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Yard Deer #7726330
11/24/22 08:38 PM
11/24/22 08:38 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Gulo Offline OP
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We have a late whitetail season open for a couple months in November and December. Usually, after the first or second good snow, they funnel through our yard and Miss Lisa and I usually tip over a couple of small ones. This year, we have all six freezers already full of elk, pronghorn, muleys, and a whitetail that was gifted to us. We thought we'd not need another. Like normal, we're just settled in to Thanksgiving dinner when the procession starts. one doe (which must've smelled really fine) came sauntering through, followed by at least 4 different small bucks, at least two of which had recently-broken tines. Even with full freezers and lots of jarred meat, it was somewhat painful to just watch them saunter through. They all came within 15 yards of our back porch, standing around asking to be whacked.

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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726333
11/24/22 08:40 PM
11/24/22 08:40 PM
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I enjoy watching them as much as I like shooting and eating them. Critters on the front 40 here are safe and I won't shoot them here.


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726334
11/24/22 08:45 PM
11/24/22 08:45 PM
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Rodney,Ohio
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Its only painful when you're hunting for your meat deer and you've already filled your buck tag and a bigger buck, or like last year for me 2 bigger bucks pop first hour of opening day of gun season after I killed my buck,

Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726352
11/24/22 09:13 PM
11/24/22 09:13 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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I get that here too Jack. Lots of bucks, mostly young ones. Elk too. The occasional moose. I even have three feral rabbits who showed up from somewhere, that I've befriended, giving them rabbit food so they hang out here and I pet them as I feed them. In case of a time I may need them for meat, I keep telling myself grin Diva, the female and two of her mostly grown kiddos, who are a matched set of black, I call them my slippers . grin

Nice to see them all on the estate. It's ok, Jack. Just consider them all as "standing wood" for future firewood harvest.

Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726389
11/24/22 10:03 PM
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I've always admired the "extra white" throat patches western whitetails seem to have.


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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726400
11/24/22 10:10 PM
11/24/22 10:10 PM
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My front yard use to be an archery range when I hunted. My yard deer would scatter my targets all over the yard.
They like the acorns around my shop also.
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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Sharon] #7726552
11/25/22 08:21 AM
11/25/22 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Sharon
I get that here too Jack. Lots of bucks, mostly young ones. Elk too. The occasional moose. I even have three feral rabbits who showed up from somewhere, that I've befriended, giving them rabbit food so they hang out here and I pet them as I feed them. In case of a time I may need them for meat, I keep telling myself grin Diva, the female and two of her mostly grown kiddos, who are a matched set of black, I call them my slippers . grin

Nice to see them all on the estate. It's ok, Jack. Just consider them all as "standing wood" for future firewood harvest.




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Re: Yard Deer [Re: 160user] #7726560
11/25/22 08:29 AM
11/25/22 08:29 AM
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Frazee, MN
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Originally Posted by 160user
I enjoy watching them as much as I like shooting and eating them. Critters on the front 40 here are safe and I won't shoot them here.

That is how i treat them here. Have them in the yard year around and the small patches of trees close to the house is their refuge.

Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726573
11/25/22 08:45 AM
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Yeah I watched a buck out my window the other morning, but my freezer is full. Was going to go freezer shopping because I need another one, but I still don't think I need to put a deer in it right away.

Speaking of good smelling does, took a 12 year old out a couple days ago. Walked up over a hill and was glassing some reprod when I spotted a doe, told him we would just sit there and watch a few minutes and see if anything else came out. In a bit I could hear a buck grunting. In a few minutes a forked horn/spike came out and him and the doe started nuzzling and licking each other, the boy tried to shoot the buck and missed, hit a limb on a jack fir probably 30 yards in front of us. Doe spooked for a few feet but then came back, moved the boy to another stump for a rest at a different angle, and then a three point came out and the two started fighting, he shot the three point. I was gutting it out while he packed stuff back to the truck and got his sister; and here came a big buck, tracking that doe. He came within thirty feet of me gutting the deer, kinda spooked and ran off to 40-50 yards and stopped and looked back at me. I was packing my 44 and I pulled it out and aimed at him, but it wasn't a great pistol shot and I didn't need the meat so I let him walk.

Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726589
11/25/22 09:01 AM
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Spread is outside the ears,,thats a shooter.


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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726594
11/25/22 09:15 AM
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Wait till you have a herd of Elk come through your yard!

Re: Yard Deer [Re: crowheart] #7726604
11/25/22 09:39 AM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Gulo Offline OP
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Originally Posted by crowheart
Wait till you have a herd of Elk come through your yard!


In another month, we'll have elk a'plenty around the yard. They get a pass. If we get a good snow year, we'll also have a few moose. The pronghorns rarely spend time in the yard, but are on the surrounding hills.

Jack


Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726633
11/25/22 10:42 AM
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As usual, great photos!
A very nice yard!
We have a similar situation, but only with whitetails. Those others are not in this state.


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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726642
11/25/22 11:00 AM
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Priest River, Idaho USA
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I am watching a whitetail doe out the slider right now. We get whitetails,elk,moose,black bear, coyotes and tracks of cougar(though we have never seen one) and turkeys,turkeys,turkeys. We also have a few ruffed grouse and this year for the first time a handful of ringnecked pheasants. I love living at the end of road in north Idaho. Nice pictures Gulo, how come your grounds not white?


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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726643
11/25/22 11:04 AM
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I don't shoot the yard deer. We have a deal.

300 yards away, different story.

Great pics.


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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726706
11/25/22 01:10 PM
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They used to give extended whitetail seasons in some of the west in an attempt to slow down their spread and take some pressure off the mulies. Is that still a thing?


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Re: Yard Deer [Re: drasselt] #7726711
11/25/22 01:30 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Originally Posted by drasselt
They used to give extended whitetail seasons in some of the west in an attempt to slow down their spread and take some pressure off the mulies. Is that still a thing?



I think you're exactly right drasselt. Idaho thinks highly of muleys, and they seem to treat whitetails in the southern half of the state with a certain amount of indifference. I'd much rather hunt and eat whitetails. Whitetails are a relative newcomer where I live, and muleys still outnumber them most places hereabouts.

Jack


Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726734
11/25/22 02:00 PM
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Elk, deer, and moose passing through your yard?! Antelope nearby. Sounds pretty cool. Do you see any predators following along?

Re: Yard Deer [Re: 30/06] #7726772
11/25/22 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by 30/06
Elk, deer, and moose passing through your yard?! Antelope nearby. Sounds pretty cool. Do you see any predators following along?


I've shot black bears in the yard. Mtn. lions are on my game camera pretty consistently. Wolves are close, my wife tells me when she hears 'em (I'm basically deaf). We're seeing about 50:50 with muley's and white-tails on the deer. A few years ago, had a crippled mountain goat show up on our place. He was unable to go uphill. No bighorns immediately in the yard, but rarely visible from the house on mountains 400 yards above us. Have trapped coyotes, red foxes, coons, striped skunks, bobcats, mink, and marten in the yard. Have quail (Gambel's), pheasants, chukars, huns, ruffed grouse, blue grouse in the yard, with sage grouse nearby. Yeah, pretty neat place to have a homestead, to my way of thinking.

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Re: Yard Deer [Re: Gulo] #7726775
11/25/22 02:54 PM
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centrel PA
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