Glassing for mule deer with my new Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50 spotting scope in preparation for the upcoming Utah muzzleloader mule deer season.
Clarks Nutcracker checking me out.
A week before the opener and I was hiking back in to scout and check my trail cameras. On this trip in I was taking my new Vortex Razor HD 11-33x50 spotting scope out for the first time. It's a really good piece of glass that is nice and compact for my pack hunting and scouting trips.
I didn't see too many deer on this scouting trip.
After checking the cameras I found quite a few really young bucks but nothing even close to tempting me. I also noticed that the number of deer on camera greatly decreased a little into September. This is a little concerning.
I decided to move one of my cameras to another location a mile further in and near what appeared to be an elk wallow. We'll see what it gets next time in.
I bumped a nice two-point in one of the canyons I hiked through. He paused just long enough for me to snap a photo.
I'm thinking I probably will be hunting further in just because I don't have any good bucks on camera in the canyon I was hoping the cameras would find a good buck in.
We'll see what's on the cameras the next time in when I'm back to hunt with my new Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter.
This buck gave me a nice pose for a second then headed out.
Using my Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5 to review my trail camera video in the field.
Here's some of the trail camera footage of the small bucks I found in the high country.