Things are starting to pick-up!!! I wanted to see if I could find some Coues Deer in some lower country so I strapped on my boots and went for a little hike… My GPS said I covered 4.2 miles but it was in pretty flat country so it wasn’t too bad.
The picture below is from a little area that gets very little sun, it is in a deep canyon. I have seen deer in here before but for some reason there was very little sign. Maybe a Mountain Lion moved in, I am not sure but those deer are GONE – GONE, not just gone..
SOOOO I bailed out of that area and decided to hit a spot in the Black Range. Let me first say that there are spots in the Black Range that has never seen a human footprint. It is rough BIG Country and no matter were you start walk everything is STRAIGHT up or STRAIGHT down. I personally think that there are deer in there that die of OLD AGE. It is great country but it is just very tough to hunt. I have seen deer but I can’t figure out where or if they scrape. I think it would be a nice area for a rifle hunter. Anyway, below are a few pictures.
Okay so enough of that stuff!!!! How about some deer info??? Well, deer are starting to make rub lines, if you have never seen a rub line below is a picture of what they look like. Pretty small, aren’t they?
NOW have about some scrapes… The particular scrape below wasn’t hit in the last day or so it probably isn’t a primary scrape but it is along a nice trail. In two trips into that area I have found a total of 5 scrapes and they are all in the same general area. So there definitely a buck working in the area.
While hiking around I also found this nice skull. I took some pictures, then wrapped in a plastic bag so I could pick it up legally after the season. It probably goes around a 100 inches… NICE…
There is another area that I scouted all summer that I am still thinking about hunting but the only problem is that there is alot of snow up there and we are expecting a foot of snow tonight… I still might try to make it up there but it is a huge commitment to get in there…45 Minute Drive, 1 hour on the 4 Wheeler and then 30 Minutes hiking….