Got a call today from one of the kids dad that I had go out on our property. He got a big doe Sat. morning at 8 am. His first deer and I guess he was all smiles. I going to see if they can send me some pics.
Don't know if the other group made it out or not
That is great to hear, I like nothing better than for anyone to get their first deer. Of course, I am still waiting on getting my first buck ever. But that is another story for another time. Hope the other group made it out and had a time of their lives.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...