Our firearms season open this Friday. There is a lot of activity and bow hunters, who've been hunting since October 1st, have killed several thousand across the state.
I see a lot of scrapes in all the usual places and in some new ones as well. We opened up some new trails on our land it has seemingly produced even more than the usual sign.
There is one scrape line that has remained the same for about 30 years that I've hunted this land. We're very fortunate that not much has changed here and on the land immediately surrounding it. Just a few miles away, it's a different story and I see "progress" heading this way. The deer don't seem to mind the changes that have taken place however. They just seem to adapt. Probably a good life lesson.
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."