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#3513177 - 12/23/13 05:18 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Right_Tackle74]
Boone 58
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 Originally Posted By: Right_Tackle74
Anyone else seen far less Deer this season than in season's past? Lack of poop in woods, Seen zero Deer since week before Thanksgiving. Buddy's of mine on our lease in Meigs Co. report the same. How's your area?


Has been poor all December!!!!! last two weeks of nov were really strong, but I have not been able to seen but one shooter buck in the entire season.........excludes the 10pt I shot at laurel hill.
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#3513220 - 12/23/13 05:44 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Boone 58]
Cy
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Registered: 09/20/09
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I saw more deer early in the season than usual, and fewer deer later in the season. My brother took a nice 10 opening day of the muzzleloader hunt, and I passed a 2.5 year old 8 on the second day. Since then, I haven't seen a buck that wasn't a yearling.

The week prior to the juvy hunt I must have seen 30 deer one morning bowhunting. Since then I haven't seen more than two deer on any single hunt. This, and there has been lots and lots of sign. Very strange.
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#3513239 - 12/23/13 05:59 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Columbia Scott]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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 Originally Posted By: Columbia Scott
The full moon we had smack dab in the middle of rut and the one we just put behind us didn't help at all. Last night I was patrolling my favorite, wealthy deer filled suburban neighborhood and the does seem to be in winter concentration already. Two groups of at least 30 milling around eating grass. A couple groups of bucks too.


I don't believe the moon has much to do with it.
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#3513276 - 12/23/13 06:17 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: MrWhitetail
More acorns this year than I have ever seen.


total acorn failure around here.
The constant rain this year put me over the top. White and Red. The reds actually started dropping a couple weeks before bow opened and a few are still dropping. They are only using my plots at night. It's crazy how mast production varies in different regions of the state each year.

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#3513299 - 12/23/13 06:28 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: ]
300wby
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Registered: 09/12/08
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I have only seen one buck this year. Compared to 7 different bucks last year. I don't know when or how the deer on my lease mated. I'm sure they did, but I found far fewer scrapes and rubs this year compared to the last few years. I saw does often this year, but I never saw a lone doe, every time I had a doe come by she had a yearling tagging along, with the largest doe group being 5 and that was the last week of Nov.
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#3513374 - 12/23/13 07:08 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: 300wby]
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I read on another post where someone stated the does were very receptive this year. I had the same experience where I hunt. I saw more 3.5 year old and younger bucks bedded with does walking in and out of the woods to my stands than I did while on stand. At times they were laying in open fields with high visibility. This was all during the last 3 days of ML and the first 3 days of rifle. All of the "chasing" I saw were bucks 2.5 and younger the week prior. I can't say it was a bad year because I killed two 3.5 year olds that measured 120 and 142. However, it was an odd year because the weather mixed with the full moon helped the mature bucks I have documented do their work at night. The only chance I now have to kill my target buck is hoping he gets lazy and hungry enough to show the last week of season in daylight. I don't count on that to happen.

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#3513786 - 12/23/13 11:33 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Columbia Scott]
deerhunter10
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been awesome lots of deer lots of sign had a heck of a rut.
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#3513941 - 12/24/13 07:26 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: deerhunter10]
jar
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No one has mentioned the length of the firearms season. Most of my friends around here that have had their deer disappear either hunt their small spots too often or more likely the neighbors shoot whatever is brave enough to move in the daylight. I decided not to hunt my 25 acres to see if I could keep them regular in the field I can see from the house. Guess what, it worked. I would love to shoot a doe next week but the guys behind us are blasting away, so I wont be doing any killing here.
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#3514238 - 12/24/13 12:44 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: jar]
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Deer sightings are off the chart. Population is way up for sure.
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#3514318 - 12/24/13 02:36 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: jar]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: jar
No one has mentioned the length of the firearms season. Most of my friends around here that have had their deer disappear either hunt their small spots too often or more likely the neighbors shoot whatever is brave enough to move in the daylight.


lack of sightings started with the opening of bow season. pressure had nothing to do with it.
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