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What scared my buck away?

Post by Ottawa Valley Lad » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:42 am

Any thoughts on what scared my buck away, have not seen him in over a week. Would deer stay away if a fisher starts making regular visits?

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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by vixenmaster » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:06 am

No, the Buck is either nocturnal or off chasing Doe's or is coming out in mid-day. Or maybe someone else has taken him
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by barnett » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:26 am

:D How's it going EH or gidday im from the valley to. Ok enuff play, do you hunt the same spot over and over? do you switch things up? same cloths? same stands? IF....................... your doing this alot or some of the time your buck might be going into nockturnal mode or simply changing his patterns, Ive done this in the past and have changed many deer patterns as well, but over time you can fool them, you might want to try a bit of scouting and place your stands else where. Good luck. p.s. where you at im a eganville lad born in pembroke.
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by Ottawa Valley Lad » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:47 am

barnett wrote::D How's it going EH or gidday im from the valley to. Ok enuff play, do you hunt the same spot over and over? do you switch things up? same cloths? same stands? IF....................... your doing this alot or some of the time your buck might be going into nockturnal mode or simply changing his patterns, Ive done this in the past and have changed many deer patterns as well, but over time you can fool them, you might want to try a bit of scouting and place your stands else where. Good luck. p.s. where you at im a eganville lad born in pembroke.
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My trail cam was showing the buck comming in anytime from 4 pm to 7 pm every day from the same direction for over 3 weeks, the does were comming in later than that. Then one night a fisher showed up on the trail cam, and comes back about the same time every day. Ever since the deer have not been back. I thought it was a little strange, so thought I would ask. There is only one way in to the spot, so I only go if the wind is in my favour. As for clothes, yes same clothes, scent lock, and scent spray all the time.

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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by barnett » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:52 am

Well just hang in there then, He's either chasing does or you spooked him or someone else got him. Thats not someone wants to hear but could be. :( Try and feed him out or put some scents out or play the waiting game. Mink lake :D i grew up on that lake with my grandfather, you know any leducs?
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by Kenton » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:31 pm

People, people, people. I can't imagine a fisher changing the patterns of a buck. In that situation, 99% of the time a buck will move because of human pressure, especially if its a mature buck.
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by Ottawa Valley Lad » Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:33 pm

Thats what I was wondering, I only go in mid week to drop off apples, and then again on Sunday mornings and stay for the day to hunt. This past week was muzzle loader season, so either some one else got him, or spooked him away. Now all I have is pics of a big male fisher, one wolf and a few rabbits.

Lots of snow tonight, and the rest of this week, hope the colder temps and snow improve my luck.

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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by crazyfarmer » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:42 pm

90% sure its human presence... if you over hunt a spot or vist an area way to much you will drive a mature buck or much less any deer from that area.

I always kill my best bucks in stands I havent touched and areas I havent visited since 3 months before season. Trail cameras can be a hunters biggest enemy since everyone likes to over check them. Deer know when you are in the woods, espically if you come to the same area. They will avoid that area.

If you want a shot at him, your best bet is to move to a different area in that woods. But hunting is a guesisng game... if it was easy, everyone would have 180inch deer on the wall lOL

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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by michiganman » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:54 pm

crazy farmer you said it well,and the deer you shoot prove your point.i for one hunt my same stands too much,and each day i hunt them my chances for seeing a nice deer in that stand gets slimmer each visit.

my older brother has shot 60 michigan bucks with a bow.he will tell you the first time he hunts that stand is his best chance for shooting a decent buck.from then on,its the deer hunting us.they follow your scent to your tree in the dark,and know right were your hunting after a few times out,JIM
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by gerald strine » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:28 pm

My guess is a new food source
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by Mike P » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:37 am

michiganman wrote:
my older brother has shot 60 michigan bucks with a bow.he will tell you the first time he hunts that stand is his best chance for shooting a decent buck.
It would be wise to listen to your older brother. :)
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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by crazyfarmer » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:58 am

Mike P wrote:
michiganman wrote:
my older brother has shot 60 michigan bucks with a bow.he will tell you the first time he hunts that stand is his best chance for shooting a decent buck.
It would be wise to listen to your older brother. :)
im also a believer in hunting stands that produce. If you have hunted a stand 3-4 times and have yet to see something, then move to a different spot. If you are seeing deer, then its a different story. Out of 20-30 stands I have up, normally 4-5 of them will get HOT. Meaning I always see deer from them so I will hunt them as long as they stay active. Every year, its different stands that produce also. Usually the stands I didnt hunt much the year before produce the following year. I think thats in part to human pressure. Deer seem to remember the following year and where hunters visited often.

mature bucks are smart.. they know when someone is in there area. Think of it as someone in your house. :D

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Re: What scared my buck away?

Post by GaryM » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:00 am

I'd bet he's within a couple of miles of your place, holed up in the thickest cover around that doesn't have any human scent. He'll be back about the time you give up for the year. :P Hunting big bucks is a frustrating hobby! Gary

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