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    Old Mossy Horns MJ74's Avatar
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    Terrible year......killed 1 doe the 1st Saturday of rifle season and seen very little afterwards.
    Not one picture of a buck I would shoot on my cameras and didnt see a buck with a forked rack all year or last year.
    Its been a rough couple of years for me and the farm I hunt on, I'm not really sure whats going in down there.
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    started out great,,,,lots of fun hunts,,,,,then when to Shi'ite in early November and didn't get back to woods till mid December,,,,,,
    ,,,,sent using Jedi Mind Tricks,,,,,,,


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    Had a better season than the previous two years; the deer herd here in Warren county is recovering from the EHD we had in 2013. I took two bucks and two does this season, so my freezer got filled. And I was especially lucky that the logging company decided to hold off on cutting the main piece of land I hunt until after the first of the year.......
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    Best Season ever. Had deer in the 3 counties I hunt in. It went to crap from November on. Never saw any rutting activity. I'm glad I got out a bunch for Archery.
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    perfect for me. tagged out on bucks by election day so i was thru before the masses hit the woods.that is always my goal.

    both were as good as i can hope to kill on purpose. (lightning may strike but these were as good as my woods ever produce)

    and the highlight was the crossbow kill, tracking dog water recovery. absolute dismay to unbridled joy.

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    We had a wildfire in the spring on the property I bowhunt. It burned up most of the bedding and displaced all of our mature bucks on that side of the property. I spent the better part of the season trying to nail down the new travel patterns and running cams. I had plenty of chances to shoot smaller bucks and does, and a few almost moments with mature bucks that would have been chip shots with a gun but the shots never materialized with a bow. This season was the first time in 30+ years that I didn't punch a tag. I don't regret not shooting my smaller bucks

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    First season harvesting a deer this year, shot a spike and a doe. During bow season I took my first shot at a live animal with my bow, gut shot a doe that I was unable to recover (maybe she lived) but still looked at it in the positive aspect that I was able to stand-up, draw, and release without spooking the deer. Missed a nice 8 pt on a 250 yd shot with my .270, this was a disappointing moment for me because I knew I rushed my shot. With this being my 4th year since taking up deer hunting, I believe that this was the first year where I used some advice from this forum with some success. Thank you for those who post useful information on this forum, quite possibly could be the reason why I even had the opportunity to harvest the 2 deer I got

    Going to give urban archery a shot since I have a place I can hunt in city limits, maybe ill be able to produce some more meat for the freezer.

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    Bad. But, thats par for the course. Bucks are few and far between for me but thats nothing new- though this year I did have 2 that I would have loved to put down. I had an acceptable amount of does at all 3 of my spots (on camera) but I never saw them and I cant figure out why other than my entry being bad. Plus I got a new job that loves to work me 7 days a week so I hunted the least this year than I have since I started 12 yrs ago.

    I still cant wait until next year, though, I love the misery lol
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    Here's my season by the numbers based on my hunting log.

    111 daylight hours in the woods. (Note that these do not include the walk in or out. Only daylight hours of actual hunting)
    o 20 total “hunts”
    o Including 7 all day sits daylight to dark
    o 7 counties

    Deer:
    o 14 bucks seen
    o 49 does seen
    o 6 fawns / button bucks verified
    o 14 unidentified deer


    • 0.75 total deer seen / hour of daylight hunting
    o .13 bucks seen / hour
    o .45 does seen / hour

    Killed two bucks. A 4-year old big 6, and a decent 8pt on gamelands
    And 3 does. Two were gamelands, and one was on private on the last day of season.

    I have high hopes for next year, since two of the other bucks I saw will be whoppers next season. One was already a whopper but a foggy wet morning allowed him to slip in behind be and wind me...

    Oh, the ones that get away... He was BIG

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    Quote Originally Posted by appmtnhntr View Post
    Here's my season by the numbers based on my hunting log.

    111 daylight hours in the woods. (Note that these do not include the walk in or out. Only daylight hours of actual hunting)
    o 20 total “hunts”
    o Including 7 all day sits daylight to dark
    o 7 counties

    Deer:
    o 14 bucks seen
    o 49 does seen
    o 6 fawns / button bucks verified
    o 14 unidentified deer


    • 0.75 total deer seen / hour of daylight hunting
    o .13 bucks seen / hour
    o .45 does seen / hour

    Killed two bucks. A 4-year old big 6, and a decent 8pt on gamelands
    And 3 does. Two were gamelands, and one was on private on the last day of season.

    I have high hopes for next year, since two of the other bucks I saw will be whoppers next season. One was already a whopper but a foggy wet morning allowed him to slip in behind be and wind me...

    Oh, the ones that get away... He was BIG
    i love that detail

    two tears ago NCWRC sent out a survey requesting that level of detail, i had fun with that and think it will become standard for me.

    our memory on deer activity can get selective.

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