anyone seeing velvet?

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anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:26 pm

iv been checking trail cameras and tonight i went and looked for some deer..with this cooler weather seems like the deer are moving earlier and are more active..saw 8 buck tonight on a food plot i watched..7 of those bucks had lost there velvet already..and most of the bucks im getting on cameras have no velvet either...found a dead 2 1/2 yr old buck dead on the side of the road 2 days ago with completely shedded velvet..getting pretty hard for me to find anymore..anyone else seeing much velvet yet?


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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:28 am

I went shining Sunday night. Saw 9 bucks and they all had most of their velvet on yet. Should be all gone very soon.
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Unread postby Hilts » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:32 am

When I went shining sat and sunday night it seemed to be about 50/50. We did get to see a few bucks sparring also.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby 3dog » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:57 am

I would say 8 of the last 10 bucks I've seen are hard horned. Did find a nice strap of velvet under a fresh rub this weekend, pretty cool find.
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Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:00 am

In my area most have shed there velvet. Last night I saw a 3.5 year old 9 point and he was all hard horned. Things are starting to heat up with all this cooler weather.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby tim » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:34 am

i cant wait to see what my cameras tell me, i have never had a buck in velvet past9/5 ever on my land.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:46 am

Sad to say most cameras are not up yet and don't plan on placing them this close to season.

All bucks I have seen are shed. Helped my old man hang his stands this weekend and saw close to a dozen different rubs, more than usual in this area as I used to hunt near him.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby PASwamper » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:21 pm

90 percent of what I'm seeing spotting is still in velvet. Seen a small one hit on the road completely shed.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby Swampthing » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:49 pm

I saw 8 last weekend and all were without velvet
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Unread postby Swampthing » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:49 pm

I saw 8 last weekend and all were without velvet
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby PASwamper » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:55 pm

Scratch my previous response. Tonight saw 10 bucks 8 out of velvet.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:25 pm

I have only seen a couple of them in velvet in my last 10-15 i've seen.
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Re: anyone seeing velvet?

Unread postby BigHills BuckHunter » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:36 pm

On Sept 10th shining I saw a group of three 10 pointers. Two had lost all velvet and one still had all its velvet on. Kind of late I think to have velvet still. Also that same night I saw a 2 year old 8 pointer with blood red antlers.


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