Deer season is almost here.

panhndlpoke

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You guys ready? My BIL has a feeder out on my place but our population is pretty small from the draught a few years ago. We just rebuild so slow. I hope you guys will have more to choose from than us.
 

SquinkY5786

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I literally can’t catch these bucks out during the day. Have a good 8 point and a monster 10 point on cameras at around 3am every night
 

panhndlpoke

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we have a couple decent bucks poking around our place but no one has taken anything
 

SquinkY5786

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we have a couple decent bucks poking around our place but no one has taken anything
My bucks are straight nocturnal. See them all the time on cameras. They are vampires. And for some reason I just see no signs of rut.
 

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My bucks are straight nocturnal. See them all the time on cameras. They are vampires. And for some reason I just see no signs of rut.
I have a real nice 10 but he seems to move 11:00 pm ish constantly. Hoping a hot doe may get him out and about the next few days.
 

SquinkY5786

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I have a real nice 10 but he seems to move 11:00 pm ish constantly. Hoping a hot doe may get him out and about the next few days.
So I slept in this morning due to hangover from freaking bedlam. Sure enough had a shooter 7 under the stand at 0730. Figures.
 

coachcowboy

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So I slept in this morning due to hangover from freaking bedlam. Sure enough had a shooter 7 under the stand at 0730. Figures.
Lol —That’s how it works. The last few years the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has been my day—Hope it is again this year. Good Luck this week—hope you get the big one.
 
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TexasCowPoke

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I went back to the ranch to pick up my stands and cameras, and hunt one last time. Had a shooter 8 pter hang around and finally a second doe came in and piqued his interest and he walked by me at 8 yards, and I double lunged him with an arrow, ran about 90 yards and fell. Not a real old deer but had decent width and height. I'll take him on the last few hours of the last hunt.
 

SquinkY5786

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The bucks have officially disappeared from the cameras. Don’t know if that means hunting pressure or they are in rut. But been tough sledding since monday. Monday afternoon deer where everywhere and a lot of buck out on their feet
 

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My hunch/experience is that most mature buck quite coming into baited areas as rut begins. I rarely see them on corn, but if the does are still coming around some, they will be checking on them from a distance, until they get to tending a hot doe. Then he might follow her through. My technique for bowhunting is to try to figure out the secondary routes downwind of the baited area or plot, about 50 to 75 yards depending on terrain. I've had good luck with this when they dissappear from the cameras or they start realizing they are being hunted.
 

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