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what attracts deer to a small tract of land im twelve and please dont make fun of me all i own is 2 acres that my grandma gave me im tryin to turn it into a honey hole its really thick...

Question by stick. Uploaded on December 21, 2009

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from Dbetzner wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Make sure you practice VERY good scent control, wash your cloths in scent killing soap, Wash yourself in scent killing soap, store your gear where it wont pick up extra smells and spray yourself down with scent eleminating spray each and every time you hit the woods. I know its probably your only spot but dont over hunt it or the deer will get wise to you and you, and you won't see them. you could try food plots, I personaly dont have much experiance with those but best of luck to you!

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from Dbetzner wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

PS hunting preasure on surrounding land will drive deer into a small track of land that they beleive is safe, which is why you shouldnt over hunt it!

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Deer sometimes find these small plots as a safe haven exspecially when there is a lot of preasure in the surronding area. Also as the first person wrote practice good scent control and trying some food plot planting such as biologic will also help. Be patient and keep at it sometimes it takes alot of patience and long hours sitting in a stand to be sucessful.

oh also a tree stand may help you from being spotted and help minimize some of the preasure put on the spot if you have to spend alot of time hunting this area.

GOOD LUCK!

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Also another very important thing always be safe and also when hunting in a tree stand always use a safety harness.

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from stick wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

mom wouldnt let me hunt without 1

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from willkillsdeer wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

hmm...thats an issue but i've killed more deer sitting agansit a tree trunk turkey hunt'n style than any other way,if you can try to find high ground to sit on this always helps

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

If it's really thick, cut a few trails for them. They'll use them.

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from Hobob wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Ask for a trail camera for christmas and put out a salt lick to see what deer you have to work with. I only have 2 acres too and see plenty of deer in archery season no matter how much I hunt it. I plant beans (kidneys from the store grow fine), clover and winter greens in small perimeter food plots. 50x 5 ft I never go in the densest area which is 1 acre in the dead center and hunt the perimeter. Good luck!

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from dwerner wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Hang one or two stands. One for the prevailing wind in your area and one backup stand. The best thing you could do is use a trail camera and hang those stands accordingly then stay out of there until conditions are perfect. Let the neighbors pressure push deer into your spot. You have to stay out of there as much as possible though. Also, stay away from the thickest stuff.

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from Dbetzner wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Make sure you practice VERY good scent control, wash your cloths in scent killing soap, Wash yourself in scent killing soap, store your gear where it wont pick up extra smells and spray yourself down with scent eleminating spray each and every time you hit the woods. I know its probably your only spot but dont over hunt it or the deer will get wise to you and you, and you won't see them. you could try food plots, I personaly dont have much experiance with those but best of luck to you!

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from Dbetzner wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

PS hunting preasure on surrounding land will drive deer into a small track of land that they beleive is safe, which is why you shouldnt over hunt it!

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Deer sometimes find these small plots as a safe haven exspecially when there is a lot of preasure in the surronding area. Also as the first person wrote practice good scent control and trying some food plot planting such as biologic will also help. Be patient and keep at it sometimes it takes alot of patience and long hours sitting in a stand to be sucessful.

oh also a tree stand may help you from being spotted and help minimize some of the preasure put on the spot if you have to spend alot of time hunting this area.

GOOD LUCK!

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from firehawk532 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Also another very important thing always be safe and also when hunting in a tree stand always use a safety harness.

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from stick wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

mom wouldnt let me hunt without 1

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from willkillsdeer wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

hmm...thats an issue but i've killed more deer sitting agansit a tree trunk turkey hunt'n style than any other way,if you can try to find high ground to sit on this always helps

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

If it's really thick, cut a few trails for them. They'll use them.

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from Hobob wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Ask for a trail camera for christmas and put out a salt lick to see what deer you have to work with. I only have 2 acres too and see plenty of deer in archery season no matter how much I hunt it. I plant beans (kidneys from the store grow fine), clover and winter greens in small perimeter food plots. 50x 5 ft I never go in the densest area which is 1 acre in the dead center and hunt the perimeter. Good luck!

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from dwerner wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

Hang one or two stands. One for the prevailing wind in your area and one backup stand. The best thing you could do is use a trail camera and hang those stands accordingly then stay out of there until conditions are perfect. Let the neighbors pressure push deer into your spot. You have to stay out of there as much as possible though. Also, stay away from the thickest stuff.

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