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03-30-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 22,707
Posted By Bob S

I have two centerfire and two muzzleloaders, but...

I have two centerfire and two muzzleloaders, but my favorite is a Thompson Center Icon in .308 caliber, topped with a Leupold VX-L 4.5-14x50mm scope.
Forum: Midwest
03-30-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By Bob S

One acre of woods doesn't provide much security...

One acre of woods doesn't provide much security cover. Once the hunting season starts the older(bigger) bucks are probably staying in areas with better cover. Deer don't get old, or big, by trying to...
01-11-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Bob S

I'm with those who said 2 1/2.

I'm with those who said 2 1/2.
10-27-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Bob S

No, bucks of all ages will work scrapes.

No, bucks of all ages will work scrapes.
10-27-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,499
Posted By Bob S

In many parts of the country, body weights, not...

In many parts of the country, body weights, not age determine when a doe is sexually mature. In northern states and Canada a doe fawn can be bred if she reaches a body weight of about 80lbs.
04-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Bob S

Deer will work scrapes year round, though they...

Deer will work scrapes year round, though they are less likely to go through an entire scrape sequence outside of the rut time frame. This time of year there may be an increase in scrape activity as...
03-19-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bob S

137 2/8 gross, 130 5/8 net. ...

137 2/8 gross, 130 5/8 net.

http://www.buckfax.com/best%20buck%20ever/Bob%20Schuknecht%20130%205%20gun%202006.jpg
Forum: Northeast
03-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Bob S

Bad angle to the camera, but he very likely could...

Bad angle to the camera, but he very likely could be 3 1/2.
01-31-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Bob S

Doe fawns typically are capable of being bred...

Doe fawns typically are capable of being bred when they reach a body weight of about 80 pounds.
12-06-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Bob S

That is already pretty close to the law in...

That is already pretty close to the law in Michigan. Hunting rights belong to the riparian land owner.
Forum: Northeast
11-22-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,574
Posted By Bob S

If you are practicing QDM, you should be aware...

If you are practicing QDM, you should be aware that there is nothing wrong with hunters occasionally taking a buck fawn in a QDM program.

ARTICLE: Quality Deer Management Association...
Forum: Midwest
11-22-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,929
Posted By Bob S

Sounds like the officer was being pretty...

Sounds like the officer was being pretty nit-picky.

Technically the law says you have to tag the deer immediately. But, since you haven't attempted to recover the deer yet, how can you tag them?...
Forum: Midwest
10-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By Bob S

Quality deer management coming to Michigan, aiming to improve the herd

http://detnews.com/article/20091008/SPORTS07/910080436/1136/SPORTS07/Quality-deer-management-coming-to-Michigan--aiming-to-improve-the-herd

Thursday, October 8, 2009
Dave Spratt / Special to...
10-04-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By Bob S

QDMA Kips Korner September 2009: Buck Fawn Harvest

The most important tenet of Quality Deer Management (QDM) is to balance the deer herd with the habitatís ability to support it. Critics often speak of trophy bucks and antlers as the driving force,...
10-03-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bob S

Fawns can be weaned at two months. I have no...

Fawns can be weaned at two months. I have no problem taking does with fawns this time of year.
Forum: Midwest
09-17-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By Bob S

Michigan's Early Antlerless Season

Sanilac County, just as the sun was breaking the horizon. Dropped her in her tracks at 114 yards.

Anyone else get out and shoot a doe today?
...
Forum: Midwest
09-04-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Bob S

NRA Life Member since 1984.

NRA Life Member since 1984.
08-29-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Bob S

I didn't vote in the poll. While I am not a...

I didn't vote in the poll. While I am not a member, I certainly wouldn't say it is not a worthy cause. It's just not where I chose to spend my money.
08-29-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,099
Posted By Bob S

Location, location, location. My stands...

Location, location, location.

My stands range in heights of 10 to 30 feet, to the platform. It all depends on the terrain, plus tree and brush types in the area.

I also have a variety of...
08-29-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By Bob S

1. Have you ever hunted deer? Yes 2. If...

1. Have you ever hunted deer? Yes

2. If yes, overall, how experienced are you as a hunter? (pick one) very experienced, somewhat experienced, not very experienced, not at all experienced very...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,111
Posted By Bob S

NRA Life member since 1984.

NRA Life member since 1984.
08-24-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Bob S

I second the recommendation for Grow 'Em Right....

I second the recommendation for Grow 'Em Right. https://www.qdma.com/store/details.asp?id=100&catid=5&catname=Books%20and%20Booklets
08-19-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bob S

From the description, it sounds like he is going...

From the description, it sounds like he is going to tell you to put a high fence around your property.
08-14-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Bob S

The first firearm I hunted with was my dad's...

The first firearm I hunted with was my dad's Winchester model 71, 348cal. Shot my first deer with it in 1978.

I still use my first deer hunting rifle. Purchased around 1981, a Remington model 4,...
08-14-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bob S

What buck age class are you managing for? If you...

What buck age class are you managing for? If you are managing for 3 1/2 then take him. If it will make you happy then take him. If you are going to look at his mount for the rest of your life and...
08-14-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By Bob S

He looks skinny because it is August. Late...

He looks skinny because it is August. Late October when his neck is swelled up for the rut he will look a lot different.
08-14-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,036
Posted By Bob S

A deer is a fawn until it reaches it's first...

A deer is a fawn until it reaches it's first birthday.

There is nothing wrong with harvesting doe fawns in areas where you have too many deer.

Here is some information from retired Michigan...
Forum: Midwest
08-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Bob S

I hope to be out near Deckerville on September...

I hope to be out near Deckerville on September 17, hittin' the does.
08-11-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bob S

That is correct.

That is correct.
08-09-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bob S

As a general rule, about 75% of bucks will...

As a general rule, about 75% of bucks will disperse from their birth range between 6 and 18 months of age. If you have a local, genetic, abnormality, it is most likely caused by the does in your...
05-11-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By Bob S

RE: Cutting Down trees

The mature Poplar(Aspen) aren't doing much for your deer. They should probably be cut. If your Oaks are crowded, thinning them will provide cover on the ground and increase acorn production of the...
05-08-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By Bob S

RE: Cutting Down trees

Robv2007, you are going to have a difficult time trying to hinge mature trees.

Depending on the type of trees, you may get your best results cutting in the winter. I cut a lot of Red Maple, but...
03-11-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,089
Posted By Bob S

RE: PHOTOS OF YOU BEST DEER

November 19, 2006. Mainframe 10 point with a split left brow tine. Gross scored 137 2/8, net 130 5/8.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/504/158092006_11_point_pic_3.JPG
03-11-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,521
Posted By Bob S

RE: Best Mineral Block

When it was still legal in Michigan I used Trophy Rock.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/trophy_rock.jpg
Forum: Midwest
02-15-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Bob S

RE: Question about Michigan Bear season

You will have to apply in the drawing for the Bear Management Unit(BMU) the property is located, and for the hunt you want to hunt in. Some BMUs have 3 separate seasons.
Forum: Northeast
12-18-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,214
Posted By Bob S

RE: BUTTON BUCKS

I would take the doe. Matter of fact I shot 4 does this year.
10-10-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,509
Posted By Bob S

RE: What size bucks do you shoot and why?

Didn't vote in the poll. I make harvest decisions based on age, not antler size.
09-24-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Bob S

RE: why did michigan ban baiting

To correct some misinformation here. The doe that had CWD was born on the facility where it died. It was not brought in from another state. As of this date, there are no confirmed cases of CWD in...
09-21-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bob S

RE: trophy rock

Trophy Rock

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/trophy_rock.jpg
Forum: Midwest
09-14-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,579
Posted By Bob S

RE: No Baiting in MI

Before I bought my property in 2000, I hunted State land west of Oscoda for 22 years. I never baited and never had a problem seeing deer.
Forum: Midwest
09-03-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bob S

RE: Question for Michigan hunters

Since we now have a CWD positive deer in Michigan be aware that baiting is now illegal.
08-21-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Bob S

RE: Help me!!!

What kind of help are you looking for?
08-18-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,282
Posted By Bob S

RE: Trail Camera's ..Do They Take the "Hunt" out of Hunting?

With all of the hunters on this site, I am going to guess that we all don't have the same definition of "what hunting is supposed to be".
08-18-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By Bob S

RE: Deer attractant

Corn and apples will both attract deer, but neither will last long. I use Trophy Rock to get deer in front of my trail cameras.
08-15-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bob S

RE: how old is this buck

He looks young because of the time of the year the picture was taken. Hewill probablylook much different in late October. If he is older than a yearling he will have a heavier looking body and a much...
08-15-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,503
Posted By Bob S

RE: Quick Poll: Favorite Deer Camp Beverage

I drink the same things at camp as I do at home, coffee or iced tea.
08-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Bob S

RE: mineral site

I only use Trophy Rock.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/trophy_rock.jpg
08-12-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Bob S

RE: how much more will this buck grow

The picture is dated August 4, so he should be about done with antler growth. It takes about a month for the antlers to harden before velvet shedding.
08-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Bob S

RE: Age of deer

The buck on the right definitely looks to be the older of the two. Heavier in the front shoulder, shorter looking legs due to a heavier body.

Too early in the year for age guesses. You can get...
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