Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > General Hunting Forums > Whitetail Deer Hunting
Should I stick it out through December?? >

Should I stick it out through December??

Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Should I stick it out through December??

Old 12-02-2013, 04:35 PM
Fork Horn
Grawlix's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 123

You don't know if you don't go.

Hunt unless you won't enjoy it, then stay home until the urge strikes. It will.
Grawlix is offline  
Old 12-02-2013, 06:14 PM
Nontypical Buck
deernutz's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MN
Posts: 1,260

Heck yeah you should. I spent the whole archey season chasing elk or lack there of. Also 4 weeks of rifle season. Didn't see a single elk. Fri I shot the only elk I saw the whole season on public land. I didn't want to go out but my buddies told me you can't give up becuase you just never know. If I stayed home I wouldn't have shot a elk of a lifetime. Get out there.
Attached Thumbnails Should I stick it out through December??-elk_2.jpg  
deernutz is offline  
Old 12-02-2013, 06:29 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 269

Oh man.. how familiar is this to me...

Stick it out and hold tight.. That's what hunting is all about... if it was easy, it wouldn't be called hunting.
Murby is offline  
Old 12-03-2013, 11:38 AM
Nontypical Buck
Lunkerdog's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Northern Minnesota
Posts: 2,532

Originally Posted by kenified06
I'm still happy to be in the woods I'd hunt year round if I could. Just this one deer has had me Ignoring my other hunting areas and putting to much focus on just him with no results. The area Im hunting this deer is a secluded 20 acre field. With about 20 acres of thin hardwood on one side. On the other sides of the property is thick pine, laural and everything nice to bag a monster. Problem is I do no own any of that land where the bedding, staging, and big boy rutting takes place. All I can do is hunt the feeding area and wait for something to slip up.. They rarely do. I have never heard a shot over on the other property so I was thinking about asking for permission to bow hunt it next year. I really am in the dark without being able to set cameras in the key areas over there. As far as my doe population coming into the field, there is about 10 mature does, 4 yearling does, 3 button bucks. They are the regulars in the evening. From the summer and the pictures I do have of bucks this fall I have 12 different bucks on camera. I don't know if any does would need to be taken at this time.
Seems to me like yer boy may have you pegged... You may have to change things up a bit... But I'd say stick with it.

With all those does around chances are one or more of them were not bred in the primary breeding phase... If that's the case they will come into estrous again.

It looks like you may be getting hit with the storm system that's burying us right now. If you are, and you know where yer boys scrape line is, hunt it after the system passes threw.
Lunkerdog is offline  
Old 12-03-2013, 08:52 PM
JasonL's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 22

Hunting is just a numbers game. The more you are in your stand, the more chances you will have to see him.
JasonL is offline  
Old 12-03-2013, 09:13 PM
Nontypical Buck
rockport's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,359

January 15th

I had a really bad season and hadn't killed a deer yet. The last week I killed this buck and several does

Last edited by rockport; 12-03-2013 at 09:16 PM.
rockport is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.