Public Land Maps

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by softedahl16, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. softedahl16

    softedahl16 Newb

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    If you don't have a ton of time to scout the public land area you are planning to hunt, what do you look for when scouting a map of the area?
     
  2. NMGuy

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    Here in the desert I look for clearings of vegetation (all the mesquite bushes) and water...

    Idk what to look for in your neck of the woods. Maybe clearings? creek beds? Valleys? Trails if you can spot them on the map?

    Animals got to have water and food. Find water and food and you’ll find trails and animals!
     
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    Places you have to walk at least a mile from the parking areas that butt up against private land. You can find some real honey holes if you’re willing to put the miles in. Though I’d recommend becoming familiar with quartering/deboning your kill in the woods, dragging that far isn’t fun! If your hunting hilly terrain look for saddles, bowls, and large benches. I find most mountain deer activity is near one of those features
     

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