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Deer trails you dont see everyday
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Rob Nye 12-Feb-21
Bake 12-Feb-21
woodguy65 12-Feb-21
JL 12-Feb-21
Rob Nye 12-Feb-21
Owl 12-Feb-21
Lost Arra 12-Feb-21
kentuckbowhnter 12-Feb-21
TrapperKayak 12-Feb-21
TrapperKayak 12-Feb-21
LKH 12-Feb-21
Rob Nye 13-Feb-21
t-roy 13-Feb-21
Rob Nye 13-Feb-21
Rob Nye 13-Feb-21
Ziek 13-Feb-21
Rob Nye 14-Feb-21
t-roy 14-Feb-21
Rob Nye 14-Feb-21
Candor 17-Feb-21
Tradmike 19-Feb-21
Rob Nye 20-Feb-21
Rob Nye 22-Feb-21
Inshart 23-Feb-21
TrapperKayak 23-Feb-21
Live2Hunt 23-Feb-21
From: Rob Nye
12-Feb-21

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After 3 windyass days in a row in SK you can spot a deer trail on a flat field a mile away. Never saw them elevated before. Wind chill was -45 this morning; critters are tough around here.

From: Bake
12-Feb-21
That's cool. I thought it was an optical illusion

Are those ice fishing houses or something with oil or natural gas?

From: woodguy65
12-Feb-21
Cool pic!

From: JL
12-Feb-21
Those are pretty cool looking whatever they are. Did the loose snow fall into the trail and the wind built the snow up over it?

From: Rob Nye
12-Feb-21
Wind blew the snow away around the trails. A few days ago the trails were through the snow quite deep. Those huts are actually shelters for leafcutter bee hives used to pollinate alfalfa seed crops.

From: Owl
12-Feb-21
That's something completely new... y'all are so cold you're inverted.

From: Lost Arra
12-Feb-21
I'll keep you posted. We are getting SK weather on Sunday and deer are all over my place.

12-Feb-21
I thought those were shooting houses on one of his best spots!

From: TrapperKayak
12-Feb-21
Makes sense. Packed snow, less wind erosion. Notice how they avoid the ice huts..cool pic.. thanks for the glimpse of the Great White North!

From: TrapperKayak
12-Feb-21
Makes sense. Packed snow, less wind erosion. Notice how they avoid the ice huts..cool pic.. thanks for the glimpse of the Great White North! Oh they are bee boxes, missed that first time through..

From: LKH
12-Feb-21
When I lived in Wasilla, AK the wind blew 50+ for days on end. We had built us a layer of hard snow about a foot deep. My boykins could run on top easily. Both were bitches and urinated all over the yard. Then we got one of our blows and when a couple days went by there were little yellow pillars all over what was an almost snow free yard.

Recognized your trails at first glance.

From: Rob Nye
13-Feb-21
Wind chill this morning is -56. When people complain about the cold I tell them “ At least it keeps the riff-raff out.” :)

From: t-roy
13-Feb-21
I think I know where some of your snow went, Rob! It’s only supposed to get to -34 windchill here tonight, though. Didn’t seem to stop some of the riff-raff from getting through, unfortunately;-)

From: Rob Nye
13-Feb-21

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Got up to -25 yday afternnon felt like a heat wave! Forecast looks good though will be near melting in a few days. We are lucky we had such a mild winter overall, deer are looking good even in this cold snap.

From: Rob Nye
13-Feb-21

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From: Ziek
13-Feb-21
I also recognized they were previously packed trails. Another phenomenon that is similar occurs in the desert. After a frost or light snow, tracks that appear fresh can be days old. Undisturbed surfaces allow frost/snow to build while the compacted (foot prints) top layer does not. That is a "cool" picture.

From: Rob Nye
14-Feb-21

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Here’s something else YDSED. Went coyote calling yesterday; a great grey owl attacked the speaker on my Foxpro. Could see him coming for about a hundred yards, it never slowed down and talons hitting plastic at 20 below was pretty loud. He pecked it a few times and then sat on it for awhile, long enough to get my phone out for a pic.

From: t-roy
14-Feb-21
Pretty cool, Rob! I’ve been dive bombed a time or two, by raptors as well. Did you have a visual attractor on your Foxpro, or did the owl key in on just the sound?

From: Rob Nye
14-Feb-21

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Just the sound. This powerline is a great place for calling.

From: Candor
17-Feb-21
Sheeeeitttt...as long as they have interstates ending in an odd number...I'll keep my riff-raff ass in the south.

God bless you guys enduring that.

From: Tradmike
19-Feb-21
Hey Rob, did u have any local bowhunters this fall? How did they do on deer?

From: Rob Nye
20-Feb-21
Had one clent from MB ( a regular last 6 seasons) and one client from Alberta (new guy). Both saw a lot iof bucks and killed 140’s. Both are archers and are re-booked for next October.

From: Rob Nye
22-Feb-21

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Bingo!

From: Inshart
23-Feb-21
That looks like it might be a great spot for using a drone - shed hunting??

From: TrapperKayak
23-Feb-21
That's cheating inshart.. ;)

From: Live2Hunt
23-Feb-21
Damn, no wonder I have had such bad deer sightings during my hunst. Those things turned into moles!!!!!

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