Weekend, August 11-12, 2018 – Every year as summer heat begins to slowly drift into memory and fishing had fulfilled its promises thoughts of deer and elk hunting began to come into focus. Like most hunters, we have our favorite places, those pieces and patches of great hunting country that included both private and public lands. In years past, however, enterprising outfitters and guides began making deals with landowners that would become financially lucrative for both parties. Gone are the years where a hunter could just ask a landowner for permission or to pay a small trespass fee to hunt his place. Promises to open and close gates were too often broken. Some hunters with four wheelers rutted the land and in too many cases trashed it. That’s when the guides and outfitters saw opportunity.
There are a few ranches and farms that still honor hunting requests, but they’ve become few and far between. That’s when hunting public lands become crucial and that means serious scouting if you’re unfamiliar with the vastness of forests and fields. There are lots of places a hunter has at his research disposal and many include tips and secrets that have proven to be beneficial and you’ll find those in this edition of…
The Basics of Scouting Whitetail Deer, 3:24 min.
Hunting is more than just pulling the trigger. This clip from O’Neill Outside tries to help teach the signs that deer leave in the woods that can help you plan your hunt more effectively.
Utah Dedicated Hunter: Pre-season Scouting, 5:07 min.
This episode covers the pre-season scouting for the 2016 hunting season.
Deer Hunting Strategy – GOING IN BLIND, 15:56 min.
While scouting on foot well in advance of the season is the best way to get to know an area and to find great tree stand locations, sometimes “going in blind” is a better option. I’ll define this strategy simply and broadly as hunting an area after doing all of your scouting online rather than on foot.
Scouting Whitetail Deer Bedding Areas, 4:03 min.
Josh continues his series of scouting with a guide to how to locate bedding and use it to your advantage during the hunting season.
Scouting for Velvet Mule Deer, 5:03 min.
Our scouting season has begun for velvet mule deer. We will be vlogging all season so stick with us to see how it all pans out, we have a solid year of hunts planned this year!
Early Season Deer Hunting Tactics | Muddy Whitetail Watch, 5:10 min.
Summer is breaking way to fall during the first week of September and this marks the beginning of the deer hunting mindset for the rest of the year. Bucks testosterone levels are rising, velvet is shedding, and bachelor groups are breaking up. The bucks you watched and glassed during the summer will now be moving home ranges and most likely disappear for about a month. Keeping up with this transition, the changing behaviors, and changing food sources before the hunting season opens is all you can hope to do. On this episode of Muddy’s Whitetail Watch, join Bill Winke as he discusses early season deer hunting tactics including food sources, locating mature bucks, and what to expect from deer movement.