Today on the show, Tony makes his case for why he thinks we should all spend more time in the woods - even during the summer months when it’s bound to be hot, buggy and generally miserable.
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In every state, hunters kill an average of 55% to 65% of the Pope & Young record bucks during the season’s abbreviated rut phase periods. That stat being what it is, it makes sense to scout during the post-season when the rut sign is still visible (scrapes, licking branches, runways in bedding areas, rubs) and the foliage in the trees is down. This way you are looking at the area in the exact state it will be in during the upcoming rut.
With whitetail seasons wrapping up across much of the country, one of the questions I get most often is when to start the scouting process. This inquiry is most common among newer hunters.
Growing up in a traditional Northern Michigan deer hunting family, I was trained early on that the time for scouting was the weekend before the season opened. Or, sometimes, even the night before.
Scouting back then entailed trekking into the woods with a...
Whitetails might be the furthest thing from your mind this time of year. Between honey-do projects and time spent on the lake, it’s too easy for deer season sneak up on you. Like we previously discussed with shooting your bow, don’t wait until the weekend before opener to hit the woods looking for deer sign. If you want to make the most of the dog days and increase your odds at filling a tag this fall, here are some tips for summer scouting...