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wmu 330 witetail
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:23:14 PM »
the last couple of years ive been hunting out in wmu 330 and ive had good luck, caught a glimpse of several nice bucks and one 6x7, i was wonering if anyone had any cut block tactics to suck him out of his bedding area. im partial to grunting but he just isnt responding to it.

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 07:20:29 AM »
I've played with deer grunts quite a bit while watching deer.  Couple things I'm certain of:  almost all deer will stop dead at a grunt(assuming they're not running hard), does are more curious of them than bucks, and finally, if you grunt in too low of a pitch younger bucks will hang their head and slink off quietly, yet if you grunt in a fairly high pitch the only deer that care are the matriarcal (boss) mule does.  Truth be known I've had more coyotes come to grunts than deer.

Those are the only things in my playing that I've found to be certain.

I've tried rattling, and I think it might work on the right day when the ruts really close but not on. 

Sorry couldn't be more help, sure others will post.

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 10:38:56 AM »
i hvent really rattled much, with ive grunted in several decent whitetail in the pas few years, but i usuall only grint in last two weeks in october and it seems to lose effect around 7-10 days in. ive scouted the area fr several years and there are some monter rubs and scraped, i just need to figure out who may be making them because id ike to go for a really heavy buck. rattling,isntit best done with a smaller set of antlers like  smll 3-4 point set?

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 10:43:00 AM »
Cut block hunting is often like hunting agricultural areas, mature deer will use the fringes and any funnels created by the cut blocks, look for narrow strips between cut blocks or they will often cut corner to corner, leaving bush in between, deer on the move will funnel to these corners. Does and smaller bucks often move more openly through blocks and will spend time feeding in them. I hunted a bit in 330 last year but early in the season and I spent some time on the edge of cut blocks and saw several bucks come out to feed well before dark but they came out in spots that were not visible from any roads as that zone takes a tremendous amount of road hunting pressure.

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 10:04:29 PM »
thanks paul thats really helpful, and i to saw most of the backs in the past between 10-3 oclock. so pick a corner and basically be patient.

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 04:56:00 AM »
so pick a corner and basically be patient.

That's pretty much the trick for cut blocks. Last year I built a couple of box blinds and had some success rattling in some decent bucks.   

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 09:07:21 PM »
also try to elevate and conceal yourself on a hill or a brush pile as well... gives you that little extra advantage and a bit further site... some of them cut blocks can still be pretty grassy and bushy come november

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 04:22:41 AM »
I highly recommend wearing orange for that zone   

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 12:34:11 PM »
I know a guy who did quite a bit of work in that area including parking on the side with a radio controlling traffic during the rut. He watched hot does crossing the road that had several bucks following and was amazed at how the bucks would watch and avoid the traffic and road warriors. The bucks would look both ways see a truck and freeze in the bush until the truck went by and then continued tracking the hot doe.

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 11:17:13 AM »
ya 330 is a pretty highly populated zone come season open. orange is a definite. and ya ive seen does fly across the road and a buck freeze in the bush waiting for vehicles to go by, smart animals, part of why they are great to hunt.

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Re: wmu 330 witetail
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 11:31:47 PM »
ya 330 is a pretty highly populated zone come season open. orange is a definite. and ya ive seen does fly across the road and a buck freeze in the bush waiting for vehicles to go by, smart animals, part of why they are great to hunt.

Same here saw it last year doe busted out right by my truck, I stopped and waited, no buck. Drove up the road a ways watching my mirror sure enough, he popped out. Pretty road wise, he was a good buck too.