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#311293 - 11/06/12 05:34 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Action picked up today and last night with the immature bucks.. Been in the rain most of the day going on 3rd day of no deer in shooting range starting to get really aggrevating.. Best chasing action I've seen so far was 2 small bucks last night one actually laid down and waited for a small doe while it ate.. I'm still thinking the weekend will be te best but it'll be good for you Greg with big buck movement for sure around that time..
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#311299 - 11/06/12 05:55 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Just had a small 8 pointer come clear across the field didn't want to come into the woods to the trail I'm on maynrhe scented me don't know he was calm just didn't want to commit to the can call.. Oh well least the skunking is over
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#311305 - 11/06/12 06:27 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Did you try to rattle him in
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#311306 - 11/06/12 06:28 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Oops I see youi did try to call him in
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#311422 - 11/07/12 08:56 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Saw two basket bucks bothering a doe and then gently sparing this afternoon. Its getting close.

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#311428 - 11/07/12 10:11 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Button buck down tonight.. Actually thought it was a doe but it came in then circled out.. Kinda took a long shot maybe 45-47 yards and quartering away.. Aimed kinda back and I'm thinking it was to far back and not necessary I seen him run 40 yards lay down then try to get up and walk off with his buddies but had to lay back down, watched him for about 30 mins he still was holding his head up so I left him lay get him in the morning hopefully the coyotes don't first..
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#311430 - 11/07/12 10:32 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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I had a busted rack basket 6 point aggressively chasing a doe this afternoon. He was grunting away as he chased her. That was around 3:30 this afternoon, then around 4:15 this chubby fellow came out into my food plot and starting grazing the wheat and oats like a cow! HAHA



Too bad bear season wasn't in yet!
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#311431 - 11/07/12 10:43 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Wish we had bear

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#311434 - 11/07/12 11:38 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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When I checked my game cameras up there today I found the strap to one around the tree with the camera lying 20 feet away on the ground with teeth marks in it. Apparently the bear liked the taste of it...

Here's the last pics the camera took, the pics prove it was a bear. HAHA




He came back later that day to chew on the camera some more... Bears are a PITA!
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#311438 - 11/08/12 07:45 AM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Trail cam pics from this week. Gun season is just 8 days away and its just a bit more exciting knowing we got a couple booners walking around....
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#311439 - 11/08/12 07:57 AM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Is that your new property N8? Good luck
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#311440 - 11/08/12 08:15 AM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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BGK you find your kill? The old saying comes to mind shooting tomorrow trophies today. Just giving you a hard time on the button. Rather see a button get killed than an decent two yr old buck. That is if you care for quality bucks.
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#311443 - 11/08/12 08:22 AM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Lol Greg I haven't walked over there yet I'm in the same stand though. Button bucks I shoot small racks I don't I've passed on alot of small racks this year I quess it's a psycholigical when there buttons it's easier to not see potential even though the button I just hit would have prolly Been a new world record with my luck..
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#311447 - 11/08/12 09:32 AM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Got some seat time in the stand yesterday morning - had a small 6 point come crusing through right at daybreak but that was all. They're shut down a bit around here, likely because of the warm temps. Supposed to be 65 here on Saturday but the bottom falls back out on Monday - I'll be on-stand all day celebrating Veteran's day.
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#311458 - 11/08/12 01:21 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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A buddy and I are heading to my place this evening to hunt tomorrow with NO KIDS AROUND.

The bucks are ready but the does don't seem to be.
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#311461 - 11/08/12 01:37 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
A buddy and I are heading to my place this evening to hunt tomorrow with NO KIDS AROUND.

The bucks are ready but the does don't seem to be.

Same with me and my wife

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#311465 - 11/08/12 03:26 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Brian, have you tried feeding?

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#311468 - 11/08/12 04:35 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Button buck was nothing but bones and head when I found him coyotes must of jumped him right after I got out he bled out alot then jumped ran about 200 yds and stopped or was brought down you could tell there was a tussle he didn't stand a chance.. Sucks perfect eater size..
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#311470 - 11/08/12 05:00 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: Bluegillerkiller]
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Originally Posted By: Bluegillerkiller
Button buck was nothing but bones and head when I found him coyotes must of jumped him right after I got out he bled out alot then jumped ran about 200 yds and stopped or was brought down you could tell there was a tussle he didn't stand a chance.. Sucks perfect eater size..


This is really common around Central IL for sure - I haven't felt comfortable letting one 'bleed out' overnight in years. Too many guys around here end up finding feet and ears the next morning. A coyote pack can make short work of a deer carcass in the timber where nothing will interrupt them.
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#311472 - 11/08/12 05:35 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Just out of pure curosity as I know nothing about the limits, tags, etc. in Bond and Fayette County, but do you have to use one of your tags in this case, not sure if tags are even needed, if they cost anything, and whether they are in limited supply!
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#311479 - 11/08/12 06:27 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Hate to hear that about the small buck. Don't think I would sleep too well after that.
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#311481 - 11/08/12 07:01 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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Bing that is a good question I don't have an answer too.. Your allowed 2 buck tags either one gun one bow or just 2 bow which I get. Doe tags I believe are 10 tag limit, you can tag a button buck as a doe.. I didn't tag the mauled button..

I really hate to lose a deer especially this way.. I found myself trigger shy tonight on a 40 yard doe because of last night..

Last year I lost a huge 8 pointer not letting him sit long enough so I've been reluctant every scince to dive in without adequate sit time


Edited by Bluegillerkiller (11/08/12 07:04 PM)
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#311504 - 11/08/12 09:45 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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BGKiller,
that is a new property just this year, but not the one I wrote about...its a 194 acre farm along the spoon river in Fulton County. I wanted to buy this particular farm 4 years ago when it went for sale for $3500 per acre and ended up waiting it out and just bought it for $1200 per acre about 2 months ago...
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#311506 - 11/08/12 09:55 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: esshup]
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BGK -- I know what I would have done, just sayin' if i only had one tag I'd still be in that stand hoping for another shot.
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#311507 - 11/08/12 09:59 PM Re: Hunting 2012-2013 [Re: CJBS2003]
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Originally Posted By: CJBS2003
When I checked my game cameras up there today I found the strap to one around the tree with the camera lying 20 feet away on the ground with teeth marks in it. Apparently the bear liked the taste of it...

Here's the last pics the camera took, the pics prove it was a bear. HAHA





Naahh, it's either an undocumented alien or Big Foot.

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