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

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

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  1. baylorattorney

    baylorattorney Member

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    Thank you.
     
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  2. Doug S

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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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.
     
  8. BADUNAME37

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    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

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    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,
    LeonCarr
     
  10. jmstevens2

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    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

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

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    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

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    Decent small Buck this year.
     
  14. jbkebert

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    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.
     
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    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.

    Geno
     
  16. Rembrandt

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    jbkebert wrote:

    Hah,

    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. ;)
     
  21. Shanghai McCoy

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    Been out the last two days here in NE Kansass and have not seen anything.:(
    Supposed to be a weather change tomorrow so maybe that will get something moving.. ?
     
  22. beeenbag

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    For what it's worth, SUCKY.

    I worked 7 10s all the way through it, night shift, out of town.

    It's ok though, I'm home and looking forward to late ml season.
     
  23. jbkebert

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    I think that old doe knows which stand i will hunt before I do. Bucks are one thing but the old nanny doe is a true trophy with a bow. Talk about a lesson in pure frustration.
     
  24. ralphie98

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    Don't bow hunt.... yet
    Went down to Nebraska to the family farm to harvest a couple of does for antlerless season, and I say harvest because it isn't really hunting... they're everywhere.
    Back up in MN we had a horrible opening weekend due to the crazy winds. The deer were not moving at all so in our camp of 8 hunters we only got 3 deer. Because of my trip in October to NE my wife was not letting me get away another weekend.
    I was thinking of trying muzzle loader this year, even got my boss to offer up one of his muzzle loaders as a loaner but as it would turn out we already had things scheduled all 3 weekends. Hopefully next year.
     
  25. jmstevens2

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    I'm just hopin my boy gets the big un I missed. He got a doe last year, no bucks yet.
     
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