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Anyone seeing sny bucks?
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Contributors to this thread:
Babysaph 12-Jun-18
gobbler 13-Jun-18
hoppies56 14-Jun-18
Babysaph 14-Jun-18
hoppies56 14-Jun-18
Babysaph 14-Jun-18
gobbler 14-Jun-18
sportoutfitter 17-Jun-18
Babysaph 18-Jun-18
Rhewy 10-Jul-18
Babysaph 10-Jul-18
hoppies56 11-Jul-18
JayD 11-Jul-18
Babysaph 11-Jul-18
hoppies56 11-Jul-18
Babysaph 11-Jul-18
gobbler 11-Jul-18
Babysaph 11-Jul-18
Jim Casto Jr 13-Jul-18
Babysaph 13-Jul-18
Rhewy 05-Aug-18
Babysaph 05-Aug-18
Babysaph 05-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 15-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 15-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 15-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 15-Aug-18
Babysaph 15-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 15-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 15-Aug-18
gobbler 15-Aug-18
Rutbuster 15-Aug-18
Babysaph 16-Aug-18
Rutbuster 16-Aug-18
camoguy 17-Aug-18
Rutbuster 17-Aug-18
camoguy 17-Aug-18
Bkbowhunter 17-Aug-18
Jim Casto Jr 17-Aug-18
Rutbuster 17-Aug-18
Babysaph 18-Aug-18
hoppies56 18-Aug-18
hoppies56 18-Aug-18
gobbler 18-Aug-18
JayD 21-Aug-18
Babysaph 21-Aug-18
gobbler 21-Aug-18
Rutbuster 21-Aug-18
Babysaph 22-Aug-18
Jim Casto Jr 26-Aug-18
Babysaph 26-Aug-18
Turk 02-Sep-18
pawpaw 04-Sep-18
Fnshtr 04-Sep-18
Fnshtr 04-Sep-18
Fnshtr 04-Sep-18
Fnshtr 04-Sep-18
Babysaph 04-Sep-18
hoppies56 04-Sep-18
Fnshtr 04-Sep-18
Babysaph 05-Sep-18
wvbowbender 05-Sep-18
Bkbowhunter 06-Sep-18
Bkbowhunter 06-Sep-18
gobbler 07-Sep-18
Babysaph 08-Sep-18
JayD 13-Sep-18
Babysaph 13-Sep-18
JayD 13-Sep-18
gobbler 14-Sep-18
Ron Miller 26-Sep-18
Ron Miller 26-Sep-18
Babysaph 26-Sep-18
Rutbuster 27-Sep-18
hoppies56 27-Sep-18
Babysaph 27-Sep-18
hoppies56 27-Sep-18
Babysaph 27-Sep-18
sportoutfitter 21-Oct-18
JayD 21-Oct-18
Babysaph 21-Oct-18
sportoutfitter 21-Oct-18
WVBOWHUNTER 24-Oct-18
Babysaph 24-Oct-18
hookman 09-Nov-18
Babysaph 10-Nov-18
sportoutfitter 04-Dec-18
woodstick 04-Dec-18
Rutbuster 04-Dec-18
Babysaph 04-Dec-18
From: Babysaph
12-Jun-18
Been seeing some bucks recently. Saw one the other day that already had 6 points.. The farmer dowm the road had his crew kill 3 small ones on crop damage

From: gobbler
13-Jun-18
Jumped one up today, bases looked decent but it ran straight away with head down and I couldn’t tell Much about it. But of course bases usually look good in velvet

From: hoppies56
14-Jun-18
Saw one standing by the road last week , Really cant tell to much about them just yet . Wait till the soy beans get going good the fields will be full here of bucks in mason co .

From: Babysaph
14-Jun-18
The soybeans here are getting chewed off at the ground before the cone up. They are really tearing them up.

From: hoppies56
14-Jun-18
Late July to Late Aug , that is when i see most and biggest bucks in our bean fields, I am sure that some may be coming in at nite, but July and Aug are best months to see them in bean just before dark.

From: Babysaph
14-Jun-18
I agree.

From: gobbler
14-Jun-18
That is best time . Usually still in bachelor groups so u can see a few at the same time

17-Jun-18
Is that southern New York bucks J.R.? :). Just a joke before some on here jump me. I’m about 3 months into a timber job on my property and am surprised how many deer I’m seeing. I thought it would be awhile before they came back. Several does with fawns this past week.

From: Babysaph
18-Jun-18
Southern NY bucks????

From: Rhewy
10-Jul-18

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8 pt
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8 pt
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and 8pt
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and 8pt
2 new ones this week

From: Babysaph
10-Jul-18
Some nice bucks in velvet being killed here on crop damage permits.

From: hoppies56
11-Jul-18
Babysaph , Does the local Natural Resources Officer know this is going on, if not he should. You need to report these people. How nice could a buck be on July 10 ?

From: JayD
11-Jul-18
I agree with you hoppies - report them - there are actually some nice bucks out there right now - my daughters and I drove into Virginia to go to a Topgolf facility yesterday and I saw one of the biggest bucks I ever have seen down around a vineyard there. Velvet and points everywhere! He was already a good 14 to 16 inches high - I could not really tell the width because he never did face us but if I were to guess he was over 16 inches wide - hard to believe he still has over a month of growing. He got to me so much I plan to ride down that way in the next few weeks to see about getting permission to hunt!

From: Babysaph
11-Jul-18
I have reported them. The DNR people don't care. The farmers here just want dead deer. I have said this before but the farmers here don't discriminate. I had one tell me the bucks eat their crops too. LOL. And some guys can't kill a deer unless it is on crop damage. That whole process makes me mad. And I have seen some nice bucks too near my house already.

From: hoppies56
11-Jul-18
Sure there are few bucks that are further along in antler growth than others i have not doubt in that . I have been getting a few pics of one buck that still getting width. I say this if you push the dnr hard enough shooting bucks in velvet with stop , Call dnr district office on them.Get names, Get other hunters to call . If i knew it was happening a lot around here i sure would be calling Charleston DNR Office.

From: Babysaph
11-Jul-18
I might just do that. The squeeky wheel get the oil.

From: gobbler
11-Jul-18
JR, I would call Col. Jenkins at S. Charleston office. He is the head of DNR LE

From: Babysaph
11-Jul-18
I am going to do that. Thanks.

From: Jim Casto Jr
13-Jul-18
I had four bucks behind the house the other night. One, I assume, was a 3-year old with good mass and even with his ears. Looks like he's going be a 6 pt; two others were 2-year olds and the other a 1-year old spike.

From: Babysaph
13-Jul-18
Is the spike a trophy spike? That is what we call a spike with each spike being 10 inces or more in Pendleton county. They are as hard to get as a 125 inch deer.:)

From: Rhewy
05-Aug-18

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would this qualify as a trophy?

From: Babysaph
05-Aug-18
Yes.

From: Babysaph
05-Aug-18
In fact that is a trophy spike if he has no stickers. Hard to find these trophy spikes with spines over 8 inches. In fact I have killed more 150 class bucks than these. Ne y time you are hunting look for yourself. Lol

15-Aug-18

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From: Babysaph
15-Aug-18
Is that the rare drop tine spike?

15-Aug-18
Lol looks like he ran into a tree

15-Aug-18

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Does this count ??
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Does this count ??

From: gobbler
15-Aug-18
I would take that one

From: Rutbuster
15-Aug-18
The angus bull would be good eatin.

From: Babysaph
16-Aug-18
thought is was a small Asiatic water buff. LOL

From: Rutbuster
16-Aug-18
It may be. Is there a side view of this big black critter BKBowhunter?

From: camoguy
17-Aug-18
On my way to work yesterday morning I had a 140 class 8 point standing right beside the road. Nice to see that caliber of buck in my area.

From: Rutbuster
17-Aug-18
What are of the state are you in Camoguy?

From: camoguy
17-Aug-18
Braxton county

17-Aug-18
No side view hes on my mineral site I know who’s it is. Lol got several pics stayed there awhile

From: Jim Casto Jr
17-Aug-18

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I've been seeing this 3 year old 6 pt. behind the house 2 to 3 times a week.

From: Rutbuster
17-Aug-18
He has nice and heavy bases Jim. The velvet will coming off soon.

From: Babysaph
18-Aug-18
That is a great picture Jimmy

From: hoppies56
18-Aug-18

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young eight
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young eight
Pull couple card card, lots of small bucks .

From: hoppies56
18-Aug-18

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Just cant tell much about this one ,

From: gobbler
18-Aug-18
I haven’t seen a buck for almost 8 years now.

From: JayD
21-Aug-18
Saw a nice 2 year old 8 pt just out past his ears about 15 yards away from our front porch yesterday morning. Watched him for about 30 minutes walk completely around the house. About 80 to 90 yards out from the house I have a mock licking branch that he went over and checked out. I have only been seeing Young bucks there so far. Need to get my cameras out but have been too lazy and busy to so yet.

From: Babysaph
21-Aug-18
I saw a small spike behind my house. Nothing special. Looked barely legal.,

From: gobbler
21-Aug-18
JR, you have to be careful with the barely legal ones.

From: Rutbuster
21-Aug-18
LOL

From: Babysaph
22-Aug-18
I know. Darn things. I am looking for the elusive drop tined spike like bk has in a pic above.

From: Jim Casto Jr
26-Aug-18

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Saw this fellow behind the house this morning. We know he’s at least 5 and may be 6 years old. We’ve had him on the hit list the last two years, but come season, he disappeared--maybe he’ll stick around this year.

He’s crippled in the back quarters and walks with a horrible limping gate.

I've got his right-side shed from last year. It looks the same except for being considerably smaller.

From: Babysaph
26-Aug-18
That is cool Jimmy. Hope you get him.

From: Turk
02-Sep-18
Good luck

From: pawpaw
04-Sep-18

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From: Fnshtr
04-Sep-18

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Here are a few close home. Forgive the pic quality, these are phone pics.

From: Fnshtr
04-Sep-18

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Another.

From: Fnshtr
04-Sep-18

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Another.

From: Fnshtr
04-Sep-18
Sorry for the double post.

From: Babysaph
04-Sep-18
nice fnshtr. Good luck.

From: hoppies56
04-Sep-18
Some fine looking WV deer Fnshtr

From: Fnshtr
04-Sep-18

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9 point
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9 point

From: Babysaph
05-Sep-18
fnshtr. forget the squirrels go get some of those bucks.

From: wvbowbender
05-Sep-18
Got 1st pic of a velvetless buck on 9/3.

06-Sep-18

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Not very clear but it’s on public land
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Not very clear but it’s on public land

06-Sep-18

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From: gobbler
07-Sep-18
I still haven’t seen any bucks nor have any on camera. If it keeps up this will be the 9th year of not seeing a buck. :^)

From: Babysaph
08-Sep-18
Gobbler Check your food plots

From: JayD
13-Sep-18
Just saw 6 bucks together out at the beginning of the road that comes back to our house. 2 spikes one still with velvet, 3 little baskets and one that might be a shooter next year. All except for the one spike had the velvet off. They all walked/ran in front of the truck about ten yards away. I was bringing my daughter home from gymnastics should I get her to post on here as well to verify it for you hoppes? LOL jk

From: Babysaph
13-Sep-18
Trophy spikes?

From: JayD
13-Sep-18
LOL maybe just about 5 or 6 inches on one side and a little less on the other. Would that make them non-typical?

From: gobbler
14-Sep-18
Good idea! I never thought about looking in the food plots:^)

From: Ron Miller
26-Sep-18

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From: Ron Miller
26-Sep-18

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From: Babysaph
26-Sep-18
Very nice Ron. I hope you get him.

From: Rutbuster
27-Sep-18
You have some very solid bucks Ron.

From: hoppies56
27-Sep-18

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AS YOU CAN SEE DATE AND TIME ARE WRONG
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AS YOU CAN SEE DATE AND TIME ARE WRONG
Nice bucks Ron, good photos also.

From: Babysaph
27-Sep-18
Nice hippies. He out to be a whopper now that he is 4 years older

From: hoppies56
27-Sep-18
Yes, Babysaph lol

From: Babysaph
27-Sep-18
Anyway he is nice and I hope you get him.

21-Oct-18

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Starting to move a lot more down here.

From: JayD
21-Oct-18
Same here in Berkeley county - should be real interesting here in a few more weeks!

From: Babysaph
21-Oct-18
Saw two spikes together yesterday evening.,no shooters

21-Oct-18
First and second week of Nov should be crazy here. Can’t wait :)

From: WVBOWHUNTER
24-Oct-18
They are getting in the seeking mode. I hit a big 8 point on Monday 10/22/18 here in Jefferson county at 9:30 am. He was an old deer with a huge body I never did any grunting but he came in very slow with that side step body sway. Got in the shoulder to much and only got about 2" penetration with my muzzys. Was not a vital hit and he will live. the same evening had a decent 8 that i passed on came in and went over and rubbed a cedar. so It is about to get cranked up here in the next week or so.

From: Babysaph
24-Oct-18
Saw a nice 6 and a small 8 chasing does this evening in Md. I've been seeing a nice 10 on the farm I'm hunting but he zags when I zig.

From: hookman
09-Nov-18
Saw a nice buck chasing Tuesday morning and 2 -4 or 5 points together and saw a real nice buck that evening going wrong way. Passed on a spike Thursday morning. This week oughta be good.

From: Babysaph
10-Nov-18
This will be a good week.

04-Dec-18

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From: woodstick
04-Dec-18
That's a pretty good one. Should have good mass in another year or two. Mingo?

From: Rutbuster
04-Dec-18
Great buck Sportoutfitter. How old do you think he is?

From: Babysaph
04-Dec-18
He is going to be nice in a couple years

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