Creek Crossings and Pressure on State Land
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    Creek Crossings and Pressure on State Land

    Hey Gang,

    I hiked into a piece of state land I'd scouted once before where I'd found a pretty good creek crossing where there was obviously some decent deer traffic. I got in and was set up by 2:30. I had a big doe and fawn come running off the hill towards me at 6. By the way they were acting, it looked like they weren't being pressured too heavily just yet and it seemed like crossing this creek was a pretty standard routine for them. Long story short at 6 yards the doe heard me shift against my stand and made 2 jumps into the blueberries. Then she winded me and blew out of there; taking the fawn in tow. I climbed down just at 8 when it was too dark to shoot. And made my way out of there pretty quietly. My question is this: Has this spot been ruined or should I just give it some time before I give it another go? If it just needs time, what do y'all recommend? Curious to hear your opinions on this as it is state land and only the very beginning of the season when most hunters haven't started really pressuring some of these areas. Good luck to all this season!

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    I would give it 2-3 days and hunt it again might even shift the stand to a different tree if possible

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    Hunt it right away, probably many other deer around.











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    hunt it but move stand away a couple trees. she will remember which tree it happened in
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    I don't believe she saw me, but she most certainly heard and winded me.

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    Come to think of it, I was facing a sloping hill that she off of. She came in from me right and headed down the hill. When she spooked, she essentially took the same path back where she came from to my right. If I got set up on top of the slope along her trail and further down to the right, she may come back out and start scent checking for me before she heads down the hill. If I can catch her on the edge, I might have a chance.

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    Creek Crossings and Pressure on State Land

    I doubt these are the only 2 deer in the area or the only 2 deer using the crossing. This is state land. It is hard to regulate pressure. If you are on the deer than head back there when you have time to hunt and hunt it. Maybe shift a little so you aren't right on top of the trail. Get 15-20 yds or so off the trail and give yourself a little wiggle room.
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