Is it just me

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by T-wil69, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. T-wil69

    T-wil69 10 pointer

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    Or has there been more mature deer taken on the first weekend of bow season this year then I can ever remember before, its crazy what a little cold weather can do.
     
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  2. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    Agree. Several huge bucks taken. Saw pics of a friend of my sons who got a 202 inch buck this weekend. Some trash on rack plus a dandy long drop tine on left antler.
     
  3. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Yep. I agree. Right weather on any kind of opening weekend. Will produce.
     
  4. Born to Hunt

    Born to Hunt 8 pointer

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    Weather I'd say is for sure a factor. Other factors include- more and more people are letting smaller bucks walk resulting in more mature bucks roaming the landscape as well as more and more hunters are ashamed to post pics of anything they believe other hunters would scoff at resulting in only big bucks go on Facebook and forums.
     
  5. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    if it's the one I'm thinking of it's a stud. Sad thing is there's about a 90% chance he wasn't supposed to be where it came from. That family was born without the ability to see trespassing signs.
     
  6. dupont241

    dupont241 6 pointer

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    I can't find the post now, but seen this AM KY Fish & Wildlife posted that the first 3 days of 2017 bow season was record number of deer checked in, over 2000 in the first 3 days. Chart they posted show the past 10 or so years.
     
  7. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    Most years opening weekend is so hot lots of guys I know don't go and the ones that do don't want nothing but a big buck cause the heat. Heard several say cooler weather got them in the woods this last weekend.
     
  8. T-wil69

    T-wil69 10 pointer

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    Yea I seen it on there fb page
     
  9. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    Hey littlebear I've heard that ky fish and wildlife has taken possession of the deer you spoke of you know if it's true?
     
  10. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    Yes. Heard that from a friend who was picking his deer up that he got in 2016 from the taxi that had the deer you are talking about. He said taxi had it but fish and game involved with it now. I assumed they took deer. Heard pretty interesting story about it all. Sounds like someone may be getting in some trouble if its all proved to be true. Some say people are just jealous is why all the talk but plenty of guys kill big deer every year and wrong doing is not even mentioned.
     
  11. Giveem3outdoors

    Giveem3outdoors 12 pointer

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    Yes but I own land around all of they're stomping grounds and very few in this area have not had trouble out of that bunch trespassing they all most generally kill big deer but they are most generally tucked in behind a no trespassing signs. I hate it for the 2 guys that actually had permission on the place and had been watching the deer all summer.
     
  12. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    Found it for you.

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  13. cedar creek

    cedar creek 10 pointer

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    Evolution of cameras and modern bows makes it a lot easier than just setting up on a trail or field edge, I believe buck hunting has gotten easier than in the past. Several big deer went down opening weekend congrats to all
     
  14. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Well there's no doubt weather played a roll. If nothing else more hunters went simply because of the cool weather. More hunters=more deer being killed. I attempted to go but ran up on some bad luck and had to go back home but normally I would have no interest in going opening weekend.
     
  15. bdbrown66

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    This the deer you're talking about? If so, keep us posted on what happens.

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