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2019 Season - What’d Ya See?

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Short sit this morning but hey, I got out!  Hope to try sits this evening and tomorrow but I still have house projects to work on.

 

Got a few shots of adrenaline this morning so that was good!  Hearing, anticipating and actually seeing a couple was a nice start.  I assume they were a doe/fawn pair but couldn’t get a great look at em in brush.  Just passing by.

 

I was waiting on a buck anyway.  Fresh buck sign along this trail I was watching.

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creepworm

Went out Saturday morning. Couldn't get to my stands due to the monsoon season we are having, so I grabbed a chair and sat on the ground in some willows. Had a doe with a fawn come out shortly after shooting time. Then a small 1 year old buck. Then a bachelor group of 3 small 1 year old bucks. All the deer at one point were within 20 yards of me while sitting on the ground. Didn't kill anything but it was a good time.

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Wanderer

After spending the past two nights catching up on yard work I figured a sit tonight was earned.  Plus the wind was just right enough for a spot I’ve been waiting to sit.

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7 sightings tonight.  3 bucks, 1 doe and 3 I don’t knows.  The I don’t knows were on the other side of the creek and moving pretty quickly north, into the wind.  Didn’t seem any bigger than the others I saw.

 

The bucks were all basket 8’s, still inside the ears; the doe was probably a 1.5 year old too.  The bucks were 3/4 shed of velvet, some still hanging on.  The doe and one of the bucks were an easy 17 yard poke in my shooting lane.  I said I was going to take the first “adult” buck I saw this year but I guess I was kidding myself. I was enjoying the show too much.  All those deer will get shot around here in the gun season if seen and I’d have been happy with either the doe or the buck come December.  We’ll see if I regret passing.  I doubt it though.

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leech~~

I don't see the Deer in the picture?  🧐  😄

 

Good Luck, sounds like a good spot! 🙂

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Wanderer

Hmm, draw the bow or draw the phone?  Hmmm...  There are a couple dandies in the area so I think I’ll stick with the bow.

 

Management tag will be bought tomorrow.  I’d like to drop something by the end of the weekend.  Lofty goal maybe but they quit using the area once the leaves really drop so I should just git r done.

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leech~~

You need a Bow cam d'oh!  😄

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Wanderer

Maybe I’ll get one if you get a smart phone! 😁

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paceman

Last Saturday, my first sit I passed a young 10 point. Sunday night my son and I sat and saw 8 does and fawns. The fawns were in point blank shooting range but the caging all does just knew something wasn't right and hung back in the brush and slid away. We will be back this evening, and will get out this weekend as well.

 

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Looks like I won’t git r dun in September like I hoped.  The 3 I don’t knows from Wednesday were spike, fork, six.  I’ve seen the same 6 bucks three times now.  Drew on the tall 8 but he wasn’t clear till 40 yards and I didn’t want to try that in the wind even though everything felt good.  

 

Another 8 magically appeared in the wide open at 20 yards while I was watching the little 6 below me.  The swirling wind gave me away to the little 6 and he trotted off a way.  The 8 kept looking at him and back under me to see what was up.  I couldn’t get drawn back on him before the 6 pulled him away.

 

Never thought I’d say it but I need more does. 😃

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The spot has been drying up with the leaves falling.  Deer are moving later as they do.  I’ve enjoyed watching the deer on my sits but figured my deer hunts are already winding down.  I never did see a larger buck but heard the neighbor got one I’d been hoping for.

 

Tonight was the night to take one.  And I’m happy to have him.

 

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    • Rather_B_Fishing
      That's the Dolly Parton of deer......
    • leech~~
      I would start by the stream coming into the lake and put on a little piece of spam on the hook!  They love it!  Good luck! 😉
    • leech~~
      Which one?
    • Jake Paul
      Were can i catch alot of trout on blue lake mn 
    • popriveter
      I find that the sunfish-to-crappie ratio skews toward more sunfish when fishing waxies or spikes and skews toward more crappies when when fishing plastics. I fish plastics as much as bait, but I don't have enough confidence in them to go out without bait. I'm getting closer every year.
    • popriveter
      This is exciting to see!   I'm the rare guy who loves early ice and mostly stops fishing when the trucks start coming out on the lakes. I care more for catching fish than I care for hauling and setting up gear. 4-5" is ideal for a fisherman like me.   I normally enjoy fishing open water throughout November. I'm getting a frustrated at how long we've been stuck in between.   I live in the metro and have not set foot on the ice yet. I'd imagine we have 2-3" on most of my "first ice" spots, but I'm not bold enough to test them out this early. I'm hoping to catch some fish through the ice this November because I've been looking at iced-over lakes for more than 2 weeks now, but overnight lows of 35 degrees aren't helping any.    Might need to drive north a while.   Either way, it lifts my spirits a bit to see that good fishing is starting not too far away.
    • Chill62
      Made it out Friday in northern Becker County.  Found 4 inches at the access and when I started going across the lake we found 5....6....6.5 .... then 7.... then finally 7.5 inches!  Lake average was 6 to 6.5 inches of nice clear ice.  We fished from 10-23 feet of water chasing blue gills and crappies.  Usually they are up shallower 10-18 but we actually did better out deeper than shallower.  Brother did great I couldn't buy a bite!  Saturday went south by Dent had 6 inches of ice at shore went to a big crack at 12 feet and other side of the crack was 3 inches.  We never crossed the crack.  Went to a different lake as a result had a solid 6-7 inches all the way across the lake and when we were out there we couldn't buy bites.  Few fish came in at dark but then it started to rain and I wasn't in the mood to get rained on while ice fishing sitting on a bucket.  I'll head out Saturday is my plan due to birthday party on Sunday evening that I was informed we are hosting.
    • Bucketcastle
      @gimruis come on, you always have to have a plan incase you go through, whether it be yourself, atv, or truck.  Even if the ice is 2 feet thick because you never know.  Most of these people dont think of what they should do in case of an emergency.  Think and be prepared for anything.  And yes, no fish is worth your life.....unless its jaws that thing kills people
    • gimruis
      I'm not about to personally attack someone because they are making a poor decision here but lets be honest with ourselves: if the ice is questionable and unsafe and you need to make a plan in case you fall through, you definitely shouldn't be out there.  A few crappies just aint worth the risk.  Just last week 12 people had to be rescued off URL and another guy went through.  Stay on dry land until we get an extended cold snap in December.  The ice and fish will still be there in January fellas.  
    • leech~~
      Zone 172, saw nothing, only heard about 6 shots all day and trucks and hunters all over.