Scout 2/19/11

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Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:42 pm

Decided to get some scouting in before the big snowstorm hits, and headed out to cover some heavy pressure public land. I managed to get within forty yards of a decent buck in his primary bed, worn to the dirt, before he jumped off the back and into the swamp on his escape route. I spotted multiple rublines funneling into the bedding area and went into Beast stalk mode to get as close as I did. I spent a lot of time patterning him and looking for potential setups- a great day to be in the woods!

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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:56 pm

it was a great day to be in the woods...the weather was great!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:12 pm

huntinfool14 wrote:it was a great day to be in the woods...the weather was great!


What a difference a day makes... it was the calm before the storm!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:10 pm

Boy, that rub looks pretty high off the ground. Did ya measure?
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:48 am

Hodag Hunter wrote:Boy, that rub looks pretty high off the ground. Did ya measure?


No, I forgot my tape- but that is why I took that picture. He's in great shape, when he jumped into the swamp I raced ahead to where I could get a good look at him. He's been chowing on red oak acorns, red osier dogwood and aspen whippets.

When I finished scouting the buck bedding area, I tracked the buck through the swamp- I wanted to see where he went. After about a quarter of a mile, he jumped from a bed on the end of a point that butts up against the swamp... good stuff.
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:23 am

Nice find Bridge! Hopefully you can put an arrow in him next fall!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:26 am

Great find SB, getting a lot of pieces to that puzzle. 8-)
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby cwoods » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:32 am

Nice find Singing! Keep up the good work!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby virginiashadow » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:08 pm

SB, really cool post. Man I do not know how I missed this thread. It contains a lot of good info. I am heading out to scout tomorrow and will be scouring the landscape for my ever present nemesis.....a good old fashioned buck bed! :)
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby PredatorTC » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:46 pm

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Swamp Donkey » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:29 am

Cool pics and story...thanks for sharing!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:19 pm

thanks for the scouting encouragement... the snow is beginning to disappear around here, and I am preparing for a large push of heavy scouting over the next couple of months.
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Gardner Swamp » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:02 pm

Singing Bridge wrote:thanks for the scouting encouragement... the snow is beginning to disappear around here, and I am preparing for a large push of heavy scouting over the next couple of months.



Good Luck SB!!
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Re: Scout 2/19/11

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:28 am

Gardner Swamp wrote:Good Luck SB!!


Right back at you, GS- and thanks!


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