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Please define these hunting/geographic terms:

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Mike, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. Mike

    Mike Member

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    Draw
    Toe
    Saddle

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rangerover

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    To my Eastern way of thinking:

    A "draw" is a channel or slot eroded into the side of a mountain usually by the passage of water.

    A "saddle" is a lower altitude section of a ridge between two points of higher elevation.

    A "toe" is the lowest part of me that feels pain after hunting over too many saddles and up too mamy draws.

    hth:D

    Rick
     
  4. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    "Toe": Think of a hill or mountain, from which are several descending ridges with little valleys between them. These little ridges, in the west, are called "toes". Look down at your bare tootsie, thinking of the bones in your foot as part of the toes...

    "Draw": Wash, wadi (in the mideast), ravine, gully, commonly-dry steep-ish creek channels...These may be referred to as draws.

    "Saddle" as RickR said. A low spot in a ridgeline, commonly a bit brushier than the higher ridge, and favored by deer as an escape route from one side of the ridge to the other.

    In the country west of San Antonio, white tails sorta behave like mule deer. They go up draws, and go downhill on or along a toe--they'll follow the brushier parts. The larger bucks will bed down near a saddle on the downwind side of a ridge, just below the "military crest" so they won't be silhouetted. They usually run upwind and uphill to escape, using the brush in a saddle as concealment.
     
  5. Marshall

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    Add "Funnel" to your terms and know it well! It will help!

    I have thought of "Toe" as a "Point". Like fishing "points" of the main lake. Fish the point at the end of the cove. Or like a Knoll.
     
  6. SIGarmed

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    Draw= think of it as a mini valley or the place between two fingers on a hill.

    Saddle= make a fist and pretend its a hill. The knuckles are peaks and the space in between them is a saddle.
     
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