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#3512444 - 12/23/13 07:02 AM Lack of sightings?
Right_Tackle74
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Registered: 10/12/09
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Loc: Loudon, TN, USA

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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?
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#3512450 - 12/23/13 07:05 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Right_Tackle74]
7wsm
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Registered: 10/06/12
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Loc: Tennessee

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saw 8 deer in the last 12 hunts seems they vanished after ml season but crazy weather to so idk.
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#3512467 - 12/23/13 07:21 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: 7wsm]
BSK
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Registered: 03/11/99
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Over-all deer sighting rate has been down this year for my group, but buck sighting rate has been normal, and older buck sighting rate has been above average.
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#3512574 - 12/23/13 08:50 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: BSK]
stik
"Popcorn"
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Registered: 03/12/99
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other than one day when I saw 18 does(buck only), I have seen less than 10 deer all season with well over 200 hrs on stand.
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#3512585 - 12/23/13 09:03 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: stik]
HuntnMoon
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Registered: 12/24/11
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I had only seen 3 deer since November till 5 minutes before legal shooting light ended last night , then I saw a small buck and a few does, smoked my biggest doe to date with my bow,they were very slow
Moving and cautious

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#3512639 - 12/23/13 09:47 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: HuntnMoon]
bowriter
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I would guess it is about normal for me. I can only think of two hunts that I did not see a deer and both times, I can lay it off on me, not the deer.
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#3512644 - 12/23/13 09:50 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: HuntnMoon]
OHVATN
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Registered: 10/09/12
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Loc: Middle TN

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With work and family, my hunting time is always limited. Saw only 13 deer in 13 sits. Does and 1.5 and 2.5 bucks (3). Hunting new property, however. Couldn't get to the Missouri farm this year but friends reported mostly bucks (mostly 3.5 and above) and few does. Only anecdotal but folks in MO are claiming the 2012 drought and EHD decimated the doe herd. Not sure I buy that but something to think about.
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#3513128 - 12/23/13 04:40 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: OHVATN]
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I haven't seen near as many big groups of does as the last couple years. I did during the summer, but they busted up when the acorns started dropping. More acorns this year than I have ever seen. The deer are still here, just do well at staying hidden when they don't have to come out of the woods until after dark.
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#3513138 - 12/23/13 04:47 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: ]
stik
"Popcorn"
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Registered: 03/12/99
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Loc: lenoir city,tn

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 Originally Posted By: MrWhitetail
More acorns this year than I have ever seen.


total acorn failure around here.
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#3513168 - 12/23/13 05:13 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: stik]
Columbia Scott
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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.
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