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Early archery..deer activity
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:28:26 AM »
Anyone else notice abnormal deer activity this year?
Normally when hunting this time of year the bucks have been in groups away from the does.
This year we have just seen a buck and doe together, not the regular groups.
What's the deal?

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 11:36:14 AM »
What species?
The Mule deer don't seem to be doing that.
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 11:45:31 AM »
It's been both whitetail and mule deer.
We've been up near freeze out pass, long swamp, Conconully to Winthrop and its been in all areas.

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 12:12:09 PM »
Saw a forkie blacktail chasing a small doe early Monday morning around 5ish am. In the Battleground GMU. Seemed strange to me. Deer where mostly in the middle of mountain. Nothing up high or down low.

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 12:15:44 PM »
Still in bachelor groups in Grant and Lincoln counties.
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 05:51:45 PM »
The smaller 3 points, spikes and 2x3's are with the does. The bigger bucks are in bach groups. Deer activity is good, quick morning hunts followed by naps.
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 06:42:14 PM »
The smaller 3 points, spikes and 2x3's are with the does. The bigger bucks are in bach groups. Deer activity is good, quick morning hunts followed by naps.

What area are you hunting? 

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 06:51:20 PM »
SE corner in the farm lands. Saw two good sized white tails they remained bedded all day. As evening came they didn't get up as it got dark.
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 07:38:50 PM »
The smaller 3 points, spikes and 2x3's are with the does. The bigger bucks are in bach groups. Deer activity is good, quick morning hunts followed by naps.

Sounds about right. I'm not sure if the fire has them all off or what.

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 11:38:38 PM »
Blackie bucks are layin' low too.  Seeing a few does and yearlings.  Bachelor groups should be breaking up, I believe.
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 08:46:12 AM »
Boyfriend saw a 2point and doe blacktail this AM on his way to work.

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 09:09:08 AM »
I didn't even see a deer opening weekend, between temps in the 90s, lots of smoke, and an abnormal amount of grouse hunters running around I saw nada.  Even in my areas well of the roads.
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 12:08:23 PM »
I didn't even see a deer opening weekend, between temps in the 90s, lots of smoke, and an abnormal amount of grouse hunters running around I saw nada.  Even in my areas well of the roads.
We were up high, we did decent grouse hunting, didn't notice a lot of hunters.
We did see a couple Moose.

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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 01:51:24 PM »
Correction to my earlier post.  A reliable source states that BTs stay in bachelor groups until the rut (or pre-rut) starts. (Mid-October or so).

WT and Mulies?   :dunno:
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Re: Early archery..deer activity
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 04:28:46 PM »
Saw a group of 6 mule bucks together up in GMU 101 Sherman last Sunday and Monday. A 4x4, two 3x2, one 2x2, and a small 1x1 didn't start moving around 8:30 am, then were bedded back down by 10.  :archery_smiley:

 

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