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A friend and I left work early to hunt. I have a buck archery tag which can only be used in a certain unit and a bow is the only weapon. Archery season goes until 12/31 but it is also rifle season.

I have a doe tag that I can use a rifle and is valid on my friends land so we went out yesterday for a doe.

Got situated behind some big round hay bales at 3:30 pm and within minutes a big big 8 pt buck strolls across the pasture in front of us. Remember, I only can shoot a doe. He hung around for 30 minutes.

Then two smaller bucks came in, hung around for a while and left. There was a lull until 4:45 pm when the two small bucks, another small buck, another big big 8 pt came in. They sparred around a little with one another. Then the big 8pt that was in earlier came back.

They finally dispersed and an old buck with one big antler came in. He was a big old buck. Still no does. Whoever heard of too many bucks Laugh

Finally, at 5:17 pm a doe came in and I whacked her. The couple of small bucks that were hanging around didn't spook. Finally they left and I retrieved my doe.

Shot her at 100 yards with my Remington .243, 100 gr Sierra Game King bullets that I reloaded. She went 20 -30 yards. Got the heart and lungs.

You couldn't see the entrance wound and the exit wound was about the size of nickle.

Very fun hunt.

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Too many bucks

Congrats on the doe, what area do you have the buck tag for and what area did you take the doe in? Maybe next year it won't matter with the changing of the regs, will just have to wait and see.......................

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My archery units are 7a, 7b and of course, 19. They are up north near wetmore, jackson, brown county.

The doe tag has a ton of units including 14 where I shot the doe. That is near Auburn.

Yes, next year will be nice being able to use any legal weapon for the season and no units. I can hunt archery and if not successful use the rifle to take a buck.

Might even get a muzzleloader.

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Too many bucks

Isn't that just the way of things.

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Yep, if I had a buck tag it would been all does.

It was great fun watching those bucks. The little one sparring with the big one, at least for a few seconds before backing off and then submitting to him.

And then seeing that old old buck with one antler - imagine the stories he can tell.

Not a great pic, but here is one of the 8pts. Stupid me, my batteries died and I thought I put fresh ones in, but instead put the drained ones back in. Didn't realize the switch until later so this is the only buck pic I have. He is about 100 yards from where I was sitting.

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You're not going to believe this, but I had the same situation happen Fri. before the crappy weather moved. I have the same tags, went looking for does, and wouldn't you know 7 bucks came out and not a single doe. Absolutely a fun show to watch Yes Something about these deer having an internal clock Think

That is a nice buck in the pic!

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Amazing that the same thing happened to you. I was out Friday too. We were going to go out Sat. but went Friday because fo the weather.

Yes, it was fun watching the bucks, but man I wanted a doe. Glad one finally came out.

I wish I could have gotten a better picture of that buck. The other one was just as good.

Glad I got the doe. Meat for the freezer. Probably will venture out one or two more times with the bow to try to get a buck.

Looking forward to doing some coyote hunting soon.

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I practiced some of my coyote calling last week and had one come in but caught me before I caught him eye roll
I went out Sat., but with no surprise didn't see anything. Just had to try though

Hoping next weekend will be a little more favorable on the weather. I'm droolin' for more back straps Big smile Yes

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We had horrible luck today and yesterday pushing the deer. We had 3 does shoot out before we got in the woods, 1 buck skirt right along the edge and provided no shot, then 2 bucks walked in front of our guy who left his gun at home lol. That was just today.

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