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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Steeler Country 2D/2C
For those of you who spend a lot of time in the woods in the winter I was wondering if you have been noticing more bucks in the woods immediately after rifle season ? Not just the young non legal ones but also legitimate shooters. That being 2.5 or older that are legal.
Up until a few years ago I felt it was almost a waste of time trying to kill a buck on public land in the late season. Just couldn’t get myself motivated enough to seriously try. Pretty much figured they all were either killed, nocturnal or pushed onto private property. Also in all my years of hunting I have only encountered a couple legal buck on public land in the late season until recently. This season while hunting with the flintlock I have seen 4 so far and one that I would probably get mounted if I shot it. Also found a fresh rub yesterday that was only a day or two old that was huge. After all the encounters I have had of legal buck in recent days I am going to start taking the late season a little more seriously if I have not filled my buck tag yet. They are out there and from what I see are still very killable.
Just curious what some of your observations are ? Is it just me or are things in fact changing ?
Public Land Hunter
Last edited by steelhead125; 01-04-2019 at 12:17 PM.