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Old 08-03-2008, 01:25 PM
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i live across the street from a 50 acre bean field, next door to a 200 acre cornfield, and behind me is a 2.5 acre white clover and chickory plot surrounded by timber in the IL river bottoms...now why am i only seeing small bucks and does? i have seen probably 300+ deer this summer, but no bigantlered bucks-where could they be?
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:50 PM
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in the staging areas till dark comes is my guess.........if its legal, after dark spot light the field to see if any mature bucks came out to feed
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:32 PM
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Rest Assured...I bet dollars to donuts, they are there. They don't get big by being stupid.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:57 PM
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i know wat u mean i havent seen hardly any bigbuck deer around my place
of course my dog did kill 1
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:16 PM
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well good food is only half the equation, how is the age structure? Is there a lot of hunting pressure? you wont be seeing a lot of big bucks when they all get shot as crotch horns.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:28 PM
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i live across the street from a 50 acre bean field, next door to a 200 acre cornfield, and behind me is a 2.5 acre white clover and chickory plot surrounded by timber in the IL river bottoms...now why am i only seeing small bucks and does? i have seen probably 300+ deer this summer, but no bigantlered bucks-where could they be?
Well if you are just talking about what you have seen this summer then you wont see any big deer, I mean they shed alot of weight when it gets hot. As it starts to cool down those scrawney red deer you see sweating in those feilds now will fatten up, and the same thing with the racks, wait till they start to shed their velvet.

As long as they are not having too much pressure put on them, hunting farmland like that in IL they cant help but to get bigger by the time fall rolls around.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:56 PM
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i know wat u mean i havent seen hardly any bigbuck deer around my place
of course my dog did kill 1
your dog sounds scary!!

yeah they are probably there you just need a trail camera.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:41 PM
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...mean dog...
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:23 PM
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Big bucks are around , Just dont sea them as often , Thats how they get that way.[8D]
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:50 AM
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...mean dog...
yeah tell me about she is wacked out and she weighs like 50 lbs. its amazing and i actually saw part of the kill
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