Tips For Speed Scouting Public Land Whitetails

Scouting public land for big buck whitetail movements, doesn’t have to take a long time. In fact, you can speed scout your way to public land big buck success in just 2 scouting trips or less. Whether you hunt wilderness whitetail public land tracks with hills, swamps or big hardwoods, these public land speed scouting tips can help you narrow down the daily movements and hunt an old buck. Hunting public land whitetails can be a daunting task on tens of thousands of acres, but not if you follow these scouting strategies for not only defining exactly where to scout whitetails, but which buck movements to hunt during the deer season and why. If you are scouting for a big buck on public land this Fall, make sure to check out these important speed scouting tips first. Finding great whitetail movements on public land does not have to be that hard, you just have to focus on scouting defined daily whitetail movements.

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RESURRECTION OUTDOORS - July 28, 2019

Good info. I'm headed out now to speed scout a section of public river bottoms land now

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Jake Gilly - July 28, 2019

Why is it pointless to try to hunt bedding in the big woods? I’d like to hear your knowledge

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Harold Callahan - July 28, 2019

I hunted public land in upstate NY once and there was almost a hunter for every tree- parking was like going to a rock concert – they had guys with flashlights directing parking in the parking area – no more public for me – I am blessed to have access to quality private property. Opening day in upstate NY (Columbia County- first rifle county north of NYC) sounds like a war zone – there must be more gun fire than in Iraq at the height of the war – I am not exaggerating

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Paul Wakefield - July 28, 2019

Awesome video Jeff!! Always enjoy your knowledge

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Halstead Outdoor Traditions - July 28, 2019

What climber is that in this video? Looks like a summit.

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Austin Phillips - July 28, 2019

Is that zaleski national forest??

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rfb7117 - July 28, 2019

Jeff,
It looks like you take advantage of features of onXmaps. Have you ever thought of doing a video for beginners on a how to effectively use onXmaps? Maybe a dummies approach to the tool.
thanks, Bob

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Court Officer McIlvaine - July 28, 2019

Sir, by conducting a Huntstand  mobile app search a few years ago I located a 4 acre parcel of sleeper – public land adjacent to private land within walking distance from my home. This  property is close to homes and can only be hunted legally with archery equipment. It is covered up in deer activity. Great video. Thanks Cris

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Chris Coniglio - July 28, 2019

Hi Jeff, what app are you using to draw the colored lines on your OnX map?

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k gendron - July 28, 2019

How big or long does a bench need to run. For deer to focus on it

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WESTERN NY BIGFOOT - July 28, 2019

What about a new clear cut like 2 months ago?

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Sly Bigos - July 28, 2019

Hi Jeff
What is the best way to hunt a deer on prarie .
Her in Illinois I found a big buck when I was scouting two weeks ago.
What is your recommendation
Thanks

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George - July 28, 2019

Jeff, this is really good helpful info and reply's are great also. Thanks

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Miles Outdoors - July 28, 2019

What app are you using to draw the lines on? TIA

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Zachary Burns - July 28, 2019

I live in Montana and Not many people give any tips for public land tips its way different here, I’m from Ohio so I understand this, But Montana is a whole different ball game and I only Bow hunt it’s all pretty flat on the river lots of trees could use some tips

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Ben Ladik - July 28, 2019

Making my list as I view

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Randle Richardson - July 28, 2019

Hey brother

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Randle Richardson - July 28, 2019

You would like it here where I hunt. Plenty of hills and hollows steep places.

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Randle Richardson - July 28, 2019

That’s the way it is with me brother.

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Randle Richardson - July 28, 2019

We’re getting our own supply of clear cuts here in Tn. The state is cutting to much big timber here. Our state forest Standing Stone State Forrest has made multi-millions of dollars off these timber cuts. Not much of the money goes back into the park. That’s one thing that upsets me. Most of the money goes for new private four wheel drive trucks. Personal trucks. You know what I’m saying.

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Randle Richardson - July 28, 2019

Great video very informative brother as always. We really enjoy your videos brother. Keep on rolling. LORD willing I’ll see you soon and maybe whether it’s at my place or yours we’ll go whack a big buck. Be safe out there GOD BLESS Amen.

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Mountain Whitetail - July 28, 2019

Great video and it relates to my hunting style a lot. Love putting the pieces together on a mature mountain /hill country buck. Thanks for the awesome advice and I’ll be fallowing this season!

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Jacob Mengel - July 28, 2019

I hunt 10k+ acres in north central Pennsylvania. Any extra recommendations beyond the knowledge you gave in the video?

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sobersportsman - July 29, 2019

Is a bench the same as a saddle?

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John Steinert - July 29, 2019

Hey Jeff, thanks for the video. I'm hunting public land here in TN for the "velvet" hunt the last weekend in August, I've done some of the prep work and wanted to know if you had any additional advice on how to hunt and where given the fact it will be fairly unpressured that time of year and how to go about it to be successful.

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Stan P - July 30, 2019

Shared this with the hunting beast forum members.

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Tanner Wills - July 31, 2019

Yes! I hunt primarily crown land in Alberta and this is speaks specifally to what i need to do. I know I always say this but thanks again Jeff. Cheers!

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Tbowie13 - July 31, 2019

Man i wish youd point this out on a computer screen, i cant see what your talking about with the glare and small size of the screen. like when you said about a point…it all looks the same color green to me. I just bought onx so i really am interested in what your trying to show, i just can’t make it out.

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curtis - August 2, 2019

Do you ever hunt Egypt valley wildlife area

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Hooked on Travel - Travel, Fishing and Adventures. - August 2, 2019

Quick question. Are you going to release your All Weather Whitetails book in ebook format? Thanks again and Great video's

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Last Breath TV - August 3, 2019

Thank you for the information! This was thorough and I really like it!

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Vang Thao - August 4, 2019

Jeff can you do a video on hunting pine forests? Not so much plantations but just strictly thick pine forests

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Dual Threat Outdoorsmen - August 5, 2019

Do you have some details on the Michigan public land challenge that you are taking part in?

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3279642 - August 6, 2019

Can you please define, Clear cuts, that you speak of, what is it exactly and why are you looking for them. why are the deer around them? thanks so much and keep up the awesome work.

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Dixieland Diggers - August 13, 2019

What's your opinion on salt licks or mineral licks for summer time trail camera spots?

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Bob R - September 15, 2019

Thats a good app i have it and hunt stand. Hunt stand is an awsome free app to

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sarcasmsmiles - September 17, 2019

Jeff thanks for the wealth of information on your channel. I feel like I’ve learned so much quickly. Fell into the habit of hunting same spots in bigwoods timber. This episode in particular will change the way I “speed scout” and eliminate areas and focus on more productive ones. Quick question – how long will you let cams ride before checking them in hot spot funnels you’ve identified??
Well done and thanks again.

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otahu Rice - October 13, 2019

What would you do In CANADA? We have way to much Land and hard to find bucks…

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Mark Grenier - December 24, 2019

Consice to the point .. excellent..one thing ….info is as good or better than Infalt..thx brugh

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