can you drive to the stand site in an atv?
I can and really I would rather do that asap midday. BUT, my ATV is getting worked on and I'm not sure when it's going to be ready.can you drive to the stand site in an atv?
I'd hang it mid-day, asap, and let it rest. Better to me than trying to do it the day you hunt, and possibly busting him out that day. If it's there and you can get in quietly, downwind, etc.... It'll be killer first times you hunt it. :tup:Its not really going in to his bedroom just close. I will be able to access the stands without running in to him. Should make for an exciting early season if all goes right and he doesn't move off.
Does this plan have an effect on your neighbors property on their bedding areas or deer travel routes?All my stands are on edge of my property, so I don't have to trample the bedding areas.
No. My property is bordered by a road to East, Road to North(dirt) with pasture across that, Grainfield to West, and Pasture to South. There is no one hunting my neighbors property anywhere near my property lines.... I can hunt the very edges, and not interfere with anyone else.Does this plan have an effect on your neighbors property on their bedding areas or deer travel routes?
The reason I ask is that I had one ladder stand about 100 yards from the property line on a well used trail. Neighbors guest hunter set up his ladder stand 10 feet from the property line overlooking the same trail. The deer ended up changing their travel routes going around the stand on the neighbors and at the same time they didn't come my way like they had done prior to the neighbors guest placing his stand.
Always the best chance to kill a buck from a stand on a new property, is the first hunt. This close to season, hang & hunt if you've got him on a summer pattern, do it asap. He won't stay on summer pattern long after velvet comes off.Hang and hunt is your best chance IMO.
He is not feeding on this property at night. I would not have to walk through his food source or bed. It's really a great setup for early season morning hunt which sounds stupid.is he feeding on the property and if so do you have to go thru the feeding area?
Need to figure out the wind on the day you hang the stands if it is near the bedding area.
Early season I would go mid-day and as quietly as you can, trim very little. Borrow the landowners tractor to get in with the stand
Place I am hunting this year, the deer have been bedding in the beans until the sun comes up over the trees in the mornings.