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    Winter hunting tips, please share

    So had 4 days hunting recently. Very cold. Covered alot of kms trying to find where the deer were parked up. Hunted north facing ridges where the sun hit first in the morning, all I found were goats. Tried the sunward side of ridges in the afternoon at various heights found even more goats. Walked 4hrs to a different area and still found goats. Alot of fresh deer sign around but no deer!! What can I try next time?

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    Change areas. Theres obviously more goats than deer.
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    Try hunting down low ,terraces above the creeks or rivers & the flatter terrain.Deer often move down in colder wet weather,also maybe better feed & more sheltered.Although food is not a priority this time of year .
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    locally I find the reds are around 600-800m asl in the winter.
    that said they generally won't be in the bottom of gullys creeks where the coldest air sits even if at that level.


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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    locally I find the reds are around 600-800m asl in the winter.
    that said they generally won't be in the bottom of gullys creeks where the coldest air sits even if at that level.


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    ah bull

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    Sounds like you need to kill some goats
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    If there was a lot of fresh deer sign around then the deer were there. So keep looking. May have tried to cover to much area.
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    kill the fucking goats the deer will love you for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Sounds like you need to kill some goats
    Kill....or Hump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Kill....or Hump?
    We're talking goats here not sheep
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    Necshot and nelpop speak wisdom. Could be just big goat sign if you haven't seen any actual deer. Some of the best places for deer are wheerre there used to be lots of goats but they've been shot out 5-10 years ago and now deer numbers have built up. Let us know where the place is and we'll come and help you.

    Anyway, finding deer there, now:
    1) needs luck
    2) basics: dawn and dusk for deer. goats are more midday and afternoon. If you haven't tied it yet, camping out overnight in the hunting area can give you a good evening and morning hunt.
    3) if open country, take binos in case any brown goat is a deer.
    4) Deer don't mind cold and damp as much as goats so look in some gullies and perhaps on the un sunny side a bit. deer like it lush. goats like it dry.
    5) Cover a small amount of country slowly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    Necshot and nelpop speak wisdom. Could be just big goat sign if you haven't seen any actual deer. Some of the best places for deer are wheerre there used to be lots of goats but they've been shot out 5-10 years ago and now deer numbers have built up. Let us know where the place is and we'll come and help you.

    Anyway, finding deer there, now:
    1) needs luck
    2) basics: dawn and dusk for deer. goats are more midday and afternoon. If you haven't tied it yet, camping out overnight in the hunting area can give you a good evening and morning hunt.
    3) if open country, take binos in case any brown goat is a deer.
    4) Deer don't mind cold and damp as much as goats so look in some gullies and perhaps on the un sunny side a bit. deer like it lush. goats like it dry.
    5) Cover a small amount of country slowly
    ^^^^^^^^^^^this^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Is how to hunt deer in a nutshell
    very well put mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    Necshot and nelpop speak wisdom. Could be just big goat sign if you haven't seen any actual deer. Some of the best places for deer are wheerre there used to be lots of goats but they've been shot out 5-10 years ago and now deer numbers have built up. Let us know where the place is and we'll come and help you.

    Anyway, finding deer there, now:
    1) needs luck
    2) basics: dawn and dusk for deer. goats are more midday and afternoon. If you haven't tied it yet, camping out overnight in the hunting area can give you a good evening and morning hunt.
    3) if open country, take binos in case any brown goat is a deer.
    4) Deer don't mind cold and damp as much as goats so look in some gullies and perhaps on the un sunny side a bit. deer like it lush. goats like it dry.
    5) Cover a small amount of country slowly
    (6) Wear ninja boots (socks and insulation tape)

 

 

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