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#3063953 - 12/04/12 09:10 PM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: WMAn]
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The agony of defeat.. aka every buck I've gotten on trail camera.

Here is the biggest but he was seen this week running across the road right at the trail I park at.. I was in the woods too! I guess he ran behind the ridge I was watching though.


btw-I saw him last year as a 4.5 (the only time he showed himself last year) and 90% he was 160.


Edited by Master Chief (12/04/12 09:17 PM)
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#3063997 - 12/04/12 09:40 PM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: WMAn]
northeasthunter
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lots of good ones
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#3064208 - 12/05/12 07:06 AM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: WMAn]
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 Originally Posted By: WMAn
BSK,

What did that 5 1/2 yo do to get himself killed by your neighbor?


Good question.
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#3064210 - 12/05/12 07:07 AM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: primos32]
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 Originally Posted By: primos32
Wow! Awesome set of bucks! Makes me wonder how many good bucks like that statewide get away every year..


You wouldn't believe how many mature bucks I see on trail-cameras across the state, and the vast majority of those mature bucks--a few in the 150s to low 160s--are never seen or killed by hunters.
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#3064212 - 12/05/12 07:08 AM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: Master Chief]
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 Originally Posted By: Master Chief
btw-I saw him last year as a 4.5 (the only time he showed himself last year) and 90% he was 160.


Yeah, that buck is pushing 160s.
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#3064601 - 12/05/12 11:31 AM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: BSK]
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Bsk, i been using trail cams for awhile , and running them this year since bow season til present . I have only got a pic of one nice deer the 3 1/2 year old on a farm that's 230 acres. that's joined by a other large tracts of land , til hunting season starts I set the cams up on baited sites , or food plots , I said all that to ask how many times to u see big deer killed in a area that no one ever got a pic of ? Or are there just that few of mature deer in my area ?

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#3064639 - 12/05/12 12:08 PM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: southernhunter]
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I wish I had some big ones to post about my agony of defeat. I just get does and little ones.
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#3064648 - 12/05/12 12:17 PM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: BSK]
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This is why cameras are a LOVE/HATE relationship! LOL


These are all my 2012 4.5+ targeted heartbreakers! We have some others that are 4.5+ but were kind of week on the horns. I would still shoot them in a heart beat but these are the biggest I have targeted this year.



This fella I seen during bow twice both times about 70 to 80 yards, Also seen him opening morning of Muzzleloader but only long enough to get my gun up and he was through the only hole I had. He was also seen twice crossing a grown up field during muzzleloader from the car.

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This one I've never seen..

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Than there's THE MAN! My biggest upset to date! I seen this buck twice during bow both times I had to watch him for about 45+ minutes. I should have killed him the second time I seen him but I won't go into that to painful!!! As of 2 weeks ago he was still alive spotted on the adjoining farm which rarely gets hunted. I'm hoping in the next couple weeks he will come home to roost where he spent all summer and most of Oct. I'm not even hunting the area he lived in till he shows back up on camera just to keep any pressure off the area. BSK what would you age this guy at?

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This guy I think is some how related to the buck above as they have the exact same small fork on the right side G2 tine! No one has ever seen this fella!

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This is the only mature buck 4.5+ we had targeted that actually bit the dust this year!

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Edited by Hollar Hunter (12/05/12 12:20 PM)
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#3064883 - 12/05/12 02:42 PM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: southernhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
Bsk, i been using trail cams for awhile , and running them this year since bow season til present . I have only got a pic of one nice deer the 3 1/2 year old on a farm that's 230 acres. that's joined by a other large tracts of land , til hunting season starts I set the cams up on baited sites , or food plots , I said all that to ask how many times to u see big deer killed in a area that no one ever got a pic of ? Or are there just that few of mature deer in my area ?


Tough question to answer. Undoubtedly, I hear all the time about bucks being killed that were not on a hunter's trail-cameras. However, in my own experiences, I've been inordinately lucky to get the vast, vast majority of bucks on camera before they are killed by hunters. Over 13 years, on my own property and on clients' properties where I run the camera census (I place and check all cameras), 97% of hunter harvested bucks were previously photographed.

Now sometimes, it's a very close call, especially around the rut. Many bucks suddenly expand or even shift their seasonal range right at the beginning of the rut. This will cause a sudden surge of "new" bucks to start crossing a monitored property, and in the areas where I do most of my work, this also occurs just about the time MZ season is about to start. What happens--and this happens amazingly often--is a hunter kills a buck I did not have on camera. However, when I run the cameras the next time, there he is. He JUST showed up on camera (and probably just started using the property) just days before he was killed.

Unfortunately, learning where to place cameras to run a good non-baited census is a real learned art. It's taken me years to learn the best camera locations, and every year I learn something new that is added to my repeteur. Its a never-ending learning experience. For those that are killing a lot of bucks they didn't have on camera, the problem is usually improper camera placement or not moving cameras frequently enough. However, rut-season "range-shifting" bucks can also suddenly bring new harvestable bucks onto a property that can be hard to get on camera before they are killed.
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#3064886 - 12/05/12 02:43 PM Re: The agony of defeat [Re: BSK]
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WOW Hollar Hunter! Those are some amazing bucks!

Honestly, I don't think that palmated buck is that old. I would say no older than 4 1/2 in those pictures.
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