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Winter Scouting - December 13, 2008

Posted by Chrud , 13 December 2008 · 164 views

I was able to run out and grab my Cuddeback Capture camera from the woods during my lunch break on Thursday.  Because my food plot is covered with snow, and I really wanted to get some deer on camera, my brother and I put out some corn and a few apples on Sunday (December 7) morning.  We had a winter storm come through early in the week and I figured the corn would be covered up before the deer even found it.  As I took a look at the camera, I noticed there were 85 pictures.  I made a quick run to Walmart to purchase a card reader so I could look at the pictures at work.  Was I impressed!

The first picture wasn't until the evening of December 10.  All the pictures were taken in a 10 hour period that night.  A cold front did move through the area, so I know that had a lot to do with the deer movement.  The first deer on camera was this nice 2 1/2 year old 8-point buck.  My brother has a couple pictures of him in velvet from earlier this summer.  There were 62 pictures of this guy a two different times.  One bunch around 6:30 PM and another after 10:00 PM.

Next, these two antlerless deer showed up just before 4:00 AM.  There were several pictures of these two deer also.

As promised, here are a few pictures of the big rubs I mentioned in an earlier blog entry.  The rub are about 20 yards or so apart and are located in a strip of tall grass between a row of pine trees and a standing corn field.  They are only 100 yards or so from the house.  A big buck definitely made these rubs.  I think I need to pay more attention to this spot for quick, after work hunts earlier in the archery season.

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