Bucks Killed From 10/5 to 10/20

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  1. Justin

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    As a follow up to the thread about the October Lull I'd like to gather some intel on the bucks we as a group have killed from 10/5 to 10/20. I'd like to keep this to deer 3 years old or above. So if you've killed during this time period please post up! When we get to the end I'll try to analyze all of the data and generate some sort of report on trends.

    Here's the info I'll need:
    • Date of harvest
    • Location of harvest (please list state and nearest large city)
    • Time of harvest (morning or evening)
    • Location of stand - please list one of the following: bedding area, food source, transition area (in between bed and food)
    • Any special notes or info you want to tell about the hunt - what you think the deer was doing when you killed him.
    I'll begin

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    • Date of harvest: 10/19/2006
    • Location of harvest: Huntley, IL
    • Time of harvest: Morning
    • Location of stand: Bedding
    • Buck was shot 1/2 our after light as he was making his way back to bed. He came out of a bean field into a small thicket where he was bedding less than 200 yards from a guy standing on his deck in a robe drinking his morning coffee.
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    • Date of harvest: 10/18/2015
    • Location of harvest: Stockton, IL
    • Time of harvest: Morning
    • Location of stand - Transition area
    • I was very close to a bedding area that he was making his way back to, but not directly in it. He was shot about 2 or 2.5 hours after sunrise.
     
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  2. Jeepwillys

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    Don't have an awesome photo.
    -10/19/2012
    -Pellyton, Kentucky
    -2:15
    -Transition area
    -High pressure system after dry front. Blue bird skies.
    - just climbed in for an afternoon hunt and was lulling in the sun through the cedars.
    Heard footsteps. Sounding like a man walking through the woods. Passed up a bedding area and Came in right under my stand before I saw it. Small 8 pt, but very old, hardly had any teeth left.
    I know I know, pics or it didn't happen.
     
  3. buckeye

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    As you know this info was posted in the other thread. I added the details you were asking for and omitted the other info. The third one falls one day out of your time frame though.

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    • Date of harvest- October 16th 2003
    • Location of harvest Newton Falls, Ohio
    • Time of harvest 930 AM
    • Location of stand - Setup on the transition line of bedding mature woods. Buck was eating acorns. (The buck on the right side of the photo, the other was my Step Dads.)
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    • Date of harvest October 17th 2009
    • Location of harvest Newton Falls, Ohio
    • Time of harvest 545 PM
    • Location of stand - Setup just off of bedding. Between the bed and food sources of acorns and a standing corn field. Buck was enroute to the acorns.
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    • Date of harvest October 21st, 2011
    • Location of harvest Carrollton, Ohio
    • Time of harvest 5 PM
    • Location of stand - I was setup about 70 yards from his bed. I was between his bed and the only oak trees in the area. There were also a few scrapes present on the bench I was on. He was looking for acorns.
     
  4. Marauder

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    I think this is a fascinating topic. Unfortunately I fall in the category of not killing a buck in October. :sad:
     
  5. Justin

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    If we can gather up enough helpful information we may be able to change that. :tu:
     
  6. Cooter/MN

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    I can't remember any notable bucks that I've killed during that time period? I did kill my largest ever bow buck on 10/4 though. :)
     
  7. Marauder

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    My Vacation starts on October 20. :tu:
     
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    Yeah that whole morning hunt thing is going to be a problem, I don't do morning hunts.
     
  9. Justin

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    Go ahead and toss it in here. We may take a look at early October bucks separately. Although I feel weather certainly dictates their patterns as well, they're often still on a pretty regular bed to food pattern for the first few days of the season before they figure out a bunch of guys with pointy sticks are trying to kill them.
     
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    I killed a nice one a couple years back in mid October, but I am not smart enough to find the thread or I would post the link. :tu:
     
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    • Date of harvest 10/05/2008
    • Location of harvest Clark County WI
    • Time of harvest evening
    • Location of stand -Clover and Oat Food Plot
    • It rained all day and stopped about 4 p.m. He came in an hour later.

    NO PICTURE
    • 10/11/13
    • Galena IL
    • Evening
    • Travel corridor close to a corn field
    • It was windy and warm.

    NO KILL BUT SHOT
    • 10/18/15
    • Stockton IL
    • Evening
    • Corn Field Edge
    • High pressure was settling in and the neighbor was cutting his corn.
     
  12. Justin

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    We don't need the link, just the pertinent info.
     
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    Date- 10/19
    Location- Durand Wi
    Time of Harvest- 8AM
    Stand Location- Bedding area, we knew there were deer bedding in there and had stand set up close and he happened to be cruising by heading towards acorns and beans!


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    Date of harvest: October 18th, 2014
    Location of harvest: Wausau WI
    Time of harvest: Evening
    Location of stand: Transition area (Between bed and food)
     
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    Date of harvest 10/13/2015
    Location of harvest grundy county illinois
    Time of harvest mid day 12:10 in the afternoon
    Location of stand -bedding area was hunting along a big scrape and rub line
    I was in a giant lone tree in the middle of a old farm field thsts now crp. there's small little trees starting to grow that are all torn up so I decided to hang and sit in that lone tree and low and behold he comes out after I rattled. He presented me with a 16 yard shot. The deer seem to gravitate to or near that lone big tree in that crp for some reason . The dnr mowed walking paths for hunters and that's were the trees are growing up from around that lone tree. The deer love using the paths the dnr cut out here
     

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    - 10/4/1996 (last quarter moon phase)
    - Detroit Lakes, MN
    - Around 7:00 PM from what I remember
    - Field edge of alfalfa
    - I had seen this buck from a distance through binochs during the summer months feeding at the same field I ended up killing him. He always had another 8 pointer with him that was probably around 130". I passed on an opportunity at the 8 before getting a shot at the 10.

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    Oct 18, 2012 I believe
    Cayuga County, NY
    9am ish
    came in to a grunt and screwing around w/ one of those doe Mah-ma calls.. never thought it would work.
    Was hunting a corner pocket thicket below a ridge abutting a green field. Buck busted out of the thick cover on the ridge and came running right to the thicket in front of me. Shot at 20 yards.
     
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    •Date of harvest...10/20/2014
    •Location of harvest...Rochester, IN
    •Time of harvest...7:00PM
    •Location of stand ...Food source. I was in a tripod at the point of a thin peninsula of woods jutting out into a fresh cut corn field.
    •Any special notes or info you want to tell about the hunt - The deer was still on a normal feeding pattern. I saw over 40 deer that evening. He came out right at dark, and I was able to decoy him in after getting his attention with a few aggressive grunts and a couple snort wheezes. The biggest factor was the property did not have any hunting pressure. The odd thing is that particular day had everything wrong for good deer movement. it was 10 degrees above normal, barometer was 29.8, SW wind. But the deer were everywhere that night. I was hunting the tripod as an observation stand...didn't plan on seeing much.
     
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    With the act of taking my mediocre thread and making it this awesome thread, my love for Justin just grew exponentially. :dan: I will have to check all my tags at home to see if I've killed anything in that range. I know I killed a buck on October 25th which is out of the range we're looking for but I can't remember the others.
     

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