August 11, 2017
2017 Pre-Season Scouting Trips
On July 29th and August 11th, I made trips to the Sam Houston National Forest in San Jacinto County. Conditions were hot and humid, but the forest did have signs of moisture and recent rain fall. There were patches of water and mud in the creek bed, but upon my return on August 11th, a recent heavy rain had filled the creek and flooded several low lying areas. The grasses and underbrush were in excellent condition, with evidence of extreme growth this Spring and early Summer. I have not seen this level of plant growth in 6 years. All of this bodes well for the Fall and Winter hunting seasons of 2017.