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3 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Brainworm climate change 

 

Wrong thread, your thinking Moose, moose. 😄

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20 minutes ago, leech~~ said:

 

Wrong thread, your thinking Moose, moose. 😄

O yeah I forget sometimes 

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8 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

O yeah I forget sometimes 

Brainworm will do that to ya😁

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In a lot of areas of the state, the delayed harvest played a major role in the smaller harvest.  The seasonal corn forests, that are generally removed by firearms season, were standing strong in many areas.  I saw 3 mature bucks early during bow season and was lucky enough to harvest one of them on opening day of firearms season.  My dad hunted another 29 trips out after that and never saw anything older than a 1 1/2 year old the rest of the season.  The only mature buck he saw all season, was the one I shot as it ran passed him and stopped in front of me.  2 days ago, I saw our winter deer herd.  21 does and fawns, 1 antlered buck.  Granted he was one of the mature bucks from earlier in the year, but 1 to 21.... yikes.  But that's what we have here.   

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gimruis

Standing corn probably hampered things in specific areas.  Heck, there's STILL some out there and its almost January.  Having a 4 day youth season in certain areas 2 weeks before the rest of us can hunt doesn't help either.

 

Its possible that the early start on Nov 3 played a role.  Technically Nov 3 will be the earliest it can start so next season will be a late start on Nov 9.

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