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    I was talking to my Uncle the other day. We got the subject of big buck killing. He has killed a bunch of them, so I listen when he speaks. He said the he would rather hunt 10 or 15 times a year. With cold temperatures and the correct wind than 30 or 40 times just to be in the stand. So is it time in the stand or the right time in the stand? Specifically hunting a big buck.
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    Need a full moon and a flashlight lol. Jk Good question
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    Cant kill them at the house and there aint a deer in this world that beds all day long.
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    You sure as shit won't kill em when you ain't there. I won't hunt anywhere with the wrong wind though.

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    A good buck is only gonna show himself a handful of times in daylight each season. You gotta be there one of those times. Deer don't concern themselves with the temps as much as we do. They still gotta move to eat and breed. IMO the simple answer is seat time. Nothing can replace it.

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    Hunting the wind should be an obvious one

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    Weather
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    I have held onto what an older fella told me one time.

    If you don't hunt when it's too cold, too hot, too windy, might rain, the wrong moon, etc. then you don't hunt very much.

    I get pulled in enough directions with work and the kids. I hunt when I get the chance. But I agree with you on the wind. I will use the wind to determine which stand I hunt.

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    So with the wind.... You buy all this cover sent,wash clothes in it, etc. Then you add in doe piss,mock scrape maker whatever. How do you hunt the wind then? And if a buck is hanging in that area what's your plan??
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    A couple of years ago I was riding up to the club with Dad for a morning sit. He mentioned something, almost casually, that he was going to hunt a perpendicular wind suggesting that bucks were just starting to walk crosswind smelling for does rather than walking straight into the wind to avoid predators. About an hour and a half later I was helping him drag an 8-point out of the woods.

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    Lots of aspects to consider here. A buck is much more likely to show himself when less pressured. So if you're the only gun in town and aren't worried about someone else killing your deer then go when the weather is good. If you have 6 other people hunting your shit and educating the hell out of them running cameras blah blah better go a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBK View Post
    I was talking to my Uncle the other day. We got the subject of big buck killing. He has killed a bunch of them, so I listen when he speaks. He said the he would rather hunt 10 or 15 times a year. With cold temperatures and the correct wind than 30 or 40 times just to be in the stand. So is it time in the stand or the right time in the stand? Specifically hunting a big buck.
    He sounds like a smart dude IMO


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    I personally think what it all boils down to is just like ducks....you gotta be where he wants to be on the day and time he wants to be there. Whether it be bc of food, wind direction or hot pussy doesn't matter why. You just gotta be there. I think by only hunting during "ideal" conditions is really limiting yourself. Hell how many nice bucks have we seen hit the ground in the last two weeks and its been 100 degrees!!
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    [QUOTE=SCWOODROW;2394452]I personally think what it all boils down to is just like ducks....you gotta be where he wants to be on the day and time he wants to be there.TE]

    You sir are a fucking genius. Thanks for sharing that lil nugget.
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    Reads almost like you wrote it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCWOODROW View Post
    I personally think what it all boils down to is just like ducks....you gotta be where he wants to be on the day and time he wants to be there.TE]

    You sir are a fucking genius. Thanks for sharing that lil nugget.
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    I get both sides. I know he is out there hot, cold, new moon, north wind, whatever. I hunt a place that gets very little pressure. I have been very patient this year trying to hunt when my odds should be increased. Interesting comments for sure!

    RH I am not sure I have ever really thought of hunting a buck with a cross wind...got my gears turning.
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    Hunt as much as you can. Right now, find the acorns, find the does and wait on the buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBK View Post
    RH I am not sure I have ever really thought of hunting a buck with a cross wind...got my gears turning.
    I just checked the date - it was October 18th, 2014.
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    Real time, actually like 30 minutes ago

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    I believe our latest weather has proven it doesn't affect things as much as other factors.

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