So earlier i posted a question about what steps to take for prepping a hunt on public land. One of the postings told me to scout out the area. So i travel to the public land, and I am walking about, looking at the scenery, looking for the places that a person would hesitate to go into (there are alot), but then when i started thinking about deer and finding them, i realized this:
I have no idea what i am looking for.
What i mean by that is this: I know how to look for rubbings on trees, i can sometimes find deer tracks and track them, but that is all done in the November/December time frame. I don't know what to look for at this time of year. I know what a game trail is, but is there a difference between a game trail that is created by a rabbit and a deer? What would a deer usually bed down in at night? where?
I know i have alot more questions, and im not looking for handouts, but i am looking for a push in the right direction. I have read some articles in the NAHC magazine concerning deer hunting, but some of the terms seem foreign to me. Where would be a good place to go to find, for lack of a better term, Deer hunting 101.
Thanks for the help