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Author Topic: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!  (Read 251 times)

Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« on: November 14, 2017, 08:14:14 AM »
Our firearm deer begins tomorrow and runs through the 30th.  I took the day off and despite still getting over a cold, plan on hunting opening day.

This will be the first hunt with the new 450BM.  I'm limited to only a buck with 4 or more points on a side or a doe.  Im hoping to see this guy

I saw him during the early archery season but he was just out of range.
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 08:29:37 AM »
Good luck! Hope that nice buck walks by.
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 11:38:18 AM »
Good luck! Hope he ends up in your freezer!
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 11:46:21 AM »
Good luck our gun season opens the Sat after Thanksgiving and I can't wait!!
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 02:54:32 PM »
Best of Luck on him!     --09--0     ##$%#116


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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 03:22:31 PM »
Good luck on your hunt .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 03:34:22 PM »
I'm with you Blutoe, I can't wait!!!!
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 04:30:22 PM »
 @--0--0101              ()*$%RT            -00-9  ##$%#116  ##$%#1114 


hope you get him we start Saturday and go till dec 19
time to get ready for hunting season




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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 06:35:19 PM »
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 06:39:26 PM »
Good luck up there!  Ours starts Friday with a 3 day hunt, then four days starting the Thursday after Thanksgiving.  Heading back down to Southern IL where I grew up - - weather forecast is warm but rainy (I'd prefer cool & dry of course).
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2017, 06:22:20 AM »
Well, it is our opening morning.  Forecast for 7 am is 100% rain.  Got to my blind about 7:04 am.  Few sprinkles so far.  Just heard 3 or 4 shots way west of my location.
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 06:46:36 AM »
Keep us posted! It's pretty cool to get up to the minute updates from the blind! Any pictures?
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 07:49:21 AM »
Good luck Mike, I'll be heading to camp on Thursday, for our opening day of Black Bear on Saturday, it runs to Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving, then our deer gun season open on the Monday following Thanksgiving and runs for two weeks. Hopefully we get a little snow this year. Looks like rain is in the forecast for bear season opener.  @--0--0117
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 11:01:17 AM »
No pics, Bearclaw.  Too far for my phone camera.  Did see two  bucks and two does.  Neither one offered a good sbot.  One  buck had a nice tall rack,  possibly a 10pt, most likely an 8pt.  Back in the house now.  Sorry, Mike, didn't mean to hijack your thread.
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Re: Firearm deer begins tomorrow in MI!!
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 06:37:58 AM »
Well I got out an hour before shooting hour to allow everything to quiet down, also I like to get out before everyone else, when the rest of the world hits the woods en mass it often gets the deer moving.

I saw a total of 24 deer and 7 bucks, some were more likely repeats but I kept a running count.   I know there were at least three unique bucks.  I had a small spike walk past just after light.  I had a larger spike (way past the ears but still a spike, come by mid afternoon and then I saw a larger racked deer on the other side of the field.   Actually I can add one more to the list.  On the way home I had a large 8+ point limp across the road in front of me.    I did not see blood but he had obviously injured his leg, not sure if he had been hit or not.

The only buck might have been big enough for my tag hung out at the far side of the field and never came my way.   I did get to watch him chase a few does and spar with another smaller buck, that in itself made my day.

I has a doe and a small deer come out right near me, about 50 yards out and eat some of the remnants of the cut bean field.  I think I have them on my action cam.   I forgot to pull the card when I got home, I'll post it up when I can process it.

I could have easily taken a doe but passed.  I already have one in the freezer and I was holding out for a larger buck.  In addition, it was pouring rain which turned the clay field into a spongy sticky mess.

For anyone that does not hunt due to rain, you are missing out.    It was POURING all day and I saw ton of deer on the move.

I may not see a lot of deer within shooting range but sitting on this huge open field allows me to see a lot of deer I would not see sitting in the woods.   Personally I enjoy seeing them and watching them as much as I do tagging them.

I sat the entire day.   Despite not getting my big buck, I  had a blast watching them play in the field.  I counted about 85 shots fired during the day which seems low but the rain and a weekday opener probably had some impact.

I tried to do some in the field updates but my signal out there is minimal....which I kind of like.
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