Discussion in 'Northeast' started by 802bowlife, Aug 6, 2017.
So how many deer are left in VT. Is it 6 or 8?
something like that
If you have seen anything from the start of this thread it was about following and pursuing an 8pt buck that I deemed "Biggie Smalls" after I first encountered him in early July of 2017. All summer he made himself fairly visible in the travel corridor I had cameras set on, but come bow season I wasn't able to lay eyes on him and my camera only caught him twice the whole month, also a week of my vacation not happening because of work complications didn't help that cause. The last I had of him was the middle of rifle season, where I have a quick a video of him leaving the property one rainy night around midnight, want to say it was Nov 17. I went into this season praying that I would be able to catch back up to him this season to continue our story together on this small farm and ridge in the green mountains.
Well, after some late season scouting and finding what I feel is his bedding area and even more home corridor, an area I didn't get into last season when pursuing him. A spot not a few hundred yards from where I had him all year last year. I set a camera out just to see what I was getting for buck action there, knowing it would most likely be a buck I get there over a doe, I just had that feeling with him. After my first card pull the 3rd photo I captured, was in fact a buck, that was standing a mere 12in from the camera. I could be way off and this couldn't be my boy "Biggie" but those early brows remind me a lot of his last year and this is exactly the type of photo I was expecting with him. Also, "Biggie" had a small white line on his nose like his buck does now, this one is longer looking though, time will tell. So, all I can do is hope this buck sticks around and I can follow his growth and in fact see if this is a story I can continue with this buck. Crossing my fingers til next card pull!
Also, have 3 different 200lb+ range bear on the hill as well showing themselves, one being a big sow with one of her cubs from last year.
Sept 1 can't come soon enough to start chasing them around again!
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