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2006 Scouting logs and on the spot pictures -- by Robert Hoague
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Scouting For Deer 2006: a photo journey
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A Close Look At Where We Are On July 19

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This year, two very interesting bucks -- as of July 19 -- are a 9-point and a buck with irregular antlers. In a close up picture that I took yesterday, the 9 has the most advanced antlers of any buck that either myself or the CamTrakker have taken pictures of. With a good 5-6 weeks of antler growing to do he shows real promise for growing a fine rack. His tines are inching up longer day by day. His main beams will continue to get longer and if he pops another point on the right side he will be a 10 point.

It is not so obvious from a distant picture but from my close up (1024 x 768 or 800 x 600) you can see he is very bony looking. He needs some weight on him.

The other buck has 4 points on his right beam and the left antler is growing straight up. We can't see that antler so well in this picture but we can see him and he is in good shape. Notice how high his rump is, and his front shoulder -- when compared to the July 9-point next to him. He is definitely a tall buck. And he has a bit of a gut too. Could he be the son of the Freak buck from two years ago? Or is he the Freak? It's not easy to tell this early, but in September when the bucks have filled out more and their necks fatten up some we should have better insight on this buck.

If these two bucks continue to hang around where I can get pictures of them we should have a lot of fun following their development for 2006.

Scouting Logs & PIctures For: | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |

Scouting For Deer 2005: a photo journey
Scouting begins right after the season ends. By March most of the bucks have shed their antlers. Then in May their velvet antlers make their first appearance. And from June thru August their headwear is growing. In September the velvet dries up and goes away. And it's all here in pictures and scouting logs, from the day the Freak buck lost his weird antlers, to the first fawn sighting and the sightings of the Double Kicker buck. To Scouting For Deer 2005... 

Scouting For Deer 2004: a photo journey
Scouting for deer in 2004 began with a planting a food plot for the wildlife and making water where there isn't water. And continued until the day before the season began. To the 2004 Scouting Logs and Pictures...

Scouting For Deer In 2003
Scouting Logs & PIctures For: 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |
Experience the deer throughout the year: from the first fawns & first buck in velvet to the rut ready bucks and does of the fall. 

Scouting For Deer Season 2002: a Photo Journey
Scouting Pics & Notes From 2002: May, June & July
Scouting Pics & Notes From 2001: June & July | Aug | Sept |

Scouting Pics & Notes From 2001:
June & July | August | September |


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