Deer hunting, any luck?

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  1. robman2629

    robman2629 New Member

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    We are coming in at about half that. Was out tonight, it was 34 degrees outside. Chilly.
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    Yesterday was the first day of primitive weapons. I didn't get to go then but I did today. I got a young doe from about 65 yards with my .54 Hawken. Yeah I know my truck is a catchall.:D

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  3. tim peterson

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    Howdy I have been out 5 times. Have yet to see a deer. Saw 5 on the private land to the north but there anti hunter. This last summer we had record heat and drought. We had no rain from july14 until sept4 dont forget the fires. The dry land corn just down the road grew to 40 inches and stoped. Okay thats enought whining. The deer are here we just need to adjust our methods. That and some cold maybe some snow might do it. To days temp 78. Good hunting and have fun.
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    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    Are there limits on the number of deer you can take Jack? What kind of deer do you have?
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    Man, this is the 6th day now and still nothing. We have been following doe and buck tracks like crazy but they all lead to restricted areas. I jumped a couple the other day but the ran right into some housing district. Hopefully theres better luck tomorrow and saturday.
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    Out for another couple of days and still nothing except a couple ticks. Saw a couple of big gobblers this morning and wanted to fire so badly because I never saw them when it was actually season but they know how to work it. We sat on a nice area where there were buck and doe tracks, some nice piles of droppings and some scrapes but they never made it back up our way. On the other hand, my lady is quite angry she had to work today and her cousin shot a nice buck up north where we go when she isnt working. Hopefully I can get her something too so she doesnt have to listen to him all year.
  7. fleetwood1976

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    got a button buck last night. picked the biggest of the 2 doe i saw and it ended up being a button buck, still good meat and summer sausage.
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    Got 2 does and a 6 point last week. :D So now I am at 4 for the season. Still got my eye on a big one on my buddies place though.
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    First two of muzzle loader. A spike on the one and the other was a 8 pointer but had 2 broken off. At least it's meat for the freezer.
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    Regular season ended here. Didnt end up shooting something, no matter how hard I prayed for those does to grow antlers I saw, it never worked. I did help my buddy get a nice 5 pointer a week ago. At least I'll get some meat there!
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    here is a pic of one I got this morning. Luckily someone else hit it. clipped the back legs low and the rib cage was crushed on one side. internals looked less tore up then a gun shot. not much meat on the ribs, so I think i will come out ok.

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    Well, after hunting nearly everyday in Nov, i finally got a chance. I watched two doe sneak behind me and I knew a buck was near. Sure enough, 5 minutes later he showed himself walking the same trail as the doe. He would have walked by out of range, but I grunt and he stopped...100 yards away. After a few minutes he turned and headed my way. I made a great 32 yd shot with my bow....during Gun season!! He's only a small 8 but He'll make some tasty jerky!


    The best part was, when I got back to my truck I had a MSG from the my taxidermist. Took 12 long months but my 2011 mount was done (9 point, double patch). What a great day!

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    wish we could keep road kill here in WA, it's not legal; they feed them to the wolves at the wolf sanctuary.
  14. terryu1

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    Friend today. Near Lehighton PA. Nice PA buck.

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    what is with the duct tape talked to a buddy of mine said he never heard of that?
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    This is the deer that ran out in front of my buddy. He placed a shot right between the ear and antler. I was more excited than he was. Although I didnt get anything my first year out there, it was nice to go with someone who got something. I credit myself with an assist on it too. haha.

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  17. fleetwood1976

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    I would say the netting and duct tape is to keep flys and gnats out of the deer so they don't lay eggs and later have maggots. probably warmer in calli than midwest in november.
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    Yep. You can put them in the bags and leave them hanging for several days if it is cool enough. Kinda like the butcher would do, but since it is outside, you want to have it covered so bugs, leaves and such dont get on the meat. Weather is too warm around here to ever hang meat outside.
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    I use game bags, it's usually too warm to hang here in WA also. Keeps the flys and dirt off of the meat. Back home in PA, it was always freezing, would let them hang in the barn skinned and halved for about two weeks before butchering.
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    Little late, here's the one I got with my M91/30. I was tickled with it, it's my first buck and I love non typical racks. I did the mount myself, also very happy with it.
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