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Old 08-31-2017, 09:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Nice! We are going to wait until it cools down this heat sucks.
Water!!!. Heat sucks but if you can use the coolest parts of the day to watch a water source that the deer are using it can be rewarding. As you can see.

I vaped this ones lungs, exited the shoulder and he rolled off a steep rock slide . The nosler ablr in 150gr .270wsm left a larger than fist size hole in the rib cage and it was blood shot from the neck to the ham on the exit side. Lost half the ribs the shoulder and most the neck. Shot was right around 300yards. he rolled about 100yds down to the waters edge. Had to take a swim across the creek to retrieve him. Had a rope tied off so my ol lady could pull the buck and myself back across once I waded out far enough for the current to take my feet out. It's sketchy swimming in the night with a head lamp on. Makes water seem deeper and faster than it really is. But its not the first time I've had to do it. This buck was in the same spot as two other bucks my woman and I have taken in the past few years. Like within ten feet. And within 200yds of my a zone buck from last year.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:13 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Not tent camping in Lakeport at 109 no way. Nothing to do with the hunting. Can go any time.
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:22 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Not tent camping in Lakeport at 109 no way. Nothing to do with the hunting. Can go any time.
I wouldn't camp or otherwise in Lakeport. Place is a shithole.

I guess it's a little different for me being 30 min from public land. I can be on deer within 5 minutes of getting to the spot. Some hunts are only the last hour of the day.

I don't tent camp when the over night temps don't get to the low 60s- or upper 50s. That shits miserable when its in the 80s until 3am.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:01 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I wouldn't camp or otherwise in Lakeport. Place is a shithole.

I guess it's a little different for me being 30 min from public land. I can be on deer within 5 minutes of getting to the spot. Some hunts are only the last hour of the day.

I don't tent camp when the over night temps don't get to the low 60s- or upper 50s. That shits miserable when its in the 80s until 3am.
Wife's family has 365 acres behind fence on Cache Creek butting up to BLM, and cut roads all over for the Jeep. Been waiting all Summer to go. Has a cabin right on the creek in the back corner and they just bought a doublewide on 5 acres with power and AC and a full kitchen and built a shop so it's not too rough. Don't really go to town for anything but ice and we can ride the quads.
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This heat is brutal right now. Been talking to some other guys that hunt up in our "club" and archery season is open now. They haven't seen shit...simply too hot. Hope temps come back down to normal in 2 weeks when rifle season opens.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wife's family has 365 acres behind fence on Cache Creek butting up to BLM, and cut roads all over for the Jeep. Been waiting all Summer to go. Has a cabin right on the creek in the back corner and they just bought a doublewide on 5 acres with power and AC and a full kitchen and built a shop so it's not too rough. Don't really go to town for anything but ice and we can ride the quads.
You on the North fork off 20? Or the main fork between the lake and the confluence?
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Wife's family has 365 acres behind fence on Cache Creek butting up to BLM, and cut roads all over for the Jeep. Been waiting all Summer to go. Has a cabin right on the creek in the back corner and they just bought a doublewide on 5 acres with power and AC and a full kitchen and built a shop so it's not too rough. Don't really go to town for anything but ice and we can ride the quads.
You on the North fork off 20? Or the main fork between the lake and the confluence?
Last property up behind Chalk Mtn. In Spring Valley.
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It's up past the brown house growing weed past the white house with the broken down cars growing weed past the trailer growing weed past the yellow house growing weed past the greenhouse full of weed.
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It's up past the brown house growing weed past the white house with the broken down cars growing weed past the trailer growing weed past the yellow house growing weed past the greenhouse full of weed.
I hear you on that one... I can see that shit growing everywhere here in the valley too. Seen plants in the distance from a few different ridge tops along hwy 20 while glassing for deer a week or so ago.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:54 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Funny, I've always loved deer hunting but now I have 9-12 in my yard every evening and half will let me pet them. Guess I'll have to drive somewhere to do my hunting.

The bottom one is Jenny and lives on my neighbors front porch. She will come by name whenever you call for her. The middle is Dorothy and loves to watch people through the windows.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:59 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I'm seeing deer every time out. Just haven't seen a buck since the one I killed. Gonna hunt again in the morning.
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Went out this past weekend to our club/ranch outside of Covelo. Only saw 8 deer the entire weekend. 5 fawns and 3 does. 1 guy did see a little forked horn. I think it's still too warm/good weather. Was in low to mid 80's during the day but got down to high 30's at night. Need cooler weather and some nasty shit to roll in, hopefully should help. I'll be headed back up there in 2 weeks.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:36 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Seen seven or eight bucks since Sunday here in a zone. Starting to chase does a bit. Hope to catch one thinking with the wrong head this weekend.
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Nope, He had the right equipment down under. Maybe a low testosterone buck. At least from the research I have been doing. The low testosterone can cause characteristics of a stag deer; the nubs at the horn base, late season velvet, as well as small family jewels. I am not the expert on deer nuts by any means but I do recall them seeming smaller then is normal. Oh well, he butchered up nicely and the steaks, sausage and ground currently are doing well in my freezer!
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My uncle and I both got our deer here in A zone on Friday. He shot what is considered to be a decent buck for our area. Once we got to mine (both shot at my house 1/4 Mile apart and about 2 min apart) we were pretty shocked how much bigger it was. His was 2x2 mine was 3x3. Photobucket screwed my pic posting abilities if anyone wants to post a few pics for me that'd be cool.



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Ended my 2017 season with a small A zone meat buck. No tag soup this year. (I took a couple decent pics if anybody wants to post em up pm me your email address or whatever so I can get them sent). Both my bucks came on public land in A zone. This one was with a doe about 200 yards. Spined him with the .270short.
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My uncle and I both got our deer here in A zone on Friday. He shot what is considered to be a decent buck for our area. Once we got to mine (both shot at my house 1/4 Mile apart and about 2 min apart) we were pretty shocked how much bigger it was. His was 2x2 mine was 3x3. Photobucket screwed my pic posting abilities if anyone wants to post a few pics for me that'd be cool.



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Ended my 2017 season with a small A zone meat buck. No tag soup this year. (I took a couple decent pics if anybody wants to post em up pm me your email address or whatever so I can get them sent). Both my bucks came on public land in A zone. This one was with a doe about 200 yards. Spined him with the .270short.
chevota5.0 nice big bodied A zone buck!



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I drew x3b this season, hoping I tag out before duck opener.
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I drew x3b this season, hoping I tag out before duck opener.
Whys that? You draw something for the duck opener?
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Whys that? You draw something for the duck opener?
Not for the opener, waiting to see what happens for opening Sunday. Probably head to Gray Lodge and lotto heading back Friday or Saturday night pending success in x3b.
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Anyone trying non-lead yet? I was talking with a friend last weekend and his family shot 3 deer this year, each with a different brand and even caliber of non-lead bullet. All were a mess internally and lost meat from what was typically a good "shot." These were all copper bullets, anyone else seeing any problems or using something different?
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