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Oct 29, 2016 10:35 |  #106

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I'm getting really excited about deer now - just one week to go until I leave for my annual Whitetail rut trip - can't wait!

Here's an "anniversary photo", taken on October 29th several years ago. Really unusual antler formation, with the extra beam protruding from the base.


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Oct 29, 2016 17:33 |  #107

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18170273 (external link)
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I'm getting really excited about deer now - just one week to go until I leave for my annual Whitetail rut trip - can't wait!

Here's an "anniversary photo", taken on October 29th several years ago. Really unusual antler formation, with the extra beam protruding from the base.

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Have a great trip Tom. Will look forward to more great buck pics.:-)

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Oct 29, 2016 17:52 |  #108

Question on other stalkers' preferences, do you prefer to find a good spot to sit and wait, even for hours or do you prefer to quietly move through searching for the deer?
Me - I have to move, searching for them. Sadly I don't have time or the attention to really sit for long hours waiting for that deer to come along.


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Oct 30, 2016 11:31 |  #112

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18170273 (external link)
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I'm getting really excited about deer now - just one week to go until I leave for my annual Whitetail rut trip - can't wait!

How fun! I'll be looking forward to seeing to what you get this year.


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Question on other stalkers' preferences, do you prefer to find a good spot to sit and wait, even for hours or do you prefer to quietly move through searching for the deer?
Me - I have to move, searching for them. Sadly I don't have time or the attention to really sit for long hours waiting for that deer to come along.

I'm a cheater. I live on the land I'm shooting and I usually know where the deer are. I'll wait for an hour or two, than move on.

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Oct 30, 2016 12:25 |  #114

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FreeSoul1987 wrote in post #18170575 (external link)
Question on other stalkers' preferences, do you prefer to find a good spot to sit and wait, even for hours or do you prefer to quietly move through searching for the deer?
Me - I have to move, searching for them. Sadly I don't have time or the attention to really sit for long hours waiting for that deer to come along.

I move. The only reason I can see for sitting in one place, in a blind, is if the deer are super-skittish, and very afraid of man. But, if they are, then I'm probably not going to get very good pictures even if I sit and wait in hiding. Why? Because getting good photos means paying a lot of attention to composition, and making sure that I line the deer up with the best possible background, or position myself so as to best take advantage of the ambient light. That can't be done from a blind, as one needs the freedom to move about in order to accomplish these things.

I may, from time to time, stay put for a while and wait for a deer to come into an area. But once a worthy buck does come into that area, I then move about so that I can get photos from the best possible position.

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Oct 30, 2016 12:40 |  #115

FreeSoul1987 wrote in post #18170575 (external link)
Question on other stalkers' preferences, do you prefer to find a good spot to sit and wait, even for hours or do you prefer to quietly move through searching for the deer?
Me - I have to move, searching for them. Sadly I don't have time or the attention to really sit for long hours waiting for that deer to come along.

I love the thrill of the hunt. Moving and finding them is what I look forward to the most. Getting a half decent picture is a bonus.:-)


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Oct 30, 2016 12:51 |  #116

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How fun! I'll be looking forward to seeing to what you get this year.

I'm a cheater. I live on the land I'm shooting and I usually know where the deer are. I'll wait for an hour or two, than move on.

Love this!

Lucky, lol.


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Oct 30, 2016 12:55 |  #117

I've tried to find spots to wait them out, but I am too impatient. The fields I find the most luck with run nearly parallel to a trail so I can stay on that trail and walk along looking out into the field, and if I can I will sometimes quietly move out into the field.
I think some people actually toss deer feed and other things out into the field to attract the deer so they can watch them, people drive along the road in the evenings just to see the deer in the field.


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Oct 30, 2016 15:15 |  #118

FreeSoul1987 wrote in post #18171134 (external link)
Lucky, lol.

I am lucky right now. The area below our house is nicknamed "Jurassic Park ". You can find deer and turkey constantly with the occasional pigs, coyote and rarely fox. If I wait for a little bit (at the right time), I will find something (for the most part). I don't hide or use a blind, I'm just there.


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Nov 01, 2016 11:36 |  #119

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