November 8th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Ive spent the last week hunting the Ouachita mountain area. i spent most of my time in the wilderness areas in the forest. Ive never worked so hard in my life to see deer. One area I hunted was 2+ hrs into the wilderness area and I never found sign that screamed BIG bucks. I did see 2 bucks that were in the 140 range. The deer sign that i found was small rubs and scrapes. I saw very few deer deep in the forest. I actually saw more closer to the road. The biggest buck i saw crossed the road in front of me. The 2 biggest bucks I saw deep in the forest were with does. So, where do i look?? Top of the mountain, the shelf on the side of the mountain or the bottoms around the creeks ?? It was really pretty to look at but I AM VERY TIRED AND SORE. Any pointers?