Tracking/Stillhunting - Marengo/St. Peter's Dome v. Rainbow Lake Wilderness
I'll dig deeper. I actually did get a series of maps from the area showing logging activity in 5 year increments, and will be scouting these as well. Two issues I'm seeing are that a good many of these are still privately owned, timber company land, and of the ones that are publicly available, most are close to decent roads - so I guess I'm imagining a lot of hunter pressure. There are a couple areas, though, that begin about 1/2 mile from and go in as far as 3 miles or so, the the NF boundary.
Thanks again - it looks like I'll be scouting three main areas, the cuttings and their edges within the CNF, these semi-primitive areas, containing almost all hardwoods and their mast; and a large swampy area, towards the east. I appreciate your suggestion, and hope you have a great season yourself.