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Spring Scouting Overview and Strategy

Spring Scouting Overview and Strategy

DIY Sportsman  / 

Posted on February 19, 2020

Show Notes

It's getting to be about time for spring scouting in many areas. It's one of those types of scouting that can pay big dividends, especially in certain areas. One thing you need to be aware of, however, is to focus in on things that you know will be relevant during the time you'll be hunting the area in the following fall. Fresh sign this time of year might not translate due to differences in food sources and even bedding. Last year's fall sign will typically be visible, however. It's also important to realize that boots on the ground in the spring is a nice supplement to looking at aerial photos. I will often look at the map and plan a route and walk it. Afterwards, I'll look back at the map with a newer perspective and determine the next area I want to check out.

Beyond the basics of spring scouting, in this podcast I go into deeper detail for the exact strategies I have employed and will be employing this spring in the specific areas that I hunt. Sometimes, an overview doesn't go into quite enough detail, but specific examples can shed additional light. I talk about cattail marshes in Minnesota, farm country in North Dakota, and both hill country and big woods in Wisconsin.

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