New Land

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  1. joe_bow

    joe_bow Weekend Warrior

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    Curious what people do when they secure new land. I would:

    1 Get a topo map of it and check it out from the air
    2 Walk it and scout for sign.
    3 Hang and check cameras
    4 Once you have some heat on the cameras, put up a stand.

    Anyone have other ideas of what they do and in what order?

    I may have scored some land so I'm curious. Thanks!
     
  2. elkguide

    elkguide Grizzled Veteran

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    For me, boots on the ground is where I start.
    The other ideas you have are all great but I like to put in the time of being there as much as I can too.
     
  3. blueicefire

    blueicefire Weekend Warrior

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    Topography and walking it a lot. Need to put the boot time in to learn their patterns on the new turf!!
     
  4. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    For me it was walking around the property looking for sign then creating access points for stand areas if they weren't already existing. ACME Mapper is a great place to start for Topo and Aerial maps.
     
  5. remmett70

    remmett70 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hanging cameras.

    I would have checked maps and walked it before Securing it.
     

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