Wow, what a difference!

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Wow, what a difference!

Unread postby CallMeFishmael » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:29 am

My scouting this year has taken on a whole new level of productivity. I had two hours yesterday before the game that I could go scouting. Based on some cyber-scouting, I had picked out one spot I thought would be a guaranteed bed. Turns out I walked in and low and behold, it was! So awesome. Then on my way out, walking down the road, I noticed a small point of land surrounded by swamp jutting out from the road with a couple trails leading into it. I thought "I almost looked right past this, I bet others do too." I followed the trail in, down the point, out into the swamp, across a creek and right to a bed surrounded by 6 or 7 rubs. I feel like Babe Ruth calling my shots now! :D Before I would just walk through the woods aimlessly. Now, in a two hour scouting session, I have two solid stand locations. :dance:

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Re: Wow, what a difference!

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:35 am

Nice!

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Unread postby 9pt » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:40 am

You got it!

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Unread postby Stanley » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:41 am

Nice finds.
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Unread postby whitetailassasin » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:05 am

:clap: now piece the puzzle together. Entrance/exit, kill trees, food sources. Your on your way man!!

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Unread postby CallMeFishmael » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:26 am

whitetailassasin wrote::clap: now piece the puzzle together. Entrance/exit, kill trees, food sources. Your on your way man!!

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Yeah, I found a tree for the first one up on a point where the trail leads. It is about 60 yards from the bed. There are some pines right there which will provide for a quiet access and a great tree is within shooting distance of the trail when it comes on the point and goes two directions. I can approach from the east to west through some open woods and down the middle of the point. I set up the tree already. I am excited about that one. For the second, the trail leads to the east across a creek and splits into two trails that go down the swamp on both sides of the point. I found a nice tree southeast of the split in the trail about 15 yards off in the brush that will be perfect. I think my access will be good coming down the road and down the point (it is pretty open). I just have to cross some open mucky water quietly for about 10 yards and then I am almost to the tree. This one is also about 50 or 60 yards from the bed. I found big tracks down this trail from the past week or so. I can't wait for October 1 now...7 months and 22 days...give or take...
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Unread postby isitseasonyet? » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:40 pm

I hope they pan out!

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Unread postby gjs4 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:32 pm

Congrats

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Unread postby Wlog » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:37 pm

Good finds. Two hours=two beds. Nice pace.

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Unread postby DaHunter » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:06 pm

Nice! Those look prime. Easy access and setups too. Can't beat it.

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Unread postby Mibowfreak » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:24 pm

Nice. Its great when you start seeing it come together.
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Unread postby Buckfever » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:15 am

Nice work.
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Re: Wow, what a difference!

Unread postby wickedbruiser » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:09 am

:clap: Hope to see this thread come back to life during the hunting season!
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Re: Wow, what a difference!

Unread postby kripp53 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:14 am

Nice, you just inspired me, I need to get out scouting!


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