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Does anybody know what to look for when scouting an area on Google earth for good grouse cover? I would assume that you don't want to heavy of a canopy because that would represent mature trees. I have been looking to go up to the anf and I live about two to three hours away. I want to get a good idea where to go. I don't want to get up there thinking I have a spot then waist the gas because I didn't scout correctly.
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You really don't scout with a map, you get an idea of where to scout. If you haven't visited an area on foot and it is poor, it is your fault.




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Does anybody know what to look for when scouting an area on Google earth for good grouse cover? I would assume that you don't want to heavy of a canopy because that would represent mature trees. I have been looking to go up to the anf and I live about two to three hours away. I want to get a good idea where to go. I don't want to get up there thinking I have a spot then waist the gas because I didn't scout correctly.

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You really don't scout with a map, you get an idea of where to scout. If you haven't visited an area on foot and it is poor, it is your fault.
I you have visited it and it's poor is it still your fault???

Google earth is way to start when you don't live close by. Pick an are that appears different and move back in the timeline.

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I do realize that I will have to do some walking. I am trying to get an idea of were to start.
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I dunno if google earth shows clear cut edges but that's what I'd look for.
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Does anybody know what to look for when scouting an area on Google earth for good grouse cover? I would assume that you don't want to heavy of a canopy because that would represent mature trees. I have been looking to go up to the anf and I live about two to three hours away. I want to get a good idea where to go. I don't want to get up there thinking I have a spot then waist the gas because I didn't scout correctly.

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Not everyone subscribes to that theory.
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One problem with Google Earth is that the satellite pics may have been done within a few years. If I checked out my house, the shot was taken 4-5 years ago. After that shot, they added a 300 acre solar farm on my favorite rabbit spot. I believe it helps as a tool but it won't replace boots on the ground.
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I'd say a better way for you to start scouting would be to contact your area state forest office and find out where the enclosures used to be or still are....
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