Hey everyone! With the 2009 deer season in the books, now is the time to get out there and do your scouting for this years hunt. The snow is on the ground and the deer are up on their feet looking for food. By packing a backpack of useful toolssuch as: gps,handwarmers,food,water,ect....One can head out to the woods for a full day and enjoy. Walk down deer trails look for bedding areas, food sources, escape routs, etc..Be sure to look at last seasons notes as well as seasons before that for tips and other information you may need before heading to the woods. Also when you find that special spot, dont be shy about putting a trail cam up to see what made it past the hunting season. This can really get one excited for the up coming season. BE SURE to look over topos and arials as well before heading to the woods..
Here are a few links
-- great overheads of your area.
-- shows you all the state land that is in your area.
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I found the michigan.gov/gohunt very helpful for me as I just moved and have already found some good areas on the map. I shall be heading out soon to check her out.
Good Luck to all this season!
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."