I love it when people drive the properties adjacent to where I hunt.
In fact, if I know about it ahead of time, I make DARN sure that I'm in the woods on that day, because any big bucks that are in there WILL NOT be driven off their home ground, and will double back or lay low. If you know your ground and the wind is right, they will many times push that buck to YOU, if you are quiet and stealthly. Many times that big buck is watching and listening for a group of hunters moving and making noise on his backtrail and is not looking for a single hunter who is waiting in ambush for him in an area that he thinks is "safe". This can work especially well if the drivers are driving ground that they have "saved", and has not been hunted much or at all that season.
I actually learned a lot of this by doing deer drives. I got to the point where I prefered to be a driver, and the group would let me hang back from the rest of the drivers to try and catch anything trying to "slip out the back door". Obviously, I had to be EXTREMELY selective with my shots when I took them, and passed on quite a few deer because I wasn't 100% sure of where evryone was. But boy, did those deer teach me a lot! You'd be absolutely AMAZED at just how little cover a big buck needs when he wants to slip past you!
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on Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
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