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Daily Digest From the Deer Stand

Now that I'm able to get out and hunt more, I'll keep a daily update going pictures and posts from the Deer Stand. Wish me luck.

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Sounds good.  It'll be good

Sounds good.  It'll be good to keep up with your hunting exploits.  Good luck!

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Thanks, I'm headed out the

Thanks, I'm headed out the door in about 15 minutes to make in time to trim a couple of limbs that are in the way.

I'll send an update later from the stand.

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Well, I made it to the

Well, I made it to the stand.
Guess what? The deer came out into the field and trotted over to my other stand.
Yesterday, they were under this stand. I'm going to be playing musical stands, I guess. I'll post some pics when I get out.
Good luck everybody out there hunting this week.

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I'm getting lazy I guess or

I'm getting lazy I guess or either all this hunting and surfing is taking a bigger toll on me.
Yesterday in the am, I only saw two little yearlings. They responded to make estrous can call about 6:39am. They didn't stick around too long though. I'm guessing their mother has come into estrous and is with a buck because of their response.
After the morning hunt, I was able to assist my friend in putting up a buddy ladder stand for him and his son to hunt on Veterans Day. We got the stand situated on a gum tree on the edge of pine thicket and soybean field. So hopefully they'll have a good hunt tomorrow. Wish them luck.
In the afternoon, I saw deer but not like I was hoping. Two immature bucks with inferior racks made it out into the field before dark. Hopefully they'll mature into better bucks in the next few years. If not, well have to cull them from the herd.
I only saw three immature does. I think peak breeding isn't far off. With the little bucks still roaming and not with the does or chasing the does in the field, I believe it may be a week or so before the peak of breeding.
I'll update later on what I see this morning.

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:thumbsup1:  Good thread so

:thumbsup1:  Good thread so far. really can't wait to get in the woods myself so I am living through you. good luck and keep it up.

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Tyler, which county do you

Tyler, which county do you hunt, Forsyth or Guilford?
There are some good bucks up your way. Here's to a successful hunt for you. Knock one of those big piedmont deer down.
do you muzzy hunt? It should be time gor muzzy season to open up your way. It's been awhile since I lived up that way so I dot recall the dates off the top of my head.
Hopefully, I'll be able to shoot something soon to post some pics. The trigger finger needs some exercise. Good luck to you and post some pics when shoot one.

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i don't muzzle hunt yet but

i don't muzzle hunt yet but it's on the agenda for next year. I usually hunt Stokes county but I might try some gamelands this year as well. Muzzle in Stokes started Saturday if I remember right. Rifle starts the 20th and I am really ready to get out there for sure. my rations are running low so I am ready for some meat in the freezer.

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Look forward to see a Stokes

Look forward to see a Stokes county bruiser before long. They get big up there. Several nice deer are killed there every year. Good luck.

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You and me both. couple nice

You and me both. couple nice deer (two 6's and an 8) were taken where I hunt last year. I only got one spike. normally I would pass but I only had a couple days to hunt and my freezer was empty. On the way out we saw a super 8 or 10pt chasing a doe through a field. Way too close to the road to do anything about it and it was going into someone elses land.

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Well, I have an uneventful

Well, I have an uneventful deer hunt this morning. I move to a stand I hunt hard during the rut but didn't see any deer. I stayed until about 9 o'clock then got down to check the camera. I had a bunch of pics but most of them were taken at night. I did get some pics of 1 deer bedding near the camera during the middle of the day. No big bucks to write about, just small yearling deer. I'll give them a couple of years to grow and see how they turn out. Hopefully they will break some more points or else I'll have cull them from the herd.
After checking the camera, I decided to do some in-season scouting. I got the idea from one of the tips on here. On this particular farm, I have 4 stands I hunt. I haven't moved them in over 10 years. During my scouting session, I found a huge gum tree that had fallen which makes a good bottle neck even better. I plan on moving a stand to take advantage of the bottle neck tomorrow.

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