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Old 11-12-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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I am weak and undisciplined. I have work to do before winter arrives. A lot of work. But was I working this morning? Well...yes...but very little. I can't stand it. He's out there and now I've seen a picture of him. I've seen his tracks. I took my orange and my rifle to the greenhouse with me 'just in case'. And the lure. Just in case. I did do a little bit of work but the weeds and the six bushels of lettuce that need to be cut will be there tomorrow. I put my vest and hat on, loaded my gun and went for a walk. I refreshed the scent tag at the back of the field, checked out the apple situation (still a lot on some of the trees) and followed one of the trails Steve re-opened with the bush hog. Deer are running that trail like it's a highway. It leads to a rock wall we haven't moved to get through yet and into a dense raspberry patch. The trail through the raspberries is so well used it's wide opened. I walked through that to the end of a road on my land. And there it was - a fresh scrape. It was like a present from Santa on Christmas morning.

I kept going til I got close to the road, unloaded, crossed and went back into the woods, reloaded and moved on. Through the woods, unloaded when I got close to the pavement and walked up the road before going down another road. Toward the stream, watched a pileated woodpecker, followed doe tracks, found three well-used crossings and then lost everything and came home.

Phew. I feel better now. Steve says I have deer fever. He might be right. I'm done for the day because I have to do something with DD. I'm meeting Steve tomorrow afternoon.
Yup you got it alright! You already know the cure for it though. I'd get it in the next day or so as it looks to be a washout this weekend.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Maine
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What do you think? 2 1/2 year old? I think his antlers are too far above to top of his ears to be last year's fawn.


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Old 11-14-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: some where maine
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i think he would be good eating.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I'd like to let him grow up and leave him as a breeder. We'll see how I feel 10 days from now when closing day is hanging over my head and I still don't have my deer.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: some where maine
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i just checked mine just a cpl doe's under the apple tree.
all the apples will be gone in a cpl days.one looks like rudoff
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: some where maine
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here is rudoff
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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I had to go somewhere just before dark last evening so I didn't bother taking a stand as I usually do behind my barn. DW came home 5 minutes after I left and said there were two deer on our lawn eating apples.....figures!
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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The DH, the dog and I just spent the last 4 days at hunting camp. We had to ferry across a swollen brook and wade a broken culvert flowage to cart our gear into camp, a 4 mile hike. We saw lots of moose sign everywhere. Just a few birds...seems the other hunters beat us to them. What we saw for promising deer sign was in abundance on the OTHER side of the brook. Did a little hunting there.. kept apparently bumping a buck around but never saw him. Now we're all exhausted and glad to be home from the 35 nights in one sleeping bag.
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Old 11-14-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, WA
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I'd like to let him grow up and leave him as a breeder. We'll see how I feel 10 days from now when closing day is hanging over my head and I still don't have my deer.
Shoot him!!!!!!!
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Shoot him!!!!!!!

So are you trying to say that you're one of these kinds of hunters?




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