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woodman

Well how did everybody do on opener? Our party managed one spike shot by THE WIFE again this year. Her stand is awsome and she also had 2 stare downs but now shot. I thought I was going to be run over by a herd yesterday heading up the valley behind me so I jumped up and grabed the gun and then they turned before they hit the top of the ridge. About 10 min passed and my heart slowed down a guy south of me shot. I would guess it was a buck chassing a doe, but I will never know, beause I didn't see them, just heard them running.

The deer were not moving south of Northome except for the first 2 hours in the am. If you were not in a funnel area where they went from feeding to bed, you didn't see anything. That is for our party at least. The full moon didn't help at all. Lots of tracks left from the night before right over mine! shocked.gif

Keep us posted on the success.

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Huskie

Woodman: We went two for three this year. I was hoping my son would get a deer, but no luck. Both shot in the morning, one good size doe and I got a big buck. The buck's rack was small and broken a bit, but a nice heavy deer. I am glad we gave our area one more go. The snow on the ground really helped, we had a great hunt. Good luck if you continue the quest, we are done for the year, heading out to SD the next 2 week ends for some pheasant hunting.

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kupcho

This deer season for us was very successful so far. Our party of 12 shot 11 deer. 5 spikes, 4 does, 1 seven, and one 10 that was wide but not tall also weighed over 200 lbs. Many hunters are still at it however with management tags to fill as well as a few regular licenses.

Myself I didn't see a deer all weekend. Last years 12 pointer I shot is punishing me and not allowing me to get one. frown.gif I have a few more weekends to get up there and try again.

Good luck

Kupcho

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Drake

Congrats to Tiff..again!!! How's your dad doing? The hunters here are looking forward to the cooler weather..today was near 60 degrees (slight cool down with Friday suppose to only be in the mid 30's, and tomorrow we're back to the mid 20's for the nightly lows). But there are several does hanging in the shack, have seen a couple of spike, one 6 pointer that had an absolute perfect rack. Still plenty of hunting time left, so good luck to everyone!

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woodman

Dad, Ashley(Neice), and I have not seen a deer. Mom and dad are heading to Williston, ND for dad's sisters 50th wedding aniv. this weekend. I will be up hunting solo for sat and sunday. Hopefully this head cold will go away by then. Maybe I just need LOTS of fresh air to clear it up! grin.gif

Good luck out there and be safe.

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BigWadeS

Had a decent 4 day hunt. I managed to see lots of does, a few mature one's, more yearlings, and a good number of fawns. I saw 3 bucks, a nice wide 10 point that in the rain and fog on Tuesday night got out of sight too quickly, but a couple nice 2-3 year old bucks. I managed to get a nice mature doe and a nice 2 1/2 yr old buck with very small 5 pt basket rack. Seemed like the chasing was just starting for the most part. I saw the bucks between 4:30-5:30 in the afternoons, the does were spotted from 7-11am and then again from 3 - 5:30pm. Good luck to everyone and be safe out there.

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