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Parrish Elliott on the Hunting Aids He Uses and Why


Editor’s Note: Parrish Elliott of Fairview, Tennessee, is the regional manager for the members of the Mossy Oak ProStaff for Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama. The ProStaff goes to consumer shows, participates in hunts for disabled veterans, conservation organization banquets, QDMA meetings, spring turkey seminars, deer shows and other outdoor functions where they represent Mossy Oak, meet the public and help the consumers any way they can. These people are the Mossy Oak family’s boots on the ground. Mossy Oak ProStaff members are scattered across the nation. These ProStaffers also help the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) with its events for the Jakes Program (young turkey hunters), Kids Hunting For a Cure, and other events and charities for young people.  

What I have the most confidence in and have been using the most often is the Mossy Oak ScoutLook Weather DeerLog app that I have on my cell phone and on my laptop computer. I won’t go hunting without it. When I put up a stand, I mark that stand site location with the ScoutLook app. In the morning when I’m getting ready to go hunting, I can click on the Scoutlook app. It will tell me what wind direction I have at that time on each one of my stand sites and give me the temperature at that stand site. This app enables me to know which stand site I need to go to, if the wind is favorable and how much clothing to put on to stay warm at that stand site. For instance, I have one stand that I’ve marked and named the Saddle. The only time I can hunt that stand is when I have a west wind. So, if I look at my ScoutLook app, and it tells me that I’ve got an east wind at the Saddle, I won’t go to that stand that day. 

Parrish4_llAnother advantage of the Weather DeerLog is when you see deer from any stand that you’ve got logged in and named on the app, you can enter whether that deer was a buck or a doe, what time you saw that deer, and which direction it was coming from and any other information you want to log into that app. That information is kept by dates, so a year after you’ve logged in that information you can return to ScoutLook and see what information you’ve logged into about that stand. 

Last year I logged in that I saw doe and a buck from the Saddle stand, and I believe that information is important to keep up with each year. You also can log in temperature, moon phase and any other important information you need. You can use this app each year on various properties you hunt, and any time you hunt new lands you can start compiling data. Another thing I use the ScoutLook for is to mark property lines, deer trails, scrapes, rubs and acorn trees. I live in middle Tennessee, but I also hunt on some of my family’s property in Arkansas. When I go out to Arkansas to hunt on those lands, that app also has all of the information I need for that land. This is the third year I’ve used ScoutLook, and I don’t know how I ever got along without it! Many of my friends and all of the pro staffers are in love with this app. I also keep up with the locations where I hunt gobbling turkeys in the spring on this app. 

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Besides minerals, I think the abundance of white oak acorns and red oak acorns and keeping hunting pressure to a minimum were the reasons we attracted and held older-age-class bucks on this 220 acres. The other advantage we have is we know the wind direction we’ll have on each stand before we hunt there. We won’t hunt from a stand when the wind is wrong. We have certain bedding areas on this property that we

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