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Old 01-29-2022, 08:46 PM
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Nuts always get them on cam at 2-3am then ghosts!...these made it past muzzleloader here!
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Old 01-29-2022, 08:50 PM
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I need a new plan!..They come off a steep mountain for does and food!....travel a mile i think!
Anybody hunt deer like this?

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Old 01-30-2022, 06:42 AM
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I had (have) very large buck also where I hunt. I'll get pics of them in late summer during the day but once archery season starts and they get that first whiff of human they vanish. My buddy says they go into groundhog holes! I almost tend to agree with him. I hunt exclusively public land and always see big buck on my trail cams. One year in particular I had a monster I named Stickers because of all the junk on his rack. I hunted all year for him and never saw him except on cam in the middle of the night. Not even during the rut. I did end up killing a nice buck toward the end of the season and never saw Stickers again.
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Old 01-30-2022, 11:35 AM
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Sounds like you have skittish bucks going nocturnal. It can happen. What time of day are you hunting? I've noticed that during the season, buck go nocturnal and sometimes see them on my cams at daybreak.
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Old 01-31-2022, 07:39 AM
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"My buddy says they go into groundhog holes! "

thanks! I needed a good laugh!
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Old 01-31-2022, 07:54 AM
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^^^ What he said. The older bucks get wise quickly and disappear during daytime.
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Old 01-31-2022, 08:37 AM
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we must all have similar hunting buddies,
the guys I hunt with swear

" the local game warden spends most nights using pogo stick with a deer hoof print on the bottom,
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leaving numerous deep obvious tracks in the areas they swear have not held a live deer in decades!"

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Old 02-01-2022, 01:43 AM
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I hunt from Before light too dark sometimes, but fail to see the monsters!...In recent weeks in have been tracking after a light snow and get a nice one on cam the night before. I really believe they travel a little farther than one would think.
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Old 03-25-2022, 10:10 PM
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that's nice dude your night vision looks good
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Old 04-06-2022, 12:29 PM
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How to hunt nocturnal buck: You only need this

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