moog5050 wrote:So, following up on this poll: Does it make sense to try to hunt small parcels mobile? It seems like a quick way to burn things out when you have 3-4 parcels of 40 acres or less. Not that I don't move if intel dictates, but we tend to try to work outside in as the season progresses, rotating not only stands but parcels. I am curious if others would walk the property looking for sign to sit even under these circumstances. If we know a buck bed, we will actually use a preset to take advantage.
For me, looking for fresh sign in season doesn't mean stomping the whole property down looking for fresh sign. It's a spot check, like Dan refers to in his video's. Let's say you know where the best bedding is on your 40 acre parcel from your winter or spring scouting. You would check the edge of a crop field, creek crossing, some other food source, etc. in the vicinity of this bedding area mid day or on your way in to hunt. If you don't find fresh or somewhat fresh buck sign than chances are he isn't using that bedding area at that time. If you do find fresh buck sign, you know he's been bedding there.
It isn't full proof. He may not be there that day. He may not come out the exact way you expected. But it's an educated guess from putting together the puzzle pieces.