Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Fish to Win

Calling in Late Season bucks

Recommended Posts

This is my first year with a Muzzy and I found a nice bedding area and food source and the camera shows A LOT of activity in the last 4 days but all during dark hours- AM and PM, only 1 of 235 photos during daylight. What can I do to bring the deer out during the light? Thanks

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

After being shot at for 2-3 weeks, deer dont like to move unless they have to like in this cold, I myself am gonna sit over a bean feild saturday moutning that tuck away in a far corner of a feild where theres cover, seclusion an feed. I am also gonna wait till sunrise to move to my mourning stand. ML can be tough unless you have a party to push woods with. Tey are really skittish. Hit the food. I wait till sunrise to go to my mourning stand, just feel that at that time they havent been pushed outa feilds or bummeped going to stand cause they like to move alot earliwer to their beds after being shot at for so long. early to mid mourning with this cold they get up an mill around to get warm an brouse. My 2 cents anyway. Boar

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

What can I do to bring the deer out during the light?

Man, if you figure that out, dont tell ANYONE!!!! Write a book, because you will be rich in no time! smile

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bucks are at the tail end of the rut now - no pun intended! laugh There may be a few hangers-on, but not many.

Depending on where you are, deer should be getting back to a fairly normal pattern again, although post rifle season evening movement is primarily in the last 15 minutes of shooting time. Mid-morning, to early afternoon can be a good time to catch some movement - back in the woods. Early morning will typically find em' bedded in deep grasses, cattails, or lowland areas way back in the woods.

This time of year I hunt back in the trees, no longer on edges. The bucks rarely stick their noses outta the woods until well after dark, but they will move around a little, way back in there, during the day.

Rattling isn't likely to work now that the confrontational period is over. You might try some fresh doe-in-estrus scent placed upwind of a bedding area, along with some soft grunting.

If your trail cams aren't showing any daylight movement yet, I'd expect to see more in another week, and as the temps get markedly colder. Up here in NW MN we've got a couple weekends off from rifle season before our muzzy season opens, so we've got a little jump start on the rest of the state. The deer are usually more predictable two weeks after rifle season closes.

I've seen three nice bucks and passed on numerous does in two nights of hunting, but I hunt areas no one else will go into. Tonight, with the on-coming storm, they should move early.

It's just a guess, but maybe your trail cams are set up too far from heavy cover. If they're set up on field edges, in clearings, or in areas where deer can be spooked by nearby human activity you won't likely see anything happen until well after dark.

If you want mature animals, now is the time to get back into the deep stuff. Don't try to "bring em' out", they're pretty wise to that now. Go to them!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is my first year with a Muzzy and I found a nice bedding area and food source and the camera shows A LOT of activity in the last 4 days but all during dark hours- AM and PM, only 1 of 235 photos during daylight. What can I do to bring the deer out during the light? Thanks

wait intill the wind is perfect(in your favor) and stalk the bedding area take a day to move 100 yrds or in other words take it slow. This storm coming up may be just what you need to get that monster figure out the ecape routes they have and plan somthing

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Thank you for the responses. I do know it’s a right of wayband not blockable...except...I seen one coming and did park in the area after work this week.  In a split second she/he turned around and went the other way. My truck would fill the approach but I only had the car that day.—this response is what I’m trying to avoid. knoppers-there was no bank there...there were little dots through the snow that was pulled back onto the driveway. Heck, he was up near the tree line. Wanderer-it’s a small rural area, I’ll be the ... The snow and ice is melting down to the tar today, they drove in it anyway. It’s 130 am and ya...time for jumping. Thanks for all the answers. I don’t feel alone in feeling it’s rude. That helps. 
    • I would think so, it would be no different than parking on the shoulder of the road. my commit was more related to people that put up barriers, to keep others from crossing there approach.
    •   Sounds plausible to me.  Is the thickened footing in your mind the same as pouring the perimeter of the slab thicker?  We did an 8 inch perimeter around the 4 inch slab.
    • Yes. But on a post framed building the only think I ever see is a thickened footing and not a foundation to the frost line. A major benefit of post framing is that you install the posts below the frost line so the need for a concrete foundation below the frost line is not needed. If I am understanding the question correctly. 
    • FYI driveway approaches are on the public right of way, you may not block them, or place anything that can injure someone.   May a person park their own vehicle in their own driveway approach?
    • I think they’re more looking at the footings requirement, aren’t they?  Thus the reason for getting the poles below the frost line?   Its the township’s responsibility to figure this out and you have the right to ask them to cite the code they’re following.   I used to live in Isanti County and dealt with a building inspector from my township on the construction of my detached garage.  Things weren’t very strict to say the least.     We built everything by the current UBC code, so I’d suggest first getting a copy of the current version of that since this building will actually be your home.  Don’t take unnecessary shortcuts to save a few bucks up front.  You’ll eventually regret it.   Reading your plans for the slab, it sounds pretty good.  There are plenty of slab homes out there built the way you describe.  What you don’t want is movement.     I’m not an expert by any means but I think footings on your slab wouldn’t be a bad idea and sinking your poles that deep should be a requirement.  If you don’t do footings, at least pour your slab thicker on the perimeter to hold it better.    Your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) can be more restrictive than code, but not less.  So if it’s defined in the UBC, you have to do at least that much.
    • I’ve personally been on both sides of this.   Used to love getting as much air as possible over driveways but I never understood gunning it on the other side after crossing.  I guess some are just mild adrenaline junkies.    I quit doing that for one, because it’s illegal, and two, not safe if the homeowner happens to be leaving or getting the mail at the time.   Now that I have a posted trail going over my driveway, I find it just rude, obnoxious and irritating to deal with 4 wheelers and sleds gunning it over the gravel and making ruts and eroding my base to the point of it being an expense to either plow and pack the class 5 back in place or spend the money to pave it.  I hate having to bounce over two ruts with my trailers and whatever I’m hauling in them too.   I think that’s the worst part for me.  Either jump it or be mellow on the throttle the entire way over.   I’ve seen trail groomers go around driveways before, making me wonder if that truly is a requirement or they were simply being courteous.  But I agree with knoppers, they should not drag over the driveway.  Maybe they think they’re taking the snow off for ya.  Call the people responsible for the trail and ask them for suggestions.  
    • If you want to get through ice fast and are going to re-tool for it completely, look at a Nils before making your final decision. 
    • I am fully aware of this as are most people.
    • some people are bad apples that give the sport a bad name, I as a snowmobiler have respect for driveways. FYI driveway approaches are on the public right of way, you may not block them, or place anything that can injure someone. trail groomers actually do you a favor by knocking down the bank, to keep it level. unless your groomer was not well trained, they will not groom over your driveway.
  • MWO