How do I attract big bucks to my property?

How do I attract big bucks to my property?

For variety and winter cover, you can mix in a few pines or cedars.

  1. Provide minerals. Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have a natural mineral site on your property.
  2. Add water.
  3. Create or enhance staging areas.
  4. Add shrubs and vines.
  5. Build big buck bedding cover.
  6. Create a thermal refuge.
  7. Plant oaks.
  8. Give them fruit.

How do you lure mature bucks?

The Best Ways to Lure a Buck

  1. Use an Attractant. A deer’s sense of smell is about 60 times better than a human’s.
  2. Use a Grunt Call. Use a grunt call to lure in bucks within earshot.
  3. Be Invisible. Now that you’ve lured your bucks, it’s important not to scare them off.
  4. Contact R & K Hunting Company.

What county in Michigan has the highest deer population?

25 and ending with the county that has the highest ratio of deer per hunter. Click here for a database with statewide statistics. In 2015, there was 0.52 deer harvested for each hunter in Bay County. The totals: 4,489 hunters and 2,317 deer.

How many points does a buck need in Michigan?

The deer combo restricted 4+ requires four points of at least one inch on one side. If you are hunting Ionia, Montcalm, and Mecosta counties, you may only harvest deer with 4+ points on one side for BOTH the regular and restricted kill tags. The DNR has also expanded APRs to most of the upper peninsula.

How far do bucks bed from food?

They have to get up to hydrate themselves, eat, and use the bathroom. However, once mature bucks feed when the sun is up, it is typically only within 100 to 150 yards from the bedding area. With that being said, if you can locate a solid food source to a bedding area, you are almost guaranteed to spot a buck.

When should you start scouting for deer?

1. Know When and Where to Start. If you’re just getting into deer hunting or have a new property to hunt, the best time to scout for deer is in January or February. This is immediately after the prior deer season closes.

Do Bucks stay in the same area?

Some big bucks have very large territories, while others confine their travel to relatively small areas. The good news is, The 7-Day Rule works for all bucks, whether they’re nomads just passing through or local homebodies.