Summer time scouting

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Summer time scouting

Unread postby 3531usmc » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:17 pm

Will scouting in or around bedding areas in early summer effect deer movement come fall??


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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby Mgaspari » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:47 pm

Short answer No. Obviously the closer you get to the season the more damage you can do. But a one time trip to or around bedding mid summer should have zero impact on it.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby 3531usmc » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:40 pm

Perfect thanks I kicked up two good size bucks yesterday scouting. Ended up getting a good video of one trying trying to figure out what I was. It was very exciting overall a great day in the woods. Definitely do not plan on going back till I hunt it!
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby btsnhos » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:41 am

At the same time i bump alot of bucks out of their beds in season and just setup at a spot where i can get him coming back, as long as they don't wind me they seem to come back. Remember there are alot of things out there that bump them
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby Moose » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:49 am

I would say it depends on when your season starts. For me October 1st is opening day so I would want to be done by August 1st at the latest. That's only 8 weeks to let things cool down before opening day.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:55 am

I would say just few trips in over summer an out of there by August. August is when all changes start to take place with shorter days and shedding.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby 3531usmc » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:04 am

Good to know our opener is September 15 ! . So I’m probably close to being done scouting till season starts.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby btsnhos » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:52 pm

I still scout all the way up to and through the season unless its a place that i know has a nice group of deer or a place that i have been to each year, glassing the areas works really well also if you have the range to do so. how long were you a 3531? We have about 100 of them over here with us now.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby 3531usmc » Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:08 am

I’ll definitely try glassing this year. Good way to get intel on what’s in the area! I did 4 years as a 3531.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby G-Patt » Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:28 am

If you're scouting on public, I wouldn't worry about bumping bucks too much, especially if you don't think they got your wind. Just a way of life for them, but you still want to be sensitive about it and not over-do it - a little common sense goes a long way. Private land could be a different story depending on the human impact (i.e., busy farmer vs. manicured deer sanctuary), but you should be okay this time of year.
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Re: Summer time scouting

Unread postby 3531usmc » Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:24 am

Perfect thanks it was public land .


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