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Sometimes you get the bear.

And sometimes the bear just stares at you.



(Picture taken by Mike, yesterday afternoon)

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Fred, It's worse.. that is a Massimo Buck.. Chinese made!
 
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At 5:25pm this afternoon, just after a nearby hunter took two shots, Sage had this doe run down the Saddle trail and out into the large meadow. Way to go Sage! Great way to end the hunt. We were 5 for 5 for the guys who went to the woods. The one that stayed at the house didn't see anything! ;)
 
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Yep, the one whose rifle sat next to the door just in case a bear or deer ran across the porch... It could happen. The deer part did happen one time when I was here alone! The mow doggies scared it and it ran up on the deck!
 
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This is a really enjoyable (and relatable) video series about land management for deer hunting:


I binge watched all of the episodes from both seasons over the weekend, some good ideas for Ross Mountain. :thumbs:
 
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Book marked and will study when I get a chance...

I also did some reading.. Ross Mountain has the perfect terrain and food source areas for deer. Knocking down some 6' dia trees but leaving them on a hinge cut provides cover and food source.. Looks like hell but gives the deer the browse they desire. Keeping the meadow mowed and keeping it below 8 inches is a huge advantage.

Caution: If we make it too good for does and yearlings, the bucks will move off. Wanna know why? The does bother the bucks all summer and drive them nuts. The females are demanding and annoying. Hence the reason we see the guys hanging together and away from the does. If we want big bucks, we have to limit the doe food sources. The bucks need solitude.

Can any man relate?
 
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Bruce, I picture this:

 
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Found this tonight: Deer Harvest report Floyd County: Counts thrugh 4 Jan 2020.. nothing up for the current year as yet..


County/CityYearAntlered MalesMale FawnsFemales% FemaleUndefinedTotal Harvest
Floyd20191176147146452.5%02787
Floyd20181171117104644.8%02334
Floyd20171259147114944.9%02555
Floyd20161067152101245.3%02231
Floyd20151350207132545.9%02882
 
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