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Author Topic: first doe already?  (Read 99 times)

Offline yari

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first doe already?
« on: October 13, 2019, 11:40:31 AM »
the bucks at my dad's place are gone, as are most of the does. I think the yotes pushed them out last week. I haven't had a good buck on cam in 2 weeks!

i'm wondering if they were shot(doubtful) or all are chasing the 1st doe to come in heat(this would be early) the bucks should be moving pretty good right now. my best stand doesn't even have activity. something is really off

anyone else having this issue?
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Re: first doe already?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 05:23:35 PM »
Majority of the corn is still standing around here, that tends to be the big driver for a shift in movement patterns (other than the rut of course).  Found a few small scrapes in my two outings, but it really doesn't look like the deer are spending much time in the woods.  I did have a doe & young one come by my first morning out, appeared that they came down to the creek for a drink & then were heading back up towards the field.  Normal trails that are often trampled/muddy are pretty weedy.  The deer are there but I just think they're spending most of their time in the fields yet.  Saw 6 last night around 9pm as we were driving back home near the driveway, that's the most I've seen for a long time and really not seeing any daytime movement to speak of.  Not much on my camera out behind the house, moving it this afternoon to the other end of the property to see what's going across there.
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: first doe already?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 09:14:40 PM »
Around here, for some reason, or according to the experts, the bucks move from their summer pattern to their fall pattern. All I know that no matter what we've had on trail cams prior to the first week of September, usually all disappear! I took the 7 point on the 24th and I've had a bunch of smaller bucks showing up now and again but the large boys have been on camera few times fighting, but during the night. The does are still coming around and I took on last Wednesday but the bucks, as a general rule, disappear and sometimes never to be seen again. Not sure that helps but it's been like this for years.
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: first doe already?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 09:28:13 PM »
I have seen 3 bucks this last week, and I was just walking the pupper. Between 7 & 8 am. This is encouraging to me, as I haven't been seeing that many deer this year.
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Re: first doe already?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 10:19:56 PM »
i haven't been out for a week, but last saturday I had a real good 8 and a small buck and several does in the WTI fusion plot, but it is also deep in the timber and has been a pretty active plot all year.  I think they are still around just changing things up, this is kind of the october lull period I think.
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Re: first doe already?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 09:29:10 AM »
who knows? all the crops are still up. maybe they went to the corn for some reason?
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