At The Ranch: Summer Scouting Tools

Summer Scouting Tools – Pre-Season Hunting Tips

During the summer months, I love finding new hunting property. Whether this is via permission, buying land or just finding more public land, summer is a great time to do this. When you do find new land though, it’s important to do some form of a quick scout to know exactly what you’re dealing with and having the right tools can help you.

One of my favorite summer scouting tools for a quick scout on new property is binoculars. You never know when you’ll need them, and they can save you from a lot of extra walking. Another one is maps. I try to mark as much stuff on my digital maps to help assist me with the quick scout. Lastly bringing a camera or taking photos on your phone can be a big tool. Especially if you get permission on a property in the summer, by the time fall rolls around, the woods will look vastly different. I like to take pictures of a property as the seasons change, and that way when the following summer rolls around, you’ll be able to envision what areas will look like in the fall much better.

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