Dang, no bucks

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by bgkyarcher, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    One of my landowners said it sounded like a stampede from his barn with grunting and snorting about 8 last night. This would be about 200 yards away on top of a ridge.
     
  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    I heard it from my deck last night. Also shined 2 bucks fighting like hell by my burn pile. Both about 100". Could hear their little antlers smacking thru the windows.
    It sounded like a bike night after closing time at the bar, up on the ridge tho
     
  3. Uscnoklahoma

    Uscnoklahoma 6 pointer

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    I agree. Something is off this year. Normally the first week of November is gold for me but this year I have yet to see a shooter. In past years I would've seen probably 7-10 by now. Either its early or late but its not consistent with the past few years.
     
  4. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    I've taken vacation for the 2 weeks prior to gun season for 25 years or so and hunt every day. I keep logs of my sightings and what they are doing. This year I've been on stand for 12 days in a row and seen six (6) bucks from my stand as of tonight. My lowest total in the last 25+ years is twelve (12) prior to this season !! While not scientific, it tells me something is different for sure. Obviously gun season can come in as early as the 8th and as late as the 14th so my vacation dates shift, but my numbers are up to the 7th of November.
     
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  5. EastKYHardwoodHunter

    EastKYHardwoodHunter 6 pointer

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    What part of the state u hunting? I’ve noticed things are different as well in eastern ky this year
     
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  6. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Idk what’s going on with the older ones
     
  7. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Central KY including Fort Knox. I have one farm in western KY as well.
     
  8. Low Bird

    Low Bird 6 pointer

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    I’ve been hunting all week as well. Have hunted the week before gun season for as long as I can remember. Except for the years I was done in September. It has been slow. However, I can tell you it picked up this evening! I’m hoping tomorrow is the day! Get out there and good luck!
     
  9. Low Bird

    Low Bird 6 pointer

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    I’ve been hunting all week as well. Have hunted the week before gun season for as long as I can remember. Except for the years I was done in September. It has been slow. However, I can tell you it picked up this evening! I’m hoping tomorrow is the day! Get out there and good luck!
     
  10. Low Bird

    Low Bird 6 pointer

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    I’ve been hunting all week as well. Have hunted the week before gun season for as long as I can remember. Except for the years I was done in September. It has been slow. However, I can tell you it picked up this evening! I’m hoping tomorrow is the day! Get out there and good luck!
     
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  11. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I heard that same report from two other people that hunted this PM. Great to hear....
     
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  12. buzzbaiter83

    buzzbaiter83 10 pointer

    Here in the mountains things seem normal. Saw some does this pst weekend. Couple small bucks showing up making rubs and small scrapes. People are seeing bigger bucks still running together and feeding around their yards. It usually breaks loose between the 12-16 here so I’m anxious to see what happens. Then again on the western side of the county my brother in law watched two young 8s harass does all day. I think the big guys are still bedding and feeding til they get that first whiff of estrous here.
     
  13. Uscnoklahoma

    Uscnoklahoma 6 pointer

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    Im in Muhlenberg county myself. Finally saw a decent one this morning.
     
  14. Deadbuck

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    I’m hunting a new farm and haven’t seen a single mature deer yet. Hoping the rut brings some good ones on the farm or it’s doe backstraps and buck tag soup for me
     
  15. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    Heck all the older bucks been killed. There’s none left STATEWIDE. :eek:
     

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