Using internet scouting to find big bucks deer hunting is another helpful tool to add to your list of things to make you a more consistent trophy hunter.
Internet Scouting Whitetails
Internet scouting is a great tool to help you find those spots to get big bucks.You can get topo maps and aerial photographs that will really help you pin point big bucks travel corridors and bedding locations. You can narrow down your locations to scout on a certain piece of property, to areas of interest to check out when you go scouting.
The topo map will give you the elevation and depressions. The aerial photos can help you determine hardwoods and pines. The pines are darker and the hardwoods are lighter. Deer will travel natural corridors or funnels. Deer hunting can be hard work, why not let the topo maps and aerial photos eliminate some of that work for you.
In and Out
Once I pinpoint several good locations then I’ll actually go scout them. Big bucks can be bumped very easily so you don’t want to do to much scouting in an area. With the maps and photos you can pin point an area of interest and get in and back out without disturbing the area to much.
There are many companies that offer different maps and aerial photos. I bought some from mytopo.com a couple of years ago that were very nice and inexpensive. They were a little older than I had hoped but they were still very helpful. Other recommended sites are www. topozone.com, and Google Earth. There are many others. These can be very helpful tools to help your deer hunting. You can pin point areas of interest, scout them and locate the exact area with the best deer sign and place your stand accordingly.
I’m going scouting tonight when I finish this article. I’ve got a place I’ve been wanting to check out. Technology is a wonderful thing. Locating areas of interest on a map and then going there and seeing the deer is really neat. These can be of great value if you are going to a public land hunt or somewhere you have never hunted before.