Team 3- Triple Threat

Discussion in '2023 Deer Contest' started by slickbilly-d, Aug 28, 2023.

  1. Lady Forge

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    Years ago I killed this buck whom was 1 of 7 bucks chasing a hot doe. He was metal ear tagged and collared by Southern Illinois University when he was a small button buck at an Army Corp Of Engineers ground. The student whom ear tagged him as part of the study the state was doing gave me the GPS coordinates of where he was trapped and tagged and collared. When I killed him the collar had already fallen off but he still had the ear tag. He was tagged and collared roughly 32 miles from where I killed him, and thats if he traveled a straight line to equal 32 miles... the odds are he didnt travel a straight line so he actually would have traveled farther. Its amazing the things deer do, they never cease to amaze me. And he was only a 2.5 year old buck. deb 2013 ear tag buck.jpg
     
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  2. slickbilly-d

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    Dang! That’s a haul. I knew they’d go a few miles but not 32!
     
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    Cool story and some good information.
     
  4. Lady Forge

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    The university student told me that they actually had one buck in the study that was killed that had travelled a little bit farther than my buck. Who could imagine they go so far.
     
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    It kinda of makes since for them to travel at least some amount of distance to prevent inbreeding but I figured 10 or 15 miles.
     
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    Cameras have been pretty dead lately. I believe the drought, beans turning, and a piss poor acorn year from what I’ve seen has moved them to other areas. My plot isn’t doing very good and I’ll over seed and refertilize if a decent amount of rain holds in the forecast. Opening day, I’ll probably hop up in a tree in the saddle before daylight, hang out for a few hours, then hop down and make a quick run through looking for oaks that are producing.
     
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    So who's all hunting already? Anyone doing any traveling to different states to hunt this year?
     
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    Season opens October 1st in NY. Heading to Missouri November 4-11th.
     
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    Not sure if I’ll get out for the opener right now. Truck needs a new timing chain. That’ll be $4000 and change. I’m expecting my truck to be in the shop for a week


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    That’s a bummer.
     
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    Nothing good will get accomplished this weekend. The neighbors are having a pig roast starting at 2 and tomorrow my wife and I head to Albany for a boat cruise with a band on the boat. Getting it all out of my system before October.
     
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    I smoked 16lbs of pork shoulder and 10ths of wings last weekend. It took about 16 beers/ day to get all the food done. :lol: Monday back to work was a little rough
     
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    That sounds like a great time up till going back to work.
     
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    Well, so far seven deer down for the contest. Seven different teams with points on the board with only 1 buck taken. It seems like this season is much slower than years past or maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    Only thing out of the ordinary I think is littlechief usually has 2 or 3 by now. I thought there are less teams than normal also.
     
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    I’m getting the bow dialled in, kinda want some cooler weather for next week, acorns and chestnuts dropping 24/7 in ky. I may sit out tonight for a bit, does are roaming. I need to motivate myself to post up two more stands.


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    Numbers are slowly rising but the pace is picking up a bit. We are up to 10 deer now but it's 10 different teams. No one running away just yet.
     
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    Spent my spare time washing, rubbing compounding, and waxing the tractor this weekend. Wish I would’ve taken a before pic. Basically it was pink from all the oxidization. Looks like some much needed rain in the forecast starting tomorrow. I’m going to overseed cereal rye and refertilize the food plot today and cross my fingers.
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    Looks brand new.
     
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    I was going to try to straighten this door……hahahaha that was joke. Getting a quote on a new one Thursday. My 2 cars are trapped inside I was thinking of taking the saws all out to get them out. FBF70041-DCB2-40A4-BDBA-39B57C375C22.jpeg
     
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