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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6597007
08/17/19 08:33 PM
08/17/19 08:33 PM
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Nebraska
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Man I miss those bruisers. Haven't seen deer like that around here since around 2009 when the wasting disease ran rampant. I had one very similar to that one camera all summer and those big boys seem to disappear once that first shot rings out around here. Nice pictures.


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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6597011
08/17/19 08:41 PM
08/17/19 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Summer range and fall range can be miles apart. These summer pics of velvet bucks are encouraging, but dont get your hopes up just yet...unless your season opens in late August or 1st week of September.

I ride this rollercoaster every summer with velvet buck pics and can count on one hand the bucks I killed in the fall that I photographed in the summer. And there have only been 3 or 4 that were killed in same area where there pics were taken in August.

My 2 best bucks just started shedding velvet past few days. Both of them are 4.5 year olds. They disappeared from a feeder they were coming to every night for a month. I checked another camera about 1/2 mile away and both were there but not together...one at feeder August 15th...one there yesterday. Both have velvet hanging from there racks...about half peeled off. This is right on schedule for these south Ga older bucks. The younger ones will be shed by 1st week of September...mostly.

One of these bucks will leave my property in the next couple weeks..he has done this past 3 years...I dont know where he goes.....he will make a couple appearances in late October but after that wont see him again until later December.

The other shooter has remained on my place throughout the fall and winter. Hope he does it this time. I couldn't get my timing right on him last season. I would hunt one morning and nothing. Next morning check camera and there he was at 8 am. We played that game all season...he won. He was a shooter last year at 3.5. Even better at 4.5.




Good luck!

Same here.
I used to love running trail came all summer but have backed off.
The " Boyz" you see in August can be miles away once velvet is shed.
Not sure if the pics will post but I'll try.
This buck was a SUPER homebody all spring/ summer for years only to disappear once he shed velvet.
I have no idea where he went. [Linked Image]

I tried killing him as a 5 year old but didn't get him till he as 8.
1000' s of pics over a mineral lick over the years.

Bottom line. Some bucks will stay, some will move.
However, don't be discouraged if your not seeing good bucks now.
If your in a good area, bucks that summered miles away can show up anytime.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6597043
08/17/19 09:24 PM
08/17/19 09:24 PM
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Posts: 421
Lyndon, Kansas
Railroader Offline OP
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Lyndon, Kansas
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Summer range and fall range can be miles apart. These summer pics of velvet bucks are encouraging, but dont get your hopes up just yet...unless your season opens in late August or 1st week of September.

I ride this rollercoaster every summer with velvet buck pics and can count on one hand the bucks I killed in the fall that I photographed in the summer. And there have only been 3 or 4 that were killed in same area where there pics were taken in August.

My 2 best bucks just started shedding velvet past few days. Both of them are 4.5 year olds. They disappeared from a feeder they were coming to every night for a month. I checked another camera about 1/2 mile away and both were there but not together...one at feeder August 15th...one there yesterday. Both have velvet hanging from there racks...about half peeled off. This is right on schedule for these south Ga older bucks. The younger ones will be shed by 1st week of September...mostly.

One of these bucks will leave my property in the next couple weeks..he has done this past 3 years...I dont know where he goes.....he will make a couple appearances in late October but after that wont see him again until later December.

The other shooter has remained on my place throughout the fall and winter. Hope he does it this time. I couldn't get my timing right on him last season. I would hunt one morning and nothing. Next morning check camera and there he was at 8 am. We played that game all season...he won. He was a shooter last year at 3.5. Even better at 4.5.




Good luck!

Understood but in my case all 4 bucks i killed off this property i have had velvet pics of. They may disappear during the rut but are always back in December which is when i killed 3 of them. I dont hold my breath for any buck but will be looking for them if i make it to December.

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6597047
08/17/19 09:27 PM
08/17/19 09:27 PM
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Lyndon, Kansas
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Got around to checking a few cameras i have on another one of my properties today and got a new hit list buck. Had him on camera 2 years ago and he blew up since then.

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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6597063
08/17/19 09:58 PM
08/17/19 09:58 PM
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Man nice pics! I have got to get out and put up some cameras.

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6597108
08/18/19 12:48 AM
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Nice bucks railroader! Iím just getting started at hanging cameras now.


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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6597129
08/18/19 04:43 AM
08/18/19 04:43 AM
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Wyoming County Pa.
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That's a beauty Railroader

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6597167
08/18/19 07:08 AM
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Rail, that buck looks old?


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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6598782
08/20/19 12:20 PM
08/20/19 12:20 PM
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Lyndon, Kansas
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Originally Posted by Railroader
Got around to checking a few cameras i have on another one of my properties today and got a new hit list buck. Had him on camera 2 years ago and he blew up since then.

Found the pic i had of this buck back in 2017. Heís grown a bit since then.

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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6598809
08/20/19 01:20 PM
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He has grown some, so I guess he is 4.5 this year?

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6598823
08/20/19 01:57 PM
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Nice pics. I have had better success at targeting a buck when I don't put out cams until I start seeing scrapes. Find 4-5 scrapes and put a camera in front of them and in about a week you will know every shooter buck that is on your property.... Yes some may pass thru but the home bodies will work their scrape lines....

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Matt28] #6598884
08/20/19 04:25 PM
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Lyndon, Kansas
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Originally Posted by Matt28
He has grown some, so I guess he is 4.5 this year?

Yeah iím guessing he is 4.5.

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6598908
08/20/19 04:49 PM
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What a fantastic looking dude! Glad to see he's made it this far... till you get to him anyway :P


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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6598950
08/20/19 05:49 PM
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Have you been passing him up or you just haven't ever got a shot? I have a hard time passing them once they reach that size or a tad smaller. I shot a heck of a 3.5 year old and have kicked my self ever since. But there is no guarantee that they will make it that one more year so I am a fan of eating them while I can.

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Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Matt28] #6598952
08/20/19 06:03 PM
08/20/19 06:03 PM
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Lyndon, Kansas
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Originally Posted by Matt28
Have you been passing him up or you just haven't ever got a shot? I have a hard time passing them once they reach that size or a tad smaller. I shot a heck of a 3.5 year old and have kicked my self ever since. But there is no guarantee that they will make it that one more year so I am a fan of eating them while I can.

I had zero pics of him last year so i was surprised to see him this year at all. If i see him this season i will shoot him! My property is a smaller parcel so i don't pass up any mature deer. i know i wont see them the next season if i pass on them.

Re: 2019 bucks [Re: Railroader] #6599072
08/20/19 08:46 PM
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That's crazy you had no pics of him last year.

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