First Scout Mission of the Year

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First Scout Mission of the Year

Unread postby Cchez » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:56 am

Finally got out Saturday to check a big woods area not far from home. I had identified some areas to look at online and was happy with the sign I found. Lots of rubbing activity along this creek, and even found what appeared to be a couple bedding areas. In a couple spots there were some cluster rubs as well which was pretty cool to find, seemed to be near the bedding, and one cluster was near one of the creek crossings. In my area I have yet to find a well defined bed where its worn to the dirt. They're all just matted down areas where you can tell a buck lived for a period of time. After walking both sides of the creek and marking all the bedding, rubs, and crossings, I looked at my map and found that all the sign lead to a small hidden grove of bur oak trees.

This is just a small section of the woods. I have another portion that was logged last year I'm hoping to check soon. Here's some pics of my findings and screenshots of my maps. Stars are rubs and creek crossings, blue flags are bedding.
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Re: First Scout Mission of the Year

Unread postby Baxter357 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:09 pm

Looks promising! Keep us posted
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Re: First Scout Mission of the Year

Unread postby Baxter357 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:09 pm

Looks promising! Keep us posted
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Re: First Scout Mission of the Year

Unread postby KLEMZ » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:14 am

Nice! A couple of those rubs look pretty high up on the tree, and that one is completely mangled. Takes a substantial buck to damage a tree like that. I'd say you found a good area!


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