I went out mid morning for about 3.5 hours into an area that has a good deer population for MN. There were 3 or four places I saw where deer had scratched the bark off trees and lots of hoof prints around. This spot is flat and hardwoods most of it. No pine trees that I saw today. I always hear, “look where the bucks bed!” Well, I’ll be damned if a boy or girl deer both don’t want the same thing when they go to sleep or take a nap, protection from the elements and safety from predators. Anyways after looking at aerials I didn’t see any south facing hills or certain areas of cover that looked better than anything else, so I just decided to burn boot leather and cover ground. I saw lots of deer trails, a good amount of deer beds, but no antlers. I also saw in the snow an imprint from a large birds wing feathers. I’m guessing this is where an owl or eagle swooped down to eat a mouse. Just a guess. I can feel the burn in my legs, in a good sort of way.
St. Paul MN
January 29, 2020 at 12:41 am #1910691