Discussion in 'Hunting' started by PapaG, Nov 20, 2021.
There is a bumper acorn crop this year in that area and I have very few oaks on my place .. mostly pines. That's what I'm blaming it on.
ETA: I heard a shot, my nephew got a young 7-point.
Good luck folks
He was hanging out under my FIL stand.
When I used a shotgun, I used Remington Copper Solids. Around 1,800 FPS IIRC. Out of an 870, .i could hold tennis ball sized groups off a rest out to 125 yards. I hit a coyote at a measured 140 yards.
Be advised that the recoil resembles the kick from a mule.
Even fewer shots heard comparatively in MI. A few bucks seen but very small examples. My dad and I shot 2 does each so maybe that will turn things around next year…or maybe not.
Just my own anecdote and has nothing to do with real data or wildlife management but whenever a good number of does are taken in the areas I hunt, the buck sightings seem to go up.
Either way, hardly any shots out there on the hotter first few days of the season.
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