08/30/09 pictures

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by samh, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. samh

    samh New Member

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    Late last winter I put a spinner type feeder out, when the antlers started growing this summer I noticed that lots of does and only a couple of small bucks were using the feeder. In a few of the pictures I'd see the better bucks in the background, but none came to the feeder. I saw the bucks running together several times in the area, so I knew they were around. I went about 400 yards south of the feeder and went to pouring 5 pounds of corn a day on the ground by a pond, the pictures of the good group of bucks I've been posting. Well the first of the week the spinner feeder was empty and I figured the bucks were used to eating at that spot by the pond so I moved the feeder over there. 5 days in a row, no bucks, plenty of does but only one of the smallest bucks, yesterday I moved the spinner feeder to a different place and poured some corn on the ground and guess what, the bucks are back.

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0045-2.jpg

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0043.jpg

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0015-1.jpg

    Pea patch buck has shed his velvet too.

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0131.jpg

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0127.jpg
     
  2. HOLD-ACCOUNT

    HOLD-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Nice lookin bucks.......:big_smile:
     

  3. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Great pictures, as always. I love watching them when they start shedding their velvet. Thanks, Sam, & keep the pictures coming!
     
  4. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics as usual, Sam. They are out of velvet a bit early aren't they?
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Sam thanks for sharing the pics. Nice bucks.
     
  6. samh

    samh New Member

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    I thought so too, but I looked back at my pictures from the last 3 years and all were about the same time. Last week of Aug.

    This guy shed last night

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0109.jpg

    This one hasn't started yet

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0151.jpg

    Want to try a neck shot?

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0158.jpg

    http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x270/sam3006/MDGC0157.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2009
  7. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    That wide boy sure is looking impressive. And I LUV that doe! She's doing her giraffe imitation!!!!
     
  8. puppypal

    puppypal New Member

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    Great pictures....
    My girls are return visiters in my back yard...The boys tend to be smart enough to stay out of camera range
     
  9. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    Late last winter I put a spinner type feeder out, when the antlers started growing this summer I noticed that lots of does and only a couple of small bucks were using the feeder. In a few of the pictures I'd see the better bucks in the background, but none came to the feeder. I saw the bucks running together several times in the area, so I knew they were around. I went about 400 yards south of the feeder and went to pouring 5 pounds of corn a day on the ground by a pond, the pictures of the good group of bucks I've been posting. Well the first of the week the spinner feeder was empty and I figured the bucks were used to eating at that spot by the pond so I moved the feeder over there. 5 days in a row, no bucks, plenty of does but only one of the smallest bucks, yesterday I moved the spinner feeder to a different place and poured some corn on the ground and guess what, the bucks are back.


    I agree Sam. I think a lot of people are missing what you are saying. Mature deer will not come to mechanical feeders very often. At least not as well as if poured on the ground. There is a guy in Arcadia, La. making a silent feeder that drops kernels a few at the time. If it works I'll let people know.