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Old 12-24-2008, 07:54 AM
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How were your deer sightings this season? Worse, better or the same.

Please state the difference.

For example, I hunted two states this year and as a whole, my deer sightings were down. What really stood out was my lack of fawn sightings!!??

Hard winters, Coyotes or both?

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Old 12-24-2008, 07:56 AM
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I made the switch from climbers to hang-ons this year and it's been a great move with respect to seeing deer. But maybe that just shows a previously incompetant(sp?) hunter??
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:01 AM
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Our hunt group is probably off 30-40% in total sightings this year. There is alot of corn that never got harvested and we are guessing that played a role in the reduction.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:01 AM
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This was the worst season for me, as far as deer seen during Bowhunting .......by far!
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:02 AM
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My deer sightingswereway down, still feeling the effects of EHD.[:@]

Welost alot of deer last year.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:04 AM
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Mine were up in a big way. I'm on new land with a larger population.Getting them patterned and getting a shot were a different story. Tag soup this year. Tagged out next year!
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:07 AM
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I've seen more deer this year than ever before...
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:09 AM
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My sightings were WAY down in MN this season.

It wasby far theleast ammount of deer I have ever seen and this is my 15th season bowhunting.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:13 AM
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I'm down 35% for the # of sits. I tagged out early so I didn't hunt that much. I did sit out with my wife for the rut but that was non existant.

In my part of WI I think the wolves and the bears had alot to do with it.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:20 AM
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Deer sightings were up from previous years, mainly because of more time in the woods
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