2020 Scouting Reports

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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby virginiashadow » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:11 am

Scouted my but off again this year. Hopefully I reap the benefits. Time To KILL


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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:28 am

Good luck fellas. I think all your work will pay off.
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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby Stingray713 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:49 am

Second season using a mobile, beast-style approach is upcoming and I’m all kinds of fired up. Learned a ton last year, got close to several mature bucks, and screwed up in ways I didn’t know were possible.

Acorns of a few varieties have been raining down for a couple weeks now, making visits to glass bean fields pretty boring. But glassing time is over for now anyways, the velvet is off and it’s time to go find some rubs!

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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:55 am

Stingray713 wrote:Second season using a mobile, beast-style approach is upcoming and I’m all kinds of fired up. Learned a ton last year, got close to several mature bucks, and screwed up in ways I didn’t know were possible.

Acorns of a few varieties have been raining down for a couple weeks now, making visits to glass bean fields pretty boring. But glassing time is over for now anyways, the velvet is off and it’s time to go find some rubs!

Good Luck Everyone!

Good luck Stingray!

I’m fired up too... feel like there’s still lots to do, nervous, eager, trying to find a hot acorn tree, etc. Can’t wait!
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Unread postby Tennhunter3 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:23 am

First rub in TN next to a balloon.

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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby Quest1001 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:34 pm

Things are starting to click. I followed a soft edge between Open hardwoods and some thicker tree cover and found two old scrapes about ten yards apart coming out of doe bedding. Nice tall rub head height not far from the scrapes as well.
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Unread postby austin1990 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:34 am

Went 5.25 miles this morning and pulled 4 cameras I had on public getting ready for the opener next weekend. Found my first rubbof the year and got some good pics off of a buck bed I found a month ago. I never been much of a believer in the bump and dump deal, but going off this camera it would of worked! Thanks to the hurricane 2 weeks ago this area is now flooded and that bed is knee deep in water, so now I've got to figure out where he went, I have an idea though..
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Unread postby greenhorndave » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 am

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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby virginiashadow » Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:43 pm

Pushed into a nasty thicket high on a hill today. Worked this ravine through the middle of it and found a big bed on the tip of a point in a little grassy area. Walked the trail out and found a tree about 75 yards await that works...
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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby Bethedeer1 » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:48 am

Another day in the swamp. Pushed something out couldn't tell what but found some good sign. Hope I didn't ruin the spot.
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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby greenhorndave » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:38 pm

The chess match begins.

40 minutes after sundown, 20 after shooting hours are up.

Time to find his bedroom.

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Unread postby Hawthorne » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:50 pm

greenhorndave wrote:The chess match begins.

40 minutes after sundown, 20 after shooting hours are up.

Time to find his bedroom.

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He should be close. Shoot straight
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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:03 pm

greenhorndave wrote:The chess match begins.

40 minutes after sundown, 20 after shooting hours are up.

Time to find his bedroom.

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He won't be far. Gets a guy excited. Good luck :pray:
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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby greenhorndave » Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:49 pm

Jackson Marsh wrote:
greenhorndave wrote:The chess match begins.

40 minutes after sundown, 20 after shooting hours are up.

Time to find his bedroom.

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He won't be far. Gets a guy excited. Good luck :pray:

Thanks Hawthorne and JM. Gotta say he has me more excited about that spot than when I speed scouted the edges. It’ll be a tricky spot to hunt from a wind/thermal/access standpoint, but that half the fun, right?
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Re: 2020 Scouting Reports

Unread postby vtbuck » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:17 am

Did a little speed scout on the way in to where I hunted this last Saturday.
I was surprised to say the least by the amount of sign already there.
Found a bunch of big rubs and scrapes opened up.
Normally this kind of sign doesn’t pop up until the end of October or beginning of November.
I also checked a couple cams and the recent cold front had a number of good bucks on their feet in daylight.
Things are looking up
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