Is this a good hunting spot?

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  1. Dashua18

    Dashua18 Weekend Warrior

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    So ive been using google maps to scout a public land spot for next year. Heres a screenshot of where im looking at. Its the big open area was logged out about 4 years ago but considering how close it is to water, i think would use it as a travelling area. Need some thoughts on this area.

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    The best use for maps is to pick out a place that looks good to then put boots to the ground and scout. Looks like your half way there. Until you get there and see it in my opinion it's hard to tell. Other people are pry better than me at reading maps though.


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    If it were me I would be checking out these spots
    My preference would be the farthest one from the road depending on how it looked when scouting
     

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    walk through the creek or river (I'm assuming the blue line is water) in hip boots and find where they are crossing. that'll give you a real good start and prints are real easy to see in the soft mud.
     
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    My first spot was going to be the center eye of trees in that clearing and watch the tree lines heading to the water. The only problem is that red line on the southwest of the picture is the property line and i'm affraid that if i shoot something, it'll run into someone elses property. All the other lines don't represent property lines. I'm also thinking that if i can get a nice wind out of the north east, sitting in a tree right on that property line. and then also setting up at the top of the horseshoes. I'm attaching a picture i took that shows a bigger area with some potential sitting spots. It all depends on how thick the brush is going out there for some of these spots. and yes, that blue line is water.

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    somewhere along that stream, probably the bottom of the horseshoe, they are crossing. I like where the stream and that smaller field are separated by a narrow treeline. Deer will travel the stream as well as the treeline so if you can cover both that would be best.
     
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    Im planning this spot out for my dad and me so with both of us there, deer shouldn't stand a chance if they are working that tree line. Only thing im worried about is how rough the terrain is after being logged. Im planning to make a few scouting trips to take a look soon.

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