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hunting in a snowstorm
« on: November 10, 2014, 04:28:42 PM »
Whether I see a deer tonight is irrelevant. It was worth the walk out in the start of this first major snow just for the scenery. It is just flat out beautiful. Now it's time to sit down and settle back and hope there is a bonus to the walk out. I either just heard snow thunder or Blasting from  the  dolomite quarry.
 

  

  

  

  

 
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 04:55:06 PM »
I LOVE being in the woods when it's like that. It's just awesome, beautiful.
You're right, whether you see anything or not, it's irrelevant.
I like it when it's snowing hard too. Sit long enough and you get natural camouflage  :)
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 05:09:05 PM »
Bonus.
 

 
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 05:28:44 PM »
Those are some well fed does!

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 05:54:25 PM »
AHHH!
Makes me want to be out hunting!
Our rifle season starts Saturday  8)
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 07:25:12 PM »
You are lucky Jeff. No snow here. And turning colder (20 below average for a few days).
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 07:33:35 PM »
Snow is a treat for us here in Mississippi, and hunting in the snow would be over the top.   :snowball1:

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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 07:49:13 PM »
AHHH!
Makes me want to be out hunting!
Our rifle season starts Saturday  8)

Our rifle opener is Saturday too.

Those does look like their wearing their winter coats already.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 08:15:42 PM »
That's beautiful Jeff, that's on your new property right?  Those deer look to be in very good condition too, have you been seeing any bucks?

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 12:16:17 AM »
the only time i like snow is for hunting but not the first few days it makes it to easy for the city slickers to see them  :D ours starts Saturday to     witch reminds me i need to get my motorized tree stand running again  ;)   nice pic boss

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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2014, 11:31:47 AM »
Nice deer condo! 8)  what's in the thermos?
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2014, 12:49:07 PM »
what's in the thermos?

I don't understand.
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2014, 12:58:47 PM »

 I love walking in a light snow. Everything sounds different almost like I'm wearing earmuffs.

Are you going to take a doe this year Jeff?
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2014, 01:37:42 PM »
I've had every chance to take a doe, but so far opted out. I know there are some bucks out there. A couple decent ones. I'd just as soon leave the breeding stock be this year. :)
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2014, 03:13:45 PM »
Some photos shop rendering of a picture I took last night from my walk out to hunt.
 

 
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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2014, 04:56:42 PM »
I've had every chance to take a doe, but so far opted out. I know there are some bucks out there. A couple decent ones. I'd just as soon leave the breeding stock be this year. :)

Around here, unfortunately, most all hunters [bow & rifle] will not kill a doe in season. Nowadays, most all the hunters have their cameras, they have their salad green to hard feed food plots, and their feeders. The doe are swarming, but the hunters are waiting on that super trophy buck they've watched now for three months on camera. they're not gonna shoot that old lead doe and mess up the plot area, no sir.

But at some point in the future when doe-buck ratios begin affecting trophy quality... will they begin shooting does?


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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2014, 05:24:02 PM »
Interesting the thought on shooting a doe, and I've filled a few doe tags.  Here in Oregon, archery hunters are allowed the choice (in almost all areas) in regular season. Rifle hunters not so, a separate doe tag is needed in a separate season (later).  The idea is to cull the does to a "manageable" level, whatever that might be.  But the practice has mostly ended in eastern Oregon, where there used to be tons of doe tags available, until one severe winter wiped out close to 80% of the herds in certain areas. Uh, maybe not such a good idea to shoot the reproducers.  Nowadays, IMO, doe tags are a revenue vehicle for the Fish and Game.  After just checking the synopsis, there are roughly 10 applicants for every doe tag issued.  Each applicant pays a fee, it is not refunded if you don't get the tag. 

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Re: hunting in a snowstorm
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2014, 05:55:32 PM »
Ive no problem killing a doe, but when perhaps you only have 4 does left in a section due to predation and winter kill,  its a different mind set than when you have lots of deer. I wish we did have lots so I could shoot one with good conscience. There are NO doe permits available in the U.P. and the only way you can take one is during archery season.
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2014, 06:21:48 PM »
Nice,my friend John who lives over in Boon,Mi.got 2 bucks ad one doe so far with his bow ,but hes been hunting steady for over 3 weeks. Rifle season starts here tomorrow,but we dont have many deer this year due to lots of snow last winter.i really dont care if i get one or not ,but its nice to get out in the woods again. We have no snow here yet!! Don
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