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Summer is the time for barbeques, golf, and going to the pool. But for a successful deer hunter summer is when the deer season begins. To consistently bag trophy deer year after year you need to have a strategy and you need to have put in a couple days in the summer for scouting. There are many different ways to scout in the summer from trail cameras to just walking around in the woods looking for deer signs.

Scout from a Distance
You can scout from a distance many different ways. You can sit on the edge of food fields with binoculars or a spotting scope and watch as deer come and go during the twilight time. As you do this you should be paying attention to the certain areas where you can set up a stand that will be where most the deer come in and out (or where the big buck does). You can also scout from your truck or car if the area......

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I usually start scouting as soon as the season is over Big smile Summer is a great time to do the distant scouting, I like to do that long distant scouting around bean fields. They really are eating those green plants up like crazy right now Yes

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I think the deer are moving into my area pretty steadily.There is not too many fields around here Im going to try some scouting around the wild clover patches by some ponds I know hopefully it pays off. The area I will be doing most of my whitetail hunting in I wont know until I get there the day before the hunt first year hunting with the new party.

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That will probably be the hottest spot you can find if it is completely undisturbed until opening day!

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The season here is only a week long and noone around here hunts deer and I mean noone because there is not that many well atleast there wasnt untill this year.
This is moose country but the deer seem to be moving in and fast hopefully Im one of the only people thats going to deer hunt here more odds in my favour and I seen a good six point Id love to take.

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Thanks red you too man!

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HERE IS THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

.....if the area you hunt is littered with roads.

Use Trail Cameras
Trail cameras can be a great way to watch deer trails or food plots without disturbing the deer with your presence. The best trail cameras are the ones without the normal flash these don’t spook deer (which is why we use trail cameras). You can put a trail camera anywhere you suspect a big bucks comes through or where you think there is a deer trail littered with does (this will help during the rut when all the bucks are searching for does).

Find the Core Areas
When I’m talking about core areas I mean their bedding areas, food plots, and trails. You can do this with aerial photography or with trail cameras or if its early enough in the summer or spring you can just walk through the areas you suspect to find these areas and look for clues. Once you find these areas you can set up a stand/s that will take advantage of your hard or easy work.

If you take advantage of these tips your percentages of success will greatly increase. I know people who when doing these strategies have increased their success rate by two-fold.

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I find the best time to scout out a good spot for deer is right after hunting season is closed ! as the deer around here don't seem to summer and winter in the same area's maybe it's because their feeding habits change ,especially if we have early snow that stays .

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