Seen 2 yearlings opening morning, then nothing the rest of the week. Fresh tracks all around, but I guess they were only moving at night. Looks like it might be my first year I don't get a deer since I started deer hunting.
5 of us hunted opening day and Wednesday and only 1 guy seen 2 does. 4 of us didnt see a deer. My dad is retired and is still up there. He calls everynight and Im not kidding if he he has only seen 4 does since last Tuesday. They are logging where we were and I think it ruined it. They were logging all day on opening day within sight of my brother hunting. They were using chainsaws and the guy was on his cell all day. Why in hell would they log on opening day? Same thing happened last year. They cant take one day off, jeez.
snow on the ground and it is Thanksgiving weekend, we still have a chance. Good luck, hopefully someone will have a story to post by Monday. All of friends are telling me that they are seeing the deer and bucks up high and in hilly areas. I usually hunt cedar swamps, time to do some walking. Good luck.
Out of my 7 family members that hunt the Roscommon Co area (Higgens/Houghton Lake area) only 4 does were seen by my one cousin since Nov. 15. Nothing is even coming into the bait left behind the family cottage where small deer always seem to visit all year long. They say it's the worst year they can remember. Doesn't seem like it is a banner year for anyone in Michigan. In St. Clair County where I hunt there was great activity up until shotgun season - then nothing. Trail cams show movement around the blinds is occuring exclusively at night - between 1-3 am. Tried a couple drives and that produced nothing either. Hopefully colder weather and snow will break the pattern. Good luck boys!
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