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Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« on: August 09, 2020, 09:35:31 PM »
Fall is nearly upon us, this year I decided to watch some of our whitetails a little closer but I was a little getting trail cams positioned and didn't get them in place until late June. It's interesting to compare how developed some bucks antlers are compared to other bucks.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 09:38:56 PM »
We've got a couple bucks with deformed horns, I'll call one of them broken horn jr and another broken horn sr. I cropped the photos to get a closer look.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 09:41:11 PM »
A quick name to distinguish this guy, we'll call him non-typical.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 06:44:15 AM »
Great plots!!  I have two around with deformed rights, pretty common, thanks

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 09:01:48 AM »
I have to laugh at some of the interaction with the turkeys!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2020, 09:05:08 AM »
A couple of the bucks about one week later. Nontypical is a little different than any buck I have taken, if I have time to hunt for myself this fall I might have to look around for him when some of the other hunters have finished their hunts. He's the bottom photo.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2020, 09:11:09 AM »
These two bucks were running late with their antler growth.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2020, 09:13:43 AM »
I have to laugh at some of the interaction with the turkeys!

Great Pics,
 I got to watch a buck giving it to a racoon in the front yard recently.  Those little bucks are pretty funny when they get all wound up.

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2020, 09:21:04 AM »
Awesome, I hope you have a GREAT fall season!!!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2020, 09:30:00 AM »
Bobbyg they are a lot of fun for sure!

Thanks Fred, I'm pretty optimistic about Idaho, last year we hammered the bulls in southern Idaho pretty hard but there were so many bulls that got away that I think it's going to be another great season. We've been seeing a ton of elk calves, winter was mild and the cows really did well reproducing. Washington, well that's another story, who knows if Dimslee will let us hunt or not? We have some WA hunts lined up but I hope we don't have to postpone any of them to next year. This spring I had to postpone 21 turkey hunters to next spring! That's a pretty significant hit on business. In Idaho we had a bang up spring bear season, several of the hunters have rebooked for another hunt, Idaho adopted special rules so outfitters could operate, Idaho is so much more hunter friendly!

Back to pics, this buck has some potential to be pretty cool if he survives a couple more seasons!
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2020, 09:57:35 AM »
Comparison of Winter Wheat / Winter Peas / Oats
This year I planted oats, winter wheat, and winter peas in individual plots next to each other. We've reached some conclusions after watching the wildlife usage of these plots next to each other. The winter wheat is great for a late fall season deer draw but not that much usage the following spring and summer. Perhaps if I didn't have oats and peas growing next to the winter wheat this spring it might have had more appeal, but the deer and turkeys favored the oats and the deer also favored the peas during the spring and summer. The peas never got more than a few inches tall due to deer grazing pressure, the oat seeds have already been completely removed from the stalks by turkeys this late summer, meanwhile the wheat seeds are only partially eaten. For next year I'm going to plant half as much winter wheat, I still need some winter wheat for a late fall draw after clover attraction drops off this fall. I'm going to plant more oats and double the peas in the spring. After reading this article I may mix the peas and oats together and throw in some turnips to make the same plot attractive longer into the late fall.
https://www.qdma.com/austrian-winter-peas/#:~:text=With%20regard%20to%20planting%20dates,winter%20pea%20in%20pure%20stands.

I realize there are wildlife mixes you can buy but buying bulk individual seed at the farm supply is cheaper and I can pick which seeds I want in the mix. I don't have a lot of time to keep up on sensitive crops so I'm defaulting to crops that grow well with minimum upkeep and soil maintenance in my area and that seem to be the most attractive to the deer and turkeys I am feeding.
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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2020, 10:08:56 AM »
Peas are nitrogen fixing too, so you should get better grown of your grasses when you mix the two.

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2020, 10:21:35 AM »
Comparison of Winter Wheat / Winter Peas / Oats
This year I planted oats, winter wheat, and winter peas in individual plots next to each other. We've reached some conclusions after watching the wildlife usage of these plots next to each other. The winter wheat is great for a late fall season deer draw but not that much usage the following spring and summer. Perhaps if I didn't have oats and peas growing next to the winter wheat this spring it might have had more appeal, but the deer and turkeys favored the oats and the deer also favored the peas during the spring and summer. The peas never got more than a few inches tall due to deer grazing pressure, the oat seeds have already been completely removed from the stalks by turkeys this late summer, meanwhile the wheat seeds are only partially eaten. For next year I'm going to plant half as much winter wheat, I still need some winter wheat for a late fall draw after clover attraction drops off this fall. I'm going to plant more oats and double the peas in the spring. After reading this article I may mix the peas and oats together and throw in some turnips to make the same plot attractive longer into the late fall.
https://www.qdma.com/austrian-winter-peas/#:~:text=With%20regard%20to%20planting%20dates,winter%20pea%20in%20pure%20stands.

I realize there are wildlife mixes you can buy but buying bulk individual seed at the farm supply is cheaper and I can pick which seeds I want in the mix. I don't have a lot of time to keep up on sensitive crops so I'm defaulting to crops that grow well with minimum upkeep and soil maintenance in my area and that seem to be the most attractive to the deer and turkeys I am feeding.

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Thanks for this update.  I am in the same boat and have been experimenting for the last couple years on what grows best with minimal upkeep.  I will be planting oats this fall to see how they do in my neck of the woods.  I wish they were perineal as it makes it even easier....but hey you can't win them all.  I will inner seed with clover and peas as they have been proven winners at my place and the clover coves back every spring.  I have also had great luck with a sucra grass blend that the deer and turkeys love and is a perineal.  Last fall I planted a rack master blend with a bunch of annual root vegetables and the deer loved It.  The beets, turnips and daikon radish were a big hit.   

thanks for posting the pics too.  I love watching the bucks grow this time of year.  :tup:

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2020, 08:50:17 PM »
Here is something you might add to your plots, sweet clover.  It is a biennial so will get a second year that is 5-7 feet tall and a insect factory, excellent nitrogen fixer for the next crop and great thermal cover for the second winter.  Great deer and turkey pics, have watched turkeys chase deer off of something they want, thanks

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Re: Bearpaw Season - Fall 2020
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2020, 08:52:00 PM »
Sorry about that, it actually grows vertical, not horizontal

 


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