I am ready to go deer hunting. Why, you might ask?
Deer Hunting Property
Well today I found out they will planting crops on the deer hunting property that I have permission to hunt across from where I live. The lady came over today and told me they will be planting a yearly rotation of corn, soybeans and wheat. The property I have permission to hunt butts up to this property where the crops will be planted. And the property that butts up to the other end already is planted in crops every year. As a result, where I hunt will soon have crops on both ends. It is a beautiful hardwood ridge with two creeks running through it. And a nice thick bedding area. It was already a great piece of property. The new crops on it will definitely improve it tremendously. The biggest problem I have with this is I have to rethink my stand situation.
Post Season Scouting
I plan on going tomorrow and doing some post season scouting and some shed hunting. When I am scouting I will be considering some different stand locations. Also, how the new crops will change the whitetails patterns. I have got a couple of places in mind for stands.
Scouting With Google Earth
I have been studying the land on Google Earth. I see a couple of funnel areas that would be a great spot to ambush a big cruising buck checking the feeding areas for does in estrous. If you haven’t tried Google Earth to scout your properties you might want to check it out. It could save you some time scouting.
I was at Cabela’s today and I bought some Whitetail Institute 30-06 mineral supplement. I’m going to establish a new salt/mineral lick spot. I also got a great deal on a Moultrie I65 Game Spy. I’m going to put it out so we can watch them big bucks grow those antlers throughout the spring and summer. I am so pumped up and looking forward to going deer hunting this year.
One of the reasons I’m stoked is I got my new Mathews Z7 today and it’s sweet. I have a broken shoulder and a torn rotator cuff and will be having surgery next week. I won’t be able to shoot it for quite some time after that. Though my shoulder is hurt I had to shoot it today. I was impressed. The Z7 has a very smooth draw cycle and is quiet as quiet as a church mouse. It is all nice and fast too. I can’t say enough good things about this bow. If you are in the market for a new bow I would definitely recommend giving the Mathews Z7 a look.