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Big Game Hunting => Deer Hunting => Topic started by: Jingles on October 10, 2021, 06:14:38 PM

Title: BOLO
Post by: Jingles on October 10, 2021, 06:14:38 PM
Well hate to post and say this but Be On Look Out for anyone claiming to have gotten their deer even a youth hunter that looks like this. Yes I know it is a week before season but that doesn't stop some people and if they have gonads enough to shoot it a week early they also have the gonads to lie about a youth shooting him and I have a suspicion eventually they'll brag or show off the horns.
After visiting the yard daily all summer from developing antlers to until 3 days ago, accompanying his twin brother a 2 point he has turned up missing
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Jingles on October 10, 2021, 06:18:55 PM
Additional pics

The reason I know it doesn't stop some people is you would not believe the number of folks scoping the 2 point with Bino's and range finders
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Twispriver on October 10, 2021, 06:44:38 PM
The bucks that spent the summer in my orchard have also disappeared - as they did last year at this time and the year before that - only to return when the does started smelling good. My guess is that he's out exploring his options and may very well return if he doesn't stand sideways in front of a hunter next weekend as young bucks are apt to do.
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Pinetar on October 10, 2021, 07:00:50 PM
The bucks that spent the summer in my orchard have also disappeared - as they did last year at this time and the year before that - only to return when the does started smelling good. My guess is that he's out exploring his options and may very well return if he doesn't stand sideways in front of a hunter next weekend as young bucks are apt to do.

Or maybe a four legged predator
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: deerhuntr4885 on October 10, 2021, 11:47:53 PM
If I see a buck on the side of the road or in a yard, I often stop to look at it.  Doesn’t make me a poacher.  I am sure someone might have those thoughts but most of us like to look at deer. 
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Skyvalhunter on October 11, 2021, 06:09:50 AM
What area we talking?
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Smokepole on October 11, 2021, 06:27:51 AM
Same thing in 204.  Last year our favorite doe showed up in the spring with a broadhead in her shoulder blade, and survived.  Now her spike has gone missing before archery season began.
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Jingles on October 11, 2021, 06:51:30 AM
What area we talking?

224 for this one
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Angry Perch on October 11, 2021, 07:45:06 AM
Are we really stretching a buck that hasn't shown up for a couple days into a poaching case?
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: doubletall on October 11, 2021, 08:02:37 AM
I had a bachelor herd hanging out in my alfalfa for weeks, now I only see a few of them on the cameras at night.
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: grundy53 on October 11, 2021, 08:13:36 AM
Are we really stretching a buck that hasn't shown up for a couple days into a poaching case?
No kidding

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Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Bowhunter3 on October 11, 2021, 08:22:00 AM
Are we really stretching a buck that hasn't shown up for a couple days into a poaching case?

 :yeah:
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: hal on October 11, 2021, 08:38:21 AM
The buck groups always disperse this time of year and go nocturnal. We had two groups of 4 whitetails all shooters. We now have a big buck with smaller spikes and rag horns on night pics. The small bucks are shadow boxing but have not seen the big one start as of today. Loss of velvet usually coinsides with this phenom.
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: dilleytech on October 11, 2021, 11:23:18 AM
This is a really odd post. Will the next one be titled “I’m tired of being bashed!” Lol
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: jackelope on October 11, 2021, 12:08:50 PM
This seems to be a story about a buck doing what buck deer do every year this time of year.
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: 7mmfan on October 11, 2021, 12:15:58 PM
All I can say is I hope he ends up back in the yard. No justification for someone trying to sneak him off private property. My guess is he's wandering around, smelling the roses on other properties... :chuckle:
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Jingles on October 11, 2021, 12:25:49 PM
Are we really stretching a buck that hasn't shown up for a couple days into a poaching case?

No not saying it was poached just that from history of what has happened over the last 3 or 5 years I am saying it is a possibility. One of the 3 pointers from 2 years ago was shot a week before season with an extremely small caliber firearm (likely a 22)  in the neck, however the shooter did not kill the deer and it wandered around for 2 days  only to have to be dispatched by a Gammie this was the same deer that someone tried to lasso with a piece of clothes line. Another 3 pointer the same year was also shot and killed prior to opening of season.
So no not saying it was poached just from knowing what has transpired will say it has a better than average possibility.
Nope not worried about being bashed have been bashed by bigger and tougher folks
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: Tball77 on October 17, 2021, 09:36:59 AM
Hopefully he is just learning how to not be found in the daylight.  But I would be suspicious as well. 
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: KFhunter on October 17, 2021, 09:59:42 AM
Don't you have mt lions and other predators too?

I certainly wouldn't rule out poaching, but the odds are low when accounting for vehicle strikes, predators and natural buck behaviors this time of year.
Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: GWP on October 17, 2021, 12:15:05 PM
I would say a very strong ‘Maybe, maybe not.’
🤪
Critters seem to have the ‘ability’ to disappear just when we want them around.
Many years ago I had a Special Permit for one of the Watersheds. Two weeks. I could take one person in with me. Once you got your critter you were locked out.
Had a line of friends that wanted to go in and explore with me. The plan was to ‘play’ until the last day of the hunt.
EVERY day we saw deer. LOTS of deer that were easily within range. On one of the ‘hikes’ I touched a doe and buck that walked by us. It was a given I would get my critter.
The last day came and I saw ‘0’. Nada. Not even at a distance. It was INSANE!

Title: Re: BOLO
Post by: LDennis24 on October 18, 2021, 12:54:40 AM
Pshh... You don't know anybody bigger and tougher than me!
The names Chip Diamond...
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