Planted fall plots the first week of August with 4/10’s inch of rain over the next 20 days. We then had over 4 inches of rain in 5 days. With that much rain we decided to re-fertilize each plot with 46-0-0 fertilizer at the rate of 150# per acre and the HB Seed plots exploded. Temperatures are expected in the mid 70’s over the next 7 day’s. This will help the plots reach maturity.
Our trail cameras showed day time movement of mature bucks last week with cooler temperatures. I also noticed some scrapes along wood edges. This is a great time to hang scent ropes and put out Hodag Licking Sticks. If you haven't used Hogad Licking Sticks give them a try this season. We have them out all season long and deer love to use them. The best part is you can move them to any area you want. https://thelickingstick.com/
Trail cameras pictures from last week are showing bucks turning hard antler. It won’t be long before we can get back in a stand. We had some rain over the weekend that really help our food plots 100%. With cooler temperatures it feeling more like hunting season.
It’s almost September and that means hunting season is fast approaching. Stands have been set and checked, fall food plots are planted (now it’s up to mother nature to supply us with sunshine and moister). We've inventoried bucks all summer using Vortex optics and by trail camera, now its time to decide what buck to target.
Some of the group have out of state hunts so we wish them the best of luck.
Check back throughout 2020 season for updates on what we are doing. Have a great season and remember to be safe.