What part of Michigan are you hunting in? We just moved here from El Paso in Aug. I have been hunting on public land west of Ann Arbor and seeing lots a scrapes and rubs. I saw a nice little six point on Wedensday morning at about 10:30 in the norning and a doe on Sunday at 8:30. I think this week it should really kick into high gear, its starting cool down in the low 40's. The six point I saw had his nose to the ground like he was on a hot doe.
Seeing alot more guys out now too. Had too jokers walk almost under my stand yesterday before they saw me , they were looking for scrapes? Oh well thats whats makes bow hunting on public land fun. good luck....
I'll be in Charlevoix county which is in the northernmost part of the lower peninsula. Is this anywhere near where you are? Since you just moved from El Paso are you by any chance military? I'm wondering about cost of licenses. I noticed they have a discount for military --do they ask for proof of living in Michigan? I'll be their on opening day of the season. Thanks for any info.
We are in the Army my wife is a nurse and working on her masters her at U of Michigan in Ann Arbor. I am a stay at home Dad who hunts when he can. The discount is for active duty who use Michigan as a home of record. You would just need a copy of your leave papers or orders. They will ask you for a hunters safty card and a drivers license to prove that you are a resident of Michigan. I told them that I forgot my safty card. Hope this helps and good luck.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...