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I have posted this on two other forums but I realize there are a few here that may like to follow along like in the past as well. 

 

Weekend of Jan 25/26

Went for a short walk today in the snow to pull a camera and do some late season scouting. I was hopeful I would find a shed or two but no luck with that. 
 
Always good to walk in on your spot to see you cameras still there. 
 
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There were several beds within 30 yards of the camera but no decent bucks on camera. Two smaller bucks lost one side in the last few days. 
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Minutes after getting to the next spot I came across this sweet rub. 
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Thought this was a cool scrape at the bottom of a small laurel ridge. 
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Up on top of that little ridge was this cluster of beds next to a rub from this fall. 
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Next to the highway was the remains of this doe 
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Would be awesome have a few encounters from a ground blind in this spot.  Hopeful this area gives up a few sheds this season. 
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This bed had a little bit of blood in it 
 
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The last spot I walked has a lot of green briar and grassy wooded areas. There isnt a lot of elevation change but this small rise had a number of big beds. The whole area was torn up with sign and loaded with beds. 
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Hopefully the snow sticks around so I can scout out several other spots.
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Weekend of Feb 1/2:

Saturday, headed to a few new spots to scout in the snow and was able to find that 10% of the property the deer really seem to be using. Even found a few fresh scrapes with I thought was cool.

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Sunday, headed back to the general area and put in more time on a few more public places. Found a dead buck, came across a few nice rubs and even saw a snake (btw, I am terrified of snakes).

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Weekend of Feb 22/23:

Saturday took my son with me. He had a good time but I only made it a few hours with the snow under feet and monster man on my back.

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Sunday changed out a memory card that still showed a few bucks still packing. Put in a few hours in a spot that was good to me last year and picked up a shed from last season. My first shed of the season, typically have two dozen sheds by March 1st, interesting year.

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Headed to another new spot and found this dead head after a few hours of walking (its still laying there).

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Weekend of Mar 1/2:

Did not make it out, trying to get my wife some time to herself before I head out to the Midwest for my annual scouting/shed hunting trip. : )

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