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I had a cool thing happen to me around Dec. 19. I was driving to my hunting land and I was driving slow because it was sleeting. Just as I was coming into a corner a nice 8 pt buck ran across the road right in front of the truck and entered a field. As I was making the corner I kept watching over my shoulder and I saw him jump the far fence - minus his headgear... I backed up to the field approach and could see both antlers sticking out of the snow about 100 yards out there. When I hustled out to get them I noticed they had each popped off one bound apart, just randomly I guess.
The second part of the story is once I got to the property I picked a stand I on a fence crossing. I wasn't settled in more than 15 minutes when I looked over my shoulder and saw a twin of the shed buck approaching the crossing 20 yards behind me. Wind was perfect and the trail split and went on each side of my stand, I was all ready. He jumped the fence and looked toward the edge of my property where a snowmobile trail runs along the border. He got nervous and skirted me at 30 yards in the brush, as soon as he was out of sight a tractor showed up dragging a trail groomer. This is a very remote area and it was the only time of the year the trail was groomed...
Within an hours time I had unique encounters with identical bucks - one lucky and one unlucky!
I am struggling to get the picture of the sheds posted, the 8 point was about 120 inch class.
Posts: 13 | From: Minnesota | Registered: Dec 2006
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Georgia, I'd check trails leading to and from bedding areas....usually mountain laurel thickets are the only place deer can bed up this time of year, right? So check the thickets and trails leading out.
-------------------- “Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.” - Friedrich Nietzsche Posts: 8859 | From: Buford GA | Registered: Apr 2003
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