Summer scouting/glassing

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby moondoondude » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:38 pm

Uncle Lou - Frederick is more of Western MD - it sits right up against the Appalacian mountains. There are a ton of deer out there though, they have all kinds of controlled hunts and management hunts to deal with overpopulation issues.

Here is an interesting bedding sequence. The other night it was really cool, under 80 degrees and overcast, and every time that happens the deer tend to bed out in the open fields. I saw these two bucks in the distance, the doe in the first picture tipped them off. I got a little closer to check it out and then noticed the one I could see clearly was passed out, eyes closed and all. After a couple deer started acting goofy, they standed up and I sneaked out.

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Unread postby moondoondude » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:12 am

I moved some stands/cameras yesterday during the rain and then went out in the evening to glass. I saw a couple bucks out of velvet. I didn't get any pictures of them but it's just a matter of time. This 10 is read to shed velvet - the antlers get a gray fuzz right before they shed. He is already growing his darker fall coat as well.

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Unread postby moondoondude » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:14 am

This guy is huge. Same spot every time.

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby bonemonger » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:26 am

looks like you have lots of targets, my moms is from cumberland md., uncle used to have a nice farm would always see deer when we visited.
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Unread postby moondoondude » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:00 pm

Here are some more of the big guy and company. Pretty much same spot every night.

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby Stanley » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:42 pm

Looking good.
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby tim » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:27 am

wow hes a slammer moon, look at the belly on pics 1 and 2 hes fat
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Unread postby moondoondude » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:43 pm

Here are a couple more of the big guy from the other night. He dwarfs all of his buddies.

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby Bucky » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:12 pm

When can u hunt him? Slammer 4 sure

That is what I call a "gagger"... when you see em from the stand your heart jumps into your throat :lol:
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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby moondoondude » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:45 pm

Bucky wrote:When can u hunt him? Slammer 4 sure

That is what I call a "gagger"... when you see em from the stand your heart jumps into your throat :lol:


Season opens Friday. He is across the road from where I can hunt. There are a big bunch that cross every evening from the huntable ground to the big bean fields. I have yet to see him do it although I am relatively sure he will cross the street later in the year.

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby Bucky » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:47 am

moondoondude wrote:
Bucky wrote:When can u hunt him? Slammer 4 sure

That is what I call a "gagger"... when you see em from the stand your heart jumps into your throat :lol:


Season opens Friday. He is across the road from where I can hunt. There are a big bunch that cross every evening from the huntable ground to the big bean fields. I have yet to see him do it although I am relatively sure he will cross the street later in the year.

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Friday already! Lucky dog... good luck, doubt you need it 8-)
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Unread postby moondoondude » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:48 pm

Bucky wrote:
moondoondude wrote:
Bucky wrote:When can u hunt him? Slammer 4 sure

That is what I call a "gagger"... when you see em from the stand your heart jumps into your throat :lol:


Season opens Friday. He is across the road from where I can hunt. There are a big bunch that cross every evening from the huntable ground to the big bean fields. I have yet to see him do it although I am relatively sure he will cross the street later in the year.

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Friday already! Lucky dog... good luck, doubt you need it 8-)


I will take luck over skill everytime. Luckily, I have had a lot more luck than skill over the years, and I hope it stays that way. Here are a couple more up and comers, probably some of the last bucks I will get in velvet. The little guy already shed velvet, but it's still hanging off.

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby cwoods » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:41 am

Hope you put your tag on him man!
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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby moondoondude » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:37 pm

Season opens up Friday. I will make my rounds tomorrow night and make my decision on where to go on Friday afternoon. Here are a few more from the other night, some in, some out of velvet.

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Re: Summer scouting/glassing

Unread postby cwoods » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:37 am

While Im driving nails tomorrow I'll be thinking about you in a tree. :violin:
But come Sat, Lord willing I'll be in a tree too. Best of luck on your opener.


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