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Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
hitmanatgym 27-Jun-17
AJ 27-Jun-17
MQQSE 27-Jun-17
DoorKnob 27-Jun-17
MQQSE 27-Jun-17
MQQSE 27-Jun-17
drycreek 27-Jun-17
Irishman 28-Jun-17
Irishman 28-Jun-17
Irishman 28-Jun-17
hitmanonmac 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
Cheesehead Mike 29-Jun-17
No Mercy 29-Jun-17
Ridge Rock 29-Jun-17
Ridge Rock 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
hitmanatgym 29-Jun-17
hitmanatgym 29-Jun-17
DE Bow Hunter 29-Jun-17
No Mercy 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
ACB 29-Jun-17
No Mercy 30-Jun-17
hitmanonmac 02-Jul-17
BullBuster 02-Jul-17
t-roy 02-Jul-17
Irishman 02-Jul-17
t-roy 02-Jul-17
Prairie Dog 02-Jul-17
Buyse 02-Jul-17
hitmanonmac 02-Jul-17
Irishman 03-Jul-17
t-roy 03-Jul-17
Brotsky 03-Jul-17
Irishman 03-Jul-17
BullBuster 03-Jul-17
t-roy 03-Jul-17
BullBuster 03-Jul-17
APauls 04-Jul-17
05-Jul-17
elk yinzer 05-Jul-17
elk yinzer 05-Jul-17
hitmanatgym 05-Jul-17
t-roy 07-Jul-17
MQQSE 10-Jul-17
MQQSE 10-Jul-17
Chetmanly 10-Jul-17
Bake 10-Jul-17
Scoot 10-Jul-17
hitmanonmac 10-Jul-17
Brotsky 10-Jul-17
Cheesehead Mike 11-Jul-17
hitmanatgym 11-Jul-17
Lone Wolf 12-Jul-17
Cheesehead Mike 12-Jul-17
Stryker 12-Jul-17
Stryker 12-Jul-17
hitmanatgym 13-Jul-17
'Ike' (Phone) 13-Jul-17
Cheesehead Mike 13-Jul-17
drycreek 13-Jul-17
Charlie Rehor 13-Jul-17
Kdog 14-Jul-17
Kdog 14-Jul-17
Kdog 14-Jul-17
Fisher 16-Jul-17
Stressless 16-Jul-17
Irishman 16-Jul-17
Irishman 16-Jul-17
Irishman 16-Jul-17
t-roy 17-Jul-17
Osceola 17-Jul-17
Osceola 17-Jul-17
Osceola 17-Jul-17
Osceola 17-Jul-17
From: hitmanatgym
27-Jun-17
Do any of you have trail cameras out yet? Let's see some photos!

From: AJ
27-Jun-17

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The Birds
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The Birds
For the Birds :-)

From: MQQSE
27-Jun-17

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From: DoorKnob
27-Jun-17
fowl photo

From: MQQSE
27-Jun-17

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From: MQQSE
27-Jun-17

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From: drycreek
27-Jun-17

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Buddies for now....
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Buddies for now....
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Matter of fact....

From: Irishman
28-Jun-17

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From: Irishman
28-Jun-17

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From: Irishman
28-Jun-17

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From: hitmanonmac
29-Jun-17

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We just collected our cards last week. We only have 4 cameras out so far. This is the best we have yet. Hoping it gets better ....

29-Jun-17

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From last year

29-Jun-17

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Another from last year...

29-Jun-17

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This year...

29-Jun-17

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This one is kind of unique...

29-Jun-17

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29-Jun-17

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Who said they don't use scrapes year-round?

29-Jun-17

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More spring scrape action...

From: No Mercy
29-Jun-17

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Fresh one from last night

From: Ridge Rock
29-Jun-17

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From: Ridge Rock
29-Jun-17

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From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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From: hitmanatgym
29-Jun-17
ACB.... UMMMM, you might want to find a different location to hunt! With the predators you have roaming, there might not be many deer...

From: hitmanatgym
29-Jun-17
No Mercy, That one looks like he will be a fine specimen! Good luck this fall!

Hitman

29-Jun-17

DE Bow Hunter's embedded Photo
DE Bow Hunter's embedded Photo

From: No Mercy
29-Jun-17

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No Mercy's embedded Photo
ND Cock

From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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We had a freak tornado go though our little valley in late November of last year. It was about 1/2 mile wide and cut up the mt on a angle . The damage is to left just out of photo there is a rock bar at about 1 o'clock running down mt . The tornado damage created a pinch point on mt that funneled game down to less than 100 yards from 1/2 mile on each side . I found it the first week of December after tornado and put this camera up and 2 more . Started getting pic of this guy every day on one of the cameras . Kill him about 10 seconds from when this pic was taken . From mid march till mid may I got pic every day of coyotes or bobcats or deer or all three . Little hard to get too but I will drag a stand up there this summer . I killed that buck off the ground .

From: ACB
29-Jun-17

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Hear is bobcat willie and his girlfriend.

From: No Mercy
30-Jun-17

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Should be a good one

From: hitmanonmac
02-Jul-17

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This guy may not score much, but he is at the top of my to kill list this season!! We call him the mega 7! We have lots of photos of him and video as well. He is a bully and ran off all other mature bucks in our river bottom area!

Who is at the top of your "Hit list"?

From: BullBuster
02-Jul-17

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ultimate mug shot

From: t-roy
02-Jul-17

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Slingshot from last year. Hoping he shows up in front of my cameras again this year. I let him walk last November at 20yds. Planning on putting my cams out this week.

From: Irishman
02-Jul-17
T-Roy, I'm curious, why did you let him walk?

From: t-roy
02-Jul-17
Irish, I'm almost positive that he was only 3 1/2 at most. He has the potential to blow up into a giant this year. I saw him shortly after all of our seasons closed, so I'm very hopeful he's still around. Toughest deer I've ever let walk, but you can't shoot a 190" if you shoot em when they're a 160".

02-Jul-17

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From: Buyse
02-Jul-17
T-roy, that takes some patience! Good on you! And prairie dog, that can't be from Kansas!?!

From: hitmanonmac
02-Jul-17
wow T-roy!! Keep us posted on how your season goes!

From: Irishman
03-Jul-17
T-Roy, I understand. However, where I hunt at, if you pass on a 160 buck, most likely someone else will shoot him that same day. Different circumstances I guess.

From: t-roy
03-Jul-17
Irish.....I do have a decent amount of private land that I own, but there are a bunch of guys that hunt the boundaries to my property, on adjacent land, so there is a good chance that the deer that live on, or frequent my place will, at some point will leave my place, at least temporarily and be vulnerable to other guys getting a crack at him or other potential shooter bucks. But I know that if I shoot him, he has no chance of turning into a giant, so I try my best to let the ones with potential walk, and take my chances. Every year, a few of them get killed, but a few seem to make it through as well.

From: Brotsky
03-Jul-17
+1 t-roy, if you shoot a 160 there is a zero percent chance he makes 180:) If you let him go there is always a chance! That said, I'm shooting the 160 because that is big enough for this mere mortal! Ha!

From: Irishman
03-Jul-17
T-roy, I hope you don't think I was being critical. I pass on elk every year. Logic being that I will never kill a big one if I fill my tag on a little one. I wouldn't pass on your deer though, because I haven't killed one that big.

From: BullBuster
03-Jul-17
t-roy, good for you in passing but based on that one picture, I don't think he is only in the 160s.

From: t-roy
03-Jul-17

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No offense taken at all Irish! I think it's all relative. I have killed a half dozen elk, 2 over 300", but I'm pretty certain that if I had gotten the opportunity to shoot a much smaller bull before I got the chance at either of those two 300" bulls, my tags would have been punched and attached to a lesser animal.

I'm very fortunate be be able to have the hunting ground that I do, and have taken some pretty good bucks over the years, so, personally, I can be selective on the animal I choose to try and kill. Also, I get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction in knowing that I had at least a small part in getting that animal to possibly his full potential.

BBuster... here's a different angle pic of him. He lacks mass and he's only about 15" inside but IMO, he has huge upside potential!

From: BullBuster
03-Jul-17
yep. looks a bit smaller from that angle. and does look young. good job

From: APauls
04-Jul-17
That's awesome t-roy, the way most of us think, it's "If you don't loose an arrow at a 160 you'll never get to shoot a 160! lol

04-Jul-17
Impressive t-roy. Hope you get him this year. Keep us posted.

From:
05-Jul-17

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Just returned from my north bear camp and threw out a cam near my house. Got pics of this healthy looking buck a few hours later. Look for Saskatchewan to produce monster bucks this year after 2 easy winters and plenty of moisture producing great feed for deer.

From: elk yinzer
05-Jul-17

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Has a split brow you can see from another angle. Based on last year's sign I think I have a pretty good idea where this one lives actually.
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Has a split brow you can see from another angle. Based on last year's sign I think I have a pretty good idea where this one lives actually.
A few I am hoping to run into so far. Funny to see the relativity of size, I'm happy with 100" deer on the public mountain land I hunt. 130" is a monster.

From: elk yinzer
05-Jul-17

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And bear time...this one looks like he was trouble in a past life.
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And bear time...this one looks like he was trouble in a past life.
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just taking a piss..
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just taking a piss..

From: hitmanatgym
05-Jul-17

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Finally got a decent one on film. We have photo's of this buck for the last 3 seasons. We nick named him Blair Walsh. If you are a Vikings fan, you know why.

From: t-roy
07-Jul-17
What's the reason Joe? Wide left? He disappears late in the season?

I'm a Packers fan BTW;-)

From: MQQSE
10-Jul-17

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From: MQQSE
10-Jul-17

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From: Chetmanly
10-Jul-17

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From: Bake
10-Jul-17
You guys are getting me stoked! I'm going to put out about 20 cams tomorrow.

My family and I took a big drive last night and glassed up a VERY good buck for our area on a farm I just got permission to hunt. Getting me excited. I can't believe it's just 2 months away. . .

From: Scoot
10-Jul-17
T-roy, of course you passed on that little thing... who wouldn't have passed on a little nubber like that??? OK, I couldn't have passed... However, it sure looks like you're right and he's young. I hope he balloons up to be a monster this year and stands broadside for you at chipshot range!

From: hitmanonmac
10-Jul-17
T-Roy, Because even Blair Walsh could make a field goal through his frame!! LOL

From: Brotsky
10-Jul-17
"T-Roy, Because even Blair Walsh could make a field goal through his frame!! LOL"

He's a nice buck but let's be realistic. Ha! Go Pack Go!

11-Jul-17

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Here's a good one, me and a "brown" bear in the same photo!

From: hitmanatgym
11-Jul-17
Brotsky,

Actually, not sure if Walsh could make it through 50 yards wide.... So happy he is gone! Purple Pride!!

From: Lone Wolf
12-Jul-17

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Ohio

12-Jul-17

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Gotta love it!!!! ;^)

From: Stryker
12-Jul-17

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2 days ago in Wyoming

From: Stryker
12-Jul-17
Should have said pulled card 2 days ago

From: hitmanatgym
13-Jul-17
Cheesehead!!! I do love it! We live close to MN WI line. With a mix of Packer and Vikings fans in our neighborhood we have a very fun football season with all kinds of crazy bets! Football wouldn't be fun without a rival!

Purple Pride

13-Jul-17

'Ike' (Phone)'s embedded Photo
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Running 'me all year long, got this one the other day though...

13-Jul-17
hitman,

I live in WI not far from the border and work in MN so I'm very familiar with the rivalry. I was born in Mpls and lived my first 11 years there and lived through the Viking Super Bowl losses. Converted to a Packer fan many years ago and it's a lot easier than being a Viking fan and I can relate to the "pain" of being a Viking fan... ;^)

From: drycreek
13-Jul-17
" Can't shoot a 190" if you shoot 'em at 160" "

That's what I always say t-roy, but I change the numbers a little. :-)

13-Jul-17
Bwady! Go Pat's! Greatest Super Bowl EVER!

From: Kdog
14-Jul-17

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Here are a few from this spring, this is my favorite camera to check.

From: Kdog
14-Jul-17

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14-Jul-17

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From: Fisher
16-Jul-17
Nice photos!

I am interested in getting a couple new cameras. Last fall mine were stolen right here at home. What brands and models do you like? What do you dislike and why? What do you think of regular flash, infrared, and black flash?

I have had the best photos from old original large Cuddeback 3-4mp digital cameras with real flash. Not sure what they have been spooking. I have also used Moultrie M-80 infared which took good daytime pictures along with decent black and white nighttime pictures. In a pinch, I bought a couple Wild Game Innovations cameras at Walmart. They have slow trigger speed so animals are off to the side, daytime picture quality is fair, and the nighttime infared photos look like X-ray images. They were cheap, so great if they are stolen, but lousy picture quality.

Maybe new future cameras could include a password protection that prevents the camera from being used, or even a self-destruct feature!

From: Stressless
16-Jul-17

Stressless's DeerBuilder embedded Photo
Stressless's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

Standing in the large nursery crop of super cereal rye and oats... great clover underneath.

From: Irishman
16-Jul-17
Fisher, as far as camera's go, I like the little light ones, like the small bushnells. Easy to pack up a hill or for miles, and I've had good luck with them. I had a couple of those Moulrie M-80's and liked them too (have a pretty good video of a big bull bugling as it walked past the camera in the middle of the night (good sound), and a grizzly standing on hind legs). I like my little Primos Truth cam, and the Cabela's camera I have. I bought a little stealth cam that was nothing but trouble, don't know when it will work or not. I never spend much on them, as my son bought a Leaf River camera that cost $350 that was a nightmare to operate, heavy, and now doesn't work at all. I've only ever had one stolen, but lots of issues with bears breaking them or attempting to.

From: Irishman
16-Jul-17

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Drove 60 miles and hiked part way up a mountain on Friday, and was sure I was going to get pictures of bull elk by this waterhole. Instead I had to search before finding my camera on the ground. This is the last photo it took. HA!

From: Irishman
16-Jul-17

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Here's a couple more from a few years back. The second one is the grizzlies paw in the camera. The camera got smashed up a bit, but I can still use it.

From: t-roy
17-Jul-17
Irish....that bear must be like Russell Crowe. He didn't like the paparazzi taking his pics either!

From: Osceola
17-Jul-17

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I don't have pictures of any shooter whitetails yet, but have been getting regular pictures of this group.

From: Osceola
17-Jul-17

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Osceola's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

Same group

From: Osceola
17-Jul-17

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Osceola's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

This mulie may need another year...

From: Osceola
17-Jul-17

Osceola's DeerBuilder embedded Photo
Osceola's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

I like this guy too. He does not run with the herd. Kind of a loner.

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