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Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:43:14 PM »
So I haven't been on here for awhile but I thought I'd start up a spot to record my hunting efforts in the upcoming late archery season.

So to start off I got a new Diamond Prism this summer and have become accurate with it all the way of the 35yrds with a 55lb draw. So far, the bow is holding up well and I feel very confident to strike a good shot when the opportunity arises.

Anyway I am still hunting the same private land I have been for the past 4 years mainly because I haven't got a driver's license yet so my opportunities are limited to areas close to home.

I have a few nice bucks showing up on cam and coming irregularly during the daylight as long as does are around. Below are a few nighttime pics of the hit-list: 1st KING 2nd STICKS 3rd FORKS
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 09:05:55 PM »
I ended up not planting one in the timber just cause I tried a little in a part of it and it struggled with the lack of sun reaching the ground. The clover out in the cut is doing fine but It's too thick to sneak up on deer in there so I hunt over it for bunnies instead and leave the deer alone in there. Sitting in my stand on the edge has worked very well for deer though.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 05:57:36 AM »
Nice big body on that three-pt.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 09:03:03 AM »
Good luck neighbor

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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 09:05:29 AM »
Hey I've been wondering what happened to you. Glad to see you're still around. Good luck this year. Keep us posted. Looks like you've got some nice bucks around.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 09:25:22 AM »
Great looking bucks.  I hope you connect.  You can't eat the horns so a tasty doe is just as good.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 09:58:39 AM »
Interesting looking bucks. I don't know the area very well, are there Columbian Whitetails down there ?
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2017, 10:17:01 AM »
Interesting looking bucks. I don't know the area very well, are there Columbian Whitetails down there ?

These are all Colombian Black-tails out by Yacolt near the Washougal/battleground boundary. As far as I know, the whitetails you are talking about generally hang tight around the Ridge field National Wildlife refuge. It's funny how a lot of the bucks that I have seen in this area don't seem to develop a fork on their G1's until they get about 4yrs making them look like whitetail racks for a while.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 11:19:56 AM »
Interesting looking bucks. I don't know the area very well, are there Columbian Whitetails down there ?

These are all Colombian Black-tails out by Yacolt near the Washougal/battleground boundary. As far as I know, the whitetails you are talking about generally hang tight around the Ridge field National Wildlife refuge. It's funny how a lot of the bucks that I have seen in this area don't seem to develop a fork on their G1's until they get about 4yrs making them look like whitetail racks for a while.

From what I've heard, the whitetail population has been doing pretty well and maybe spreading, but whenever I'm down there I'm quite a ways west of you, so I wasn't sure what the population was like around you.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 11:54:40 AM »
Interesting looking bucks. I don't know the area very well, are there Columbian Whitetails down there ?

These are all Colombian Black-tails out by Yacolt near the Washougal/battleground boundary. As far as I know, the whitetails you are talking about generally hang tight around the Ridge field National Wildlife refuge. It's funny how a lot of the bucks that I have seen in this area don't seem to develop a fork on their G1's until they get about 4yrs making them look like whitetail racks for a while.

From what I've heard, the whitetail population has been doing pretty well and maybe spreading, but whenever I'm down there I'm quite a ways west of you, so I wasn't sure what the population was like around you.

Colombian whitetail are now classified as "threatened" due to population rise.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/oct/12/columbian-white-tail-deer-rebound/

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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 02:03:57 PM »
So I checked the trail cam yesterday evening and found there to be only activity at first light and last light with an occasional doe/spike buck during the middle of the day.

My question is, since the bucks seem to linger a little into daylight would it be worth trying to call them in with the doe bleat can call or a rattling sequence? Or just hope they show up?
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 04:49:15 PM »
Sticks (4x4 if you include brow tines) has been showing up a lot in the morning. Can't wait! 4 more days... :archery_smiley:
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 07:24:34 PM »
Solid buck right there, I hope you get a crack at him.
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Re: Hunterofwa's deer season-stay tuned
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 10:17:53 PM »
Pulled the card this evening and saw very little buck activity in the area. Still planning to at least do a morning hunt. We'll see how it goes, but likely I'll have to take a doe. Still got a lot of weeks ahead so I am not gonna rush it.
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