I've had a trail cam on a clover field since spring. Lots of deer and bears up until August. Then they completely dissappeared.
Checked it Sunday and was amazed that they showed back up and been on it heavy last two weeks. In one field got 6 different bucks. Two shooter eight pointers and a nine pointer. Also two big bears, one is 300 lbs +. Acorns surrounding field but they are feeding on the clover. After seeing this I am changing up and pulling off the hardwoods and hunting travel routes to fields.
One other thing... all deer pictures are at night. Same as last year. Habersham deer have the most nocturnal genes I've ever seen anywhere. Very hard to kill big bucks outside of rut here.
I finally found the first scrapes and rubs of the year in Habersham. I killed a couple does early in bowseason but had not had any luck finding a buck. During that cooler weather over the opening weekend a buck had made several scrapes in an area they traditionally scrape in between thickets. Hopefully this weekend he will show up and I can get a look at him.
Nothing much so far but bear sign. I killed a bear last week in North end of the county. More bear sign than I can remember. Haven't been seeing many deer in the woods or on the roads. Alot of food in the woods right now
Slow? Been off since 14th and hunted every day, habersham and surrounding counties on nf land. Shot a 6 Monday chasing doe. Ain't seen first decent deer hunting or on the way to the woods before daylight. Not been finding sign like normal either.
Same with me Kyle, not alot of buck sign at all. Two buck sightings while hunting since I got the eight back in bow season. Seen about 9 bears this year and let them walk, to far from the truck. Got a real big one on camera but not during daylight, I hope to see him in the next week.. Maybe!!
Good luck with him. Only thing I can figure is they moving alot at night. Hard to tell how old tracks are since no rain. I wander if the drought has them slowed down some. A lot of branches are dry and places that usually have sign don't this year and guess because of it. I have seen far more bear and sign this year. And like you say, to far to get out.