bullwinkle wrote:The work is done. 16 acres of food plots planted, all stands hung and trimmed, just waiting for opening. We got a nice rain last Sunday, praying for more. Plenty of food plot trials this year so it will be a lot of fun just working on food plot learnings.
I have been running cameras for weeks. The antler growth this year is the best I have seen. Still need to work on age class improvment but it seems like I have some improvment. Not enough 4 year olds. Hearing great reports from friends. I have never had this many deer using my land. The only negative is the coyotes population is unreal and I am not seeing many fawns. I have does but does without fawns.
With the drought and early drop of acorns, green fields (food plots) I predict are going to be a huge draw. I have never seen the deer use my plots like they have this year. In my opinion, it is because a lot of the farmers have had problems with alfalfa and other crops.
I am ready
Sounds like you are ready indeed!
and it sounds like your dedication to enhancing you hunting land is paying off. Best of luck this year. Do you perhaps Predator hunt? to reduce the Yotes? I am thinking of taking it up myself to help out and remain sharp year round. Boar, Yotes, and groundhogs are year round with no bag limits here. and only a hunting permit required.
I have the Pig Roaster built, and will try hunting them, so Yotes seem a good fill in between pig hunts. may save the gutpile for yotes. and be a little green while I'm at it...
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.