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Summer Scouting trips

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Hookset

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Starting to see some decent bucks I’m just starting to look steady now but here’s two good ones I’ve seen so far. Also sorry for the lousy quality of pics
 

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he is a big one, I think I might have to hunt him this year haha hes kinda got freaky antlers his bases and mass measurements will be enormous. he has junk on his bases too. These two bucks are buddies, they were bedded together and there was another buck with them but he is just small
 

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Saw a dandy whitetail and a Decent mulie tonight. Never could get a pic of the whitetail but got some pics of some mulies that will be good in a yr of 2
 
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looks like a ''blacktail'' I saw ,here on the island,couple years back......

damn, it WAS a hellova dream......:Yee Ha:.. had couple thick pork chops and wild mushrooms for supper that night,in the hills....:Hungry:....mabe the PORK was a little off :Don't Go There:
 

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I have seen a couple of decent ones in my travels so far while working, but nothing of that caliber as of yet. But have seen 3 or 4 speed goats that were way up there, my guess would be near 80 or better. I guess it would be more exciting if I had a draw tag for them....:Really Mad:
I’m a little bit worried though cause I’ve been seeing to many dry does around here and with the increase in tags here I could see it hurting them
 

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I too have noticed quite a few dry does (Mules) but the Wt have some sets of twins and the antelope all seem to have twins with them around here.
I’m going back out tonight I’m actually going to count how many dry does I see cause it’s not right
 

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Dry does means too few bucks to get the breeding done. Or a very high predator rate
I don’t think bucks would be the issue here and maybe the coyotes cause we do have lots I was even thinking the extremely cold April and spring might have had something to do with
 

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I took a count yesterday I would say I only saw 4 whitetail does and 5 bucks and 1 fawn then for mulies I saw 21 does and 4 fawns the rest were all dry. I saw 27 mulie bucks and then 4 yearling mulie does The area I was in has more mulies than whitetails but there are to many dry does around so I’m a little scared about that.
 

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Well then we should send some of the big ones and not these smaller ones. ....small wink

They look large while they're still in velvet.
Any mule deer is better than no mule deer! They'll get big once the get into the mountains....
 

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I was doing abit different scouting than usual this weekend. I’ve been very lucky so far because it’s always hard to learn a new area but a few people have been helping me out with directions and who to call for permission and Here’s a decent bull I saw cause of it. He’s big enough for me now If only i can find him back in the fall hahaBB7465B9-7DD6-4B24-AA30-E6A2310E9FB8.png
 

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As soon as the season opens they find the steepest, thickest, dirtiest hills to hide in and among...only coming out to feed in the dead of night and slinking away to their hideouts well before it is legal shooting light. :can't find it:

I thought you knew that....:What?:
 

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As soon as the season opens they find the steepest, thickest, dirtiest hills to hide in and among...only coming out to feed in the dead of night and slinking away to their hideouts well before it is legal shooting light. :can't find it:

I thought you knew that....:What?:
I did hahaha a guy can hope though right hahaha
 

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I hunted elk in the Bull Valley about 22 years ago....

We got up at 3 in the morning and drove up the Bull River a ways and waded across in the dark (half naked) just so we could hike up the mountainside before first light. "Shrink-dink" was a daily phenomenon back then - that water was cold! :Yikes!:

I ended up with a bad case of shin splints...not from the climb, but from the steep descent afterwards....:Black Eye:
 

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Ohhhh Hookset ! About a foot of snow on the ground , lightly snowing , a mild -20 and that broadside presented............whump ! wit the .338 behind front shoulder........cold air and the smell of gunpowder , don't get any better !
[ok to dream ..right :kewl: ] Good work on the scouting :Oh Yeah!:
 

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Ohhhh Hookset ! About a foot of snow on the ground , lightly snowing , a mild -20 and that broadside presented............whump ! wit the .338 behind front shoulder........cold air and the smell of gunpowder , don't get any better !
[ok to dream ..right :kewl: ] Good work on the scouting :Oh Yeah!:
I’d like that too haha the 338 will definitely be coming along
 

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Was back at it tonight looking for the greatest deer species haha some people might disagree with that, I saw one decent one and if he didn’t have a short front I would be definitely wanting him this year. I also got a look at the non typical that I posted earlier at about 80 yards tonight but it was at dusk so I couldn’t get any pics. But so far he’s my number 1 target. Here’s a pic of the other decent one I saw tonight4E653C11-8AB8-43DF-9075-C419328F6BE5.png
 
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Way to go Hookset !! another good refreshing outdoors post ! That's a big boy and sure worthy of going after.
I'm starting my scouting in September , around here the Whitetail start forming there "bachelor groups" of four or five bucks in mid September and a guy can get a good look at them.
 

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Way to go Hookset !! another good refreshing outdoors post ! That's a big boy and sure worthy of going after.
I'm starting my scouting in September , around here the Whitetail start forming there "bachelor groups" of four or five bucks in mid September and a guy can get a good look at them.
Nice! Good luck to you hopefully you can find the one you want!
 

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Holy smokes, them are some awesome looking animals- great to see such beauties- keep the pix comin- wont be long now till the seasons open.
 

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Has anyone been seeing deer out of velvet yet? I was out tonight for a quick scroll and came across a bachelor group 6 of white tail bucks and they all freshly shed their velvet. Seems early for around here
 
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