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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #105 on: October 27, 2020, 08:15:11 PM »
Sounds like the spot to be, a buck will show i promise you that.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #106 on: October 27, 2020, 09:05:52 PM »
The deer in where I am hunting at the moment are spending all day in the reprod.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #107 on: October 27, 2020, 09:37:34 PM »
My friend killed a 3 point yesterday after work. Glands were wet and stinky.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #108 on: October 27, 2020, 10:59:32 PM »
What kind of sound do bucks make when they are fighting in the woods? Is it distinct?

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2020, 11:00:26 PM »
Just had a 3 point buck walking down the middle of the road to my house today in middle of the day. There getting dumber as the days go by

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #110 on: October 28, 2020, 09:05:19 PM »
Hunted both Kitsap and Mason today.   Saw one doe, each with a kid in tow in each spot.  No shots all day until 1:45 PM when it sounded like 2 or three hunters found a buck
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #111 on: October 28, 2020, 10:21:42 PM »
No sighting or pictures since Monday. I'm seeing more hunters than game, plus predetors pushing the deer.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #112 on: October 29, 2020, 08:32:17 PM »
I've heard three, maybe four shots in the last two days. Maybe fifteen or so for the entire season so far. Crazy slow. Hunted Kitsap and Mason yesterday.  Saw two doe total, each with fawns close.  Absolutely nothing in a five hour sit in an elevated blind.  Moved and didn't see another deer till I jumped one on an edge, when I lifted my binocs to glass.  I'm sure I had been busted prior to that, but the movement ended the encounter.

Good sized fresh rub where I got busted too.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #113 on: October 29, 2020, 08:35:39 PM »
Residential deer are following pretty good right now. Seems the public land timber deer didn't get the message. Par for the course for Kitsap/ Mason. Full moon is not going to help.  Need some weather to move in.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #114 on: October 29, 2020, 08:39:12 PM »
Odd year in my area. Took a day off work and did a full day in the deer woods (in before daylight/out after dark). Saw a hand full of does/fawns, zero bucks. Oh they’ve been around, just not not around today.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #115 on: October 29, 2020, 09:45:38 PM »
This weather is becoming the norm I'm afraid.  Warm weather near sixty degrees keeps them low and slow.  All the action happens at night.  The doe don't seem to be popping yet either.  It seems like it is just a waiting game now till mother nature forces the issue.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #116 on: October 30, 2020, 10:23:25 PM »
No doubt! I did 2.5 days this week in 3 different westside units(420, 663 and 667) and haven’t even seen any deer since the 18th(2 does).  I’m beginning to doubt their existence.  Seen lots of sign but no bodies.  Still dreaming of my first Blacktail...

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #117 on: October 30, 2020, 11:01:06 PM »
Only saw one deer out, got lucky he was young and dumb. I know of one member local to me that dropped a littke 2x2 today.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #118 on: October 31, 2020, 06:40:02 AM »
saw 18 does in the rich peoples lawns on thursday no bucks, Galvin last night 7 does 1 2pt and the does wanted no part of him. moon phase is just terrible.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #119 on: October 31, 2020, 06:42:47 AM »
On a good note weather and moon get better next week for my kids any deer tag...

See, there's a positive in everything. :chuckle:

 


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