Preparing for Next Deer Season: Tips for Scouting and Finding Mature Deer

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  • Chuck's avatar

    Best time of the yr in my opinion to scout for next yr is right after this season ends. Scrapes and rubs are still visible . Bedding areas and travel routes used this time of yr can be found especially if you have snow. I personally think the intel you gather right after season is way more valuable than preseason scouting.

  • AJ's avatar

    if you're looking for something to read on this topic, Greg Miller's book "Proven Whitetail Tactics" is packed of info on utilizing the time right after the season to learn for next year

  • Nathan's avatar

    @AJ sweet! I love a good book.

  • Nathan's avatar

    @Chuck that’s kinda what I was thinking. I’m glad to know my instincts are on the right track.

  • 🛻🚜Jeff's avatar

    Do your best to study their patterns even though your not out there hunting.

  • Tyler's avatar

    If you have a snow make sure and get out and make some waypoints on trails. Especially intersecting ones. You can also make waypoints on rubs and scrapes. I use on x hunt app.

  • Nathan's avatar

    @Tyler that’s really good advice!

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