Boonerville’s 2019-2020 Semi Live Hunting Thread

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  1. boonerville

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    Next one is in a big double cottonwood in the middle of a hayfield. Great gun stand. Cam cover the entire field with a muzzleloader. Also gonna be a great decoy spot with a bow as its surrounded by bedding on 3 sides.
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    Then put a blind on the edge of a makeshift food plot in the hayfield. Frost seeded clover into the existing hay, and it has done surprisingly well. You can see where the clover was planted from 200 yds away.
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    Then put up a stand on opposite side of frost seeded clover for different wind
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    Got a blind put up on top of a ridge looking over 3 different bottoms.
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    My phone battery died and I didn’t get pics of the last 2 stands.

    One is on the north side of a ditch crossing where deer come out of a big cedar thicket and into an open oak flat.

    The last one is on an outside corner of a sunflower field with 1/4 acre of clover right around the tree. Probably best spot on the whole farm.


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    Been out of town for a bit...but I have been pretty busy

    Checked more cams and found back a 4 year old 8 point that I passed many times last year as a 3 year old. He has added probably 25” since last year
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    Also pretty excited to see another familiar face. This buck is 4. I passed him a half dozen times last year as a 155” 3 year old. He has blown up into a mid 170s deer now.
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    Also have a couple other good looking young bucks. Should be studs in the future
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    This 8 point is 3 yrs old and lives behind my house. I have one of his sheds from last year
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    This guy is an urban deer, and is hopefully in big trouble in about 9 days. I have a good buddy with an urban buck tag and Im gonna try to film him kill this deer.
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    Spent a few days out west. Was able to get some awesome pictures and video of the biggest bull elk I’ve ever seen, and may ever see. 415”+
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    PG-13 shed his velvet 8/25.
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    2020 is starting to become a bit more regular and has been hitting the beans in daylight
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    Pretty good looking young deer just showed up. Not sure I recognize him, but hes a future stud
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    Started somewhat of a new venture. I was offered permission on 24 properties that are all within the city limits of a town that has an urban bowhunting program. Its a big town (city) that is pretty sprawling and the properties are scattered all over it. Granted, most are 1-3 acres in size, although a couple are pretty decent sized. It will be does only for me this year, as you have to shoot a certain number of does to qualify for a buck tag the following year. But I'm just going to enjoy learning to hunt these suburban deer. I put out a ton of cameras already and have some STUDS on camera in the city. The good part is the season opens 9/14, so I will be in a tree this weekend! I hope to shoot quite few does here early and later in December during the regular shotgun season (you can bow hunt in the urban area during shotgun season).
     
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    This is a creek bottom that runs between a bunch of houses and and some industrial buildings. Looks exactly like an awesome creek funnel you would find elsewhere in Iowa, it just happens to be surrounded by houses. Deer sign literally everywhere. Jumped several deer immediately on stepping into the woods.
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    Also found several HUGE buck beds literally 25 yards from a back yard of one property.
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    This weekend I mowed clover for the last time. On this plot I added a mock scrape and set up a cell cam to watch it
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    Moved a bunch of cams off mineral and onto plots and scrapes.

    Got some cool pics of the 2 year old double beam buck and a lopsided 4 year old
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    Spent a lot of the weekend doing cereal grain plots. I mixed cereal Rye and oats. I overseeded some brassica plots that aren’t doing so great, and also seeded a bunch into standing beans. Also did mix in some radishes as well into one 2 acre plot of standing beans.
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    Got some pretty cool pictures on a fence jump camera
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