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Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by mattawanhunter, Jan 8, 2018.
Had some company
Not how I want to find them
That stinks for sure
Any idea the cause/ any history with the buck? I see the edge of water in pic, I've found 2 gut shot deer laying inches from water like that on public lands late gun season
It was a good day and also had some frustration.
Didn't I think I'd be able to get out today, but a few hours before sundown realized I could and went to some state land not too far away. It was the first time I had been there and wanted to do some scouting. Along with some well-beaten trails, also looked for potential areas off the beaten paths where there might be sheds to find. No luck today but it was nice to walk a bit and I hiked about a mile or so. Saw little sign other than several sets of tracks that looked to be under 24 hours old, I was satisfied with that for such a short time out.
Like clockwork - as I was pulling in about three houses from home, four deer trotted across my path. They went and stopped on a trail between my neighbor's house and mine. It was the last of dusky light and as I frantically tried to get my camera going, they were standing looking back at me. One by one they leaped out of sight behind the neighbor's house until the last one took off just as I tried to snap a shot. I'm really fed up with seeing deer at home right after seeing none where I can hunt.
Anyways, the weather and air was nice out in the woods.
Not my favorite way to find them but this does tell me this new spot on public land has potential
Oh no - looks like another one for the "that hurts so bad" column. Will you do a Euro mount?
I see a coil spring and a conibear in the back of your truck. How did the trapping go this year?
Yea I'll probably do something like a euro mount. I may use them in the chandelier I am going to make or as some other decorative project once we get moved into our new house.
I got a 10pt this season and the guys at work asked if I was going to mount it. Should of seen the look on their faces when I said the dog likes them as chew toys.
There is money in antler as well so I may just cash out. Still won't be rich but that size will fetch more than a coon hide
Trapping is my daughters favorite persuit. We did well this season. The last week or so the beaver have been MIA but that's just how it goes.
Daughters favorite catch this season
Beautiful otter...and even more beautiful daughter. That's the way to bring em up...
Thank you for the compliments Wildthing
It's my belief that kids that hunt/trap/fish don't go shooting up schools or other such crap.
We are heading to some private ground tonight to look for some horns. Usually we find a couple of carcasses there in the spring as it's super thick and where everything runs when hit.
Good luck, we have 5-7" of snow forecast for the day.
Went out a couple weekends ago, kid showed me up as usual, this was the largest of the 4 that we found. Still looking for a B1G1, but plenty of ground left to search
Dont put so many cold ones in the kids back pack and mybe you will find some
Saw two bucks in Cass county late last week still holding both sides..