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#3263438 - 06/07/13 11:54 AM BSK.
BowGuy84
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I didn't see many/any pics from your place this past year.

Got any trail camera pics and/or harvest pics you care to share?

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#3263483 - 06/07/13 01:12 PM Re: BSK. [Re: BowGuy84]
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This last season, we experienced one of the strangest years yet (out of 14 camera monitored years). We started out by have NO older bucks at all on the property during the summer. I've never seen anything like it. All bucks older than yearlings had abandoned the property, the reason for which I'm still trying to figure out. As the season progressed, bucks began filtering into the property. However, we did not pick up any mature bucks until the rut range-shifters began to appear around the first weeks of November. Eventually, enough bucks moved in during the rut that we ended up with an above average total number of bucks and a fairly normal buck age structure, but it was a "seasonal range-shifting" pattern like we've never seen before.

This buck was certainly our most interesting buck, with his double left beam:




But the below buck was our top-scoring buck:





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#3263484 - 06/07/13 01:14 PM Re: BSK. [Re: BSK]
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As for buck harvests, we took a 3 1/2, three 2 1/2s, and a yearling (hunters first deer).
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#3263490 - 06/07/13 01:18 PM Re: BSK. [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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Regarding your "top-scoring" buck, what did you guess to be his age?

And you "wiped out" your best-scoring 2 1/2's? \:D

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#3263504 - 06/07/13 01:41 PM Re: BSK. [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Regarding your "top-scoring" buck, what did you guess to be his age?


His spread, beam length, and tine length give the impression of a buck that could break the 150 mark, but his very short browtines probably kept him below that level. Although he doesn't have all of the classic body characteristics, I got enough pictures of his neck in a "normal" position to believe he was 4 1/2.


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And you "wiped out" your best-scoring 2 1/2's? \:D


Yup, and enjoyed every last second of it! ;\)

Actually, we only took two of the four 2 1/2 year-olds we had that were in the 90-110 range.

Here's mine (grossed 97):

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#3263505 - 06/07/13 01:43 PM Re: BSK. [Re: BSK]
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AGE, MY OLD FRIEND, AGE? \:D
 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Regarding your "top-scoring" buck, what did you guess to be his age?


His spread, beam length, and tine length give the impression of a buck that could break the 150 mark, but his very short browtines probably kept him below that level.
OH, YOU WENT BACK AND EDITED IN THE AGE! \:\)

And, ACTUALLY, that 2 1/2 you're posing with probably could have broken the 150 mark IN A COUPLE YEARS! \:D

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#3263734 - 06/07/13 08:23 PM Re: BSK. [Re: BSK]
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#3263917 - 06/08/13 11:00 AM Re: BSK. [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
And, ACTUALLY, that 2 1/2 you're posing with probably could have broken the 150 mark IN A COUPLE YEARS! \:D


Very possible! \:\)

...and if high antler scores still meant much too me, I might be concerned... ;\)
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#3264323 - 06/09/13 07:51 AM Re: BSK. [Re: BSK]
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Interesting that an area as vast as yours could be completely void of a mature buck for a substantial portion of the season. Was there any difference in the ag in the surrounding bottoms this year? Drought influence on browse? Since it isn't hunting season, I'd think that food would be the driving force not pressure.
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#3264324 - 06/09/13 07:52 AM Re: BSK. [Re: boweye91]
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BTW, thanks for the pics.
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