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Old 07-06-2020, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Scouting for the Late Muzzy Deer Hunt

I was shocked and excited about my son drawing the new LE black powder deer hunt with only two points. I spend a lot of time in the unit that he drew and knew it would be a difficult draw with few points. As the draw odds came out, this was confirmed with only a few permits, and the bonus permits going to some with as many as 11 or 12 points. He's been out shooting now twice, has learned how to take the gun apart, load it, shoot it, clean it, etc. He loves shooting this gun. I really want him to be comfortable and accurate out to 150 yards or more.

I plan to post pictures from scouting as we go along with the end results. Will be a fun summer! I left a trail camera out in a place I've caught some great deer and elk in past years on camera Memorial Day weekend. I went out July 4 to retrieve the pics only to find out that it malfunctioned shortly after setting it out. The only pics on it were of my son and I walking away.

I generally find some deer on the hoof while out. I am finding some bizarre bucks this year...

Here's a short video of a crazy looking buck, along with some pictures below.



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Old 07-06-2020, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How’s the deer numbers looking? Better than last year?
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How’s the deer numbers looking? Better than last year?
From what I am seeing, they are looking better than they did this time last year. Time will tell.

They cut the general season deer permits way back so there ought to be quite a but less pressure out there on the general hunts.
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Here's a short video of that small bachelor herd.

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What unit did he draw.

From what I know of a couple of the units the scouting will just be for the pictures and finding bucks. But come the time to hunt them they will be in a totally different location.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What unit did he draw.

From what I know of a couple of the units the scouting will just be for the pictures and finding bucks. But come the time to hunt them they will be in a totally different location.
We're hunting Oquirrh / Stansbury. I spend a lot of time in this unit and feel pretty confident on where bucks will be in early November. Plus I've got some awesome help.

We've had tags on the unit for general season twice in the last four years. I was able to film both of these bucks a few times before we ended up harvesting them. They pretty well stayed in the same general area I filmed and photographed them.
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Sounds like it will be a fun hunt! Thanks for sharing the pictures and videos!
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Nice pics & videos,should be a fun & good hunt! congrats on the tag and good luck!
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That "crazy" antlered buck looks like some of the bucks running the Kennecott land.
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What unit did he draw.

From what I know of a couple of the units the scouting will just be for the pictures and finding bucks. But come the time to hunt them they will be in a totally different location.
Even the migration units have a few local herds that stay put year round.
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