Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby headgear » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:29 am

Czabs wrote:Reason you guys not scouting because you cant get as much out of your scout (cant walk as far, sign covered up)? Or because its just a pita?

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Kind of all three. Can't see all the available sign, I do scout in the snow when I can but I always end up coming back to that area in the spring just so I make sure I don't miss anything. We have about 20+ inches of snow right now so even with shoes its not super easy to get around, or it takes a lot of extra time that I don't have (kids). As I mentioned above many remote wilderness roads in MN aren't plowed in the winter so that turns a 2-3 mile trip into a 10 to 20 mile death march, also known as a big pain in the behind. 12 inches is fairly easy to scout it but once you get a ways above that its not worth it. Oh one more excuse, I use snowmobile trail to access some spots, not sure I want to give that a shot this time of year, might even be illegal here, not sure on that. So I'll stick to ice fishing for now. 8-)

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby 10ING2S » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:03 am

My son and I are taking the 3 hour drive to some property in the app mountains of va this weekend. We are hoping to find a bed or two. This is all (beast style) new to us and we are really looking forward to it. Looks like we may getting a dusting of snow Friday night...that would be helpful.

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:24 am

Yup!
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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:35 pm

I'll be out, probably use the snowshoes for the first time this year.

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby Czabs » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:41 pm

Jackson Marsh wrote:I'll be out, probably use the snowshoes for the first time this year.

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10-4 on the snowshoes :character-spongebobdance:
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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby djw195 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:28 pm

Headed to SW WI to scout for the weekend, 3-5 inches of snow expected. Not sure if it will really be worth it. Can't stand being indoors when all I want to do is get out there and scout.
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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:41 pm

Illinois puts a doe season at the end when nobody cares anymore and you might shoot a buck after dropping antlers....kinda dumb. I'm hoping to scout a new area and grab a last chance deer. Tag soup so far.

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:08 pm

Put on about 3-miles yesterday in some hill country terrain - whew, my knees are killing me.
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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby MN_Ryder » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:41 am

Yep, no reason why not. Temps are in the teens and I have new public ground to scout & alot of ground to learn. Put the extensions on the snowshoes (makes it a bit easier in deep snow), should be fun!
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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby PLB » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:48 am

Czabs wrote:Reason you guys not scouting because you cant get as much out of your scout (cant walk as far, sign covered up)? Or because its just a pita?

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All of the above. Plus I'm burned out it's been a long season. Family misses me, I miss them. My son has 5th grade basketball tourneys thru Feb on most wknds. My scouting will start in March.

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby Czabs » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:03 am

There is a ton of snow. I might have to join the ice fishing bandwagon. Cant seem to put anything together.

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Re: Anyone one scouting this weekend ?

Unread postby Crazinamatese » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:59 am

BassBoysLLP wrote:I won't be scouting anytime soon after this last big dumping of snow. Ice fishing until the thaw...

Same here. The last few weekends we been getting a few inches of fresh snow. I enjoy being in the woods and I should be out there for the enjoyment, but its hard to find what Im looking for. Walking through snow over your knees isn't fun either.
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