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Yes, you can't shoot them from home....that is what I kept telling myself yesterday as I sat in my tree stand with the wind howling. Oh I so wanted to climb down and go home, but I had the day off so even if conditions weren't perfect I decided to stay out all day.

Didn't see a darn thing - the deer must have decided it was better to stay home

I figure the more hours you put in the more likely you'll be in the right place at the right time.

Only seen little bucks so far and passed on them, but I keep telling myself that one of those bucks could be the big one the next time.

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I hope so too. I have another pic of a buck that is just as nice as him in a scrape about 100 yards north of this buck's scrape. I haven't been able to call him in or rattle him in yet. He beds across the road from my spot. That is the only snag in my setup. I've tried sitting right on the road and bringing him across but it hasn't worked yet. I keep thinking he's going to come across early one of these nights but he hasn't yet. I haven't seen this particular deer in the daylight yet. I've seen other big deer but not this guy. He might be smarter then the other ones.

Andy

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Here is a pic of a deer a friend caught on his brand new trail cam. The deer is nice but if you notice the time, it is night. I think that is how some of these bucks get so big - by going nocturnal.

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Now that's a BUCK Where'd ya say he was hunting Think lol

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That is a dandy buck! I have a question that I've given a lot of thought to. Here's the situation: I saw two bucks and a doe out in this pasture I was overlooking the other night. One of the bucks I could see was real nice. This was about 5pm. I was sitting back in the woods about 75 yards and the bucks were about 50 yards out in the field. I called and they started heading in but as bucks do they'd get hung up and stop on me and by the time I got them in underneath me it was too dark. Here's the delima I have: Do you stay in your tree until they leave or do you try to get down and get the heck out of there as quietly as possible? My buddy and I have had this same situation happy many times this year where its dark but we've got deer in our vicinity usually it seems between us and the truck.

Andy

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I usually wait until I think they are a good distance away and the wind will never carry my scent to them on my trip back to the truck. You can get by with a little noise and them seeing you at a distance. They may get nervous but if they don't know what you are you should be okay, but if they wind you they know exactly what you are. The big boys will not tolerate knowing you are there.

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The rut seems to be in full swing around Dodge. I don't hunt archery, so will be ready come rifle deer.

I have just put up my first trail cam. Lots of night time activity, but the flash is not strong enough. No big boys showing up yet. This little guy have been frequenting the feeder.

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I just don't get it, I saw 3 young buck tonight and then a group of 5 or 6 does and they didn't interact at all. No chasing or anything.

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I went out Saturday morning. Saw three does together and one small buck.

I was out Wed. and didn't see anything, but my friend that was hunting nearby said he saw a nice buck with his nose to the ground looking for does.

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The Ks. D.O.T. website says that Nov. 17th is the big Car/Deer day for Kansas. Haven't seen hardly a thing, and nothing on my cameras. What's going on? Too warm, maybe? Sat till 1pm Saturday and didn't see a thing. Not even a doe. Went home and worked on the bathroom again. Going out here in a little while though. Somethings got to move here soon. Going to be out ALL day tomorrow!

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