover like a pine thicket or cut over you'll see deer during the day....ol' timers say a deer has to move about every 6 hours or so.....food is the fuel for a deer to keep warm.....find the food and the deer won't be very far....trick is to get in and set up without jumpin' em up.....good luck to ya'
corn and rice bran are baits and not natural food.....I know folks will say different but if that joker can eat and only move 30 feet that's the food you hunt near.....in fishin'...90% of the fish are in 10% of an area....deer huntin aint much different....break out your topo/aerial map and review your area
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,769 Posts
They were moving today from around 10:30 this morning until just before dark. I was coming back from a beaver pond about 4 miles north on my Rhino and didn't see a single deer after dark. This morning I saw probably 20 going here and there helping some timber cutters get ready to cut and haul some timber across our place. They weren't that spooked.
I was getting up early to get to some beaver ponds before dawn and didn't see any the last two days at dawn. I think they don't like the cold either.......
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top