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Old 12-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Jimmy S
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Default RE: Scouting land

Try to get a map of the property, if that's not possible start walking. I look for 2 things, the thickest, nastiest places there. This can be thick alders, swamps, heavy pines etc. I also look at any and all edges. Deer loves edges, so look for places where swamps meet the woods, where hardwoods meet swamps, where woods meet new/cold cuttings etc. Finding old/new droppings will tell you the deer have been and still are using a particular area.

When you locate the owner and decide to ask permission to hunt, hers's one piece of the owner in street clothes. Don't show up in all hunter orange or camo. Be polite and respect whatever the decison may be.

Good Luck!
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