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TEAM 11 Discussion Thread

Silvio

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Spent the day scouting...a deep swamp...heres what I found...no human sign here at all...plenty of cedars...its like the UP of Michigan. I found a major scrape at the bottom of a ridge and a big bed 50 yrds away...plenty of sign post rubs and a huge track I back tracked in the mud for about 3/4 of a mile which lead to two of his crossing routes. I believe he's one of those swamp bucks living in a small area, so I'm going to go back set a camera, and prep a saddle location...and wait for the right wind20191024_160652.jpg20191024_160636.jpg20191024_160617.jpg
 
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bj139

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Went out hunting yesterday and today. Yesterday, shot at a fox trotting through the woods and missed. Dug the arrow out of the tree.
Today, left my rubber boots on my front porch so used sneakers. It wasn't too muddy. Quit a little early to try out my new hammock I bought for $30. They should make saddles out of this parachute cloth. How do I get this thing up two trees so I can hunt from it? :grinning:



 

Jason Wandling

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Spent the day scouting...a deep swamp...heres what I found...no human sign here at all...plenty of cedars...its like the UP of Michigan. I found a major scrape at the bottom of a ridge and a big bed 50 yrds away...plenty of sign post rubs and a huge track I back tracked in the mud for about 3/4 of a mile which lead to two of his crossing routes. I believe he's one of those swamp bucks living in a small area, so I'm going to go back set a camera, and prep a saddle location...and wait for the right windView attachment 19091View attachment 19090View attachment 19089
That looks like a doe track or young buck to me.
 

bj139

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Honestly it looks like a doe. I don’t know what state you are hunting but my rule of thumb is a walking or standing track that is as wide as a 30-06 shell is a 200 pound deer.
I have rarely seen a track that big compared to the size of my hand.
Edit: I did see a big doe last week which I think, had me scented but could not tell where I was up in the tree. She seemed to be tending 3 smaller does maybe her youngins. I posted a video, maybe a few pages back in this thread.
 
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Jmseeker21

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I bumped the biggest bodied buck I've seen in person in my life yesterday morning. I randomly got a Sunday to go poke around a forest closer to my house that I haven't scouted before. I found 2 of his beds and some huge rubs. Waited him out to see if he would circle back but no joy. Continued with the beast tactics jumped 2 more does and found a few more rubs and a whole lotta scrapes scout/hunting from spot to spot. Wasn't able to pull anything together for a shot but I can honestly say there's no way I couldve covered the 5+ miles total without my saddle or the knowledge I've gained from hunting beast. The image of that bruiser taking off out of his bed will be burned in my mind for eternity. I relayed the info to my relatives who normally hunt the area so I hope it can help somebody get him, that would give me some small satisfaction. Gotta keep chugging on. Hope I can put one down for team 11 soon!
 
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