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#3313765 - 08/06/13 04:21 PM Re: BSK, range shifting question ? [Re: BSK]
Wes Parrish
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Just to interject another observation . . . . .

Some of my better mature buck hunting locations are also locations where I never get a buck pic during the summer (with exception to fawns and yearlings). I call such an area a "doe sink" during the summer.

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#3314065 - 08/06/13 08:48 PM Re: BSK, range shifting question ? [Re: BSK]
de novo
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Registered: 07/21/08
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Loc: Middle TN

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 Originally Posted By: BSK

de novo,

The situation you described is a classic seasonal range shift


Classic yet maddening. My adjoining landowner doesn't know it yet but based on my last camera pull he will have some brutes on his place in about 6 weeks. \:\(
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#3314093 - 08/06/13 09:06 PM Re: BSK, range shifting question ? [Re: Wes Parrish]
Hunter 257W
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3479
Loc: Franklin County

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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
Just to interject another observation . . . . .

Some of my better mature buck hunting locations are also locations where I never get a buck pic during the summer (with exception to fawns and yearlings). I call such an area a "doe sink" during the summer.


This is what I am counting on this year in an area where I've never had a camera before and all I'm getting so far is tons of pictures of does and hardly a buck at all. Pictures of does are not nearly as fun to look at all Summer but it will surely pay off in Hunting season.

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#3314243 - 08/06/13 10:47 PM Re: BSK, range shifting question ? [Re: Hunter 257W]
DMAG
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Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 324
Loc: Bradley County, TN

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I love this guys, this is why the forum is so nice to have. I too have a doe sink on ne of my properties and I call it the crazy house. My brother in law calls it the honey hole, but for several years I had mature 3.5+ year old bucks that stayed there in the summer pattern and would often stay for the first month of season with the occasional sighting the last 10 minutes of light. In fact I killed my biggest buck to date during those times. But now If I get a picture of a buck in summer pattern it would amaze me. Now the property contains does out the wazoo and I can tell you to a tee where not to walk because they will bed in a 50 yard square in the morning and move to another bedding area in the evening. Even early season I dont get too many mature buck pics, but when rut hits I rarely get a pic of the same buck twice. Last year October 28th I had eight 3.5+ year olds from nine am to 12 noon with one pic of each. I enjoy this topic because I too have tried to learn why a property could continuously hold mature bucks and then to all of a sudden dry up. Im still learning and taking notes on this but what I can tell you is the last week of October, I better be in a tree stand cause it blows up hot and hectic and then its over like a tornado. Sorry guys, I know you are talking about patterns, but I couldnt help but listing what I seen from early summer to fall to rut.
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