For Deer Season 2000
Scouting for deer is what makes your
deer season happen. The more you scout the better your season is.
SCOUTING FOR DEER
(Aug 27, 2000) Rick,
I drove around slowly, from the back to the South field. I saw about 50
deer. Four were big boys. The first one was a solo way down the fence from
the point. He headed towards your River stand. He had a really big body
and wide horns -- his velvet was gone too. Two more at the middle pond
(which is nearly dry), and one by what's left of the main stock tank. There
were 15 deer in that group and he was definitely the star. They all ran
into the woods along the river. Lots of points on that dude.
1: Watch Your Step!!!
My buddy Greg Weber and
I were scouting for deer and deer sign on his ranch. I walked though a
dry creekbed and started along a trail. Greg said, "You just walked right
by a rattlesnake!" He was right. More on this when I get out of the hospital,
just kiddin', but I do have more, complete with rattler pics, plus Greg
shows us how to catch 'em. Rattlesnake!!!
Robbie, Don - I was driving by one of my hunting spots this afternoon
in my truck, looking for deer, when I spotted a buck. I coasted past it
and stopped quietly. First, I got out my digital camera and turned it on.
Then I backed up very slowly. Wheew, the buck was still there, watching
my vehicle. I eased the camera into place and took 3 pictures. Then it
turned and moved towards the woods. The camera's red light was flashing
so I just held down the button and when the light stopped it took a pic
of the buck moving away in the brush. There is something particularily
good about this buck -- he knows the way to one of my stands. Here the
buck is in 800x600 or 640x480.
(July 24) This
past weekend my bud Robbie and I picked up 300 acres that are adjacent
the deer lease I have hunted for 17 years. Even though we have hunted close
to it, we don't have a clue where the deer are in terms of the "right"
20 yard circles. We started scouting and I'm looking up the Terraserver
satellite map and then I'll start putting up the results so you can scout
(July) A Rare and Wonderful
Ever get that feeling that
something is watching you? While I was looking around for deer and sign
this morning I got that feeling, big time. I slowly checked around me and
saw a familiar figure about 15 yards away, watching my every move. I raised
my digital camera up and snapped this picture.
For Wallpaper of this
The fawn watched me for awhile
and surprisingly lost interest in me. It moved around a bit and browsed
on some green sprigs.
I zoomed in close and took several
Back To Where You Were
Ever get the feeling
you're being watched?
I was looking around for deer and sign over the weekend I got that
feeling, big time. I slowly checked around me and saw a familiar figure
about 15 yards away, watching my every move. I promptly snapped this picture.
And the neatest little adventure unfolded...
Different Fawn Wallpaper
Here are three very cool
wallpaper pics from the Fawn Adventure (see below). One is the first pic
where I the fawn is watched me from its hiding. The other two are in your
Do You Identify An Active Rutting Area? You and I are checking a realCore
Rutting Area that is being used right now, this November of 1999. Here
are digital pics to show you what the hottest kind of Rutting area looks
1: The Area
2: The Sure Fire Rut Sign
3: The Rut Heats Up
4: Setting Up to Hunt
'99 BOW-DEER SEASON IN PROGRESS:
Rut Heats Up, What's That Look Like? Let's go into a Core Rutting Area.
Plus, digital pics that show what this happening Rutting area looks like.
18: I went on a Deer Spotlight Survey with our area's Texas
Parks & Wildlife Biologist and, believe me, the deer population is
not just a wild guess.
10: Making sense of the Rolled Wire area with a Terraserver map.
It's a deer hotspot, but why? The satellite map (it is free) tells all.
With Your Map. Here are the other recent updates:
the Rolled Wire
Up To Bowhunt at the Rolled Wire & the 3rd Fence
A Map of your hunting place
With Your Map (we scout the Rolled Wire)
Spring Bear Hunt
Of Where I Hunt