Any Truth?

KJ
KJ

May 2nd, 2015, 3:57 am #1

I can't remember if it was told to me through the "grape vine" or I read it somewhere but this is a good place to ask. When out scouting over some land to determine if some "monkey" signs are there, could one have better luck if using a horse instead of a ATV or side by side? A horse is far more stealthy and the scent of the horse will mask the human scent. If it's an option, just hope the rider is a solid horseman cause I'm sure a horse would make a rush to leave if spooked by a BF.
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Terry
Terry

May 2nd, 2015, 4:27 pm #2

Patterson and Gimlen did. If their film is the real deal it worked for them.

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Versatile
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May 5th, 2015, 5:12 pm #3

I can't remember if it was told to me through the "grape vine" or I read it somewhere but this is a good place to ask. When out scouting over some land to determine if some "monkey" signs are there, could one have better luck if using a horse instead of a ATV or side by side? A horse is far more stealthy and the scent of the horse will mask the human scent. If it's an option, just hope the rider is a solid horseman cause I'm sure a horse would make a rush to leave if spooked by a BF.
Two feet are actually the best. You want to see any sign there is. I think others will/might disagree but i think if you cover more that 1/4 mile per hour you might be going to fast.
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May 5th, 2015, 7:44 pm #4

I really pay attention better when alone but suggest having someone with you while out...slow and easy...
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KJ
KJ

May 15th, 2015, 1:37 am #5

Thank you for the replies.

A quick story LOL (No Bigfoot involved...AS far as I know)...

Back around 1990, I was riding my horse in a creek bottom along the edge of soybean fields. I had been riding at a casual walk and the horse was relaxed as was I. As we approached a small thicket at the edge of the bean field, my horse's ears suddenly perked forward and he lifted his head. I pulled him to a halt and scanned to see what he was picking up. Within a few seconds, I saw some movement. It was a huge doe in play with another doe. They trotted out into the open and then I saw a young Buck following right behind them. My horse then snorted loudly and began to get excited. The deer turned at looked at us then took off running towards an open grassy area. Though I didn't engage my horse to take off after them, he did. We galloped after them till they gracefully went over an old barbed wire fence. I, on the other hand, pulled my horse up to a stop because I felt he might have been able to jump the fence but I didn't wanna know if I could remain on him as he made the jump. LOL. I figured the deer, which were apparently caught off guard by my horse and I, couldn't pick up my scent due to the scent of my horse masking it.
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