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Why, Where and How to Find Buck Deer in Funnels

Day 5: Habitat Changes That Create Funnels Deer Use

Clcik for Larger ViewOnce you locate deer feeding on agriculture, often you can identify the main trail leading into that agricultural field. Generally, many hunters will put their tree stands there. However, if you'll follow that main trail back into the woods, you may pinpoint a place where two or three trails come together, perhaps at a creek crossing or some other type of funnel. If you put your tree stand within range of your bow or your gun at a creek crossing or where those trails come together, you often may see three times as many deer, which will improve dramatically your chances of bagging a really-nice buck.

Click for Larger ViewTo locate a funnel easily, look at an aerial photo of the land you hunt, or fly-over that land in an airplane. Then you quickly and easily can spot habitat changes that create funnels and scout those areas for deer tracks and trails which will enable you to …
* concentrate deer movement;
* enable you to get the most deer within range; and
* provide places where you most likely will see deer at this time of the year.
The more funnels you pinpoint on the property you hunt, and the more you learn about when, how and where to hunt those funnels, the more success you'll have hunting deer throughout the entire deer season.

Check back each day this week for more about "Why, Where and How to Find Buck Deer in Funnels."

Day 1: Larry Marchinton Tells Us How to Identify Funnels That Deer Use
Day 2: Shrinking a Bottleneck to Find More Deer
Day 3: Using Weird Funnels to Help You Take Deer
Day 4: Finding Deer Hunting Success at Funnels
Day 5: Habitat Changes That Create Funnels Deer Use


Entry 583, Day 5