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Hunted yesterday afternoon, had 1 small buck chasing a doe at 1.30 had a nice 2 1/2 yo moving slow through the woods by himself, had a Big 8 make a scrape and stand there for 15 minutes then he was gone for 45 minutes then came back, he was there 2-3 minutes and put his head down and trotted off through the woods, had 8 does filter by with no bucks trailing them, back at it again tomorrow
 

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Well had one of those days yesterday. Hit a really nice buck at 15 yards, hit him low. I’ve really been pushing myself to aim lower and it came back to bite me, was a chip shot and I think I hit right were I was aiming. Hit him he ran 20 yards then started walking away, followed blood for 200 yards and it clotted. I do feel much better about low than back, he will be around.
 

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A low hit deer is most likely a dead deer. It takes a LOT of time in some instances, but if the thoracic cavity is punctured it's almost always fatal. I've hit two deer very low and tracking is no picnic. One was over half a mile and was still alive the following day, required a second shot. It's no fun.
 

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Too warm for me, need a good cool down period..... these coming 70 days nope, I can wait , not a head hunter anyway and last sit just watched them come and go at the feeder
 

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We had a great 4 year old buck on camera that disappeared one year, showed back up 2 years later, and was subsequently harvested. Upon skinning we found that there was a copper solid slug in the rib cage, came in 1 side through both lungs and didnt exit so just imagine the trauma. We went back through pics and found that he was there all along, actually had 2 sets of small 8 point racks at 5 & 6 years old. He was killed at 7 years old. A 146" 8 point. They're tough critters at times!!

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Went out Today about 1500, stayed till legal time. Didn’t see anything.
 

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was out early driving by my house here in summit co. and seen 2 bucks cruising through peoples yards and 1 by plx state park chasing. so im thinking during this warm up you have to be out early in the morning and late in the evening. and by the way, ive seen the term fish porn used before so that picture posted by partlyable can be considerd as deer porn?.....just asking for a friend
 

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I was in my stand today at 1:30 and hunted till dark, only saw a black squirrel. I found this rub last Wednesday and since then he's been back to it.....Rich
 

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He’s probably already out looking for or courting a new doe. That one has been taken care of. They only stick around long enough to make sure their job is done.
It’s been my observation that they will usually stay with a doe and breed her several times over 3 or 4 days, or until she goes out of heat. But hard to tell how long he’s already been with her.
 

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was out early driving by my house here in summit co. and seen 2 bucks cruising through peoples yards and 1 by plx state park chasing. so im thinking during this warm up you have to be out early in the morning and late in the evening. and by the way, ive seen the term fish porn used before so that picture posted by partlyable can be considerd as deer porn?.....just asking for a friend
I actually thought there was an off chance I would get 30 days of standing in the corner for that picture!!


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It’s been my observation that they will usually stay with a doe a breed her several times over 3 or 4 days, or until she goes out of heat. But hard to tell how long he’s already been with her.
I’ve never actually seen one stay with any particular doe for more than 24 hours. Actually, I’d say most I’ve seen and have been able to keep tabs on, its a good bit less than 24 hours. I may see them one evening, again the following morning and watch them through the day. By the next morning the buck is usually long gone. I’m sure some stick around longer, thats just the ones I’ve been able to watch. Most are hard to keep tabs on.
 

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Does can be breed by different bucks . And I guess it's possible that twins could be from two different bucks .
But I think the majority of time the twin fawns are sired by one buck.

I've seen bucks locked down usually for 24-36 hrs . I'm sure there's some variance but that's been my experience .

Now my morning.

Seen one buck early chasing a doe around. He was ok but not a shooter . Prob a 2 yr old .
She wasn't having it and eventually lost him and came back by alone .

Also saw saw a bb , 2 small bucks and a 120" ten point . These deer were all solo and just out for a walk .
 
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