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    Went up to the deer camp today to scout, trim lanes etc. Lots of sign and stumbled across 6 or 7 fresh scrapes. I know many guys are reporting not too many apples this year but we seem to have more than average this year with lots on the ground and decent numbers still in the trees as well. I set up a mineral site and had not looked it at since April. It appears to be popular:



    They have ate a pit that is roughly 4 feet by 5 feet. This is in the vicinity of a half dozen apple trees that are still holding good numbers of apples. I also set up a blind on an elevated platform that is tucked into the bush edge overlooking the meadow where the apple trees and mineral pit are located. This is looking towards the blind standing in front of the mineral pit and with 6 apple trees within 20 feet:



    The blind pic was taken before i trimmed up the shooting lanes. Looks to be a good season and probably try and get in a few sits with the crossbow in the next couple weeks. This is what the platform that you can't see looks like (not taken today and this is not the actual platform but is an identical one elsewhere on the property). It is 8 feet by 8 feet and is 12 feet up and constructed from cedar and corners are set on concrete sonotube 4 feet into the ground. They were a $%^& to build as everything was carried in on my back including the concrete bags and mix water. It was worth it though as many deer taken and they are still as solid as the day they were built 11 years ago:



    Given the price of lumber today pretty sure they wouldn't be built now or if they were they wouldn't be cedar.
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    Looks like you are all setup.... I went out the other day for a sit, had a few small bucks come out into the cut bean field.... It was nice to get out and watch nature at play
    Best of luck this upcoming season
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    Quote Originally Posted by fratri View Post
    Best of luck this upcoming season
    Back at you man. Looking forward to your posts.
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    I always enjoy pics of your camp- best of luck to you this season! hope you put that kubota to use and haul out a nice one with it ))

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    Looks good, what unit you in?

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    82a. Camp is a mix of river bottom, swamp, hills, cedar bush and hardwood bush with 100+ wild apple trees sprinkled around in small meadows and a couple food plots mixed in. Also has a 1/4 mile frontage on the Saugeen River.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    82a. Camp is a mix of river bottom, swamp, hills, cedar bush and hardwood bush with 100+ wild apple trees sprinkled around in small meadows and a couple food plots mixed in. Also has a 1/4 mile frontage on the Saugeen River.
    didnt know you were in 82a species !
    its a nice chunk of a unit there and even nicer because youre allowed rifles LOL. my dads uncle has a property up there always nice to go to. we hunt 81a though. great pics and nice scrape. looking forward to your big buck post.

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    Good luck my man.... things looking good for you
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    Good luck this fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    82a. Camp is a mix of river bottom, swamp, hills, cedar bush and hardwood bush with 100+ wild apple trees sprinkled around in small meadows and a couple food plots mixed in. Also has a 1/4 mile frontage on the Saugeen River.
    Very nice, 82a is a great unit and my favourite rifle hunt. Very close to my unit so I bounce between them for bow, rifle and the late Smokepole. Half of the stands I have out are in 82a. Good hunting for sure!! Have a good season!

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