Rut 2017

Started by indoe, November 09, 2017, 09:32:09 PM

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ChrisS

The time of year that fawns are vulnerable, theres more food available for them, easier food. This isn't the wild west, totally different coyote, where a pack is tackling a mature elk.

These dogs around here are more likely to patrol neighborhoods for rats and someones house cat.

The people that need to worry, imo, are those in deep Dorchester. That's like going back in time. The dogs there I believe can do some damage to herds.
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Mikie

We saw a big one just outside of Vienna about 15 years ago. Crossed right across the middle of an open soy bean field in the middle of the day! We were at a big Sporting Clay shoot, maybe all of the activity spooked him out. The only others I have seen were in Colorado and Texas. It's funny you don't hear them yipping around here right at dusk like they do out West.

ChrisS

Mikie,
Some people say they hear them, but Ive never heard them and I hunt a lot in areas that are supposed to have a lot of them.
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capt. ron

Plenty coyotes here.  Early morning, evening and throughout the night they howl. I've seen plenty while in the stand.  I guess just depends where ya at.

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Mikie

They're supposed to be around here, but I've never seen or heard one or talked to anyone who has. I have seen a few tracks that I suspect were coyotes. Gonna' put up a trail cam just to see what all goes by in the dark.

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Oneneckatatime

Coyotes are numerous around here. I read awhile back hunters and trappers are taking 40,000 a year in the state. Increases and expansions continue in Philadelphia and other cities as they adapt to the environment. They are of no real threat to man.
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double E

Crabbyd, is that in Calvert?

Crabbyd

Quote from: double E on November 14, 2017, 06:23:45 AM
Crabbyd, is that in Calvert?

PG.  It is on our DMP property. 
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

Crabbyd

Got this guy on Friday evening just before dusk.  Had 2 little guys in front of me at 20 yards until he showed up.  He decided to chase them but made the mistake to stop in front of me right before I decided to punch him with the bow.  Ran about 100 yards before he piled up.  Right after I hit him and before I could get down, I had another one come in to check out the area.  I was stuck in the tree for almost an hour waiting for the second one to leave.  Had great blood trail all the way to the end.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

Crabbyd

this old guy showed up later that evening.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

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double E

Quote from: Crabbyd on November 27, 2017, 07:54:49 AM
Got this guy on Friday evening just before dusk.  Had 2 little guys in front of me at 20 yards until he showed up.  He decided to chase them but made the mistake to stop in front of me right before I decided to punch him with the bow.  Ran about 100 yards before he piled up.  Right after I hit him and before I could get down, I had another one come in to check out the area.  I was stuck in the tree for almost an hour waiting for the second one to leave.  Had great blood trail all the way to the end.
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ChrisS

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MCC CRAB

Nice looking deer Crabbyd

lefty87

I seeing that the bucks still have their necks all swole up.

indoe

Nice job to you and your wife this year crabbyd! I will be taking down a few does now. I have lready taken 2 this year and plan on taking 2 or 3 more.
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Crabbyd

Quote from: indoe on November 30, 2017, 10:43:09 PM
Nice job to you and your wife this year crabbyd! I will be taking down a few does now. I have lready taken 2 this year and plan on taking 2 or 3 more.

Thanks.  We are at 6 ( 2- bucks and 4 doe) total so far for the year.  I have 2 buck that have already lost 1/2 their racks.  One is a spike the other was a real nice 8pt.  A little early to be loosing antlers so I'm guessing fighting.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

capt. ron

Maybe from fighting????
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Crabbyd

Quote from: capt. ron on December 04, 2017, 02:54:56 PM
Maybe from fighting????

fighting or stress.  I am waiting to see if he shows again.  I now have picks of one that looks like a nice buck but no antlers at all who just showed up a last night.  Thinking maybe the other side is gone now.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, a crab in one hand, a beer in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW--What a Ride!"

ChrisS

I think its a little early for bucks to be losing their antlers. I'm guessing fighting as well, you can still see some antler left on that one buck. Definitely broke off, not lost
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capt. ron

Deer here won't start dropping theirs till mid February.   I'm going to try to hunt an area that I've hunted many years ago.  Either sex is open till December 31st.  Its a    5 1/2 hour drive from the house but it might pay off.  Another area doesn't open till Dec. 30th and that rut starts around the first full moon in January.

Since we lost the public state land where my camp was I'm not to excited about deer hunting anymore. 
laissez les bon temps rouler
let the good times roll

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