***Official Live From the Stand Thread 2021

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  1. cls74

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    My guess is the farmer loses a lot of crops every year to a dense deer herd and wants as many deer killed as possible. Coyotes in a pack can take down an adult deer if need be, but fawns are the more likely prey.
     
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    Mod-it Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Farmers are generally coyote friendly because they eat so many mice/voles. I read somewhere that coyote's that live close to farmland have something like an 80% diet of rodents, it is far and away their primary food source.
    There are several farmers close by where I live that offer up some of their land to public hunting for Idaho F&G's "Access Yes!" program. 98% of the farmland properties are tagged with the message, "No shooting anything that may eat a mouse or vole!".
     
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    The crop farmers hate the deer. They lose a lot of money every year to the huge deer population.

    Anything that kills deer is welcome there.

    Now I’d imagine cattle farmers there have a different outlook, but the farmer whose land I hunt doesn’t want the coyotes shot. He wants them to take out all the deer they can.
     
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    Nailed it. Didn’t see your reply until mine popped up.
     
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    I’m home now and about to start processing deer.

    if I get pressed for time I may freeze some of it and process it later. I’ve done that before.
     
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    68 degrees on Dec 16. Household chores it is.
     
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    Gotcha. Makes sense.
     
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    Checked and moved some cameras today. 1 of them got one of my pulling out the buck the other day. Moved my setup close to a bedding area. Heard a deer get up and move away. Didn't spook them to much so going to sneak back in this afternoon to try and do a bump and dump. Rode my back back about a mile or so from where I just setup and came across an old climber that looks to be abandoned. 20211216_125705.jpeg 20211216_111257.jpeg

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    So, the wife and I were very industrious today. We started processing the three deer I brought home today at about 11:00 am, took a lunch break at about 12:15 and we finished at 6:00 pm.

    I'm working hard on my annual production of "Bambi on Ice". It's not quite ready for viewing, but it's coming along nicely.

    I did make a mistake. I let my boning knife slip and it hit my left middle finger. Look at the wrinkles on the knuckle just above your fingernail on your left middle finger. Yeah, I don't have those any more. Well, they're still there for now, but they're just attached by a flap of skin. It's just a little boo-boo.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to head back to Kentucky tomorrow even though it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow and most of the day Saturday. If I know the weather the rain will probably end Saturday morning and I'll be sitting here or on my way there wishing I were there already. I'm not going to let that happen. I'll just take my copy of Lonesome Dove on DVD and if it rains I'll watch movies and drink beer. I might even eat a bite here and there. :beer:
     
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    pastorjim08 Legendary Woodsman

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    How far do you live from your spot in KY?

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  12. LittleChief

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    Right at 2 1/2 hours Jim. It's a relatively short drive.
     
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    The mama doe that busted me last sunday and her fawn were all i saw tonight. Got in later than expected and kept bumping the same 2 deer the whole way in. Tomorrow morning these NW winds switch East. Ill have to go in early cause i dont have a setup for that.
     
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    Annnndddd, I'll be at work tomorrow as well. They need to get parts out the door and I'm the only one who has the experience with them.

    I do have the next 2 weekends off regardless as my work is locking up for the holiday weekends.
     
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    75 here yesterday, 16 Saturday night.


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    36 and the winds finally dropped. I stuck my head out the door this morning to a bad north wind, not the west predicted. Would have blown my scent ahead of me. No sense I going out in that.
     
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    The one day I can hunt and there’s an east wind. Grrrr


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    Well if i can find this thing i may have just killed a boone and crockett. Questionable hit and abut to get pounded with rain :bigcry:
     
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    Good luck, get a tracking dog on standby if legal. Rain may wash out the blood trail, shouldn't bother a dog too much.
     
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    After some phone calls im easing out of here not even gonna look for blood. Have a tracker phone number at truck.
     
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