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Mule deer scouting

Just went for a ride to check some spots for my deer hunt and saw a couple nice young bucks.  which is good for just being burned.  but when i got home there was 2 4x4 in my street.  might just have hunt my backyard.

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nice to have options

Thumbs up   Might not be as much fun, but would sure save gas money to shoot one from your porch

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Just hope that i can find a

Just hope that i can find a good buck..  It took me 12 years to get this tag. 

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That's the thing with some of

That's the thing with some of these tags that take so long to get. The expectations are high but also put a lot of stress on you when you think about how long you waited and what will happen when the season finally gets here. It took 18 years to get my bull tag for this year and now I haven't had a chance to get up there and look around yet.

And although I have seen a couple of bucks in the yard as well I have not yet spotted a good bull waiting for me. lol

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Yeah i know all about

Yeah i know all about stress.  the last time i had this tag i was 16 and still learning.  3 fires later and all thoughs years scouting, i just hope i don't jump the gun and shot the 1st deer i see.  I am going to set my stanards high.  i have 22 days to hunt.  Hoping to get out this evening to glass a few areas and check some other areas to see if they burned.

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I need have those kind of

I need have those kind of problems.....deer in my backyard would be in trouble....expecially since I live in town.

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got these pictures

got these pictures yesterday.  not ones i can hunt but its at least a couple bucks..  sorry if they are fuzzy

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That's how it always

That's how it always happens... lol

Gonna do a little mule deer scouting this weekend myself.  I plan on putting out a trail camera, and see if it will last a week without being stolen.  Those darn things disappear like crazy out here... Whistling

Only 7 weeks and 2 days till our opener..... Thumbs up

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i now all about trail cam

i now all about trail cam getting stolen.  happened last summer to me.  This morning i found 2 nice bucks on the edge of town.  i think i know where they bed so i might keep  eye out for them.

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