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Old 11-29-2021, 07:18 AM   #31
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Re: It's that time of year again

Got back from hunting the U.P. in temps. starting in the med 50's F. to ending in low 7F. without the wind chill. Saw plenty of small to medium size does. 2 spikes and one 4pt.. Was looking for 8pt. or better. Didn't happen. My grandson from San Diego flew in and got his first buck, a 4 pt. by himself. Shot it about 100 yds. away from his blind on one of the logging roads with my sisters .243 rifle. Dropped it where he shot it. Made it real nice for pickup and he learned how to field dress it. He shot it the day before his 18th birthday. A nearby farmer and his sons 10 days after rifle opener only had one 8pt. hanging. It was shot late evening and found next morning chewed up by wolves. The pack of wolves and a pack of coyotes in the area sure messed the hunting up. Could hear the pack of coyotes on some evenings right after sunset. Young ones and adults by the tone. Guess, the bigger bucks moved out of the area for safety from the packs. I would do the same.
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Old 11-29-2021, 09:46 PM   #32
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Re: It's that time of year again

Time to do some wolf and coyote hunting...can't let them compete for the deer.

Congratulations to your grandson!
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Old 12-02-2021, 07:14 AM   #33
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Anybody else do any good? Just trying to get an overall idea how the deer hunting season is going? Read that this year hunter turn out is less than last year due to the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Last year was a major upwards spike. States racked up the money.
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Old 12-02-2021, 09:15 PM   #34
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I shot a small buck. 200 yds, one shot, dropped him in his tracks.
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:56 AM   #35
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I shot a small buck. 200 yds, one shot, dropped him in his tracks.
DRT saves on the tracking and drag out .
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:17 PM   #36
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I'm waiting to see the numbers from PA this year. This report is from April about last season.
https://www.media.pa.gov/pages/game-...spx?newsid=459
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Old 12-05-2021, 01:37 PM   #37
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Michigan puts out a very detailed annual prior year deer harvest report of about 80 pages in early August. I just review all the data for the area I hunt in. Otherwise, I'd fall a sleep reading every page.
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We still have time left in the season.My kid has a really nice 8 point he has been waiting to show up on the cam in daylight.Going to drop some Does to top the freezers off.My other son made some Teriyaki jerky and it vanished real quick.
No Coyotes at all on his cams.I guess next deer I will hunt at night on a gut pile.
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