Since TS Bill was dumping rain all over us today it was too wet to work but fine weather for a hike down in to the creek bottom.
Bradgrace, to be honest luck has little to do with it. The place belongs to my grandmother I just finally convinced her to let me hunt it. We had a group of pigs that began tearing stuff up and bothering the livestock so we talked her into letting us pressure them off the property and working with 2 of our neighbors took 12 out of the area in 30 days and the others decided to move on. That helped me convince her it would be OK to hunt deer there as well.
I put up a corn feeder in February but it never attracted any deer, once the hogs moved on the only things on camera were racoons, squirrels, armadillos, and the odd skunk. I think they are not interested due to the acorns every where in the river bottom. There are good deer in the area, lots of sign on the property, tons of tracks near the river bottom. A "Neighbor" about 4 miles away shot an awesome 10pt off his place opening day last year that measured over 140.
I think RDNCK is on the right path about game trails. I need to get out there with a chainsaw and cut some senderos that will be next on my to do list.
Hunt Dog, Yeah there is water in the tanks, and in the pastures, and everywhere else right now. In fact there is a flood warning today.
KCH, I think the game warden you are talking about is Dale Waters. He is a long time family friend and retired last year. He was a tough but as several have mentioned poaching is pretty bad here and really really bad in the south end of the county. They don't just steal game either we had a tree stand, a feeder, and a camera stolen last year.
I put out a mineral (salt) pile in hopes of attracting some deer and (before it washed down into creek) this girl came to have a taste.