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#3058750 - 12/01/12 07:42 PM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: creativomjh]
TCounty Hunter
4 Point

Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 406
Loc: Tipton County

I hunt in fayette also. 2 weekends ago (weekend before thanksgiving) I saw 5 bucks one morning, 4 of which were casually moving and grazing, but one (spike)was giving a doe he11 for the 100 yards I could watch them. One buck was a real dandy and would have been my biggest kill, but he went through so fast never got a shot. There were fresh scrapes everywhere.

Today was my first hunt since then and I saw 2 does early together, and a small 6 at 10AM that was nose down on a mission. Since I have missed 2 weeks of hunting I assumed they were locked up, or could be weather, I dunno. No scrapes to be found, all covered and cold. I am hunting tomorrow and then have thurs. and fr. off and all next weekend, so with any luck it will shape up.

#3058783 - 12/01/12 07:52 PM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: TCounty Hunter]

Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 11
Loc: TN, Shelby

so with the full moon coming to an end and hopefully (fingers crossed) the rut activity should kick off so to speak? Thanks for all the info guys

#3059018 - 12/01/12 11:46 PM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: CoryS300wsm]
8 Point

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1240
Loc: shelby co TN

I went to my spot in eads thanksgiveing afternoon and saw 7does and a small 6pt. Havent been backthere since
#3059063 - 12/02/12 04:47 AM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: backwoods7]

Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 22
Loc: Memphis, TN

I've been hunting the Bomprezzi Unit of Eagle Lake Refuge north of Memphis. In 20 or so hunts, I've only seen a couple of small rubs, one good buck, and quite a few does. All of the best movement has been in the last two weeks, in the morning as well as the evening. I saw a button buck get worked up over some does, but they ignored him... The good buck payed no attention to does at all.
#3059302 - 12/02/12 09:46 AM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: arkansawyer]
10 Point

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2701
Loc: Bartlett, TN

My dad hunted Shelby County a few days ago and saw a decent buck up and moving mid-morning, so that's a good sign that things are picking up. A good 10 pt was in the back of another guy's truck at a gas station near 385 and hwy 64.

I'm counting on this cooler weather to push things a bit more and make them less nocturnal. I'll be hunting the Fayette/Hardeman line area Tuesday morning, and Shelby on Thursday hopefully.
I'm hungry and tired. Don't poke my belly.

#3061057 - 12/03/12 10:59 AM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: Crosshairy]
TCounty Hunter
4 Point

Registered: 10/23/06
Posts: 406
Loc: Tipton County

I posted this on another thread to, but this was my latest findings...

I had a plotwatcher cam out in a food plot in tipton county for 2 weeks that I finally got to check. It records everything all day, but only during daylight hours. It takes a picture every 5 seconds of the entire day, so I see all daylight movement through there. Its consistent with what many of us have been seeing in fayette county, good activity earlier, then like a lightswitch, nothing for days.

11/20 430PM young buck chasing does around the plot
11/21 5PM does eating right before dusk
11/22 730AM does eating, young buck joins and makes a scrape
11/23 715AM young buck checks scrape, nothing else all day
11/24 no activity
11/25 440PM does eating
11/26 - 11/29 no activity at all
11/30 5PM couple of does eating
12/1 and 12/2 no activity

#3061171 - 12/03/12 12:13 PM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: Cache]
4 Point

Registered: 08/20/10
Posts: 207
Loc: Memphis, TN

 Originally Posted By: Cache
Brother in law text me the other night. He went and picked up a nice 8 point in Germantown on poplar someone had hit chasing a doe. Saw another small buck dead on the side of nonconnah wenesday morning so I'm assuming the rut is on. Weird though I hunt just over the line in fayette and have yet to see any chasing

my buddy hit that small one in his tow truck i bet

#3062496 - 12/04/12 07:12 AM Re: Shelby CO. Hunters [Re: ]
10 Point

Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 3296
Loc: SouthWest TN

I hunt Shelby Co some and check my game cans there every few days. I went from seeing 7 deer a night on cameras to 2 deer every few nights in the past 3 weeks. Could be bucks are roaming, or bedded down w/does. Of course its possible they just moved somewhere else, but they usually stay active on my property year-round.
Thats about all i can tell you because its all i know.

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