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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2022, 12:05:28 AM »
This is one of the reasons you can tell our property line for all the neighbors deer stands put on it.

Make no mistake, I am a trophy deer hunter and manage the farm for it, but Im not shooting one from my Laz-e-boy.    

Used to be I planted green fields on the edges of our property and I got tired of the fence hunters, so I moved all the green fields into the interior of the property.  We have several natural springs, lots of super thick bedding areas, and lots of food.  If the deer step across the property line, they get whacked by all the neighbors.  If they stay in our property line, they are safe, except for the occasional 10 pointer or 12 pointer Ill take.  The second largest Alabama deer on record was taken by a logging buddy of mine, only a few miles away, on the grounds of the Huntsville Executive Airport.  22 point monster, it made all the magazines.  However, if the deer come to the house and watch TV with me, then even the 10 pointers are safe, like the one in the picture.

If you didnt see the pics of these deer you wouldnt believe it, but years ago we had a massive 10 or 12 pointer that had gotten so educated he would purposely come out of the woods near me or my neighbors house.  I remember once when I saw him eating the grass by the neighbors garbage can.  We all talked about it and nobody would shoot him or they would get ridiculed by the rest of us.  One day I was going to work and right amongst my neighbors highly decorated yard ornaments, there he was, bedded down, right in the front yard.  Guess which lawn ornaments he was with?  Santa and the reindeer, of course. That buck survived the season because I saw him after hunting season was over, before he shed his horns.  

 
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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2022, 05:59:11 AM »
yellowhammer, nice pictures and stories!!
I don't hunt, nothing against it. The kids and grandkids hunt on my land.
No big atlered bucks here. Maybe a good size buck or two. Grandson and kids enjoy setting cameras up and seeing what is on The Farm.
I feed the deer in the winter months and they enjoy the sheds to match up with the bucks on camera.
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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2022, 07:37:19 PM »
Last view from the stand for the year. Empty handed and the arrow never left the tree. Thats part of the game going after big bucks. Could have shot several does and a few good bucks. Glad I could help conservation by buying two permits and not filling them. One is still good for late season doe though. The bonuses of not shooting a good buck or big one is that they have a chance of turning into monsters!!! The guy down the road miles away will maybe get or have a chance at a monster or a buck of a lifetime to them! The Social structure of the mature deer and genetics thrive! 

 

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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2023, 07:11:49 PM »
 

 

 Management management. My buddy that said hes never seen as many big deer over the years than from my place. But now since he has moved to Iowa he is getting a taste of his management and a state that makes the right moves to have smaller bucks turn into monsters. His buck earlier this year and the monster 5x6 tonight he arrowed tonight! The buck his 80 year old uncle missed with a arrow. Im looking forward to finding some big buck land in Iowa! 

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« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2023, 09:00:09 AM »
He will be a good one come next season 

 

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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2023, 08:01:41 PM »
Some monster bucks!

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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2023, 09:35:20 AM »
 

 
Another Grandson got his buck this past weekend.  This was his last opportunity because there is a baby coming within the next couple of weeks.

I was hopeful that we would be able to go the the Cabin this week but there are too many conflicts.  Actually killing a deer was not on our bucket list, but we do like to go. 
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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2023, 10:51:27 AM »
   Congrats on the nice deer and the upcoming great grandbaby.
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Re: 2022 fall deer
« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2023, 11:33:56 AM »
Our poorest year here ever.
Fewest deer sightings during gun season.
5 of us that hunt the property, only deer taken were 2 small bucks, 2 does and a button horn.
I saw 4 does opening day and 7 does and fawns the second day of late muzzle loader season.
I shot and missed opening day on one of the does.
had plenty of deer with some nice bucks on camera from September thru til season, then the ground swallowed em up.
Also far less shooting on the surrounding properties one of which is state land.
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