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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2008, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Deer Scouting

Spring Green up is well under way here. How has everyone fared with spring scouting for next season? Or does anyone do any winter / spring scouting?

We cannot continue to do the same things and expect different results
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I'm Planning On Going This Weekend Sence Most Of The Snow Is Gone But The Trails Are Still There.hopefully The Rain Holds Off

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gonna try to do some turkey/deer /shed scouting this weekend

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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I go all the time. I think that it's easier to find trails in the spring mud than the snow.
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ya got that right TG

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 10:38 AM
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Just got back from my lease ground,scouting for turkey and shed hunting, found about 30 sheds. Some real hogs made it through the season.It took 2 days and about 10 miles of boot leather. found 2 matched sets...

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Hickory creek, I looked at your site it looks like a great set up.
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Just got back from my lease ground,scouting for turkey and shed hunting, found about 30 sheds. Some real hogs made it through the season.It took 2 days and about 10 miles of boot leather. found 2 matched sets...

Man in all the time that I spend in the woods I've only found 1 spiker shed that I almost sat on when turkey hunting one time. Almost a serious ouchy.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 08:57 PM
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I am planning on getting out real soon. I just bought two Stealth Cam digital cameras on clearance at Dicks, ($100.00 ea regular $259.00ea) I have tried them out hear at the house and man do they work nice. I need to get down to my lease and get them set up ASAP.

I have never done much early season scounting. What are some of the things you all are looking for?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 12:56 PM
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here I'm looking to see what made it through the winter, sheds. Trails and areas that were used last fall. Anything that may have been over looked last year. rub lines that were missed. try to narrow down bedding areas. secondary trails that pharrell the main trails down wind. Basically cover everything that would mess up my hunt if I did it in the fall. do it now and the deer should fall into a somewhat similar pattern. take notes on a topo and then when the season rolls around you can just slip in and not muck up the deer.
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