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

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

Unread postby Ridgerunner7 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:05 am

Mention your state and how many bucks you see over 120" each year in the field while hunting. Do not include trail cam photos or glassing, etc.


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.


I hunt NW Ohio also...Very low deer numbers 2-5 deer per square mile. I see 1-2 per season but I don't hunt it much.


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

Unread postby RUTIN » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:27 am

In OH i see 6-7+ a year, in KY i usually only see 1-2 but get a bunch of night pics of them, in IN i see 5-6 in a weeks time.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby phade » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:32 am

2-3 is average and almost all are during bow season. Seen four one year, but that was the only time I can recall.

Last season only saw one, which was a dandy 160+ at about 60 yards that walked out of my life forever. Got shot the next a.m. by an adjoining hunter.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Ridgerunner7 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:40 am

What state is that in Phade?
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby phade » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:43 am

western New York. One of the better deer units in the state.
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Unread postby UPbowhunter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:49 am

Last year was 4 thats pretty average. South Jersey.
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Unread postby Swampthing » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:54 am

2 for me.

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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:09 am

I hunt southern WI, & I probably see 3 a year on average.... I hunt private land, & sorrounding land owners let the smaller bucks walk, so that helps alot. Now, trail cam pics are a different story. I get probably 9 or 10 on camera, but usually night pics. Lots of pressure on our land, & the big boys dont like stepping out of their beds before dark.

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

Unread postby headgear » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:18 am

MN. I see about 2 on average, best year was four but many years are 1 or zero. All public so if I get one in bow range I have to make it count.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby Haus86 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:17 am

In Wisconsin, I see 3 per year on average. In Iowa, 1-2 dozen.
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Unread postby jlh42581 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:25 am

I guess I cant read

Some years at home 1 some years none
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby dan » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:27 am

In S.E Wisconsin I seen about 6 or 7 last year, mainly on public... My number can get skewed if I travel or hunt managed land, which I did not last year.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby kenn1320 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:33 am

Great topic! I’m from Michigan and hunt Private land almost exclusively. I have hunted some public land in the past in various parts of the state. My main hunting area has been the thumb area, which is small woodlots surrounded by ag. I have been hunting 29yrs. I’m prefacing this in an attempt to help explain some of my frustrations. So how many 120”+ bucks do I see in a season????????? Its safe to say I have seen less then 10 in my 29yrs of hunting Mi. I generally hunt thick cover, but am counting bucks I have seen 400yds across a field, not just in shooting range. My largest buck from Mi is a 98” 6pnt. My largest from Kansas is 102” 8pnt. I managed to get 1 decent buck on my trail cam in Michigan, 120-125” 10pnt just last year on a new farm in southern area of Mi.
Ohio, different story. I saw more 120”+ bucks during a 5 day public hunt (between hunting and driving to and from hunting spot) then my entire life of hunting MI.
Kansas I’m lucky to see 1 per 7 day trip from the stand, some years I don’t see any from stand.
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Re: How many bucks over 120" do you see per year on average?

Unread postby BigHunt » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:37 am

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

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:41 am

I would say for me on public land in WI my normal year is 3-5 bucks over 120"

Back in 2010 on one of my best days ever 5 were seen on the same day in early November! :o


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