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How is everybody's white-tailed deer season going?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by baylorattorney, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. baylorattorney

    baylorattorney Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Thank you.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011
  2. Doug S

    Doug S Senior Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    I'm in the Northeast. Shot an 8 point on Monday. Going out for a doe on Saturday.
  3. Zombiphobia

    Zombiphobia Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    it isn't. everytime I get geared up to go out something comes up to occupy my time:banghead:
  4. newfalguy101

    newfalguy101 Senior Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Clay Center, Nebraska
    Put a decent 2X2 in the freezer opening day, nuttin since.........

    Course there is still the upcoming late season end of December, early Jan :neener:
  5. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Senior Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    Well, it's over. And I didn't get one.
  6. content

    content Senior Member

    Jul 27, 2009
    South Carolina, born in Valley Forge Pa.
    Hello friends and neighbors// I've been blessed with several big contracts and have had little time for fun but am glad for the work.

    Since bow season started mid Sept. I have one Whitetail, taken after center fire rifle season started in mid Oct. here it's Dec. already dang it and only one in the freezer with only 30 hunting days left.
    A seven point buck, 140 lbs. (decent for upstate S.C.), 190 yards by range finder.
    Using a 1968, Remington, 760ADL, Gamemaster, .30-06 with a Nikon 3X9X40

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    I got to the stand at 4:00 and was dragging him home by 5:00.
    Barely had time for a cup of coffee.:D
  7. Hit_Factor

    Hit_Factor Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    St. Joseph, MI
    Have only seen one so far. Firearm season is closed now. Muzzleloader opens in a couple weeks. Will hunt again.
    This year and last year have not been good hunting. I understand blue tounge disease has severely affected the herd in SW Michigan.

    Typically I take 3-4 deer each year. Last year while light in action produced my biggest buck to date. So I don't have much to complain about.

    My German shepherd dog will miss her daily venison if this year turns out a bust. She doesn't turn up her nose to raw chicken though, so she will get by.

    Congratulations to the successful hunters.

    BADUNAME37 Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Poorly, just like about every year since I got my last deer over 20 years ago. I need to devise a system so I can use my trail cam to know how the deer move. One problem is, I have only gotten several pictures of bucks which is all one can shoot here, and it must have more than two points.

    If I could only find where, in my woods, do the bucks go through and at what time. I have a cedar swamp, thick woods and plenty of deer tracks. During the summer, I put my back yard lights on and there were SIX deer in my wife's small garden, about 15 yards from the back of the house, no bucks as far as I could tell, we have a lot of does around here. However, where there are does, the bucks are probably just out of sight, in hiding.
  9. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Senior Member

    Mar 20, 2003
    At The Range
    Saw four bucks one after the other one morning the week before Thanksgiving, all of them too small (Several Texas counties have antler restrictions, at least one unbranched antler or inside spread of at least 13 inches/spread outside the ears in the alert position). Other than that, zip/zero/nada.

    Just my .02,
  10. jmstevens2

    jmstevens2 Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Took aim on a 10 pointer yesterday and some jerk thought it would be funny to scare it off with his horn when he saw it off in the cornfield with an orange dot 75 yards away. Didn't see crap today that wasn't running, or 600 yards away. My muzzle loader is good, not that good.
  11. 303tom

    303tom member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Little brother got my buck, have seen others just not one I would drop the hammer on....
  12. d2wing

    d2wing Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    I almost didn't hunt. I lost my hunting spot up in Northern Mn, and my son that I hunt with could not go. Then I got sick 1 1/2 weeks before season and was still sick the night before. I had zero'd my slug gun and had a local spot picked out on public land. I woke up a felt good enough to go for a couple hours. I had my gear ready but got out late. The wind was wrong for the spot I scouted, I tried another spot and luckily it was not taken. After a while I started not feeling too good so I headed for my truck. Then I heard shooting west of me and hurried back to my spot. About 20 minutes later a doe tried to sneak by and I got her. Everything went well when it counted. I just ate some smoked venison brats.
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  13. BCCL

    BCCL Senior Member

    Feb 3, 2009
    So. Illinois
    Decent small Buck this year.
  14. jbkebert

    jbkebert Senior Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    I drew on a nice 10 point about two weeks ago. Decided to let him walk to give one of my kids a crack at him during rifle season. Gun season kicked off yesterday. So i will take the boys out this weekend. Other than that i have been trying to get a arrow in this old gray faced doe. This old hag can bust a stand with her nose plugged up and her eyes closed. I am sick enough of her that i would even take her with a rifle given the chance.
  15. Geno
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    Geno Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    I took a huge-bodied 3-point on opening day in MI. It processed at around 75 pounds of meat, no bone. I paid to have it processed into steaks, roasts, chunks for canning, summer sausage with pepper jack cheese, brats with pepper jack cheese, and some jerky. I gave it to my sister's family for Christmas. They LOVE venison. Oh that you could have seen their smiles. :D Uncle Geno done did good.

  16. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    Bow tag has been filled....9 pointer, weighed 325 lbs on the hoof, rack scored 140", big bodied buck was a "horse".

    Have 4 more tags to fill before Jan 10th.....trail cams indicate bigger bucks are still out there.
  17. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Senior Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Central Arkansas
    Two does so far, one in muzzleloader season and one just yesterday morning with modern gun. Now I can set back and wait on a big boy. I need to get one with my bow and get my triple trophy patch. Never done that before.
  18. colbysdad

    colbysdad New Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    Grand Rapids, Mich
    We had a very warm deer season this year. Some places in Michigan was in the 60's. The only deer I saw this year, I helped a friend drag out of the woods. It was still a great season. When family and friends get together it's all good. Next year I might buy a muzzleloader !
  19. stonecoldy

    stonecoldy Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    I'm hunting in northern Kentucky, went out all three weekends. I was picky on shooting a buck on opening day and passed on three (first had a broken antler, would have been a nice 8 otherwise), the next was a small rack 6 point, the third had long skinny beams with short points-another in our group bagged it for their first deer ever, 9 points. As of right now I'll be content with a meat doe or two during muzzleloader in about a week should that happen. I love just being out and hunting with family, seeing the wildlife. Watched a small flock of turkeys rooting out acorns, one actually leaped on top of a doe and chased it off! Had a barred owl fly up in a tree next to me and start carrying on before shooting light, scared the h*** out of me at first, neat though. One of my cousins shot a nice 9 point for his first deer also, would have been happy to get a shot at him myself. If you can't tell I've had a successful season already.
  20. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Senior Member

    May 11, 2006
    Deep East Texas
    jbkebert wrote:


    I know what you mean! Nothing worse than an old "Nanny" Doe that knows all the tricks...when you are bow-hunting. They seem to have incredible powers that enable them to spot a stand, a silhouette, a slight movement, NO movement, something...every time! :uhoh:

    About all you can do is back off a distance with a rifle and snipe them.

    Otherwise they'll pick you off...no matter how many times you move your stand, no matter how clean you get, have the wind, etc....

    They somehow bust you and stand out there 100 yds. away stomping and blowing, warning everything within 5 miles of you to stay away. ;)

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