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Old 12-10-2014, 11:15 AM
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OK so I just moved to Woodstock from New Mexico and I got lucky and found a farm about 60 acres for pretty cheap near Harvard but now the crops are gone the deer are as well is this common? Suggestions?
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:01 PM
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Really 51 views and no one will say anything
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:46 PM
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We need a lot more information than what you gave to even begin answering what you asked like where the heck is Woodstock, what is the surrounding property (terrain, food sources, cover), etc. If there is nothing to keep them around that place other than crops before they're harvested, they're going to leave and go where there is food and cover, as well as water to some extent. Therefore, if they leave before the hunting seasons start or are over because the 60 sucks after crops are gone, you'll need to plant crops or have someone else do that so it will keep them there if you buy the place.

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Old 12-13-2014, 04:58 AM
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Woodstock...,NY??????? If that's the case ive hunted near there and might be able to help.
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Topgun 3006 View Post
We need a lot more information than what you gave to even begin answering what you asked like where the heck is Woodstock
Yeah, that is kind of what I was thinking too. First thing in my mind was Woodstock NY but then he also mentioned New Mexico. So I didn't know if he was talking about the state of New Mexico or if there is some town named New mexico.

To the OP, at least tell us what part of the country you're talking about. We ain't mind readers.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:28 AM
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Doubt they are "gone"
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:39 AM
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Since there is a Woodstock and Harvard and McHenry County in northern Illinois, I'd have to say that's what the OP is referring to. McHenry is in the CWD zone, so the population is probably down due to aggressive herd control measures. I think it's pretty common for the deer to change their patterns of behavior after the crops are gone, and if there's nothing else to keep them there, they will move. The general consensus among hunters around here is that herd numbers are down generally throughout the state.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:27 AM
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Sorry I wasn't clear that it was in Illinois I didn't think NY had a mchenry county with both Woodstock and Harvard towns in them. Must be common in the Midwest. But I have a property next to me that has a large pond and tons of cover and I haven't seen one even cross out of range. Did the dnr really kill that many?
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:39 AM
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Also my property grows grass hay and soy beans the properties around me grow corn
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Old 12-16-2014, 10:29 PM
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Would it be worth rattling or grunting this late?
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