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2001 Scouting logs and on the spot pictures -- by Robert Hoague
Scouting For Deer Season 2001: a Photo Journey
 
How soon after bucks loose their velvet do they start making rubs? When do the bucks get an "attitude"? When do the fawns loose their spots? 
It's time to answer the above questions. For one thing, you've seen some of it happen in pictures. A few fawns have lost their spots and they are fading on the rest. Bucks become aware of the "buck attitude" when they are 1 1/2. The bigger they get the more attitude they develop. When they get big enough most of the other bucks "don't even bother". Third Question: bucks make rubs right away once they loose their velvet. Their necks start thickening and they get an eye for the ladies. But that's another story, if I have anything to say about it you will see that in pictures, too. 

Scouting In 2001: June & July | August | September |
THE HUNT:  | 10 Pointer on opening weekend | 2001 Deerhunt |

To  JULY 2001 Scouting & Photos:
This the month the bucks' antlers take shape. Follow the deer in pictures and as I scout for them with my digital camera. July is a big month in the life of whitetails, the fawns come out of hiding, button bucks become spikes, sixes, 8-points and big racks ... all in July. 

Scouting In August 2001
August is a month a of dramatic change in the whitetail's life. Follow the bucks, day by day, as their antlers grow and their bodies gain weight. Fawns sightings are more frequent and does are ever present. Come with me through my pictures and as I scout for them with my digital camera. 

To  SEPTEMBER 2001 Scouting & Photos:
TIn September the bucks antlers stop growing and they loose their velvet and we get to see what they will look like this year. Most of the fawns loose their spots by the end of the month. You notice the necks of the bucks begin to thicken. Rubs begin to show up and the bucks hocks darken. And at the end of the month the buck buddy groups begin to break up. Come along as I scout for a place to put my ground blind on opening day, a spot that hopefully will be on the route the 10-point with forked times will use.


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