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#261 Short Track Hunter

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Posted October 02 2016 - 09:51 PM

I haven't seen deer on my property since the spring. It was a dry summer, and no apples in my orchid. So they went elsewhere....

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Posted October 03 2016 - 12:44 AM

Seen an eight point buck yesterday about 11:30 am. Bucks are acting like it was pre rut, mock scrape time!

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Posted October 03 2016 - 01:06 PM

I haven't seen deer on my property since the spring. It was a dry summer, and no apples in my orchid. So they went elsewhere....

Seen an eight point buck yesterday about 11:30 am. Bucks are acting like it was pre rut, mock scrape time!


Pretty much see bucks daily this time of year on Long Island, including a 10 pointer that's been hanging on the property for the last few weeks. The bachelor groups are running through feasting on the acorns (we have a few huge white oaks) that are now dropping and the light is getting shorter, and getting fed up for the first rut on LI (we have two).

That's absolutely the best LI bowhunting tip I'd offer, is to stake out acorn drops. They sometimes hang for 10-20 hours coming back over and over to the same tree.

October is the busiest time around here by the river in terms of whitetail activity, then the rut in late Nov. when you see some leave their territory and run through.

That ten pointer is a local to our property, and if you go back 4 years in these pics you can see him as a kid! Most deer don't leave a mile radius from where they are born.

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#264 jpcool

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Posted October 03 2016 - 05:58 PM

Bro you have a cool property, always some good stuff going on. Bourbon and bucks.
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#265 Destro

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Posted November 23 2016 - 10:21 PM

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Posted November 23 2016 - 10:33 PM

I have video of a ten pointer from about a month ago as well.

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Posted November 24 2016 - 10:13 AM

I put out about 400 gallons of those acorns out so far and have been seeing a couple of deer on a regular basis... biggest is a 8 pt.

They will be around all winter just like last.

(8+ 55gal garbage cans and still more left to rake up )

 

They love those acorns as much as I hate picking them up.



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Posted November 24 2016 - 10:47 AM

I put out about 400 gallons of those acorns out so far and have been seeing a couple of deer on a regular basis... biggest is a 8 pt.

They will be around all winter just like last.

(8+ 55gal garbage cans and still more left to rake up )

 

They love those acorns as much as I hate picking them up.

 

The bucks don't really eat during the rut (nowish).

 

Their testosterone skyrockets and they just ****. That's why the pre-rut is a great time for the acorn drops, cause they're feasting up to prepare for the rut, gorging before they stop eating.

 

I've seen plenty chasing already on the cams (doe runs buy, 20 seconds later a buck follows here scent). I even captured a buck mounting a doe a few times on HD video. That's on my youtube channel with the rest of the videos.

 

https://www.youtube....anzD6AA1XliRFLQ

 

 

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#269 Short Track Hunter

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Posted November 24 2016 - 12:25 PM

Bring some of those deer upstate for rifle season. Those are far & few between upstate.

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Posted November 24 2016 - 03:17 PM

The bucks don't really eat during the rut (nowish).
 
Their testosterone skyrockets and they just ****. That's why the pre-rut is a great time for the acorn drops, cause they're feasting up to prepare for the rut, gorging before they stop eating.
 
I've seen plenty chasing already on the cams (doe runs buy, 20 seconds later a buck follows here scent). I even captured a buck mounting a doe a few times on HD video. That's on my youtube channel with the rest of the videos.
 
https://www.youtube....anzD6AA1XliRFLQ
 
 
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Now that was common when I was working in the Hamptons. My cousin reports seeing fewer doe and more bucks this year in the Northfork. It must be the heavy pressure to harvest doe only.

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Posted November 24 2016 - 06:30 PM

Now that was common when I was working in the Hamptons. My cousin reports seeing fewer doe and more bucks this year in the Northfork. It must be the heavy pressure to harvest doe only.

 Generally, LI has a 5-to-1 doe to buck ratio in most areas . That's why we have a second rut on Long Island. The video I have of the buck mounting a doe in my woods over and over was in January. He was a persistent fella. :P

 

But what I've learned that surprised me is that it's very different just from area to area. The beach deer in overpopulated Fire Island might be from a different state the way they act and feed, and grow much smaller than the ones in the thick river woods around me (which have so much natural food they don't even raid our gardens and landscaping here). And the Pine Barrens and open farmland out East have their own micro-ecosystems.

 

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Posted November 24 2016 - 09:13 PM

Well I'll gladly come over and handle those nuisance animal for you. I'll bring the bourbon and ciger.



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Posted November 25 2016 - 07:09 PM

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Posted November 25 2016 - 07:55 PM

I seen a buck hanging around for two days chilling with a doe back during Halloween week upstate. The rut is still going strong on Long Island.





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