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Started playing with a banner design..this is as far as I got. I may try to improve upon it if time allows, or open to designs/suggestions by other teammates.
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That looks great, well done!
My names Joe, I live on 40 ac in Jackson county, do my hunting here. Keep threatening to hunt some state land not far away, an area I scouted a few yrs ago. Might make it there in Oct. Usually see a good buck on my property, getting a chance is another thing. Have 3 weeks off in Nov to make something happen. Been slow with pics but come doe chasing time you never know. I've been plotting about 5 yrs, will over seed some rye an ww next time they call for rain, a few days looks like. My older son got back into hunting last year so he'll be out a few times with a bow. He doesn't seem keen on gun hunting yet, we'll see.
 

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I'm Jared,
I have 85 acres in Jackson County and part of a great CO-OP, we have a healthy population of quality bucks around. That being said, my standards are quite high and average killing a buck every 2-3 years. Last year was my year, so who knows this year. Just finished up 4 acres of cereal grains yesterday. My hunting approach is more quality sits over quantity of sits, and don't hunt much until late October unless cameras tell me otherwise. I also have a 2 and a 3 year old at home and will be dealing with a business building re-build or re-location due to a fire we suffered a few weeks ago....so suspect my time in the woods will be even less than normal this year, but we'll see.

I just set all my cellular cams yesterday and I don't typically have many buck pics until October, but I did have this guy a few weeks ago..
 

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That is a buck right there. Sounds like a great piece of dirt. Hope you can carve out enough time this year. Care to post a pic of last years buck?
 

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Don't have many pictures of bucks yet, but if you guys remember my posts from the past, I usually have great luck getting pictures of them and not much luck after that. Hopefully this year that changes.
 

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I'm john. I'm just a humble selp public land hunter. I hunt hard tho and cover a lot of ground every year. I've had a very good run for a few years now I think by selp public standards at least. Even if my buck run ends I should be able to put up a couple does tho. I hit it hard the first week of the season, then maybe do a couple sits but lots of scouting until november then hit it hard again until the gun opener. Pretty much only bow hunt, although I did do a couple gun sits last year for the first time in a while and even got a kill tally. I'll start moving some cameras around next weekend. Pulled my buck head from last year out of the ground 2 weeks ago. Been shooting and ready to go with both my xbow and my compound. I use both a fair amount...maybe the xbow a little more. I'm pumped and ready to rock. I'll be working a bunch until the opener but I'll be very active once its hunting time.

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Will do 99% of my hunting on state game area in west michigan. and one or two sits on private in nelp.
I am over due a buck and a good one at that.
it's about every 6 years for a decent buck.
should put some doe point on the board for us.
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Red Oak. Bear. Unfortunately, everything appears to have gone nocturnal. Going on three days without a daytime picture that I know of.

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Red Oak. Bear. Unfortunately, everything appears to have gone nocturnal. Going on three days without a daytime picture that I know of.

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Good luck, hope it turns around for you.
 

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Hey guys im Adam,
I hunt public and private all over west michigan, and public in lake/osceola in the nw 13. I also film all my hunts for Midwest Whitetail, I have a 12 acre lease in ottawa county that i have made into doe sanctuary that usually has a few good bucks coming thru in november, so i leave it sit until november or close to it each season. I have some real secluded locations on northern public land with a few darn good bucks on cam each season. Have yet to catch up with a shooter up north but hope to eventually. My standards the past several seasons are respectable 3.5 y/o or better, no matter if im hunting public or private land. Last season will be a tough one to top for me, a 3.5 9 point on west mi public with my bow, and a 5.5 7 point on my lease! Looking forward to a great year hoping to connect with one of the multiple shooters that have been making appearnces on the trail cams!



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Hey guys im Adam,
I hunt public and private all over west michigan, and public in lake/osceola in the nw 13. I also film all my hunts for Midwest Whitetail, I have a 12 acre lease in ottawa county that i have made into doe sanctuary that usually has a few good bucks coming thru in november, so i leave it sit until november or close to it each season. I have some real secluded locations on northern public land with a few darn good bucks on cam each season. Have yet to catch up with a shooter up north but hope to eventually. My standards the past several seasons are respectable 3.5 y/o or better, no matter if im hunting public or private land. Last season will be a tough one to top for me, a 3.5 9 point on west mi public with my bow, and a 5.5 7 point on my lease! Looking forward to a great year hoping to connect with one of the multiple shooters that have been making appearnces on the trail cams!



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Nice bucks! I could see giving an extra point to any deer killed on state land. What kind of broad head put that gash in the 9pt?
 
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