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Dec. 6th-7th Muzzy reports ?

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Saw a doe and fawn at 5:00 Saturday night, got a limit of pheasants Sunday, Sunday night no deer. My theory is in our area that was really the 1st significant snow fall of the year and it put them on skittish mode, hopefully you had better luck than I. All that pheasant hunting and our wirehairs never jumped a single deer, creek bottom, standing corn, etc. ??????

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Reports from my dad- Saw 4 yesterday, 3 bucks bedding in low area and a couple nice ones that he tried to get a shot off but ran off before he got a chance. Checked the trail cam, got a good video of a bobcat in daylight and a coyote that was skittish and bolted when she saw that red light you mentioned on the Game Spy cams! smile No shooters on the cam though.

heres the video-

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That ain't no bobcat. A bobcat doesn't stand that tall at all... Cougar for sure.

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Thats not a couger tail. Plus it looks like it has the makings of a bobcat. But it does look huge foe a bobcat, But I have ssen some big ones lik that at the zoo before just not in the wild. Cougers always seem to have a smoother coat. Ah but what the heck do I know.

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Tail of a cougar??? Cougar tails are alot longer than that, plus the markings of a bobcat on the legs and the way it walks away...

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Wow, I guess some can't sense the sarcastic remarks?

My boss had some good action by Benson on the dates listed above with some decent bucks close by but not close enough for a good shot.

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SASQUATCH! I read somewhere about that MN DNR Sasquatch Transplant Program to help reduce incidents of wildlife violations, specifically deer shining in agricultural areas. My brother's neighbor's nephew's kid's friend got a decent track impression, but it was stolen.

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I thought I saw Sasquatch this fall. It was very big, but it had hooves. Mostly black with some white patches. I yelled at it to get it to stop and it actually spoke to me. Said NOOOOOOOH, or maybe it was Moooooh.....

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Quack, what kind of trail cam is that?

Moultrie Game Spy 5.0, My brother has two of them and works great! Infrared flash and sometimes the redlight will fascinate deer to come up close and look at it....or some like this coyote will do this:

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are you sure its the 5.0. I couldnt find any but the 4.0 and 6.0 on HSOList.

Sorry, I thought it was a Gamespy but its actually a Moultrie 5.0 Outfitter Cam with infrared flash. Almost the same however.

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If I knew how!

I know who it is, I clicked his username and he had his name on it and it was sent through email in the first place from my dad so he works in the school district, I'm sending him a email sometime soon.

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