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    Thanks! It was a great day in the woods I can't wait to get back out there!

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    Looking to try my luck in MA next fall. Any recommendations of which zones/regions have good chances for a rut hunt in 2017?
    Any help much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rangerdan View Post
    Looking to try my luck in MA next fall. Any recommendations of which zones/regions have good chances for a rut hunt in 2017?
    Any help much appreciated.
    Seems like a ton of nice bucks were taken in zone 11... as compared to most other zones.. with zone 10 close behind from my observations. Some nice bucks taken out here in Western MA / Berkshire County as well... but not like the Eastern part of the state
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    I am in zone 11 and its true alot of great bucks were dropped out here this year seemed like every day I saw another online. But I would ask you what you're looking for and how much time you have to scout and be down here in zone 11 its alot of small tracts of woods and alot of off limits conservation land so finding the right spot can be tricky. I have been in a large piece of woods and seen nothing and then walk through the small area across the street and have tracks everywhere... not to mention the competition with the smaller woods i find it harder to keep other people from setting up nearby.

    But it obviously can be done. The results were massive this year and I had a couple great encounters this year. Just a matter of how much scouting time and how often you'll be able to hunt it. I hope you can get down here and check it out! It really is a under appreciated area everyone wants to head north or west but we have some great bucks out here in the suburbs!

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    how did everyone make out in MA this year? My 12 year old daughter shot her first buck on the Oct 1 youth hunt w/ the muzzleloader. I shot a big 8 that dressed 202lb Oct 21 w/ the bow. I didn't see much until 12/26 late season where I shot a nice mature 9pt w/ the smokepole.
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    Sounds like a great season! I know its a bowhunting site but I'd still love to hear the story/see the pictures of your late season 9pt!
    I had a pretty good season too for the time I had. I wasn't able to get out nearly as much as I wanted. Being in paramedic School and working full time took away most of my time to hunt but I was still able to connect on my big 130 lb dressed doe I posted on here and fill my freezer. I didn't shoot a buck but I did have a few good encounters with a big ten and a decent 8 that I couldn't get shots on but all in all I consider the season a win for being my second season out there. I'm counting down the days to next October already

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    This was my late season muzzleloader kill.
    Went up w/ my 10 year old daughter... 12/26.
    Freezing rain... everything was frozen.... could hear us walking a mile away. We went up to the ridge behind my house and saw the neighbor walking their dogs, so we went way up towards a power line. Thought maybe we'd catch the deer crossing over last light.
    We made it an hour before she was cold and couldn't sit still. She asked if we could move down to where we originally wanted to sit. I said, sure... at this point why not.
    We walk down to the original spot making a TON of noise and get situated... for the last 15 min of shooting light. I was just enjoying her company. Then we heard something walking down the gully behind us... we turned and got set up and out he came... shot him at about 40 yards. he made it about 20.
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    This was my late season muzzleloader kill.
    Went up w/ my 10 year old daughter... 12/26.
    Freezing rain... everything was frozen.... could hear us walking a mile away. We went up to the ridge behind my house and saw the neighbor walking their dogs, so we went way up towards a power line. Thought maybe we'd catch the deer crossing over last light.
    We made it an hour before she was cold and couldn't sit still. She asked if we could move down to where we originally wanted to sit. I said, sure... at this point why not.
    We walk down to the original spot making a TON of noise and get situated... for the last 15 min of shooting light. I was just enjoying her company. Then we heard something walking down the gully behind us... we turned and got set up and out he came... shot him at about 40 yards. he made it about 20.
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    Very cool. That's great that you're getting her out there those memories will last forever! Great buck too just goes to show how it really can happen any time even when you least expect it

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    Anybody gotten any pictures of bucks missing headgear? I feel like it's still early for mass but I've seen so many pics online I kinda want to start looking

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    I actually saw a rack buck chasing a doe by my house the other day.. very strange.. he was right on her and pushed her across the road. He still had his rack!
    I know guys are finding sheds though.
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    Pioneer Valley, hunt zone 5, Team Hunting Western Mass. Right now we are pushing the Mass Sunday Hunting Initiative. Please sign it. Thanks!

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    My kids and grandkids live in Taunton, I think thats zone 11. My sons a Firefighter in Norton. Any tips for that area?

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