View Full Version : When do you start scouting

12-17-2008, 05:33 PM
When do you start scouting

12-17-2008, 07:03 PM
I chose All-Year... My dad is always going out to see what's going on and I do the same when I'm home... We also have a few trial cams that we put out...

12-17-2008, 07:15 PM
Serious hunters and those that are truley passionate about the outdoors are scouting all year. Regardless of what I say I'm doing I am scouting. Hiking, fishing are just secondary activities to the actual scouting for deer that is going on.

CT SwampHunter
12-17-2008, 07:29 PM
24/7 365 days :icon_cool:

12-17-2008, 10:42 PM
I scout year round. Anytime I am in the woods cutting wood, hiking, fishing etc I am always looking for deer and signs of where they are. I love taking my son with me and he gets so excited when he sees a deer. He is only four, but he loves going in the woods with me hiking.

12-18-2008, 04:56 AM
24/7 365 days :icon_cool:

Do you ever Sleep or Eat :icon_winkle:

12-18-2008, 05:15 AM
i use to scout all year,but i only scout 3-4 weeks before season starts.the reason is thier pattern changes from summer to fall.i have set up my stand in locations where i saw them in numbers during summer,and at the hunting season didnt see a thing

12-18-2008, 01:16 PM
Late winter is the time for scouting. Deer trails stand out like a sore thumb. You can go right into their bedding areas and not be affraid of running them out of the area. And if you do, thats okay, they'll be back there next fall. I stay out of my hunting areas during the summer months because I feel it just helps the deer to become more aware of human scent and they learn to pattern you. I don't want deer knowing what I'm up to with bow season opening in late summer.

12-18-2008, 05:46 PM
Anytime I'm in the woods I'm scouting. Looking for deer, where they are, where they're going, feeding, bedding anything I can find out.

12-19-2008, 09:24 AM
I am looking all year.Will have cam out all winter and
summer and back into pre-fall.Even if you don't get
the big one you have fun,learn new things and get
out of the house.