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Deer hunters.... #6648731
10/25/19 07:33 PM
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Hey guys, long story short, I spooked a mature buck while getting out of the stand tonight. Do you think this will turn him nocturnal? Thanks


Ave don't go where the beaver don't flow
Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648735
10/25/19 07:36 PM
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No, give him some time and get back after him. I missed a 150 twice one morning and killed him 3 days later

Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648743
10/25/19 07:46 PM
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Depends on how cautious he is. Some bucks get mature because they are lucky or don't see much hunting pressure and some get mature because they are really cautious. I can say with confidence it didnt improve your odds of harvesting him. LOL

Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648752
10/25/19 07:56 PM
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I shot a whole quiver of arrows at a big 10 point on a friday afternoon. I didnt notice i was hitting a small twig with my arrow right after release. I cut limbs down in the tree with the arrows and they were falling all around him. He came in behind me on the other side of a creek. I went back the next tuesday and sat in the tree right where he walked down to the creek to drink. Got him with a clean shot that time.


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Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648795
10/25/19 08:27 PM
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Deer get spooked when no one is around. They are nervy. As long as you sneak back in undetected and have the wind in your favor, he will eventually make his way back through.

Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648913
10/25/19 09:29 PM
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I'd rather spooked a good buck than a mature doe.
If it's a spot where a doe will come by, give it time. He'll follow her when the time s right.


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Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648925
10/25/19 09:37 PM
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We got some super tame deer that I see during daylight. A doe with 2 Bambis.


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Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: bucksnbears] #6648965
10/25/19 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bucksnbears
I'd rather spooked a good buck than a mature doe.
If it's a spot where a doe will come by, give it time. He'll follow her when the time s right.

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Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6648988
10/25/19 10:25 PM
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Yeah if you get the does in your area scared they will make it a point to find and pester you. Mature buck during the rut has no brains.

Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6649083
10/26/19 12:53 AM
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Sounds like you left to early, not being smart but if you can see that he was mature at night your leaving to early...


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Thought I was a good bowhunter until I targeted mature bucks....
Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6649093
10/26/19 02:05 AM
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I doubt he knew what you were just something big coming out. Don't sweat it. Let him cool off then go back after him. I would doubt it would make him nocturnal.


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Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6649133
10/26/19 06:23 AM
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I would relocate my stand about 100yrds on the travel route where you saw him coming from- maintain wind awareness. This time of the season he may not care but in the past if spooked or uneasy- I've seen them using the same trail, nose in the air and head bobbing looking around but choosing a different route prior to your stand location.

Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6649152
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Let us know how it turns out

Re: Deer hunters.... [Re: Ave] #6649163
10/26/19 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Ave
Hey guys, long story short, I spooked a mature buck while getting out of the stand tonight. Do you think this will turn him nocturnal? Thanks


Another few weeks and no bucks will be nocturnal.


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