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Old November 17, 2019, 09:44   #51
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I don't hunt much anymore, but follow the FB link for a pic of my younger brothers Whitetail. 214lbs dressed, his fourth 200lb+ buck.
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Old November 17, 2019, 13:00   #52
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Took my first deer yesterday. Passed up on three does in the morning and took this 8pt buck in the afternoon about 30 min to sunset.

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Old November 17, 2019, 14:52   #53
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Congrats to everyone in the thread that went out, whether you got a deer or not. If you got a deer, so much the better. NVCDL, congrats on your first!! I'm hoping my 13 y/o daughter will go out with me a few more times before I become "unclean". She still talks to me, so I hope it stays that way. No, really, we have a good relationship, but she is a teenage girl, and hunting isn't as cool as it once was for her.

I went out a few times for bow season with my crossbow. No deer even seen. Lots of other stuff, though.

Big yote...





There are some bun buns and squirrels around. I need to small game hunt here





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No deer in front of this camera, but they are around. Tracks everywhere. The landowners walk all over with their dogs so I don't really have to worry about cover scent.

Finally got 'er done this morning just before 8. Shooting light was 7:08. Small basket 8, but the tenderloins were tasty for lunch. Third day of gun season here, and second day out. Saw 8 does Friday morning (opening day) but no shot once they busted me. Saw a buck wander through just out of range due the underbrush that morning, too.






.450 Bushmaster did the job. He only went about 40-50 yards. I recovered the bullet and jacket. Only retained 154 grns - 250 grn bullet when it started. Not sure what other folks are seeing.

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Old November 17, 2019, 15:10   #54
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Well played nvcdl and C-ya
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Old November 17, 2019, 18:21   #55
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Well played nvcdl and C-ya
Thanks - was happy to get such a nice buck and glad he expired within seconds of being hit.
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Old November 17, 2019, 19:40   #56
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My gun season is over now. It is still in for the next week, but I will be traveling and unable to hunt.

When I do get back home, it will still be late bow season all the way up into mid January.

I did go out this morning before church for a couple of hours, but no "bullwinkle" came past and I won't drop a doe with a rifle.

The Garand was "itchy" but I managed to let this little guy walk on by in the sunrise. Beautiful just to sit and watch sometimes.




There will be another opportunity with my stick & string.....I hope. The bigger does better beware then
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Old November 17, 2019, 21:08   #57
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GREAT deer gentleman!

I took the week off from hunting but hitting this week again. Ive got another deer tag to fill and my son has one too so God willing it will be an eventful week.

Ive seen some nice animals on the game cameras. The rut is full on in Northern Idaho so things are moving around.
Sadly my bear season is over and I didn't punch a tag. Funny that the spot I got a bear last year has alot of movement!
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Old November 17, 2019, 21:11   #58
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Then there is this beautiful North Idaho white tail....He has eluded me for two years now, only coming out after dark, and after I punch my tag usually.
We named him "Mr Magnificent"
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Old November 17, 2019, 21:39   #59
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^^^^ Man, that's one that is truly "shoulder mount ready". What a buck!
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Old November 22, 2019, 11:58   #60
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Don’t need no rifle. Nice fat doe found dead at the end of my driveway this morning. Roadkill. Was just starting to stiffen up. Local utility company is putting in a 12” gas main on my road. One of the workers asked me if he could have it. Sure, have fun with that.
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Old November 22, 2019, 16:55   #61
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I have been skunked all season long. Two weeks ago I had 6 cross the road in beside of me at 300 yards. The first was a big fat doe. By the time I had the rifle up and on her, she had moved into the brush. Put the rifle down and kept watch and the next 4 walked across in a line on her tracks. Young bucks and no shooters. Kept the rifle up and number six ambled across. Cross hairs perfect, touch the trigger and the buck kept going. Damn it, that was the second time this year. WTF!!!

Checked zero on the rifle and found it 4 inches high and 2 inches right at 100 yards. The elevation knob was off the zero stop so can only assume it moved during transport and walking up to my stands. Seem to remember a slight cross wind when checking zero before the season started. It is on now (POA=POI) and hopefully will have some meet in the freezer tomorrow.
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Old November 22, 2019, 21:18   #62
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Going out tomorrow morning. Trying to get it done!

Too bad I got skunked on my bear tag this year. But like clockwork as soon as the tags run out, the big blacks start moving through my hunting area.

This is a pretty big boy right here.
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Old November 28, 2019, 10:06   #63
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Weird deer season here in KY.

I missed most of early bow season due to business travel. Hunted a grand total of 5 mornings in all of October and early November. Barely saw an antler and none to write home about. Does everywhere.

First week of gun season I took off work and hunted with Blondzilla. We were over run with small racked bucks (two year olds?). Only saw a few does, but had little scrub bucks everywhere. I have never seen so many bucks and so few does as we did that week. She finally killed a decent buck on Friday of opening week.

Now we are in late bow season. Yesterday I could have hunted, but is was warm and windy. Temps in the 40s & 50s with a 20+ MPH wind. They usually lay low in that type of weather.

Today was calm and temp back down to freezing. I just knew they would be moving around a lot, and in late bow I am no longer trophy hunting. If it's brown, it's down.

Did. Not. See. A. Single. Deer.

By 8:30 my fingers were cold and I felt the urge to sit in a small room to read a magazine, so I called it quits. Will hit it again tomorrow morning
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I was seeing a lot of does and bucks earlier but in the past week or two, they've been kind of scarce. After dumping the carcass of the buck my son-in-law killed in front of a game cam, we saw this on camera and a couple folks have thought it looked like a big black cat. There is definitely something "feline" about the creature's body language. Some have been reported in our area lately so I guess it's possible. It is true that since we saw this, there has been a lot fewer deer seen out there. Maybe if true, the cat is spooking them.

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Old November 28, 2019, 21:59   #65
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Mystery critter looks like it has a collar.

Well, I messed with that picture in a photo editor and I don't think that's a collar. Maybe it's right ear.

I think it's either a chupacabra or a little hog.
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Old November 30, 2019, 10:59   #66
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Nothing worthy on my end this year. I had a little 4ptr go by me and a buddy I let on my grounds shot and missed it cleanly minutes later. Had a little spike roam around like he was lost. Little spike even got pictures of licking one of my game cameras. Never saw the twin 8ptrs that were coming through at night on my game cams. Oh well only got 4 mornings and three dusks this season boots on the ground. Could have dropped several dozen doe...but don't need meat that bad to whack a doe.
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Just let a 3x3 walk through unhindered.
Last day of season and didnt have that great of a year only filling half my tags. Might go out this afternoon. Bad cold holding me back. Just dont have the energy to dress and process a deer in the cold. Meh......
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I think it's either a chupacabra or a little hog.
The front legs look too long for a hog. I dunno know about the chupacabras...
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Sons and I went out to kill some antlerless this evening(first day of antlerless rifle), they had a wrestling tournament so we didn't get out til 3PM.
All that presented themselves were in the 40-50# range.
Then my 14 YO son spotted this one, he had already filled his buck tag an hour into season last weekend, and pointed this one out to me.
Huge bodied, gray faced old buck.
Didn't scale him, but it took 2 of us to drag him out to the field.




Little 3 point the 14 year old killed a week ago.




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No does yet, but we have a week left.
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Same guy I posted about in post 31 shot another buck, a spike this time, Friday morning. The entry wound is just above the rifle barrel on the high shoulder and the exit is that gaping hole in the deer's right cheek. He was only about 35-40 yards, up about 17' in a ladder stand, when he shot. The shot looks odd to me; the deer had to have had his head down, eating corn, when he was shot to have a bullet trail like that. I think that .30-06 is a bit too much gun for our whitetails but that's what he's got. The buck had a piece of barb wire wrapped around a leg, cutting through to the bone. That had to hurt.





Between this guy's two and my son-in-law's kill, that makes three buck taken on my place so far. And none by me, yet.
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I think 30-06 is perfect whitetail medicine. This dose of 178gr Hornady was just the ticket to lower this girl’s blood pressure. That old bitch busted me bowhunting 25 feet up all fall, always looking up, then blowin’ and snortin’ and carryin’ on. She needed to relax.



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For a while I think people hunted TX deer with .300 Winchester Magnum and .300 Remington Ultra Mag. Maybe they just wanted to shoot off the big cartridges. Somebody who hunted a lot told me they used those cartridges for what they called antelope, where you had to hunt them at long range. I always thought the antelope was in Africa, but they have one in the US too.
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