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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Coincidence?

It's gotten to be a theme for my son and I. On opening day of the early muzzy season 3 years ago, we saw three deer all day long. One was too far to identify, and the other two came in seperately, and both sported antlers. Two seasons ago, I hunted a little strip of pines alone on the early muzzy opener, and got to watch a small spike and a three point wander all around me. Last year on the last day of the season, we had a small doe stand and stare at us about 15 yds away. We ler her pass, only so see three more deer pass us thru the day; a spike, a 5-point, and a small 6-point.

Which brings to the early muzzy opener yesterday. Found our way into our pre-selected location and got everything set. Just after first light, I could make out a deer feeding in our direction. I soon determined that there were three, which I thought might be a doe and two young ones. The lead deer stepped into my scope, and I immediately spotted the antlers. As deer #2 and #3 moved past, I could see that they were antlered too. We sat until noon, as my grandsons birthday party was in the afternoon. I can honestly say, I see more antlered deer in the muzzy season than any other week during the entire hunting season.

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Re: Coincidence?

That is the exact same for us. Had my son up at camp for the youth rifle hunt last year. All we saw were buck and bear. Had a slammer of an 8 point at 15 yards. A 6 at 20 yards. And multiple spikes and y bucks all around us over the 3 days. This year the crossbow will be taken out with us and the rifle left back at camp. Every year during eary muzzleloader all I seem to see are bucks.
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Re: Coincidence?

Be thankful you are seeing something. I sat all day in the rain yesterday with the ML,and all I saw were squirrels!
Lots of them! I was wishin I had my 22.

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Re: Coincidence?

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Originally Posted by huntr4477
Be thankful you are seeing something. I sat all day in the rain yesterday with the ML,and all I saw were squirrels!
Lots of them! I was wishin I had my 22.

Bob
We saw a bunch of those too. In a couple weeks, we plan on thinning them out a little.

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Re: Coincidence?

i believe they know....lol


spots i wanna see a doe i see small buck..


if i put the bow away and go turkey hunting in the fall i see a big ole bruiser and he is dumber than a rock and walks within easy bow range..

when i use to take the 22 squirrel hunting i had more bucks in bow range than i ever do now that i bow hunt...



all of bow season i see turkeys...fox...etc once they come in they typically disappear too (i do OK on turkey usually)


they just know!


i will say i do enjoy seeing critters...(squirrels and chipmunks dont count for much..though once in a while they are entertaining..) i rather watch critters i cant shoot than sit there and not see anything!
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Re: Coincidence?

Yup, seen 4 buck yesterday with the muzzy!

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