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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2017, 07:57:24 AM »
Lynn,

   Sounds like maybe hunter pressure or other factors are making them go nocturnal. Congrats on the coyote. Don;t know what you are doing/did with the hide. Up here I'd sell it to my hide buyer who also gets all my old deer hides and even a road killed mink last year (which did not thrill my wife).
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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2017, 09:09:10 AM »
I would say that it is more weather and moon related because there has been no deer scaring activity in the 400 acre Spring Hollow/Strawfield area.  Where the does were shot last weekend by the Grands was in a separate 40 acre section of the property.
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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2017, 02:09:10 PM »
Deer travel patterns are really weird in this area this year!

I don't think the rut has really kicked in yet either, and tomorrow is the last day of the regular rifle season!   :-\

Maybe it's a climate change thing, warm weather and no snow!  ::)
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2017, 02:26:45 PM »
Our deer season continues in one form or the other until the end of January.  Rifles are allowed on Private property through the "Primitive Weapon" season.
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2017, 10:06:13 PM »
Got a doe last Tuesday in our muzzle loader season. We can hunt with one weapon or another (bow gun muzzle loader) from middle of September to middle of January.
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2017, 06:52:28 AM »
 I picked up an archery tag yesterday since I was planning to take the bow out this morning. When I was getting things ready to go this morning I opened my bow case and the string had snapped   :o ... The string previously looked fine but I had planned on replacing it soon anyway. In a way I'm glad it broke on its own and not at full draw while aimed at the giant 6 point I'm after.  Guess I'll have to hunt a different day  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2017, 07:34:42 AM »
Wow, lucky you.  A string breaking would seem to me like holding a rattlesnake with a head on each end.   :o
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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2017, 07:46:45 AM »
about 10years ago went to the local bow guy and bought a new bow as we where setting it up he took the first few shots and BANG  one of the limbs broke :o on a brand new bow needless to he was not a happy camper and I haven't bow hunted since I could not imagine  what it would be like sitting in a tree stand at full draw and have a limb brake

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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2017, 10:14:35 AM »
Looks strange with no tension on it  :D Apparently I wasn't home when it happened, I bet it made a racket when the string popped inside it's case!

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Re: Magic Bucks 2017
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2017, 01:22:31 PM »
I would say that it is more weather and moon related because there has been no deer scaring activity in the 400 acre Spring Hollow/Strawfield area.  Where the does were shot last weekend by the Grands was in a separate 40 acre section of the property.
I'm a big believer in moon tides, not necessarily a full moon thing, when they seem to feed all night, but the moon directly overhead and underfoot, which causes tides as well as other related increased in ungulate activity.  I see it a lot with my cattle and deer on the farm, when the deer are really moving, especially in the midddle of the day, I can usually look up and see the moon overhead.  When the overhead or underfoot moon coincides with either morning or afternoon peak feeding, the odds of deer activity is very high.  There was a very good book published in the phenomenon several year ago and it explained in detail the theory and observations.

Anyway, I shot this small one the other day. 

 
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« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2017, 01:37:34 PM »
I would say that it is more weather and moon related because there has been no deer scaring activity in the 400 acre Spring Hollow/Strawfield area.  Where the does were shot last weekend by the Grands was in a separate 40 acre section of the property.
I'm a big believer in moon tides, not necessarily a full moon thing, when they seem to feed all night, but the moon directly overhead and underfoot, which causes tides as well as other related increased in ungulate activity.  I see it a lot with my cattle and deer on the farm, when the deer are really moving, especially in the midddle of the day, I can usually look up and see the moon overhead.  When the overhead or underfoot moon coincides with either morning or afternoon peak feeding, the odds of deer activity is very high.  There was a very good book published in the phenomenon several year ago and it explained in detail the theory and observations.

Anyway, I shot this small one the other day. 
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 Around here that'd be a nice buck, looks like a pretty good spread  :)
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« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2017, 07:34:15 PM »
Nice buck YH. 8)
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« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2017, 08:46:11 PM »
YH, I saw one today that had a "rack" that resembled the G3 on your bucks left antler!   :-\

That was the best I've seen in a while!  ;D

Today was the last day of the Regular Rifle Season in our Northern Zone, Oh well, we still have Muzzle Loader season!

It's really been a funky, screwed up season here!  ::)
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« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2017, 10:29:36 PM »
YH, nice buck if that's small don't be afraid to share pictures of the big ones  :D.
Is it just the way the light is showing or does that deer have a touch of piebald on the front of its left rear leg?

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« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2017, 11:10:05 PM »
I think it's the way his leg is rotated, I don't remember seeing piebald on him, but I see what you are talking about.  I've not seen any real piebalds around here. 

Actually, it was the biggest that the butcher had seen this year so far, but for our area it's an average decent buck.  Typically, I try get at least a 10 pointer every year, either with my bow or rifle, but I haven't seen one of those big ones this year yet so I took this one.  Our bow and rifle season extends to February, so I have plenty of time to get a big one.  I am a very avid deer hunter, and put a lot of effort into hunting and land management in my spare time.

I know this sounds a little over the top, but here's a photo I took last week using my IPhone, looking up one of our farm roads.  If you look close, you can see about 10 different bucks, 8 of which have paired off and are fighting.  So I had four pairs of bucks fighting in the photo (I also took a cool video) at the same time, in the same frame.  They were all bucks up to 8 points (I had three 8 pointers in the frame, the two closest and one up on the right embankment) and I watched them for about 45 minutes until they faded off.  The creek in the photo is about 60 yards from my ground blind, so it was easy to decide none were big enough, so I let them all walk. I kept having the feeling Big Boy was in the woods watching, but he never came out, if he was there.  You can see my gun barrel in the foreground, and this is my ground blind made from cedar sawmill slabs. 



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« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2017, 06:11:08 AM »
Wow, you have a lot of deer down there. :o :o Must be a lot of food there.
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2017, 06:21:44 AM »
10 bucks at once.  :o   I might and I said might of seen that many does at one time,but not bucks. And that was at a place that had a you pick strawberries and peas. I see 3-4 deer at a time here at the most.
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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2017, 08:21:03 PM »
The deer were really moving this evening before the storm.  I saw 38 total with 15 bucks.  One 10 point about 16 inside with two sticker points.  Im looking forward to tomorrow.
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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2017, 08:40:02 PM »
What is this?
 

 
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A lung shot?


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