Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Scouting

Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
Summer is one of the best times to scout for trophy bucks. The bucks are very visible while feeding in the early morning and late evening. Being able to pattern the bucks movement will greatly increase your chances come opening day.
Alfalfa and beans are great summer food sources. It's best to drive by these fields just before dark. Try to stay at least two to three hundred yards from the deer. You don't want to spook them before the season starts. The bucks will be in bachelor groups and any scouting done now will only be effective if you can hunt before they shed their velvet. After the first week of September the bucks will separate, start looking at other food sources, or feed after dark.

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