Scouting Pics: Secret Spot 6 7/8 Aug 16

 

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Robert Hoague
Webmaster Bowhunting.Net

In early July I set up a new hunting spot called Secret Spot 6 7/8 and showed you some pictures from the SpyPoint trail camera I put there. The area had good deer traffic, both bucks and does. A few days ago I picked up the SpyPoint’s SD card and looked at the pics on my laptop. As I scrolled through a bunch of same-O, same-O pictures doe, fawn and buck pictures I hit on a real eye popper.

This area is sandwiched away in a bunch of thick cedar trees. The tight fit of the cedars created a unique situation. The sparse trails here wind  through narrow ground level spaces in the lower limbs of the cedars. While looking around I located a very small opening in the trees where some trails intersected.

So I started my SpyPoint scouting on a tree in that small opening. The camera showed the place had regular deer traffic both day and night. Also, there were only a few pictures that had wild hogs. So the hogs are not traveling here regularly, and that’s a good thing as far as deer season is concerned, because they can be a real nuisance. Plus, if they hang out in a particular area the deer will move and go some where else.  Some cows came through as well. But they are only passing through and are not every day type visitors.

The young buck below was in pictures almost daily. He came through both ways, mostly during daylight but a couple of times at night.

So just when I’m thinking I should move on to another location, I clicked to see the next picture. In the words of the group Jimi Hendriz started out with, the Isley Brothers, it “make me want to Shout.”

This picture was actually taken on September 30. He’s a 10-point with some fine brow tines. And those tines, and probably the main beams, will surely grow longer. There was only one picture of him, this one. In a few days I’ll return and pick up the SD card again.

I can’t wait.

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