yeah I have seen alot of young bucks hit on the roads lately too. seems that they are on the move should be much longer till the big boys are running. The doe my dad shot a couple weeks ago had no smell on her leg glands. the doe I shot the other day had that unmistakable smell starting but still had two young deer traveling with her. should be soon that we all need to be in the woods chasing bucks
“I’m a carnivore, I am a member of the NRA, whatever I kill I eat…” Brock Lesnar... Holds true for me too
Yesterday I saw 4 small bucks together with 3 does in the corn. Today I saw 2 nice bucks a 6 and a 8 each with a separate doe. Watched them for 15 min. I think it is just starting around here. I hope to post a picture of one on here tomorrow ( in the truck ).
Post by Huntin'Fever on Nov 1, 2007 21:53:35 GMT -5
Saw 3 big boys in a field as I was leaving my parents place on Tuesday night. They were circling each other when they noticed me. Two of them just eased back to the wood edge and the other left. I think a doe ran by at some point but was too focused on the antlers. ahhaa....
Definitely looking forward to Sat. afternoon once these winds die down.
They just started scraping this past weekend on my property. I saw 2 bucks Sunday morning but couldn't get the nice 8 point close enogh to shoot. He was with a young 8 point. Bucks shouldn't be traveling together this time of year. The warm weather has really set the rut back a couple of weeks the best I can tell. I saw 2 more bucks together sunday night. They were about 5 yards from the tree I was about to put my climber in. I was hard at Monday and Tuesday but between the rain and the high winds it has sucked. What sucks even more is I'm back to work until the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think Saturday will be a good day to stay all day at least thats my plan.
Hunted nanjemoy on Friday with buckmaster. Shot a four point with his nose to the ground. He grunted when I hit him and that brought a 10 or 12 point out of the thick stuff near buckmaster.
Hunted hughesvill yesterday. Had a deer move by me early morning. Since it was moving fast in the dark I assume it was a buck with his nose to the ground. To dark to see or shoot it. Same property an 8 point was missed while chasing (I think), and a doe was taken.
Keep having a pair of 4 pts sorely tempting me. Yesterday, one walked right under me: I'm going to carry up a cinder block next time, for just such an occasion! But as he was walking away up the hill, he locked up on point, looking to his left. I turned my head, and saw what I THINK was the big 'un I missed a while back, out about 80 yds,and going the other way. That's what I'm waiting on.....
Are you guys having any success with scents, rattling, calling etc.? I have tried all of them to no avail! However, it seems when I use nothing at all I see the most deer. Any thoughts or observations?
Post by marinehunter3077 on Nov 17, 2008 10:51:32 GMT -5
right now i am statined in SC but have a buddy maintaining my stand setup and the trail camera i have set up. the past few weeks the pictures have just gotten more and more in the quantity. last week it took 227 pictures. when we had set up my stand while i was at home after my deployment to iraq we had found a scrap like 15 yards away. they didnt use that scrap anymore but now have created 2 other ones about the size of a tire and have created a couple of rubs. i come home for thanksgiving and this will be the first shotgun season i will be home for since 2005 being my last shotgun season. i am really confident in my stand placement as far as taking deer but the one i am after is an extremely nice 8. i will be hunting saturday sunday and monday morning. i have the stand esterous scent from code blue and the grunt snort n wheeze from mad game calls and i also have rattling horns. i know i plan on taking atleast 2 does for the freezer. any ideas on how i should plan my tags? should i give a day or so dedicated to the 8 or any other mature bucks?? or take whatever walks by??? how would you guys act in my situation??