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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Mid August bucks in Allegany National Forest

Looks like velvet gone on this one. Date is screwed up on the camera with color photos so is the time it's Aug 24 IMG_1238.JPG
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 10:08 PM
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Holy ----! that one is a monster!!!!!
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 10:08 PM
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Gotta head to the mountains.
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My old camera with white flash gives varied times and dates but takes good color photos at night . The buck with velvet gone is from 23 or 24th of August no idea the time since it's wrong to. Looks like velvet hanging on rack in the one photo. The bottom photo is from a nice heavy rack in a different location still in same general area. Hunting pressure has dropped at least by 50% in the mountains as a result we're seeing some nice older bucks.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-25-2017, 10:37 PM
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Yep antler restrictions didn't work.
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It has nothing to do with antler restrictions.They killed off enough doe that that people just do not see the deer to make it worth walking that far.The only down fall is where to hunt during the rut when there is no real hot spot with lots of doe to hunt.When them big boys start looking for a doe the mountains become huge.Good luck this year.
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Nice buck!!

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It has nothing to do with antler restrictions.They killed off enough doe that that people just do not see the deer to make it worth walking that far.The only down fall is where to hunt during the rut when there is no real hot spot with lots of doe to hunt.When them big boys start looking for a doe the mountains become huge.Good luck this year.
I've been retired for a few years and spend almost 12 months a year in the woods. Always looking for deer sign, trailes, where the deer are feeding. So I put a lot of time into it for archery season and rifle season. At least where I live my buddy and me are lucky to see 1 or 2 hunters the entire season. Almost no one walks the woods in rifle season.Last year we so no other deer hunters in either season. Young kids are not out there for sure not like the 1960's and 70's. There are still hunters in our area but nowhere near the numbers as in past years. It's still a school holiday. The number of deer has dropped if you hunted in the 60's and 70's you know what I mean. The population of our little town doubled in size I moonlighted in a local gun shop back then and business was unreal. Now hardly anyone comes here for the rifle season. I think that has a lot to do with the bucks we are seeing there are not that many but some are real trophies. They can be really difficult to find once the season begins. You need to put sometime in the woods if you can to get an idea where these bucks could be.
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Great pic's! Antler restrictions at it's best... Alt was da man....

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Agreed, alot of great bucks Statewide. You can't shoot a big one by tagging small ones. Nice pics.
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