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  • I dont have a lot of deer on my property, so im going to scout all 40 acres of land. Where are good places to look for signs of

    I dont have a lot of deer on my property, so im going to scout all 40 acres of land. Where are good places to look for signs of whitetail deer?

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    I would look where there is thick cover and a food source(corn, beans, hay, apple trees, or oaks). Thick cover is likely a bedding area, but that doesn't mean you have one on your property. Also look for travel routes. You can sometimes see worn down trails in high grass or bare earth. If you have a field around the property it is easy to find tracks around it. Good luck!

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    • #3
      The first thing I would do would be to walk the outer edge of your land looking for travel routes. Look for the one that are the freshest.

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      • #4
        Scout early and often. Try not to be that invasive. There is a 20 acre woods near where i hunt and it is always filled with deer. Anytime anyone would go near it the deer would go out the other side.

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        • #5
          look fo rthe food sources, especially while it's still winter cause that's where they aill be near. Water sources are also good locations to look and scout. If there's alot of snow look for areas with thermal cover, and always be looking for game trails. 40 acres isn't a ridiculous amount of area to cover so take a walk every so often around the property and try to figure out movement patterns. Take a walk through all your acreage and see what the whole make up of the area is as well, it can provide you with insights to the best locations.

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