How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby stash59 » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:56 am

It would be interesting to see how this correlates to how many hours spent hunting/on stand?


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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby fishlips » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:27 am

I would say 1-2 the last few years which is up from 0 in the years prior. This year was a goose egg though. Only have 30 hours on stand this year. Yikes!

This is mostly on south central wi public land and some NE wi public.

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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby tim » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:08 am

this year for sure 6 and then some 2.5 yrolds that wouldnt hit that score or half racks. of the 6, 4 sightings were 140+ deer. so far hopefully il have 1 more sighting with a kill
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Motivated » Wed Dec 31, 2014 2:50 pm

One on stand this year, and my brain turned really stupid. Clean miss. On public in Indiana. By that other tree. I can't give an average per year as my hunting is changing. I love the public though. Lots of young deer where I hunt but a few monsters too.

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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby bigwoodsmn » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:26 pm

stash59 wrote:It would be interesting to see how this correlates to how many hours spent hunting/on stand?


For me it's a couple hundred hunting hours between bucks I want to shoot. Good incentive to start hunting smarter and scouting more.

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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby JusPassinThru » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:49 am

This past season I saw 5 that would go 120+ I would say on adverage I see 2-3 120+ bucks a year. The past couple of seasons I’ve had at least one opportunity to harvest during those encounters.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby thwack16 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:54 am

3 this season. 2 private, 1 public. I average around 2 a year, hopefully that average is on the incline.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Jeff G » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:57 am

Saw 5 over 120" inches this year, killed 2 of them.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Hawthorne » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 am

I saw two and shot one of them.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby ScottSpitzley » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:06 am

I live in Michigan and see 2-3 over 120" on average and I can't complain being that Michigan isn't the greatest at holding mature bucks.

I did go to Southern Ohio this past season and seen 4-5 over 120" in just the 9 days I was there.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Tim H » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:11 am

Last season I saw 1. If I see a 120 or larger that is generally a really good season! ;)
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Grizzlyadam » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:23 am

I usually see two that will go over 120 every season. Often I kill one of them. I'm in NW Connecticut. A 120+ buck is not very common around these parts. In addition to the public land I hunt there are two good sized private pieces I hunt. I run multiple trail cams year round on them and feel confident that I get pictures of every deer on the property. I usually only see one or two that go 120+ every year. The biggest I've ever seen on a cam was a 140ish buck. This past season I killed a 137 that I had specifically targeted as my number one buck. The number two in line was probably a 115. He is top of the list for 2018. Slim pickings for sure, but for me sealing the deal on the top dog in town is as much an accomplishment as getting a booner in a big buck state.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby hunter_mike » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:34 am

I'm no good at guessing antler scores :lol: To make matters worse, a lot of the bucks I see, are likely right around that 120" mark.

In 2017 I saw more big bucks while I was scouting in spring and summer than when I was hunting. But I didnt even bowhunt at all in Nov. in 2017.

So my my answer for this year is I don't know. But this is WI, and there may be one or two around ;)
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Grasshopper » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:48 am

I'm in Pa hunting mostly public, and I usually see 1 or 2 per year while hunting. I also have hunted NY public the past 3 years and saw 2 in three years. I don't get near the time involved in NY as I do in Pa. Both states have bucks that are 120 or even much larger, but not a lot.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby <DK> » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:30 am

Ridgerunner7 wrote:I live in Southern Michigan. I average 2-3 seen over 120" per year. That's in Michigans top two trophy counties on private land. I see more than most other hunters and usually manage to take 1 or 2 of those per year.


Cool older thread. This is about right for me also. Saw 5 shooters during one great season.


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