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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2013, 09:52:50 PM »
I wasn't crack'n a joke before, it's an older buck, or pregnant doe, that is what there scat looks like very often.  It's deer just as Jeff said.  Definitely not fox or coyote  Bear cub scat is similar, but wrong proportion and consistency.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2013, 10:46:10 PM »
I think it was Jeff ;D

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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 11:17:01 PM »
Whitetail deer  :)  Former MDNR Pelleteer  ;) ;D
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2013, 11:29:27 PM »
Fox or coyote.  Probably coyote.

No way. Its definitely whitetail deer. Looks typical of what we see all over michigan. Somebody go get Corley5 if you want an expert. He was a DNR poop counter for over a decade.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2013, 05:00:07 AM »
Former MDNR Pelleteer  ;) ;D

Volunteer poop counter. ;D ;)
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2013, 05:34:37 AM »
Thanks for all the replies.  In all the years I have been walking these woods I have never seen scat like this and I have seen a lot of scat from white tails, coyotes, coons, etc. 
Learn something new everyday.  I guess I was hoping it might be a small bear.  We have had reports of sightings of a black bear and a large cat in the area.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 05:40:57 AM »

All you want to know & more about the business end of deer.  ;D
   http://bowsite.com/bowsite/features/armchair_biologist/poop/
Round, individual droppings incate deer have been eating browse such as leaves, twigs, and acorns.

Lumpy droppings indicate softer to digest; grasses, clover, alfalfa, apples, and other forbs.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2013, 07:25:49 AM »
Michigan deer management decisions used to be made based on Pellet Surveys.  That's all the details I'm going to give  :)
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2013, 01:32:05 PM »
Its always been obvious to me that excrement was the basis for a lot of DNR decisions.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2013, 01:58:53 PM »
I heard those were smart pills.  ;D  Maybe more ways than one. ;)
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2013, 04:32:42 PM »
I've gotten word from a very trusted source, that our new director for the DNR is the right person for the job. Since I trust the source so much, I'll trust that we now have a good person in the position. Hopefully he can find a way to tread through everyone else's excremental trails, detours and roadblocks that can make such a position a bit of a stinker job so to speak.  :)
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2013, 09:13:48 PM »
Deer management in northern NB was a failure and they were told it would fail by the old guides, and they were right. And they were told why it wouldn't work and they were right about that to.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2013, 09:46:09 AM »
 

I had this scat tested by state wildlife biologist.  All they could tell me was that it was from omnivore.

I keep finding clues but no bear. Just last Sunday I spotted boulders turner over in a branch near the house and a standing dead tree with the sap wood ripped off about 4-6' off the ground.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2013, 10:44:18 AM »
I have seen what looks to be claw marks on trees before and there are a few logs that have been shredded in the same area.  Yesterday I came upon a few more piles of poop.  If it is a white tail deer it would be the biggest around by a long shot.  Could be a trophy rack for me this year!
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2013, 10:45:09 AM »
Still no shrooms.  Better happen today because we have a major system moving in with drastically dropping temps.
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2013, 11:27:47 AM »
Check under those little piles. I hear the heat promotes mushrooms. Also gives a distinct (dis stinked) flavor.

Bet there are lots of mushrooms in Washington with all the hot air out there. ;D
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2013, 11:38:49 AM »
I think a lot of times a bear will try and push over a rotten stub to get at the beetle grubs. Not tall snags so much but the crumbly short stubs. And they like to climb my post that holds the bat box, plus any oak I have that will sustain their weight. Oversized coons. :D :D

The feeder with the coons on the chicken coop thread, is just as fitting with bears at that feeder. They aren't as dexterous but they can figure stuff out. Don't think for one minute they can't figure stuff out. :D
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2013, 01:04:34 PM »
is it grits?
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Re: Unknown scat in woods
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2013, 06:29:28 PM »
Looks like deer droppings to me.
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« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2013, 06:59:03 PM »
is it grits?
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