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well this year i began hunting we have about 3 acres and there is 2 ponds about 1000 yards away. although i havent seen any deer or very many sign i have seen maybe 3 diffrent print and there is not really a big source of food but i do have a plot here . i still havent seen any deer is there anything i could be doing wrong please help  didnt want to spend all the money on a liceanse to not get a deer. also i see alot of deer during the night at my nabors bedding down. but never see them at my house . and i know there is some deer its just i think they wont come out during the day
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My friend this is what is ahppening to all of us right now. Welcome to hunting. if it were me, get legal and hunt ever day as much as you can. sooner or late one will come walking by. Hell ask if you can hunt next door where you have seen them. Don't give up.
 
 
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I have BIG deer on my property that I have captured on trailcams for years.  Have never seen one of them in daylight.  They show up around 2100-2200 at night, are gone around 0330.  They keep coming back, so no one else is getting to take them, either.  
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KickBoxer is dead-on. While it seems does regularly feed and travel in the daylight, large mature bucks might as well have been born on a different planet by comparison. The joyous exception will occur during the rut, when, like college frat members, they throw normal caution to the wind.
 
Do a little surfing with your state F&G to find statistical dates of the rut and begin to hunt heavily starting at the onset.
 
In my location, Bonner County Idaho, the rut begins to roll heavily for whitetails on November 13. (They didn't say what time!) We have found the peak activity right at Thanksgiving week, and even then, the last hour of legal shooting light has been the best, though I have taken many square in the middle of the day.
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Not knowing what your food plot is I'll throw this out anyway. Your trying to establish some routine traffic on you property. This will take some disipline and patients on your part. Seeing that you do have some passing traffic says there is hope. Hopefully it is leagal for you to bait or feed deer. The acorn crop is finally running out so you can get some results with corn. Normally I discourage pouring corn in a pile (fox will pee on it and nothing else will use it) but in your case you will need to do so. Choose a place (a small clearing if possible) that you can access with your truck or four wheeler to place your corn. You should start with a bushel or about 50lbs. Pour two small piles about 15 yards apart and about a quart each. Spread the rest of the bag all over that same area. Try to spread it thin in a 50 ft. circle. You'll also need a small jar of molasses to pour alittle over the two piles. You don't have to saturate them just enough to let some soak thru the pile. Also while getting the corn and molasses pick up a mineral/salt lick to leave in the area. Your goal is to get the scent in the air of things that may not be available in your area. Once the deer start using this plot your can stop with the molasses. As the deer feed from your plot other deer will pick up the scent of what they have been eating and your heard will grow. You should check this plot every 3 to 5 days to make sure there is some corn there. Once you know you have regular traffic you have two options for hunting it. The reason you take the corn there with a truck or four wheeler is so the deer associate it with food. If you can do that then you can have someone drive back with you spresd the corn and then on the way out you go to your stand while they drive out. Usually you will have deer in sight in less than an hour. If thats not an option then once you have regular traffic to the plot put in a timed feeder and set it to feed for about 3 seconds an hour before dark. You want to make sure that what corn is spread is consumed in a day or less. The deer will associate the feeder sound with food and you won't have more than they can eat on the ground. Keeping corn on the ground allows them to feed anytime they want with out competition.

Your going to be feeding everything crows, fox, racoon, deer and turkey if they are there so expect to need access to more corn. How well this will work for you will depend on what is going on around you. If someone else is feeding in a similar fashion then you may not get any results. The keys to success are only go there to feed until you have  established regular traffic (no scouting unles you can do it from a good distance). Don't tell folk in the area what your doing. Unless you want to find out who your friends "aren't". If possible set your stand 75 to 100 yds down wind from the plot. Not everything may fit ideally but do what you can. If there is good cover around your food plot protect it. Clearing and over cleaning will do more harm than good. Try to replentish the plot on the same day of the week so the deer can pattern you. No they don't know what day it is but, they do learn who you are and what you are about. Too much traffic on your part will defeat your goals.
Oh, once you have some regular traffic stop the piles and just spread the corn around the area.
The last and a very important factor is, even if you have a dozen or more deer comming to this plot you will have to limit yourself to only two maybe three for the season. If you hit them too hard it will take a year or two to get them back during daylight.
Good Luck! I hope you pull in a trophy buck.
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Hunt like a bow hunter   Hunt during the rut use cover scent on you and use doe in heat scent   and a grunt call preverably a Primos Buck Roar and buy a Primos bow hunting video to understand how to use the call.   Use Ladino Clover and purple top turnips for a food plot.   If its legal to hunt over a feeder put one out with corn in it keep it full year round once they find it they will be back.

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increase the cover on ur property turning it into a bedding area.if u have ponds that close theres ur water supply so thicken it up and bait if its legal in ur state..put out trail cams and check them regularly
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I have them on my front porch when momma plants pansies.   LOL !   Seriously there Deer candy!
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Sgt. D's description of how to do it is fascinating to me. We just don't have that out here since it's illegal. I don't see anything wrong with the practice where it is legal though. Once, here, I came across a salt block that someone might have been using to attract elk but it was hard to tell. It wasn't far from summer pasture used by cattle. I sometimes wish it was legal to hunt them (say with a bow) here in town. My next-door neighbor told me he saw five bucks right behind their house in the gully that runs along our driveway, all tussling with each other. One of them on Halloween night was getting a little close for comfort to me and my youngest kid as we walked down to the street. We got well out of the way.
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