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Old 12-06-2022, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question If you havent killed a buck yet?

What are your plans to get one on the ground this late in the season?
Preferably asking bowhunters. But anyone can play
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:04 PM   #2
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Here in Etx in my past experince it doesnt get good until Now till Christmas.

To many acorns in our area. I gotta think we will hit another hard cold snap in next few weeks to get them out.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:07 PM   #3
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Our season is just getting started good down south. Pre-rut/rut just now kicking off.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:08 PM   #4
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Corn a really long sendero, have the range finder ready and let er rip!
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:09 PM   #5
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We don't see any till Christmas.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:13 PM   #6
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As dclifton said, lots of acorns and too warm. They’re wearing their winter coats and aren’t gonna move much in 75* weather. They sure aren’t coming to feeders. They are slowly coming back to food plots but very early or very late. If we can get some colder weather maybe I’ll get lucky. If not I’ll have to break out the .50 caliber Encore.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:13 PM   #7
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I'm hoping to get STGS drunk enough this weekend for him to let me shoot one.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:15 PM   #8
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MLD. Ain’t even tried yet. Waiting till later this month lol
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:17 PM   #9
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Sitting until one comes through that makes me want to kill it

As far as the acorns go...our trees are still loaded, and it sounds like rain on every roof around the farm. It isn't bothering me, I'm glad the deer have plenty to eat

Late season usually brings a few big boys cruising down the creek, looking for the odd lady who didn't get bred in the first couple of rounds of the rut. So time spent in the seat is my plan
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:17 PM   #10
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The deer that were nocturnal are now making appearances in the late morning to early afternoon here in North Texas. They aren't hitting feeders either. Hopefully I can setup on one of their travel corridors and hunt late morning to early afternoon.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:18 PM   #11
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We have not seen a shooter buck on camera at our little place since early October - not at feeders, not on trails, nowhere. So, it's not much of a plan but my strategy is to spend as much time as I can in the stand and hope for the best.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:22 PM   #12
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I'm hoping to get STGS drunk enough this weekend for him to let me shoot one.
I'm hoping to get Texastaxi drunk enough to mistakenly invite me!
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:23 PM   #13
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Keep hunting. Spending more time scouting during these warm day hunts than sitting in the stand. Found some good spots in the Sam with plenty of sign. Not too many people hitting the general area and Im just going further through thicker stuff than I think most will go. Without blowing up the spot. Found some bedding. Just need the cold and a few days during the week to nail em.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:26 PM   #14
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I already got one but normally I try to focus on hunting feeders near our food plots late season. We have had some bucks show up the past week or so that we haven't seen on camera in a couple months, nice to know some of them are still alive, we also have deer hitting feeders all times of day, if schedule permits sit for a while.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:26 PM   #15
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I haven't shot a thing this year other than a pig in August and a couple dove. We've been covered in sports. Planning to change that this weekend and a bunch during the holidays with my boys.
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:30 PM   #16
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I'm hoping to get Texastaxi drunk enough to mistakenly invite me!
You must already be drunk if you think I have invite powers!
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:39 PM   #17
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Shoot trying to get any of yall drunk enough for my son and II to get an invite lol. 😁
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:40 PM   #18
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We start seeing big bucks around Christmas here in Mississippi
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Old 12-06-2022, 03:52 PM   #19
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Haven't seen anything that rang my bell this year. I saw the best two bucks of the year in December last year, so I am still holding out.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:07 PM   #20
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Saving my buck for a friend's kid to shoot. If they can't make it, I will take a cull six point that is hanging around.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:12 PM   #21
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december and january are always best for my spots anyway, we are just getting going...
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:15 PM   #22
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probably wont shoot one!

Alaska trip this year was the main event-- helping on a veterans hunt this weekend and things are pretty booked up the rest of the year!
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:16 PM   #23
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I coulda tagged out but keep letting them walk. Want at least a five year old. My actual plan is to shoot does only. I didn’t bowhunt for does this year and the opportunities I got didn’t play out.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:17 PM   #24
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Shoot trying to get any of yall drunk enough for my son and II to get an invite lol. 😁
I've got some spikes and does if you want to get out to Hunt County...
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:21 PM   #25
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Going to check bourbon thread for some good leads.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:23 PM   #26
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Wow, good responses.
This is the first year in a long time where I havent seen a trophy buck. Small “future” bucks. One legal 6pt. Saw 4 deer all of Nov, which is also unusual. Its Dec and White Oak acorns are still falling, that is also very unusual. I would say “typical” SETx season, but thats not true either.
So with all that being said, Im gonna hunt terrain features that funnel deer or common travel routes. Maybe a “community” scrape. I have 4-6 hunts left. Then its tag soup for me.
Keep it coming fellers, maybe you will jog my old memory.
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:39 PM   #27
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I go out to scout in November and early December it doesn’t kickoff around Christmas when we see any decent buck come out except for the young deer coming to the feeders
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Old 12-06-2022, 04:59 PM   #28
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I've never seen the likes of acorns that we have had here this year! They are actually still falling! Hopefully sometime around Christmas.
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:03 PM   #29
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I am tired of looking at nothing. So I am likely done
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:08 PM   #30
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It's half way through the season for most on here and two thirds the way through for the rest... still a lot of season left no matter how you look at it.
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:13 PM   #31
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The biggins are going to be moving later than normal this year.. Later by several weeks.. It's coming.. Be patient..

Unfortunately/Fortunately I'm done. One of my bigger target bucks came in behind hot doe on 11/28. I shot my mngt buck 2 days earlier.. Still need to go kill some doe..
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:17 PM   #32
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Only if it s bigger than my best buck or one that needs culled.
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:27 PM   #33
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On my old lease in Laredo we never trophy hunted seriously until mid December and it didn’t typically get good till Christmas time
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:28 PM   #34
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Management buck out west next week and maybe New Years ! I had a lot of deer here in lavaca county until two weeks ago when the danged acorns finally started dropping grrrr. Maybe my BB to date here but that’s a stretchhhhhh
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:32 PM   #35
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I've got some spikes and does if you want to get out to Hunt County...
I am grateful for the invite. Yes sir we would love to. My son would be so excited.
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:35 PM   #36
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I passed on a monster heavy 8pt , 6+ yo , kinda kicking my self now
Will keep trudging along hopefully the next few weeks are good
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:37 PM   #37
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Bumper of my Z71
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Old 12-06-2022, 05:37 PM   #38
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I am grateful for the invite. Yes sir we would love to. My son would be so excited.
no prob, i am working tonight but will be able to text, 214.549.6521
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Old 12-06-2022, 06:22 PM   #39
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I passed on a monster heavy 8pt , 6+ yo , kinda kicking my self now
Will keep trudging along hopefully the next few weeks are good
How does the saying go? “ Don’t pass up today what you’d shoot the last day” I would have thought that taking a buck on a place your size would be easy.
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Old 12-06-2022, 06:24 PM   #40
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Now is the time to start chasing the big boys. Been too much natural graze for the animals on our lease. Need one more hard freeze and we should be good to go plus we are MLD so have until end of February
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Old 12-06-2022, 06:27 PM   #41
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Cover, cover, cover. Now that the mass majority of deer have been pushed into their “safe places” I hunt the edges.

Late/last part of season they may be back on food sources that I’ve left unhunted for that reason
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Old 12-06-2022, 06:27 PM   #42
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Only if it s bigger than my best buck or one that needs culled.
Amen!
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Old 12-06-2022, 07:01 PM   #43
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My bow hunting strategy is to hang up the bow and break out the 308. All of my bow setups have lost their cover, so I'll probably be hunting boxes and blinds the rest of the month (end of our season). Seeing a couple new decent bucks on camera, but I'll get busted drawing the bow. May try to run across a cedar tree for a stand, but doubt it.
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Old 12-06-2022, 08:10 PM   #44
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I just keep eating little Debbie’s until they start coming back out to road corn.
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Old 12-06-2022, 08:23 PM   #45
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With the bad drought out west, I haven't seen anything that would turn my crank, so probably nothing. We are pretty down and I don't want to shoot anything that might take off next year, so I'm in camp bieaatch mode. Have a few mgmt deer on the list and will be bringing a buddy's son out to hopefully shoot his first buck and some more does in December. On a year like this, I'd rather that happen than me kill a buck just to draw blood.. If a stranger shows up, I'll definitely shoot though..
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Old 12-06-2022, 08:31 PM   #46
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This weather reminds me of the warm season we had last year . I'm on public again this year. And have only been out one evening so far. I'm also banking on a draw hunt I got for Jan 6-8th in a very popular place. Hopefully, lots of axis will fall on that one . Otherwise, it's chicken and turkey all year again . I don't eat beef or domestic pork anymore. Just wild red meat.
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Old 12-06-2022, 08:36 PM   #47
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Good year to sit and watch so far. Everytime out could be it! Enjoying just getting away.
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Old 12-06-2022, 08:46 PM   #48
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I have got one buck down, but if I get a second archery buck or a late muzzy buck it will most likely be over food in the evening.

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Old 12-06-2022, 09:04 PM   #49
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If I could only hunt 2 weeks of the year, it would be last week dec and first week of jan.
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Old 12-06-2022, 09:13 PM   #50
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It's been slow and un-interesting around our neck of the woods, but I can't complain after the last several years. Besides, my son got him a nice one in Oklahoma with his grandpa. I moved a few cameras around, and baited them up, but it's whatever for me. Got a buddy's kiddo that I hope to get on his first doe and pig before the year is over, but that's about the size of it. Need to kill a few does.
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