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had a huge buck that hides in a thicket , slough area, with no trees clean or big enuff for a climber, would you move a ladder stand and put it in this location??? its thick, and will only have about a 25 yard shot max, bout to thick for a bow too

or what would you do???
 

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Find a trail leading to and from the thicket that he may use that you could have a better setup than getting inside the thicket and getting busted.
 

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would a lock-on work, can you get in and out without messing it up, if you can get in without messing it up try to find where several trails cross take your bow and kill  a P & Y
 

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no on the lockon, nothing really big enuff to support it, i know i could put a thin ladder stand in it, the trail going in and coming out edges a slough that looks like mangroves, i mean thick, its briars and palmettos covering the ground, the deer stay in this slough, if you come through the trail, you can hear the deer run through the slough and stop in the water further down. not a big enuff area to get a tripod in, especially standing it up, i can get a popup blind in it, that is what i tried last year, but you can see past 10 to 15 yards, a ladder stand you could probably see a lille further. i could cut the trail wider, but i believe it would run the deer from this area, and i know it has big deer, i just dont want to ruin it!
 

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as you can see, this is what im up against! this is one of the spots that has the most shooting area, and you can tell, it isnt much, i have to crawl to get to where this camera was!

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I wouldnt cut or change anything(deer know when there home turf has been invaded and you dont want that), if you cant find any trees around at all to climb you may have to stay on the ground and try to get a shot on him. This is very tricky but possible.
 

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If it was me I would go in there now and set me up a ladder somewhere on the outskirts that I could get into without pushing him out and go ahead and cut some shooting lanes now. He'll get over it by the time season comes. Just don't get to close. In some super thick areas you can actually funnel deer where you want them to go by cutting lanes. Not sure if that would work going by your pic because the ground looks fairly clear with a lot of mid level brush.
 

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it to me looks like a old loggin road that maybe was used 10 years ago or more, its got alot of small trees and such, i could clear alot of it out and make a decent shooting lane, this trail runs perfectly along a slough
 

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doug if he is an old buck he will just walk around the end of any road you clear or avoid it all together for the most part. My suggestion would be don't cut anything and just forget about trying to get in the thicket b/c if he is bedding in there the last thing you want to do is stink it up and let him know you are there cause it will put him on lockdown or he may leave the area all together. Put a few cameras up outside of the thicket along the edges and get an idea of his paths he uses to enter and exit the thicket. When you figure out his most used paths you can hunt him there but absolutely only when the wind is in your favor and if the wind changes get up and leave him for another day. Remember you don't have to be in a tree to kill a good buck you can kill him sittin on the ground just as easy! hope this helps
 

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Get the wind right on a rainy windy day and slip in there and knock him on the head!! When I say slip I mean take a step and stop and glass and repeat, it should take about 30 seconds to a minute between steps.
 

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Get you one of those bear trap's and then go shoot him. I would go with the ladder stand with some leafy camo material that you can wrap around your stand and the tree. I killed a nice buck in a similar situation with this set-up. I was 10 feet up.
 

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ive put cameras on both ends of the trial, and 1 dead center, the picture i have is from dead center of the trail, he is coming out of the slough in the picture. he isnt using the trails openings, i had cameras on each one for about a month, and never got him
 
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