scouting

7 Reasons to Spend Time Now Post-Season Scouting

Feb 28, 2024 Brian Grossman

The older I get, the more I enjoy the entire deer hunting process. It’s become a year-round passion, from scouting and preparing gear, to the excitement of the actual hunt and processing the meat. And…

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Where Do Bucks Go When Bachelor Groups Scatter?

Aug 23, 2023 Ben Westfall

It is a common sight this time of year to see a half dozen bucks hanging out in a single trail-camera photo. Deer are very social, and you will often find groups of bucks fraternizing…

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How to Break Down the Big Woods and Find Deer

Jul 5, 2023 Torin Miller

“Big Woods” means different things to different hunters. In the densely populated eastern United States, a “big woods” tract could be a couple hundred acres. In rural Appalachia and the northeastern U.S., big woods could…

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The Importance of In-Season Scouting

Nov 9, 2021 Brian Grossman

Not having the deer season you had hoped for? Carve out some time for in-season scouting. By locating the most recent sign, you’ll be back in the game and on your way to a successful…

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Andy May on Aggressive DIY Deer Hunting Tactics and In-Season Scouting

Jun 30, 2021 NDA Staff

In our very first episode of the Deer Season 365 podcast, we talk to Michigan hunter Andy May about how he consistently kills big, mature bucks on short DIY public land hunts. Andy dives deep…

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Scouting Large Blocks of Land Fast and Effectively

Sep 23, 2020 Brian Grossman

For me, one of the primary draws to public-land hunting is the freedom it provides to roam large tracts of land at a minimal cost. If one area doesn’t produce, I have seemingly unlimited opportunities…

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Anger Management for Trail-Camera Users

Aug 5, 2020 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

We’re already so many years into the trail-camera era of deer hunting that most of us who use them have forgotten what hunting was like without them – or don’t know what it was like…

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The Case For and Against Summer Deer Scouting

Jun 17, 2020 Brian Grossman

For many, summer weekends are spent on family barbecues, swimming, fishing and trips to the mountains or the beach. But for some, summer officially kicks off the countdown to deer season. While whitetail does are…

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5 Keys to High Impact Summer Deer Scouting

May 29, 2019 Moriah Boggess

To the hardcore deer hunter, summer can seem like an incredibly boring time of year, but a few summer afternoons spent scouting for deer may mean the difference between a slow deer season and your…

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5 Steps to Better Public Land Deer Hunting

Sep 26, 2017 Brian Grossman

Let’s face it. Not all of us have access to high-quality, low-pressure, private hunting land. In fact, for many of us — myself included — it is public land where we spend the majority of…

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