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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #120 on: October 31, 2020, 08:11:47 AM »
Tonightís Blue Moon is also known as a Hunterís Moon. We wonít have another full moon on Halloween until 2039.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #121 on: October 31, 2020, 08:26:55 AM »
I saw a toe head with his nose up a hot doe Wednesday evening 10/28.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #122 on: October 31, 2020, 08:30:26 AM »
I popped a nice 4x4 last saturday. He had been rubbing on some alder and glands were getting stinky but no neck swelling yet.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #123 on: October 31, 2020, 02:10:01 PM »
Was out 29th, put about 75 miles in between checking areas. Seen 1 doe bedded in some reprod and then had 2 does run across the road well after dark on my way home. GMU 658/660

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #124 on: October 31, 2020, 02:42:52 PM »
75 miles!  :o I'm assuming you meant 7.5...
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #125 on: October 31, 2020, 03:08:54 PM »
Saw a handful of does yesterday afternoon/evening in one of my walk in/sit spots. Had two does pretty much pushed into a CC by an amorous buck. Ready, set..... nope, it was only 5:30 and he would not come out of the timberline while it was light. I had one fleeting open shot but he was only exposed for a few seconds. Sitting the same spot tonite. Hoping for a Halloween buck. 
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #126 on: October 31, 2020, 03:22:26 PM »
Saw a handful of does yesterday afternoon/evening in one of my walk in/sit spots. Had two does pretty much pushed into a CC by an amorous buck. Ready, set..... nope, it was only 5:30 and he would not come out of the timberline while it was light. I had one fleeting open shot but he was only exposed for a few seconds. Sitting the same spot tonite. Hoping for a Halloween buck.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #127 on: October 31, 2020, 03:51:54 PM »
Saw a handful of does yesterday afternoon/evening in one of my walk in/sit spots. Had two does pretty much pushed into a CC by an amorous buck. Ready, set..... nope, it was only 5:30 and he would not come out of the timberline while it was light. I had one fleeting open shot but he was only exposed for a few seconds. Sitting the same spot tonite. Hoping for a Halloween buck.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #128 on: October 31, 2020, 04:19:46 PM »
I popped a nice 4x4 last saturday. He had been rubbing on some alder and glands were getting stinky but no neck swelling yet.

Is he in the 2020 thread?

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #129 on: October 31, 2020, 10:15:24 PM »
What ever happened to the last four days of Oct. being the best of the season? I haven't seen a deer for 2 days.  No doe in mornings or last light the entire week,  No chasing,  Dead calm everywhere.  This is the weirdest season I've seen in awhile.  I heard five shots today between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.  Absolutely dead silent during the golden hour on Halloween night?  Never ever seen that before!  No one is big in to deer in Mason/Kitsap as far as I can hear.  59 degrees in afternoon and a full moon rising an hour after sunset -  seems to be a bad mix for BT hunting.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #130 on: October 31, 2020, 10:27:56 PM »
What ever happened to the last four days of Oct. being the best of the season? I haven't seen a deer for 2 days.  No doe in mornings or last light the entire week,  No chasing,  Dead calm everywhere.  This is the weirdest season I've seen in awhile.  I heard five shots today between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.  Absolutely dead silent during the golden hour on Halloween night?  Never ever seen that before!  No one is big in to deer in Mason/Kitsap as far as I can hear.  59 degrees in afternoon and a full moon rising an hour after sunset -  seems to be a bad mix for BT hunting.

Never had to work this hard to find deer before. I think increased pressure and the weather/moon combo are keeping them almost 100% nocturnal. Itís almost spooky in the woods with how quiet it is.
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #131 on: October 31, 2020, 10:43:28 PM »
Son had a opportunity at a decent deer yesterday but the buck left the does behind and topped the clearcut without offering a good shot. Couldn't believe he left the does.

Saw 3 does this morning and 3 tonight with zero bucks with them.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #132 on: November 01, 2020, 08:58:56 AM »
What ever happened to the last four days of Oct. being the best of the season? I haven't seen a deer for 2 days.  No doe in mornings or last light the entire week,  No chasing,  Dead calm everywhere.  This is the weirdest season I've seen in awhile.  I heard five shots today between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.  Absolutely dead silent during the golden hour on Halloween night?  Never ever seen that before!  No one is big in to deer in Mason/Kitsap as far as I can hear.  59 degrees in afternoon and a full moon rising an hour after sunset -  seems to be a bad mix for BT hunting.

Never had to work this hard to find deer before. I think increased pressure and the weather/moon combo are keeping them almost 100% nocturnal. Itís almost spooky in the woods with how quiet it is.

Yes, really off year in my couple of spots for this early modern also.  Iíll be back out during the late for a few days Iím sure. 
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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #133 on: November 01, 2020, 09:47:48 AM »
Just rattle in a good buck and smashed him at 250 down in a little cut. I haven't moved yet I'm shaking so bad.

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Re: 2020 Blacktail rut/pre-rut thread
« Reply #134 on: November 01, 2020, 10:38:35 AM »
Just rattle in a good buck and smashed him at 250 down in a little cut. I haven't moved yet I'm shaking so bad.

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