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Author Topic: Finally got some meat!  (Read 836 times)

Offline treefarmer

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Finally got some meat!
« on: January 22, 2016, 09:42:24 PM »
Been having issues with my old joints and have not been in the woods like I used to be, however, yesterday afternoon I climbed into my shooting house here on our little farm.

It was drizzling rain and about 55 degrees, one small doe came out of the woods and into some planted pines where there is an automatic feeder.  The feeder had gone off at 3:55, about 4:05 she came out.  She hung around the feeder and every time she would set her ears and go to looking at something, I would look the same direction and try to figure out what was demanding her attention.  Finally spotted a big doe way back in the pines and beyond her was another deer that I couldn't identify.  The big doe finally moved toward the feeder and then other deer moved enough to see that it was a buck.

In the meantime 3 more deer had moved out of the rough woods into the pines headed for the feeder.  While this was happening, the buck began chasing the big doe.  She would run a little and he would follow with his nose to the ground.  They made several laps around the feeder and the other deer before he stopped in spot for a clear shot.

The rut is right on time in this part of the Florida Panhandle!

It is so wet in our part of the world, I was afraid I'd bog my cart and my 4X4 pickup down trying to get the little 8 point to the house.  So I got the 4 wheel drive tractor with the loader and scooped him up.

Here's a few pictures of the retrieval of the deer.
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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 09:54:15 PM »
I'd say things are pretty wet. Looks like our camp during November... @--0--0105 Congrats on a nice buck!
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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 10:36:01 PM »
It does look a little soggy. is that a dog next to your bucket or a cow? looks the same size as the buck

congrats on a great buck
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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 10:44:34 PM »
Fire up the grill!

Congrats on the buck!  Glad you got it done before the season ends.  Man y'alls rut runs late!
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 07:00:18 AM »
Congrats, Treefarmer.  Fresh venison is always good.   Sounds like you had more action in one day that I had during all our deer season.
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Offline Foss1lHunter

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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 12:13:57 PM »
Good work on getting a nice buck in your freezer, AND as the season is closing!
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 06:30:44 PM »
Congrats - nice buck!  Glad you could get him out without too much of a battle.
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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 06:38:15 PM »
A tractor with a bucket works well
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Offline ligpd

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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2016, 08:17:20 PM »
Congrats and a great way to "drag" a deer out.

Offline Viking1204

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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 09:52:07 AM »
Awesome, looks like the NW Florida Rut matches up closely with the SW Alabama Rut. So where you at in the Panhandle?
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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 12:45:13 PM »
Viking1204,
We are in Washington County, about a mile south of I-10, the dividing line between the newly established Deer Management Units DMU1 and DMU2.
We are extremely wet this season, probably could use an airboat more effectively than a wheeled vehicle right now.
Really been feelin' my age the last couple of years as deer huntin's a full time job around here.  Controlled burns in a month, food plots for summer use, maintaining feeders year round, messing with trail cameras, the list goes on.....15 or 20 years ago I could do it all, including a full time job, Don't have a clue what has happened @--0--0117, except I gettin' old!
We also do our own processing, including smoked sausage.
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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 01:08:32 PM »
Congrats on the buck. Looks and sounds like you are doing it right.

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Re: Finally got some meat!
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2016, 01:26:57 PM »
Congrats and don't worry soaking your deer meat won't hurt it LOL!!
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