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David Frank

My First Trail Cam Pics!!!

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I would like to send out a special thanks to all of you who helped me get my first trail camera set up. I couldn't have done it without you. Here are the results!!! There were many more, but these are a couple of my favorites. I will be after the big buck with the kicker on his right side.

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Dave

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Nice pics; are u on private land? what part of state (North, South, East West?)

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Yes.... all private. I would love to try a private land archery mule deer hunt out west some time, but around here I would rather not fight the crowds.

Dave

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Nice pics, what camera did you use?

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Is that doe piebald or just lots of camera flash?

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Just camera flash on the doe.... and it is a moultrie game watcher 2.1

Dave

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Nice pics Dave.

Hope your tree stand is comfy...

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Nice pics!! Glad to see you're getting your camera figured out!!

I'd shoot that buck in a heartbeat!

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Can you post a larger one of the buck David?

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Look at the brow tines on that thing! Wow...

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Hopefully this works... I am new to posting pictures.

Dave

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Holy ****!

Check out the brow tines!

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That was the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw him about a month ago while scouting. Now, seeing him out of velvet makes me want to hunt NOW!!! In SD, our archery opener is sept. 23rd. You can bet where I'll be that morning given that the wind is out of the right direction. I will be after this guy with exclusively archery equipment. He is bigger than any buck I have ever shot... archery or firearm!

Dave

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Isn't it early for the bucks to be out of velvet??

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I have seen quite a few out of velvet already...

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I can't wait for the phone call on this one Davo. Go get'er.

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what part of minnesota is your pic taken?? I live up by int'l falls and I havn't seen one out of velvet yet...I'm just trying to get an idea how far behind we are.....thanks

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Dave lives in North Eastern South Dakota.

I've seen several bucks in Rochester, MN recently and none are wearing any velvet anymore.

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Very nice buck.Thats the one most are looking for and very few connect with.Good hunting.

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thanks for the info tyler.

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As Tyler stated, I live in NE SD. Tyler, if you don't think you can wait for the phone call on this one.. imagine how I feel. That bad boy is on my desktop full time. I just keep telling myself that no matter what, I have to wait for him... unless a bigger one shows up!

Once again, I would like to thank everyone who helped me get my camera set up.

Dave

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I am not the most experienced at scoring deer. What do some of the more experienced hunters out there think this guy might score. I realize that without a full view of his width or entire right side it may be difficult, but i'm just looking for a round about score. Any possibility that he may make pope and young?

Thanks Again,

Dave

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Well, assuming he is an 8 pt with that sticker on the right....

I have an 8pt that grossed 124.

Brow tines are nothing close to that deer. G2's and G3's look like they could be somewhat similar.

Spread appears that yours is outside ears possibly.

If I was forced to guess, I would say pushing towards mid 130's. Some different angles would help a lot.

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Hopefully I will have a few different angles before the SD archery season starts on the 23rd. My best educated guess was around 130.

Dave

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      Walleyes and Saugers continue to move closer to the south shore. Good fishing in 23 feet of water outside the Lighthouse gap and all along the south shore. Shiner minnows in the area keeping large schools of walleyes active! The bite will continue to improve in the coming weeks. Anchoring and jigging with a shiner minnow successful with gold or pink/gold the colors of choice. Some crankbait action in the afternoons to cover water to find active schools. Lots of ducks and geese in the area as local waterfowl still around. Should expect a good northern push in a few weeks as it gets colder. The Rainy River continues to get better each day as more shiners and walleyes push into the river. Fall walleye fishing on the Rainy River can be some of the best! Sturgeon are being boated up and down the river daily.  Up at the Northwest Angle, walleye and sauger action is hot. Drifting with a bottom bouncer, spinner, and a minnow doing great. Anchoring and jigging with a minnows doing good as well. Look for deep holes and mud areas in 18-30 feet between Oak and Flag Island. Also look for points with depths of 8-18 feet as shiners have started moving into bays. On the Ontario side, walleye fishing is red hot as the feed bags are on to bulk up for the winter. Use electronics to locate schools of fish in 18 to 28 feet and use a jig and minnow. Bottom bouncers with spinners can be used to cover water to locate fish. Crappies over 15 inches are stacked up in sharp drop offs and around flooded timber in 30 feet. Muskie action has turned to trolling large minnow baits in 10-18 feet. Plenty of waterfowl in area with local birds still around.
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