Deer Scouting 2020: The Kickoff

Post Season Deer Scouting is Acquiring Began!

Deer Scouting is completely one particular of my preferred points to do throughout the year. And of all the instances to do it just before, just after and throughout the season, my preferred time for it is just after the deer season ends. Since, exactly where I reside, most of the bucks do not drop their antlers till March, there is time to get just after the postseason scouting — and essentially study significant points about my hunting location.

The 2019 deer season ended on January five, 2020. Then Collin Cottrell and I attended the 2020 ATA Archery Trade Show. This is the big bowhunting and archery trade show and I’ve been a standard considering that year #1. Nevertheless, I missed the final two years, so it was cool to get going once again.

Onward, back to the deer scouting…

My newest ideal hunting buddy is my 11-year old step-grandson Champ. He initial went in the woods with me when he was 3 and he was a organic, from the get-go. He can study deer sign like, ahhh, a champ and he has a surprisingly correct sense of path.

This year, when I was rounding up my game cameras and organizing exactly where to place them, Champ asked me if he could place a camera at a location that he believed deer had been traveling by means of. So, I handed him a camera and he place it up.

Final weekend he picked up the SD card. I popped the card into my Mac and we had a appear. There had been 863 photos!

So, ideal now, let’s take a appear at the highlights…

This initial pic shows the location exactly where the game camera is taking photos. It is a narrow opening in the trees that turned out to be extremely exciting. Champ’s chosen spot has trails down every single side as effectively as the leading and bottom. This location is a true hub of action. Plus, a lot of the photos had been taken throughout the daylight.

Various deer use the trail that this doe is on.

deer walking trail

Yet another trail having site visitors is closer to the trail camera. This doe seems to have spotted the trail camera.

whitetail deer

Yep, she confident did.

trail camera deer scouting

Soon after eyeballing our camera briefly the doe investigates the stub of a limb in the bottom center of the image. She offers it a superior smelling as well.

deer smelling limb

Then she travels on.

trail Camera whitetail

The above photos had been taken throughout a foggy and rainy day. The subsequent day was sunny. The deer photos under are from then and are passing by means of the location on a effectively-worn trail on the left side of the compact, narrow opening.

Trail Camera Deer

A young doe apparently decides it desires its image taken and angles across the narrow opening.

trail camera deer

What ever there is about the finish of that worn-out limb attracts the young doe more than to get a whiff of it.

deer trail cam

A mature “long-headed” doe gets her some as well.

trail camera doe

Yet another mature doe comes in from the opposite side and enjoys the stick.

mature doe

A doe slips in and pauses to the ideal of the stick.

mature whitetail doe

So we’ve discovered that this clearing is a standard for the regional deer and receives site visitors from just about every path. Plus, a limb is at the moment having a lot of interest from the does. So, now you are asking yourself if bucks are utilizing this location as effectively?

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