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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2022, 06:02:29 PM »
Been a strange year at my place.  Usually, I'm seeing deer in the yard almost every day this time of year.  I have not seen a single deer in 6 weeks or better.  And we generally would have seen at least a half dozen different fawns too.  I have seen 1 and only once back in July. 
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2022, 08:01:10 PM »
Been a strange year at my place.  Usually, I'm seeing deer in the yard almost every day this time of year.  I have not seen a single deer in 6 weeks or better.  And we generally would have seen at least a half dozen different fawns too.  I have seen 1 and only once back in July.

My guess is you have a Cougar around.
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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2022, 03:19:09 PM »
Multi season deer tag is punched.

New to archery, and got the opportunity last night to shoot this buck, long story short I got buck fever and rushed things and learned a lot.

Archery is not rifle hunting, haha and you canít treat them the same way. Beyond blessed and thankful we found him and were able to process him before the meat spoiled.

But with that hereís my 2022 archery blacktail. 35 yards, and a first archery animal.

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2022, 03:37:05 PM »

Been a strange year at my place.  Usually, I'm seeing deer in the yard almost every day this time of year.  I have not seen a single deer in 6 weeks or better.  And we generally would have seen at least a half dozen different fawns too.  I have seen 1 and only once back in July.

My guess is you have a Cougar around.

Where are you at in Maple Valley? Last week I saw a Gamie pulled over on the side of Issaquah Hobart road. He was walking and just then I saw a very large cougar dead on the side of the road. Looked pretty darn fresh too. And it was BIG. This was just past the hwy 18 overpass, right by the Taylor forest parking lot.
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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2022, 06:53:30 PM »
Fun hunt!

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2022, 08:08:54 PM »
Fun hunt!

Great deer! Thatíll make some steaks!

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2022, 06:48:40 AM »
Fun hunt!

Didn't want to hold out for the big one huh?  :chuckle:

Great looking buck, congrats! I'd have been more than happy to "settle" for him. Would have been my personal best.

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2022, 09:08:12 AM »
Multi season deer tag is punched.

New to archery, and got the opportunity last night to shoot this buck, long story short I got buck fever and rushed things and learned a lot.

Archery is not rifle hunting, haha and you canít treat them the same way. Beyond blessed and thankful we found him and were able to process him before the meat spoiled.

But with that hereís my 2022 archery blacktail. 35 yards, and a first archery animal.
Don't see many archery blacktail. Congrats hope the meat is tasty

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2022, 09:52:36 AM »
Fun hunt!

Didn't want to hold out for the big one huh?  :chuckle:

Great looking buck, congrats! I'd have been more than happy to "settle" for him. Would have been my personal best.

Thanks JP!  It was a weird encounter. He busted me and I wanted to leave as I realized I was in his core area. I tried to leave and got stuck in a place where I didn't want to double back and scare him off. I had to hunker down for about 15 minutes, then tried to leave, and then he got curious.

I think he thought I was another deer. He heard me, and came looking. I moved with him until there was a shot window and I took it. It really appeared to me that he forgot about me and then assumed my sounds were another deer. It was like he was looking for his buddy but found me instead. After the shot I said "I can't believe that just happened" and realized I stole that quote from an episode of Steve Rinella with that guy Clay.

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2022, 10:40:30 AM »
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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2022, 11:09:18 AM »

Been a strange year at my place.  Usually, I'm seeing deer in the yard almost every day this time of year.  I have not seen a single deer in 6 weeks or better.  And we generally would have seen at least a half dozen different fawns too.  I have seen 1 and only once back in July.

My guess is you have a Cougar around.

NW of the HY 18 Maple Valley exit maybe a mile or so.  3-4 miles west of that location.

Where are you at in Maple Valley? Last week I saw a Gamie pulled over on the side of Issaquah Hobart road. He was walking and just then I saw a very large cougar dead on the side of the road. Looked pretty darn fresh too. And it was BIG. This was just past the hwy 18 overpass, right by the Taylor forest parking lot.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2022, 12:22:16 PM »
Congrats to all the hunters with punched tags so far! The wait for my season opener is almost over (muzzy)!  :IBCOOL:
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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2022, 06:12:28 PM »
First archery hunt, first archery harvest
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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2022, 06:48:37 PM »
First archery hunt, first archery harvest
Beautiful shot, good eatin right there.👍

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Re: 2022 deer! Letís see em!
« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2022, 07:35:26 PM »
First archery hunt, first archery harvest
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