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I’m thinking I’ll be at this place the weekend of 7/18 which will give me the opportunity to take recent pictures. It’s time to get ready for bear hunting. Saw 2 keepers out in the field at 9:35 AM 18 days ago. Also saw more fawns this spring than any year before, primarily because does were off limits last year, as they are this year.
Yes, my place………..getting to decrepit to keep it up. It’s hell getting old. I do have pictures but do not know how to post them on this here forum.
Drew my tag with 2 points. Lots of bear in south central Taylor county.
By the way, my 80 acre place is up for sale. Includes year round home, etc, etc.
Because I know where SD is, I’m thinking I’ll be over opening Bow season to put this great “one eye” out of his misery.
Great bunch of pictures. Thanks for sharing.
We have had winters much worse than 2013-14, yet I had never heard of severe hair loss on whitetails, not cause by mites or other critters.
If too much corn is the culprit, maybe those of us who are opposed to feeding/baiting deer ought to be encouraged by our DNR to join the baiting frenzy, thus speeding the demise of “our” deer to the point where the DNR can relax. If all of us killed a couple deer on a corn pile, surely disease will take over where we left off, and in short order the deer population would be way down. 🙁 🙁 🙁
THX for the update frosty. Did the DNR “diagnose” this doe’s hair loss was the result of mites? As I suggested earlier, this doe suffered from mange, which is contagious and caused by mites. Mange is not all that common in the whitetail population, but it will kill deer.
Lee, I’m total agreement with you. I believe the registration folks screwd up when my neighbor received a second bonus buck tag, 1 for each doe registered on different days. This gentleman actually told the registrar that it can’t be so. I would have thought the DNR would have caught the mistake. As of today he has 4 buck tags, 1 archery, 1 gun, and 2 bonus. However, I sleep well because he is done hunting.
My neighbor receive 2 buck tags when he registered hi 2 does.
You gotta love a successful family hunt. And that large buck is special. I had seen something similar a few years back in the St Louis zoo. Way to go Shawn!!
Good luck Shawn
The bear hunt is well on it’s way with a couple nice bears taken in my neck of the woods. One at 310 the other at 399 dressed. Yet the 1000’s of acres of bear ready corn have affected baiting drastically. Didn’t used to be that way. Yet, no acorns.
Nice to hear from a gentleman who has his priorities in order. And, here I was thinking you fell off the boat. 😀
🙂 Say Rancid, you and I can’t always be on the same page, but I’ll tell ya, you are one creative and talented gentleman.
Maybe I could be stoop’s guide. My sister, living about 20 miles outside Ellsworth, ME always has bears around her house. This house is in the middle of the woods, of which she owns 124 acres. She has been feeding bears around the house for many years. Not anything I would recommend.
are you going back to the same outfitter?
Shawn, what’s happening at bait stations in your area? Just wondering if bears are making frequent visits.
We have 4 sites set up, all within 1 mile on an almost straight line. I had always believed baiting so many sites within such a short distance was a Cardinal sin. Had no choice this year. All sites are hit regularly by different bears, as revealed by the cameras. I can only attribute that to the lack of natural foods, including acorns (cold, wet spring), grain fields harvested and corn being too immature.
Might be a good hunting season where I am.
Yes sir, bears all over. Do I dare suggest the DNR is way off with the population estimates.
The nabor’s wife has a bear tag. The hope was to donate that tag to a physically challenged youth. She offered the tag to me, because the organisation she was in contact with had no takers. To bad I had to decline.
Forgot to mention that the guy who rents a portion of my land reported seeing a 400lb + bear walk through the wheat twice while he was planting corn.
May I borrow somebodies bear tag?June 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm in reply to: My 1st hunting video… 3 deer, 3 arrows, 3 states, 30 days. #85391
I was more impressed with the bucks taken than I was with the camera work.
Nice job on those 2 bucks, you gotta be doing something right.
Lee, the deer I saw came to bed down in a field that had just been planted into corn 2 days earlier. They stayed for a long time, getting up occasionally, then lying down again. This continued for the 3 days I was able to observe.