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Meat-Run

52 days and counting.....

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Yup as I type this there is exactly 52 days till I can walk to my deer stand and hope for the big one to come by. I have a nice little bachelor group in my area that I hope stick around till the 19th. I'm sooooo excited for another year!!!!!

mr

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10-4 on that!!! Just put out the trail cam last week and low and behold i had a visitor smile Hope he sticks around.

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I would but it takes forever to download pics to another web site and then onto here and i hate it. Thats why i dont post pics. If it were faster and easier i would. The pic is a decent 8 pointer in full velvet.

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with bucks off to a late start this spring growing bone, due to the late rut last winter, i'd bet quite a few archers bag velvet bucks this fall. mark my words!

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It would be cool to shoot a buck in velvet... I have a velvet set but it was a road kill.

Is antler growth related to the temp.? I Didn't think it did.

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no, velvet isnt relative to the temp. Does have a 7 month gestation, or pregnant for 7 months. fawns around us were born 3 weeks or later than average this year. bucks drop their head gear according to their bodies drop in testoserone. late fawns means it was a late rut, which means they had their antlers on longer this winter, hence started growing them later, hence be in velvet later into the year. make sense ?

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Last year opening evening I had about a 130" in full velvet about 20 yards, I just couldn't get a clear shot... I was pumped. Then disappointed.

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this year is a little difernt for me I have gotten my fiance a mathews ignition she is all set up and shooting very well I cant wait to see her stick her first deer.

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I'm in the process of setting up stands now to give the deer enough time to get used to the new additions to there home. I also have made new trails last year and noticed that the deer are using them consistently and now I can make them funnel through areas that are easy for me to get in and out without detection. This is a great summer project that I will benefit in the long run.

mr

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Yes, the itch is starting to burn a bit in me as well. Worked on cleanup on my trails last night, cutting out trees with telltale disc blade gouges in them. Disc was a little wider than I thought in a few places... Need to get done working that so I can get some rye in by September 1st. Sprayed it dead 3-4 weeks ago.

Started scheduling my evenings for when I'm going to check permanents & hang portables at some of the properties I hunt.

Lets see WI opener is 9/12 & I'm going to be there for that this year, so 42 days & counting for me, at least until I head East...

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I have the itch as well, this cool summer weather has got me switching gears from fishing although the best is yet to come. Meat-Run are we still going to get together like we talked last year or has this bachelor group changed your mind. grin

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