On today’s show, Tony explores the topic of cellular cameras. He argues for -- and against -- trail cameras in the deer woods, and explains why you shouldn’t rely solely on cameras for your summertime scouting.
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Summer is the whitetailer’s season of anticipation. At no point during the year does the excitement rise more rapidly or to such a fever pitch than those last months leading up to opening day. For that reason, we deer hunters exert a whole lot of energy each summer seeking out, watching, and photographing the bucks we hope to chase come autumn.
Unfortunately, in many cases, this is a colossal waste of time. Summer scouting, if used improperly...
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.
By Mark Kenyon
We’re two days into our North Dakota scouting and shed hunting trip and things are off to a good start. Here’s our first update!