First UP Buck in 7 years

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Smith&Brownie, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Smith&Brownie

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    My brother moved to the UP 8 years ago now and has been hunting public land ever since. The first thing he wanted to knock off the list was taking a black bear so he did, a couple times actually. But he was not able to harvest a legal buck throughout his time up there. Needless to say this could drive any hunter crazy! He resides in northern Alger County. He's been fortunate to harvest does, turkey, grouse, partridge and basically anything else but that UP buck! This past fall, 2017, he was finally able to connect. A story 7 long years in the making! Couldn't be happier for the guy and doing it in the UP has a certain sense of pride behind it because my family is originally from Calumet.

    Has anyone else gone through a long spell without harvesting a buck in the UP, or anywhere else?

     
  2. Yooper Dupie

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    We have been hunting Northern Delta County near Trenary the last 10 years. Always go up with 3 guys every year. We have been lucky to get 2 spikes and a 6 point over that time. Congrats on this beauty!
     
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  3. Luv2hunteup

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    Thanks for sharing, congrats to your brother.

    I think it took me 7 seasons to tag my first deer too. I was self taught plus a slow learner. There were not many deer in the 70s so just seeing one was an accomplishment.
     
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  4. Trout King

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    Nice video and congrats to your bro. That's what it is all about.
     
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  5. d_rek

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    Awesome video. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  6. stickman1978

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    Congrats. Like the dark colored horns.
     
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    Congrats to your brother! Nice video
     
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  8. BWHUNTR

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    Congrats to your brother on his first UP buck that's awesome. Shot my first bow buck in Menominee County in 1990 on our first trip North. Had a ton of fun up there for about 10 years then the farmers turned us off.
     
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  9. vsmorgantown

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    Great video, really enjoyed it.
     
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  10. freeheel

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    great vid, it took me ten years to harvest my first up deer and another 3 for my first up buck
     
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    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing
     
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  13. Joe Archer

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    Heartwarming! Great video! Great shot, and cool to hear the crash within 15 seconds!
    "This is what hunting is all about"! Couldn't agree more with your brother!
    Congrats!!!!
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  14. MichMac

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    It took me 10 years to get my first buck, that was in 1988. From '88 through 2004, I took 13 bucks up there. No monsters, but a few 6s, 7s, and one 8 pt. Haven't hunted the UP since 2006 due to job changes (limited vacation time) and losing most of the camp members. There's a couple of us that plan to go back someday.
     
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  15. Trophy Specialist

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    Extremely good video. Congratulations to him.
     
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