Yep, if you have any map reading skills and understand deer movment, then it's not difficult to locate spots to hunt, especially if you just want to kill any deer. When I am scouting, I am mostly just trying to confirm what I learned from looking at topo maps an aerial photos, and also seeing if there are signs of others using the area.If you have good woodsmanship and experience, mapping can help you figure out a piece of property so quick or at the very least lessen the learning curve. I can pretty much look at an aerial and pick out spots I can go in blind and see a deer at and most likely have a chance to kill one damn near 75 of the time or more. My out of state hunts have been comical how fast I’ve had luck on what I consider to the a public land shooter buck, I must have a horseshoe lodged firmly up where the sun don’t shine. And that’s mainly due to pouring over maps before the trip, hitting key spots to scout when I’m there (either before season opens or while I’m hunting) and then narrowing down where to focus from there. Nothing different from them, I just don’t get to scout nor hunt as much as them, though just like them I learn a place and then don’t have to go back in there other than to check it during season or right before and see if I need to be hunting there.
Spot On!!!I hunted at least 2 of their spots before THP was a twinkle in Warbs eye. I also know exactly where another 3 or 4 are without even trying all that hard.
Public hunting’s rep has been cyclical. Good hunting lead to overcrowding. Overcrowding lead to bad hunting. Bad hunting lead to less hunting. Less hunting lead to good hunting.
But in the information overload age, I don’t know that that cycle isn’t broken for good.
spent as much time as possible in the woods after school and work. Went with wife and mother in-law to look at a house they were inside i was in the woods. found old apple orchid.went back in and told them this place is perfect.bingo,,,,
when folks ask me "how much do you hunt" - I tell them "depends on how you define "hunt",,,,I am in the woods from 30 minutes to 12 hrs almost every day
Truer words will never be spoken.Most hunters want it easy
If they get busted doing that their careers are over. I completely understand why they made that decision.I generally like their show - but just watched one episode where they made a questionable bow shot - let it lay before tracking but found it alive. Then they stood around for what they said were 30 mins waiting for it to die because they couldn’t “legally” do anything.
I’ll be damned if I’m going to watch one suffer - there’s legal and then there’s right. Cut the camera off and put it down.