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Old 04-11-2008, 07:24 AM
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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?
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:58 AM
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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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Old 04-11-2008, 08:58 AM
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gonna try to do some turkey/deer /shed scouting this weekend
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:02 PM
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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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Old 04-11-2008, 08:41 PM
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ya got that right TG
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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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Old 04-12-2008, 10:42 AM
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Hickory creek, I looked at your site it looks like a great set up.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:23 PM
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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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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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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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