A lot has happened over the last month, but the picture for this deer season is only a little but clearer. As we talked about in the last Update From The Field, we were going to move trail cameras to a new location because we had hardly any buck sightings where we previously had the cameras placed on our “South” public land unit. So, we moved one camera to the field gap that we sat most of last year. This field is the same field where we saw our two target bucks in December of last year. This year the field is in corn. This field gap sets up well because the deer are bedding in the corn to the east and eating in an alfalfa/soybean field in the evening. They are using this gap in the trees to go back and forth between the two. After checking this camera a few days ago we were excited by the bucks we have on camera. All moving during daylight hours.
This looks like the only early season set we have on this property. The other areas that we have scouted and decided to put tree stands in are inaccessible because of a higher than average river and flooding. We can’t access these areas in any other way without spooking deer, so we will just have to wait to check the memory cards and hang tree stands in these locations. These locations are about as far away from hunting pressure as you can get on this property and should only get better as we head into October and especially November.
At this point in the year we have done as much scouting as we can on this property. As we have struggled to pinpoint where the mature bucks are hanging out on this property we will have to let time and our new stand locations help us put together the remaining pieces of the puzzle on this property.
We will also be hunting public land whitetails in eastern Nebraska. We scouted a piece of public land last spring, but didn’t get to the part of the property we really wanted to scout because we needed waders to cross the creek. We will be scouting this property in the next few days. This property sets up for a great early season and rut location.
We have also located a newly opened piece of Walk In Access land that is adjacent to a piece of land we hunted last year. This new piece looks to set up better than the piece adjacent to it and has a large amount of food sources located on it. We will also be scouting this piece of land in the next few days. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on our scouting efforts.
At this point a lot of how our season will go is undetermined. We still have lots of pieces to put together, but the next few weeks will go a long ways to helping us put those pieces together.