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Just getting around to serious scouting mode, thought I'd post some pics here as I go along. I'll start with a few early season pics I got.
 

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Late April I put out rack stacker mineral on an old stump near one of my bow stands -deer found it within a day.
 

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Put out some salt blocks, and didn't touch a thing for a few months. Around the end of July, I started prepping a few sites, and put out a few trail cameras, lots of pictures. I'll have them out from now until December.
 

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HEY, that looks like my hunting spot!!!
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It's looking like it could be a good season for you this year. Keep em coming.
 

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Been away for a week - just got back last night, checked the cameras this AM, all kinds of pictures, all the same customers. Today I'm moving the cameras over to zone 11, to a few mineral licks I put out in April. I was in to these a few weeks ago, and there was lots of game sign, but I haven't had a camera at either one yet, so I'm interested to see what I might get for photos.
The 7 point is around all the time

The old doe has a hard time eating some times.....

This little buck I call the "goat" - weird little set of horns, looks like there is six points on it. Lots of pics of him also.
 

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Retrieved my cameras today at the zone 11 salt licks. Alot of activity around both, but one was all does and fawns. The other one, however had all kinds of interesting stuff... a 4 pt and an 8pt buck, does and fawns, a coyote a few times, and a bear kept coming in and sniffing my camera, but he didn't hurt it, just knocked it off center a bit. He doesn't know I still have a bear tag....
 

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Awsome pics tobiquer. I take two weeks off in the fall, one week in the Serpantine/Nictau area, and another week in the middle of Riley Brook. Any indication how the deer population is fending in those parts? The numbers were way down last year, and Serpantine is just dominated by the moose. Way too many monster brutes walking around every time you turn your head. Not usually a bad thing, but we're there for deer season, haha. Thanks in advance for any info
 

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Not bad - much better than the last few years. Like usual, deer in around the river valley, and more moose as you get back into the woods further. Not many deer in the Serpentine country, but lots of grouse if you like to hunt birds. The highest deer numbers you will find within 3 or 4 miles of the river, then scattered pockets that hold a few deer out in the back country.
 

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Not bad - much better than the last few years. Like usual, deer in around the river valley, and more moose as you get back into the woods further. Not many deer in the Serpentine country, but lots of grouse if you like to hunt birds. The highest deer numbers you will find within 3 or 4 miles of the river, then scattered pockets that hold a few deer out in the back country.
Thanks for the info. This will be my 4th year going up to Serpantine, and 6th year in the Riley Brook area. Tons of birds in Serpantine last year to, if I was actually looking for them, it would have been easy to bag out each day.
 

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Thanks - reason I retrieve the cameras is because I have a half dozen spots I like to watch , and only two cameras right now. So I kind of rotate them around every week or two.
 

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Nice day today - got some scouting in this afternoon - saw a few deer, a coyote and a few grouse. Got some shooting lanes cleaned out at a treestand, put up an Ameristep ground blind, and downloaded a few pics from the weekend off one of my trailcams. The seven pointer posed for several pics. At this site, I dumped a barrel of apples Saturday, and had an odd thing happen - anyone ever had coyotes eating their apples?
This guy liked the apples so much he decided to mark his turf - wish I'd been there with my bow, or 22 hornet!
The seven pointer is around morning and evening...
 

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Yes, I've seen this before,last year there was some coyotes eating apples from my dad's farm.Needless to say, they paid a heavy price for it.
 

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Pretty wierd I thought, but I guess they will eat most anything they can get ahold of. Seems to be alot of coyotes in my area this year. In a normal year I'll get a few yote trail pics, but this year I've got literally dozens of them, in different spots.
 

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This afternoon I got some great video and a few photos of a nice bull - the velvet was just falling off his antlers. I watched him for 10 minutes or so - he was following a cow and calf around, and eventually he went one way and she went the other. Yesterday I saw two small bulls together, one still had velvet, one had no velvet. Photos arent great quality - it was raining buckets when I took the pics.
 
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