Favorite time to scout

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Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Czabs » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:58 am

What is your favorite time to scout and why?

Mine is when there is no snow and little water :mrgreen:


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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby dan » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:01 am

Anytime I can... My most productive time to scout however, is December thru green up, when there is no snow if I an scouting on foot. I like to shine July thru the season. And cyber scout when ever I get the chance.
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby BigHunt » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:03 am

gun hunting and on to green up
.... i like it most when theres no snow..
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby dirt nap giver » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:32 pm

As soon as the season ends into green up

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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby PLB » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 pm

Snowmelt until green up. Pretty much Late March thru April.

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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:39 pm

My least favorite time is summer. Anytime from end of gun season through spring is good for me.

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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:47 pm

Anytime I can get out. I always learn something every time I go no matter what time of the year.

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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Czabs » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:14 pm

When scouting with snow I've found (in my areas) that most beds I find aren't used in early season. I recently read a post, but I forgot who posted it maybe Dan, that most beds in the snow in hill country are most likely used in early season?
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby PK_ » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:17 pm

I enjoy post season scouting the most, pretty much have thousands of acres to myself to roam and get into every nook and cranny.

But I think in-season scouting, with a stand on your back is the most exciting when you start finding what you are looking for...
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Stanley » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:34 pm

Overcast days in the early spring. Like right now.
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Craaaig » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:46 pm

Kinda nice when the marsh is froze over and there's little to no snow so you can walk right over top the ice...

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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:08 pm

Craaaig wrote:Kinda nice when the marsh is froze over and there's little to no snow so you can walk right over top the ice...

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Exactly

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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:34 am

I like to scout after the last snow and before the greenup. However, I think I will have to do some scouting in Mid may to catch up. The snow made a short scouting season for me.
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby xpauliber » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:21 am

Stanley wrote:Overcast days in the early spring. Like right now.


Bingo.
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Re: Favorite time to scout

Unread postby Swampthing » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:44 am

Dewey wrote:
Craaaig wrote:Kinda nice when the marsh is froze over and there's little to no snow so you can walk right over top the ice...

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Exactly

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Yep, last week I was trucking down a deer trail in a public ground and looked up and realized I was an top of a pond . Good thing the ice was still thick , :lol:


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