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#2971719 - 10/07/12 10:54 AM Frustrating season
cecil30-30
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Its been pretty frustrating to say the least.I have between 20 and 25 hunts in so far this season,with a total of between 60-80 hours on stand..I quit keeping track of the hunts after my 15th hunt,so im pretty sure it should be between 20-25 now.I also,always sit till 11 am on morning hunts,and sit from 5pm to dark on evening hunts. Now get ready for this,I've seen a grand total of 2 deer from the stand.And im pretty sure it was the same deer that I seen both times.LOL I have 4 properties to hunt all to myself.Im hunting the same spots I hunted last season that I was seeing a ton a deer from. They are as follows in size..100acres,50 acres,45acres and 70 acres.So nothing too big.I feel I have these properties pretty well covered with stands,but im just not seeing the deer.

I have next week (oct 15-19) off for vacation,i've come to the conclusion that if I don't start seeing some deer during that week,that im gonna call it quits on bow season and wait for muzzleloader season to open and let all the places calmn down some..Im hunting myself to death..
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#2971738 - 10/07/12 11:13 AM Re: Frustrating season [Re: cecil30-30]
rem270
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Man i hate that for ya. Maybe you should take a week off before you get burnt out on it. Hope it gets better for you. You might go tomorrow and your whole season turn around for the good!
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#2971741 - 10/07/12 11:16 AM Re: Frustrating season [Re: cecil30-30]
Trevor2
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Im having a frustrating season as well but I'm seeing deer just making rookie mistakes on shooting and have missed 5 times this season. Patience is a virtue and something that has escaped me this season
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#2971743 - 10/07/12 11:17 AM Re: Frustrating season [Re: rem270]
bowriter
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Pretty good chance your deer have moved. If you are hunting like that and not seeing deer, my guess is you are hunting where there are no deer.
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#2971745 - 10/07/12 11:20 AM Re: Frustrating season [Re: bowriter]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Pretty good chance your deer have moved. If you are hunting like that and not seeing deer, my guess is you are hunting where there are no deer.
I ran trail cams on these places back in the summer and up to deer season.About 2 weeks before season opened,on one property I was getting 800 pics in a 3 week time span.The other property I was getting roughly 400-500 pics in a 4 week period.Im seeing fresh deer tracks but just no movement. Im watching the wind also,so,not alot of acorns either.They aren't really dropping yet.
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#2971749 - 10/07/12 11:23 AM Re: Frustrating season [Re: Trevor2]
reloadxx
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Im in the same boat you all are in i have not seen nothing since opening weekend i did see 4 this morning 2 running across the field in the dark and 2 at 467 yrds so my season sux so far. Good luck hope yours getts better
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#2971803 - 10/07/12 12:51 PM Re: Frustrating season [Re: reloadxx]
pcrc
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I hunted Scott county yesterday and had one doe appear from nowhere right under my stand. Could have dropped an arrow straight down and speared her in the back. Never could get a shot off due to foiliage once I got an arrow nocked. She never busted me. Good news is that was first hunt of the year for me and it is a grand total of 1 deer more than I seen all of last year from the stand with similar hours spent as you. Are you seeing any acorns in your neck of the woods because I could not find a single one where I hunt (south side of BSF by Rugby) and that was with a few miles of scouting in the mid-day between hunts.
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#2971816 - 10/07/12 01:37 PM Re: Frustrating season [Re: pcrc]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: pcrc
I hunted Scott county yesterday and had one doe appear from nowhere right under my stand. Could have dropped an arrow straight down and speared her in the back. Never could get a shot off due to foiliage once I got an arrow nocked. She never busted me. Good news is that was first hunt of the year for me and it is a grand total of 1 deer more than I seen all of last year from the stand with similar hours spent as you. Are you seeing any acorns in your neck of the woods because I could not find a single one where I hunt (south side of BSF by Rugby) and that was with a few miles of scouting in the mid-day between hunts.
There are acorns,but far from a bumper crop.I don't think they have started dropping yet...
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#2971895 - 10/07/12 03:16 PM Re: Frustrating season [Re: cecil30-30]
pcrc
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 Originally Posted By: pcrc
I hunted Scott county yesterday and had one doe appear from nowhere right under my stand. Could have dropped an arrow straight down and speared her in the back. Never could get a shot off due to foiliage once I got an arrow nocked. She never busted me. Good news is that was first hunt of the year for me and it is a grand total of 1 deer more than I seen all of last year from the stand with similar hours spent as you. Are you seeing any acorns in your neck of the woods because I could not find a single one where I hunt (south side of BSF by Rugby) and that was with a few miles of scouting in the mid-day between hunts.
There are acorns,but far from a bumper crop.I don't think they have started dropping yet...

Seems like usually there are plenty on the ground this time of year.

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#2972083 - 10/07/12 07:32 PM Re: Frustrating season [Re: pcrc]
cecil30-30
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add another hunt and another 3 hours to that list,with 0 deer seen...Im taking a few days off,and gonna gather my thoughts and do some scouting..On the bright side,I did see 8 deer on the side of the road during the 4 mile drive home from where I hunt this evening.
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