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Pre Season Chores

You reap what you sow, that’s how the saying goes right? Well I’m planning on getting some pre season chores done early this year so hopefully I’ll reap the benefits of some hard work when it comes time to go deer hunting. Hopefully this will be the season I finally get that Pope & Young whitetail. Get Pre Season Chores Done I have got to trim a lot of shooting lanes and hang several stands. I moved a ladder stand after this past season and I went to check it out the other day and man have I got some lane trimming to do. I want to get it done early this year.  I would rather do it now than to have to do it right before or during the season. I just think the more commotion there is in the woods close to the season the less likely those … Continue reading

Plant Deer Hunting Food Plots

It’s time to plant  hunting food plots. It is about that time to get your spring and summer food plots planted on your deer hunting property. I have heard of some people who have already planted and others who have gotten their sites ready and are just waiting for the right time to put the seed in the ground. Their is still some cold weather here in the mid-west and it might not be a bad idea to wait a little while to put the seed in the ground. Hunting Food Plots If you plant to early and we get several days of cold or wet weather or both it could affect the seeds and you might not get as thick of food  plot as you would if you wait until the cold weather is gone. It is a fine line though because you don’t want to plant to early … Continue reading

Scouting Tips Whitetail Properties

I have been doing some shed hunting lately and walking a couple of my favorite whitetail properties. Have you done any post season scouting where you hunt? Post Season Scouting Whitetail Properties There are a few things that can really help when post season scouting your whitetail properties. To save time and limit your hard work it helps to have maps. Some of the most helpful are aerial, topographical and plat maps. Aerials are awesome they not only show the deer hunting property you have access to but the surrounding ones as well. They show pinch points, funnels, food sources, bedding areas, and travel routes. Topo maps show elevation and help finding ridges and valleys, creeks and roads and even show where the trees are at on your whitetail properties. Topo maps can be a very useful for post season scouting. Plat maps show property lines, rivers, roads and property … Continue reading