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#368329 - 08/28/07 07:24 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: BSK]
AlabamaSwamper
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These older bucks keep me from sleeping sometimes!

I finally got a big tall 8pt that we have been surrounding with cameras for a month.

Out of 311 pics on the card last week, I had ONE of him!!!!!! GRRR

It was a good one though. lol


I put out a camera on my other 700 acre lease with corn as the bait, left it there on a well used trail in a well defined funnel and after 1 week, I had ZERO pics!!!!!!! Camera is working fine also and corn wasn't touched. Now, figure that one out. lol
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#368385 - 08/28/07 08:00 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
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AS,
Join the club. I have three cameras out, with corn in front of each of them, in places I have historically gotten lots of good buck pictures. Only one of the bucks I had on camera last year was taken (as far as I know).

I have gotten 1000's of pictures- only one mature buck! One camera, last year I had more different bucks on that camera then all the rest of them put together...this year I got ONE deer picture in almost two months!!!! Camera is working fine...gets me everytime I walk up to check and gets lots of coons also! Go figure! I am going to have to haul out about 150 lbs of corn from my feeder in about another week or so!
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#368406 - 08/28/07 08:15 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: pastorbmp]
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Don't worry yet. Older buck pictures have been coming in much, much slower this year than in previous years. Normally, I can get every older buck using my property in summer within the first 10 days the cameras are out. I'm at three weeks of camera time this year and I'm still getting new bucks. The pictures are trickling in this year instead of pouring in like usual. Blame the heat and the drought.
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#368462 - 08/28/07 09:00 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: BSK]
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Is there not some way to give a "scoring" on the hoof class that if a hunter passes the class he could then shoot a 150" deer (that only has 8 points on say Presidents Island) instead of having to let that deer walk. I do agree that age is probably the best way to determine which buck to kill, but who would argue a 8 pointer that measures 150" being a great kill regardless of age? I believe that it is a shame if you have to pass a once in a lifetime buck because he only has 8 points.
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#369910 - 08/28/07 11:21 PM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
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 Originally Posted By: AlabamaSwamper

I put out a camera on my other 700 acre lease with corn as the bait, left it there on a well used trail in a well defined funnel and after 1 week, I had ZERO pics!!!!!!! Camera is working fine also and corn wasn't touched. Now, figure that one out. lol



However, it did take them longer than a week to find it on the farm. Maybe you should leave it another week.
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#369913 - 08/28/07 11:28 PM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: Red Rider 450]
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Oh and here is the other 6pt. AS spoke of.
And he is an older deer

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#369938 - 08/29/07 12:32 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: Red Rider 450]
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I'm going to check that corn on Thursday. If they found it Red, I'm going to take 2 cameras over there.

If not, I'm not moving them where they are now I don't think.
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#369970 - 08/29/07 01:15 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
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Sounds good. I'm probably gonna move mine also.
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#370076 - 08/29/07 07:10 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: BSK]
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That buck would be harvested on public land or leased property. .I do agree , ARs just dont work..
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#370139 - 08/29/07 07:48 AM Re: Another example of why I don't like ARs [Re: CULLBUCK 2]
AlabamaSwamper
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CullBuck,

Considering the camera data (if that is what you call it) I have for the last three years on our place, I will beg to differ.

3 years ago, we had around 6 bucks photographed that were 2.5+. This year, we are already at 12 for sure and maybe as many as 14.

And considering that our best antlered bucks haven't been taken any of the three years, I'd say any conversation of genetics is a waste of time. Three years ago, you couldn't buy a deer 2.5+. Last year, I personally saw three in what little hunting I did. I'd only seen one since 2001 on that place. Even though we have a few bigger 6pts, their presence alone will create competition which in theory, should help my chances of shooting one of those shooter bucks.

I do agree that AR's are not as good as "age" restrictions but we could go back to shooting 10 yearlings a year I guess.
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