Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

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Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:48 pm

Literally just about ran into him driving home a few minutes ago.

Couldn't tell if he still had both sides, but I was surprised that he hasn't shed yet.


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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:58 pm

Must have been eating good all winter. I saw a buck one year still carrying both sides the end of April. They seem to have a very wide range of horn growth and shedding.
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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:10 pm

Now that the snow is gone, he should be doing better. The does have been hitting the south-facing slopes for anything green, which is there on neighborhood lawns.
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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby OH nontypical » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:23 pm

Dewey wrote:Must have been eating good all winter. I saw a buck one year still carrying both sides the end of April. They seem to have a very wide range of horn growth and shedding.


I have also seen bucks hold antlers till end of April
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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby headgear » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:20 pm

I've seen stumps in Dec and both sides in April, very dependent on the conditions and individual deer.
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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby greenhorndave » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:48 am

About 45 and sunny today in SE WI. Deer all over the place at a noon drive on I94 from Brookfield on out enjoying the sun and available food.

I love seeing them back on their feet and turning the corner from a cold winter.
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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:07 am

greenhorndave wrote:About 45 and sunny today in SE WI. Deer all over the place at a noon drive on I94 from Brookfield on out enjoying the sun and available food.

I love seeing them back on their feet and turning the corner from a cold winter.

I always like hearing about midday movement. Never fails when I bring up the moon data. 8-)

Seems they were up a little early for the major.

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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby greenhorndave » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:43 am

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Re: Saw a six or basket 8 tonight.

Unread postby Bigb » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:37 am

We went shed hunting at the farm I hunt 2 weeks ago and didn't find a single one. We still have about 15 acres of standing beans and 5 acres of standing corn so I don't know if they are just still holding or what. We usually find a couple this time of year so it was odd. We really walked the beans and corn and didn't find a single one. Did find a dead head from a buck we last had on camera Feb 1st. I think the cold spell got him we had in early February. Shame, he was a good 2.5 year old.


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