Summertime Scouting for Deer: Find Your Buck at the Outhouse

By John E. Phillips

Bowhunting Deer - Mossy Oak Pros Know Bucks and Bows
Bowhunting Deer – Mossy Oak Pros Know Bucks and Bows
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USA -(AmmoLand.com)- The early settlers also dug deep holes in the ground and erected outhouses over them. Human waste has always been a productive fertilizer.

Even today, companies still process human waste, sterilize it and use it in some types of fertilizers. The locations of old outhouses contain the richest dirt on any property, and the fruits and the nuts from trees growing in these areas generally will grow large and contain the tastiest fruits and nuts in the region. These trees usually will attract more deer than any other fruit or nut trees there.

Because many hunters don’t understand the value of locating old home places, outdoorsmen often overlook this type of scouting. However, if you’ll spend your time doing research to pinpoint where old home places once have stood on the property you hunt, you may identify the location of the old smokehouse and the old outhouse; you also may identify deer trails leading to these two, long-ago-lost deer-hunting hot spots.

Summertime Scouting for Deer: Find Your Buck at the Outhouse
Summertime Scouting for Deer: Find Your Buck at the Outhouse

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About the Author:

For the past 40+ years, John E. Phillips of Vestavia, Alabama, has been a fulltime outdoor writer, traveling the world interviewing hunters, guides, outfitters and other outdoorsmen about how they hunt and fish. An award-winning author, John has been hunting and fishing since his kindergarten days.

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Wild Bill

Like I said Rich, I’m butting out of your business.

Rich in Mo

Wild Bill, Yes, you are correct, we should all be focusing on muslum mayhem 24/7/365 to the exclusion of everything else; what was I thinking? Thanks for enlightening me, I am humbled. Also, thanks for the reading list. I broke into a cold sweat just over the titles, can’t wait to read them so I can really start palpitating. BTW, I see there is an article on duck lures, look forward to the wood you put to them on that! -Regards

Wild Bill

in Mo, a very quaint topic between you and Colonialgirl, and the books that you read are also quaint. Permit me to suggest that with all the things going on in our country maybe… perhaps… there could be more pressing issues confronting us? Having written that, I will now butt out of your business, just after recommending “ISIS and Dirty Bombs
Gregory S. Jones, The Cipher Brief” be added to your reading list. You may also “One Second After…” by Wm. Forstchen

Rich in Mo

Little known outhouse trivia time! The quarter-moon symbol on an outhouse door has meaning; it is “for women only”.

Colonialgirl

BS,
Most places ONLY HAD A SINGLE outhouse and all the ones I’ve seen had the Quarter-moon on the door.

Rich in Mo

I stand by my statement, that was the original meaning of the quarter moon.

Rich in Mo

The books, “Nature Calls” by Dottie Booth and “The vanashing American Outhouse” by Ron Barlow both agree that that moon symbol was for ladies and the sun symbol for men. The practice dates at least to the middle ages when few people could read; hence the symbol. That the moon is feminine and the sun masculine predates Christianity. It takes a big person to admit they’re wrong; we’ll see if you are that person. I won’t hold my breath.