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Old 11-04-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I'm with Maineh and Artichomesteader. I'll leave the trophies for someone else. I'm in it for the freezer goods.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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I'm with Maineh and Artichomesteader. I'll leave the trophies for someone else. I'm in it for the freezer goods.
When it walks right up 15 yards away, you can't pass that up, it might as well walk stight into the freezer lol. We are in the start of the rut out here and the boys are stupid right now.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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That's what I'm counting on, the stupid one to come trpping right up to me. I'm still getting used to my "deerslayer" carbine so I won't chance anything but a close shot. Now if only I can budget my time to accommodate "dopey" in my sights! Looks like today is out. Watch, I'll see one while I;m walking the dog!
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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When it walks right up 15 yards away, you can't pass that up, it might as well walk stight into the freezer lol. We are in the start of the rut out here and the boys are stupid right now.
The rut has started here too. There are tons of pawings around with the does visiting them daily. Pick one and keep an eye on it. I just have not seen the love sick buck come out during the day yet. The hunting will be better next week after the full moon has passed.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Nice early tracking snow this morning! All it showed me is the deer are not as stupid as I am and choose to stay under cover in the pines!
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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No snow for us,just crispy, dry leaf litter.
Made a plan to bird hunt the dog in the general area of our stand to look for sign. Bumped the same hen partridge three times, only catching sight of her the first time. Then , of course, armed with dog and shotgun I see two deer sprint across the heath grass just 100 or so yards in front of us. Could have predicted it! At least they ran in the direction of our current stand site. That's good!
This afternoon I figure I'll try my other favorite spot for deer that we've purposely left unmolested. I'm hopeful!

And covered with ticks , eeeeehw!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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No snow for us,just crispy, dry leaf litter.
Made a plan to bird hunt the dog in the general area of our stand to look for sign. Bumped the same hen partridge three times, only catching sight of her the first time. Then , of course, armed with dog and shotgun I see two deer sprint across the heath grass just 100 or so yards in front of us. Could have predicted it! At least they ran in the direction of our current stand site. That's good!
This afternoon I figure I'll try my other favorite spot for deer that we've purposely left unmolested. I'm hopeful!

And covered with ticks , eeeeehw!!
You need a pump or double barrel shotgun during deer season. A slug will do a good job on a deer. Just make sure you eject the first shot or fire the correct barrel when you see that bird or there won't be anything left.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I've thought about that. Questioned my DH and other sportsmen on the forum. Trouble is no warden will take kindly to take a deer with a dog in tow. I'd have to disguise Buggah as another hunter in Camo.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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I've thought about that. Questioned my DH and other sportsmen on the forum. Trouble is no warden will take kindly to take a deer with a dog in tow. I'd have to disguise Buggah as another hunter in Camo.
Good point! If you happen to get a deer while out bird hunting you can hide it under some leaves and take the dog home before you field dress it.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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Ah hah! An aider and abettor in my crimes! LOL.


I sat in the same general area that I shot a buck two years ago. Picked a spot to sit that just happened to be right on top of a young buck rub! After about 40 min. a small doe slipped in behind me. I just couldn't arch around from my seat and take that shot---about 60-70 yards over my left shoulder. I decided to wait and let her get in closer but something(me somehow) spooked her and she trotted off. Shortly after it started to rain and my fingers were freezing. I figure this is a good spot!
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