8-14-11 Scout

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8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby kwaldeier » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:37 pm

Went to check out an area of my private land that i am thinking about putting a blind or stand on. Think it went pretty well, i found a few hidden trails with only deer tracks(Huge for me!),some pretty decent trails, some Poo, a dead head and i THINK my first ever bed!!! :o 8-) However it is pretty thick in there and i didnt find any definite stand spots or travel patterns :( Found a pretty good size track in a bean field. I was hoping to find a trail from beans,to pond then onto our land but no luck.
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What kind of poo is this? lol Nvm :)

My questionable bed. Why i am unsure is because it was about 3 ft long with no hair :( and it was not matted down as much as i thought. Great spot though! Very well protected. Cant see farther than 10 ft so i assume he is relying on sound.
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Cant see from this angle but this little tree on the right has a rub on the back side of it...
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Small 8 dead head :(
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:45 pm

Looks good and it appears by the track you have at least on mature deer on the property. The bed you found sounds like it was probably from a small yearling from the size you described. Good luck there this fall.

One word of advice.......next time you use your GPS for a reference make sure get it off the page with the location coordinates on it!! :lol: :lol:
Probably doesn't matter for you since it is private land but on public that could be a huge mistake! :shock:
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby BackWoodsHunter » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:48 pm

good scouting mission! With this recent cool down of weather I have been anxious to get out in the woods myself. I am afraid of burning up my spots. Did you jump any deer on this mission?

When you said "dead head" I was expecting to see a grateful dead follower sitting in the bushes not a deer skull ! :lol:
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby kwaldeier » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:09 pm

Good call dewey! lol
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:14 pm

Dewey wrote:Looks good and it appears by the track you have at least on mature deer on the property. The bed you found sounds like it was probably from a small yearling from the size you described. Good luck there this fall.

One word of advice.......next time you use your GPS for a reference make sure get it off the page with the location coordinates on it!! :lol: :lol:
Probably doesn't matter for you since it is private land but on public that could be a huge mistake! :shock:

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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby Swampthing » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:49 pm

Nice finds,good luck
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:16 pm

Cool, exiting signs!
Let us inform about the next signs and your hunt there.
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby kwaldeier » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:43 am

I sure will! Its pretty thick in there!
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby kwaldeier » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:13 pm

Is it sad i am more anxious for snow then the day opener?
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby Czabs » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:49 pm

kwaldeier wrote:Is it sad i am more anxious for snow then the day opener?


X2...excited for both but really looking forward to more scouting!
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Re: 8-14-11 Scout

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:20 am

GJ on the scouting mission, kwaldeier

year-round scouting can have great benefits. 8-)


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