Deer use of logging roads?


10 pointer
Nov 28, 2013
How many here hunt logging roads? Not use same to access your area but rather actually hunt the roads themselves?

I know plenty of people who use old
Roads etc to walk in and then veer off to hunt in the actual woods etc.

I’ve seen plenty of scrapes and rubs along old grown ups logging roads cutting through forests but it seems most of the time the deer don’t necessarily use same as travel routes per se like they do normal game trails and saddles etc.


10 pointer
Nov 22, 2016
We use the roads for the same reason deer use the roads…especially in your part of the state.

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
West Kentucky
I went back down a logging road one morning late. Me and my buddy hunted a few hours. Came out and there were fresh rubs on the trees we’d just passed…. Yeah I hunt logging roads, now.


12 pointer
Nov 30, 2005
Staffordsville, KY
Oh yes, definitely hunt them and deer here love them. Seems like many recently made logging roads follow flats and deer use these as highways, especially after they get overgrown some.


12 pointer
Oct 27, 2017
Estill County
They absolutely use them. Where I hunt about the only flat spots are old logging roads and most of the deer trails are running on or near them.

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