UP hunting.. horrible or just me?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by alfred_in_cedar, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Cork Dust

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    I eat their chops, brisket and rib muscles (jerky), as well as neck roasts. The hindquarters, other than the exposed section that ever home and professional butcher removes, since it is dried-out is protected via legs-down drainage, assuming you removed the bladder and the anus, thus allowing full drainage and NO liquid accumulation. The pool of liquid that head down hanging induces is just bacterial growth medium production when pooled up in the chest cavity. Bon appetit!!
     
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    We are just south of you, off Stage Coach rd. Ive hunted here for over 20 years. Hunted the 1st. 3 days and have never seen so few deer. We had sign before the 15th., now nothing! I know Sundays weather wasnt a help, but it was bad by 3 of our party!
     
  4. Dead Bird

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    I only hunt in the muzzle-loader season after all the deer are killed... but I can say that I have 1 go to place in the Garden but other than that it changes almost every year....

    I spend most my time hunting birds and waterfowl and SCOUTING is the reason I start slow and end strong... I spend more time with my binos than my gun....
     
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  5. Forest Meister

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    The skeletons may not have been from poached deer, there are a couple other options. Later October is prime time for bow hunting and legal tribal hunting had been open for quite a while. In the west end of the UP some tribes based in Wisconsin can also legally hunt.
     
  6. Luv2hunteup

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    I’m starting to think it’s the OP. I hunted a good friends property that I manage for him this afternoon. I had 3 bucks, 4 does and 2 fawns in range in and around a brassica food plot I put in for him. All is not good. I have not been able to put myself in front of an older class deer which I know are around.

    No worries since everyday is opening day in the UP.
     
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    Sorry that’s non sense the few deer that the youth do shoot doesn’t make any difference.
     
  8. Trophy Specialist

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    Deer numbers are down in my area. Very few year old deer made it through the winter. Deer check stations are way down in the U.P. Bridge count is way down too. You are not alone.
     
  9. GATORGETTER

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    A37FD899-E9C9-4587-948D-2B7F4A1F13F6.jpeg F6663D28-B57B-44C9-B3C6-EF34BA0A7D4E.jpeg E9D3CA45-D292-4582-84B9-FF785B432B04.jpeg E20ECB91-FB61-4FA0-83B5-EA685EBCDA7C.jpeg D8507213-B6CB-4EDB-8FCE-E0DADCA6F74D.jpeg You have to work for them. I put 815 miles on running cameras the past two weeks. They are there.
     
  10. U of M Fan

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    Could be. The parking spot is enough for one vehicle with a plowed hill of dirt about 3 foot high. A couple yards on the other side of the hill was the 3 skeletons. Looked like they were dumped there and the birds and predators cleaned them up. Not the first time we’ve seen it in the area.
     
  11. November Sunrise

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    Couldn't imagine trying to drag that thing out. Either quarter him out or build a fire and commence to eating lol.
     
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    16FEBA6B-1B0E-4293-930F-A5B6991326DE.jpeg BA6E5884-61B1-4825-BB46-F45A11195EEE.jpeg That was the buck I ended up taking. It was too warm, highs in the 70’s. I let him hang overnight and immediately took him to a processor the next day. He was huge. Unfortunately nobody had a scale. My biggest U.P. buck too date.
     
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    Why are his legs so tiny lol. What a tank. Those backstraps have got to be YUGE!
     
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    What a phenomenal deer!! Congrats.
     
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