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Late Feb Pic (at least one buck)

I can't tell whether the recipient is a doe or a shed buck. I was a little surprised by this pic in Feb. I kind of feel like this is a guy-on-guy dominance hump and not sexual in nature. But who knows? One thing is for sure......they don't know there was a camera there.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-24-2017, 05:03 PM
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I think he is just carrying his buddy out of the woods
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He's about as close as he can get. Yikes! The receiptant usually doesn't let him that close if it's a false or fake. I'd say "he in". Lol

It's a good spot. Just not today.
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Was wondering if you or anyone you know harvested that giant brute you had on trail cam this past season? Maybe a better question, did you even lay eyes on him during the season? Just curious, seeing your post made me think about that big guy.
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Was wondering if you or anyone you know harvested that giant brute you had on trail cam this past season? Maybe a better question, did you even lay eyes on him during the season? Just curious, seeing your post made me think about that big guy.
I have pics of him without antlers. So, we should see him again in 2017...unless he does a Houdini act.

Sadly, I did see him once. It was the last day of archery, at about 2 minutes before quitting time. I was in a climber about 100 yards from our turnip field, in a beech flat. I saw nothing and it was getting dark quicker in the woods. I decided to get down about 20 minutes early and just stand at the edge of the field until quitting time. You can see longer over a field than in the woods, and at least I might see a doe. Well, about 5 minutes before quitting, I see a huge deer on the other end of the field. He is a good 150 yards away, but I can see it's a giant deer. Charcoal gray coat and antlers I could see with the naked eye from there, After a 1 minute pause, he quick-walked across the field and ended up straight in front of me...and broadside.. But....is he 40 yards? 45? 50? I couldn't tell. Over open terrain and fading light, I wasn't sure. I assumed 40 yards and took a shot with the 40 yard pin. Went cleanly underneath him. He ran about 10 yards and started acting unalarmed. He wandered off as it got dark. The next morning, I found the arrow, clean as a whistle.

On a happier note: While shed hunting today, I found a spot that just grabbed me. I am putting a stand there this year and I am very confident. Sometimes you just know. And, to top it off, we found an oak tree nearby that my dad planted from an acorn 23 years ago. Gotta be a sign.
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Your right, sounds like a great sign! Thanks for the update. I know all about that " darker in woods before field " stuff as well. I sometimes try the old sneak out to edge of food plot trick if not much going on at my chosen stand. And it is usually where the activity is, lol.
Sounds promising that you have picks of him after shedding. I hope he is still on the upswing.
Best of luck!
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