Poll - How many days did you hunt this rifle season

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by yoopertoo, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Fewer than last year

    46 vote(s)
    27.5%
  2. The same as last year

    49 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. More than last year

    72 vote(s)
    43.1%
  1. NormD

    NormD

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    First U.P. hunt in 30 years. I did all day sits 15th to 20th. Missed a 6-pointer on opening day right at dusk, then nothing but Doe's after that.
     
  2. I hunted everyday Shot a buck opening morning and then hunted the time of day I wanted the rest of the season.
     

  3. bowhunter426

    bowhunter426

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    I hunted 3 less days that last year. Shot the same number of deer i have the last 4 years. 1
     
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  4. bluealaskan

    bluealaskan

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    Hunted more this year and being retired have alot more time to do it. Probably 95% have been shot on opening days. Would rather not wait until last hour of season (lol), but was really fun and more gratifying.
     
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  5. carnivor

    carnivor

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    I went into the woods with a gun 3 times this year. Last year, few times more. It is my goal to be done hunting before firearm season starts. We are a three deer family. I might shoot one more for sausage and brats. Really, I’ll use that as an excuse to get out of the house and sit in nature while I wait for ice.
     
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  6. Shawnxbow

    Shawnxbow

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  7. Joe Archer

    Joe Archer Staff Member Admin Mod

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    Not counting early/late antlerless -
    Last year I firearm hunted 11/15, 11/16, and day after Thanksgiving (3)
    This year 11/15-11/17, and 11/26 - 11/29 (7).
    One buck on 11/16 last year, no regular season firearm deer this year.
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  8. Tilden Hunter

    Tilden Hunter

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    The same as last year. Last year I shot a 6 point on the third day of rifle season. This year I shot an 8 point on the third day. Last year I saw 2 deer total while hunting, and this year 1, so I guess sightings were down 50%. If I see 2 next year they will be up 100%.
     
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  9. U.P.Grouse Chaser

    U.P.Grouse Chaser

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    I hunted 5 days this year and tagged Two 8 points I did not go out after that. I still have an anterless tag . I just don't need any more venison this season. Last year I hunted 10 days and tagged a doe.
     
  10. BulldogOutlander

    BulldogOutlander

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    Last year i hunted 3 days during rifle.. saw 1 doe through the thick stuff 100+ yards out. Waited for her to come to me.. she had other ideas.. Only thing i saw last year other than turkeys.

    this season i sat for 4 days (1 archery and 3 rifle). i saw the most deer i've ever seen while hunting at my grandmas. which was 6, 7 including the buck my cousin shot. I'm home with 1 tag left, but two deer in my freezer for the first time ever. I'm ok with that, but i might sneak out later this month to see what i can shoot.
     
  11. MasterBaiters

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    Hunted 7 days during gun,10 pt opening day,got out 3xs with bow and by choice passed on many small bucks,looking forward to a couple of does with the Muzzle Loader.
     
  12. Milosh

    Milosh

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    I hunted 10 days last year and shot a 10 point on the 17th and a doe on the 23rd. This year I hunted 12 days and got a 10 point on the 16th.
     
  13. Namrock

    Namrock

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    Way more during gun deer season for me this year. Buck tagged out on 11/09 last fall, & that definitely made it easier to sleep in. I think I liked last year better ;)
     
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  14. Masterblaster1

    Masterblaster1

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    5 days total (rifle) so far this year. Took a deer opening morning had to leave camp early because of the warm temperatures, didnt want it to spoil. Unfortunately, I was not able to get any archery in this year either. Due to having a young daughter and working alot due to the pandemic, I haven't had much energy or time left to hunt. Maybe next year..
     
  15. Martin Looker

    Martin Looker

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    The whole rifle season, and nothing. Saw a dandy three different times but no shot.