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Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:22 am
by Holland&Holland
Cool game cam pic from one of my stands.

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Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:28 am
by LarryP
Sounds like they need a Wolf hunt. Trump just took them off the endangered list :D

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:42 am
by Holland&Holland
LarryP wrote:Sounds like they need a Wolf hunt. Trump just took them off the endangered list :D

We had that once. Would be nice to see again.

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:38 pm
by smurfman
Opening weekend was a bummer, the weather was too warm and all I saw were the same doe and fawn on Saturday and Sunday. They were not to be seen Monday. Grabbed lunch at the cabin each day and saw up to 7 deer in the yard midday. No antlers but that is common.

Filled an antlerless tag on Thursday behind the house. It was the only deer I saw in 3 days of hunting. The rain and snow threw patterns off from the norm.


Played musical chairs with a pair of decent 8 pt bucks last weekend. Game cameras had him 70 yards away from me on Saturday but with a thicket between us and neither seemed to be aware of the other. He wandered past that stand Sunday morning but I was in a different one. A second 8 pt took the same route in the afternoon but again I was not in the stand. The same happened again with the deer as on Sunday but I chose a different stand due to wind. Monday morning I was waiting for them but they didn't show.

Will go back up for the last weekend, hopefully they will still be around. If nothing else, will fill the tag with one of the hanger ones around the cabin.

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:45 pm
by arizona98tj
Took an 8 point buck a couple of days after the opener. It was late in the afternoon, about 30 minutes before sunset when he wandered out to feed and look around. My nephew got an 8 pointer on opening day. The bucks had been eating well all summer as they both had a lot of fat packed away. I used my 6.5 Grendel AR platform rifle. Loving that rifle for whitetail. It's the 5th season I've used it and I'll never go back to a .30 caliber anything. I really appreciate how little meat damage it does.

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Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:44 am
by TSKNIGHT
Holland&Holland wrote:
TSKNIGHT wrote:Saw what was left of someone's buck Monday morning on the highway. Looked like it was a nice size buck.
Semi's do a real number on a deer. Broadheads do a number on tires.
Ultimately, a bad day for hunter, driver, and deer.

This year has not been a good year for deer in my area. Don't think any of the 5 fawns this spring made it.
Coyotes have been super active this year.
None of the game animals are plentiful. Rabbits, squirrel, pheasant, are all at a low population this fall.

Accident or did the deer fall off? Or a wounded deer that ran onto the road?


Sorry took so long. Didn't see your post.

I think it was wounded and ran in front of the semi. Those big singles on the trailer do spread the weight out, but when one goes flat there's no driving to the next tire shop.

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:55 am
by TSKNIGHT
Holland&Holland wrote:Cool game cam pic from one of my stands.

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That is a cool picture!

My bow hunter stopped by the house this morning. He told me last night when he got out of his stand there was an 8 point bedded down about 10 yards from his truck. It was after legal hours. He said the buck never moved, just watched him drive away.
There is a reason it's called hunting.

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:36 pm
by mc762x54R
pretty good

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:42 pm
by BigDog58
mc762x54R wrote:pretty good



Nice Buck. Especially with a Bow. Congrats :rock:

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:25 am
by Holland&Holland
mc762x54R wrote:pretty good

That is a nice buck!

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:54 pm
by tabberski
My Marlin 336 death ray took both a smaller buck and a medium doe this year. Hunted north of Taylors Falls. Plenty of does and 3 bucks seen.

Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:23 pm
by mc762x54R
BigDog58 wrote:
mc762x54R wrote:pretty good



Nice Buck. Especially with a Bow. Congrats :rock:


Thanks guys! This was my first with a bow, taken in western North Dakota.
Missed a similar one last year.

How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:08 pm
by goalie
Got another one with the muzzle loader. Life is good, freezer is full

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Re: How's The Deer hunting Going?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:36 pm
by LarryFlew
I don't deer hunt but my 49 year old son got a 9 pointer near Watkins and my friend's group of 4 got 4 down in southwester MN. All on first morning.