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  • Archeryrob

    Undecided on a great many things
    Mar 7, 2013
    2,408
    Fairplay, MD
    A farmer up the hill from me that moved, finally. His daughter used to drink at night and come home and leave the gate open at 2:30am. I'd wake up to pigs, 400# sows, in the yard. Went up and told him I was going to kill them if he didn't fix the problem. You know how much damage pigs make?

    I still regret not putting a spear through one broadside just to do it and make a point. Bacon, ham and pork shoulder wouldn't hurt either.
     

    gwchem

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    Dec 18, 2014
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    StantonCree

    Watch your beer
    Jan 23, 2011
    23,161
    I’ve got 15 turkeys coming to my stand everyday. And a husky that escapes the neighbors doggy day care lol
     

    308Scout

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    Mar 27, 2020
    3,483
    Washington County
    Hoping to get out tomorrow AM. With a low of 43, it's shaping up to be a nice cool morning. Hoping the big boy in this pic decides to make a showing during shooting light at some point this season. The bachelor groups are still formed up, but the velvet is completely off. In the series of pics right before this one, two of the smaller ones were starting to get testy with each other though, so the band's probably not going to be together for much longer. They stopped their shenanigans and gave way when the big guy emerged.

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    Doco Overboard

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    I'm going to go tonight.
    Stags are making all kinds of noise and piney woods rooter moving just before noon.
    Ill get my wife to hop on up there with me.
    Maybe, Ill get lucky near/at nightfall or just miss out on everything entirely.
     

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    lazarus

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    Jun 23, 2015
    10,805
    I'm going to go tonight.
    Stags are making all kinds of noise and piney woods rooter moving just before noon.
    Ill get my wife to hop on up there with me.
    Maybe, Ill get lucky near/at nightfall or just miss out on everything entirely.
    Nice! Good luck.
     

    Abuck

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    I'm going to go tonight.
    Stags are making all kinds of noise and piney woods rooter moving just before noon.
    Ill get my wife to hop on up there with me.
    Maybe, Ill get lucky near/at nightfall or just miss out on everything entirely.
    Very nice! Would love to go after Sika one of these years. Looks like you are in the right place. We don’t see them in GRSF lol. Any areas you recommend? Total newb on stags.
     

    RRomig

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    Aug 30, 2021
    1,055
    Burtonsville MD
    I'm going to go tonight.
    Stags are making all kinds of noise and piney woods rooter moving just before noon.
    Ill get my wife to hop on up there with me.
    Maybe, Ill get lucky near/at nightfall or just miss out on everything entirely.
    Those are some nice targets
    Good luck
     

    lazarus

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    Jun 23, 2015
    10,805
    Very nice! Would love to go after Sika one of these years. Looks like you are in the right place. We don’t see them in GRSF lol. Any areas you recommend? Total newb on stags.
    You’ve gotta get out to Dorchester county. Fishing Bay is the bigger public lands area with them.
     

    outrider58

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    Jul 29, 2014
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    Hey lazarus, thanks again for helping me today. I hope I didn't put too big a hole in your Sunday. :)
     

    lazarus

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    Jun 23, 2015
    10,805
    Hey lazarus, thanks again for helping me today. I hope I didn't put too big a hole in your Sunday. :)
    Nope. It was a pinhole and I was taking Monday off too. I am glad I could help.

    Also the great news is my neighbors have taken a break for the 2nd day in a row now running their bobcat constantly and the deer are already back. Fewer, but some at sunset yesterday. My game cameras showed 1 small doe on one day and the 7-pt and a doe on another. All not during legal shooting light last week with all of the work going on.

    They’ve been running a bobcat from just after sunrise till about 2hrs after sunset two weekends ago, all week, and this past weekend. Looks like maybe leveling/landscaping down through the edge of their piece of the woods for a driveway to their sunken garage?

    Unsure. But apparently despite that these are rural neighborhood deer, having a loud AF bobcat running a couple scores of yards from the bamboo they like to bed in and within 100-150yds of where the others like to head in to and out of the park through my property discourages deer movement.

    But once it gets quiet for 24hrs they are back. An early season fawn no spots doe (sister of the early season button buck I harvested I think?), a mature doe with her spots on fawn and another deer a little later at last light I could just make out in the murk that was probably a yearling doe.
     

    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
    1,233
    Went out this morning. Saw a buck through the thermal on my way to my spot. Was about an hour before shooting light. At about sunrise, saw what I thought was the same buck, but he was about 80 yards away. About 30 minutes later, he popped up at about 40 yards, but the foliage is still too thick and I switched to mechanicals so I didn't want to risk a bad shot.

    But I gotta say, as big as they are, deer are effing ninjas! Able to dissappear and reappear randomly and silently. It freaks me out sometimes when I'm looking around and a deer is just there, staring at me from 10 yards away...
     

    Ecestu

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    Dec 11, 2016
    1,233
    Just had a doe bed down about 75 yards away. Can't tell if it's napping or regurgitating. Whichever one it is, I just need her to make it 35 yards this way before shooting hours end so I can put her in my freezer.
     

    308Scout

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    Mar 27, 2020
    3,483
    Washington County
    Got a medium buck this afternoon.

    Looks like I am done for a while, since I am out of freezer space.
    Congrats on meat in the freezer! I'm heading out tomorrow AM. Hoping the inbound storms this weekend drum up some action.
     

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