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by FishinRod
Do any of you deer hunting experts have a "no go" date at your property prior to opening day?

I have just pulled my SD cards after re-filling my feeders. Generally, the deer have been back at the feeders the same night, or the next morning. However, this is usually a collection of does, or solitary small bucks.

My basic question concerns whether my visits to the farm scare off the older, wiser big bucks, or not?

I do not catch the big bucks on my cameras enough to determine if I push them off during my visits, or if I just lack sufficient sampling data.

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by RAH
I have bedding areas on my place that I never go into. I hunt elsewhere on my place. If you have does, the big bucks will come. I only saw the old buck that I shot this year 2 times previous to shooting him, and one of those times was the day before I shot him. I have no trailcam pics of him. I do a restrict activity in my hunting woods starting a month before bow season comes in. Once gun season starts, my neighbors scare all the deer into my place. After taking the buck on opening day of gun, I took my 2 bonus does with the gun, and took a 3rd with the crossbow today. I only hunt the edges, so the interior areas are a safe haven for the deer. This has worked well for me (and no dogs in my deer habitat).
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