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s.o. deer

ok. got the rattle bag, the grunts, the doe bleats. Got them all. Tell me this year is different than the last couple of years. please. I am having a hell of a time trying to get those bucks into bow range. I see them on porches, i see them in pastures , i see them on top of ponds.. I dont see them on public land. Someone, please give forth some knowlege as to these ghosts in so. oregon. I will say that I grunt , rattle, etc. very minimally. so how do i get them close?

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Let me know when you figure

Let me know when you figure it out.  I haven't had any luck either.

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I know how to increase your

I know how to increase your odds of having success CVC... you need to cut a hole in your wall where ever you have your computer so you can get some hunting done while you are posting. ::neener:  Just kidding. But I bet you will have a lot more time to get some hunting done once this month's competition is over. You definitely have worked your butt off. If you put half the effort into hunting as you have the competition I think you will give your self a good chance at a buck.

How much time do you guys have left?

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I know you're kidding, but

I know you're kidding, but posting really hasn't interferred with my hunting time - other things have, but not posting.

Archery whitetail season runs to the end of December.  Rifle season starts December 1 and goes for 10 days I believe.  You can bow hunt during that time, but have to wear hunter orange.  I may go out Saturday and bowhunt one more time before picking up the rifle.

I really should have had a buck yesterday, but I blew it.  It was a tough situation because the shooting lane is small and if the buck keeps moving I don't have a shot if I don't draw quickly.  So I drew quickly, but he picked up the movement and stopped.  Watched and didn't come out from behind the tree that I thought would block him from seeing me draw.

Oh well that is hunting.  Rifle hunting is much easier so I should have some venison for the freezer on way or the other.

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so deer

From the time I post this, I will have one week left. A buddy and i got into a large group, 15 or more, does and fawns a couple days ago. We spent a good 20 minutes watching them eat and wander, all from 10 to 50 yards in front, on the side, and behind us at times. We were 50 yards apart at the time and a nice 3x4 came walkin up between us from behind. It was awesome until he bumped a doe down a trail in my direction. The doe pinned me at about 40 yards, with the buck right behind her. My buddy took a shot and we think his arrow hit a branch about 10 feet out when he was shooting at 50 yards. It was really cool to be in the middle of them all, but the missed shot sure took the wind out of our sails as we both thought that was a slam-dunk. At least we got that opportunity. Oh well, like I said , we have a whole week left. Hopefully I will have some photos to post by then.

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I have learned that when it

I have learned that when it comes to bow hunting nothing is a slam dunk.  So many things can go wrong and for me, usually do. Cool story and looking forward to the pictures.

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I've have similar results so

I've have similar results so far this year in northern oregon. i have rattled in a few small buck but chose to pass on them. i have till dec 12 to hunt and will make it out a few more times. i talked to a few buddies up here who have been hunting the late season for years and we all agree that this year has been different then years past. as far as rutting activity. hopefully i can get a big boy in this weekend. my dad called in a very nice 4x4 last week to 15 yrds but his release froze and couldnt attach to the string. i laughed at him. it was totaly his fault and he blew a great chance at a great blacktail.

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tag soup

Ok, season is over and the only thing i am eating is a fried egg sandwich. No backstraps, no loins, nada. Although this is not from lack of trying, I suspect there was other powers in effect towards the end of the season that could cause a great number of us to go home emptyhanded. For some reason, the last two days of archery season was totally devoid of deer that can be counted on in some of the areas i hunt. Not even in the front yards of the homes I drive by to get to my areas, which I might add is and was weird even to some of these homeowners. I dont know. Anyone have any similar experience at the end of season?

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