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Old 12-01-2010, 12:26 PM
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Good luck, Joe. Wood on wood.
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got back this afternoon,we had to get out of there,it was a friggen blizzard! damm snow was up to our knees. we saw lots of does, but its a bucks only area. alot of walking but no shooting.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:38 AM
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Weather can save a lot of deer. Joyce and I can't go out this RI shotgun week what with the wind chill. My doctor thinks its bad for me in this cold.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:33 AM
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I want to talk with the weather god and see what is going on with this. Heavy wind for weeks, heavy snow to the north with none here but the usual low temps.

Did I sleep through Indian Summer?
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:14 PM
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Hunting Rhode Island's antlerless season this week the snow and cold kept us out of our spot. Got in today and the place was so tracked up with deer tracks we were aghast! There must be 50 deer in the place. Saw nothing.....
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:35 PM
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With all the hunting pressure in the last month or so, the chances are great that those deer have gone totally nocturnal. A trail camera would tell that story what with the feature of time and date on photo.

What you need is a rush of hunters in the area that will stir the deer out of their day time beds. Don't forget one deer makes a whole lot of tracks. Saturday, get there super early and settle in and listen off in the distance as truck doors slam etc and get ready.
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I was goose hunting in SOCO RI last week, I couldnt believe the amount of deer tracks in the field that did not look that old. Kinda confirms What you just said Merlin.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:48 PM
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We know all that but we have to hunt in the daytime. Even more frustrating is having deer prints this morning on top of the tracks you left in the snow yesterday. I love it when people poo-poo deer hunting as lacking in skill.
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The most exciting used to be deer hunting during a blizzard. Where stalking was used in the rapidly accumulating snow. Deer must be able to read posted signs...
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:50 AM
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My wife, Joyce, shot a doe during the antlerless season's last day in a blizzard last year. A white out, we got stuck coming out with it. Yes, nothing like hunting in snow. But it all ends Sunday.
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i still have a few vacation days left , so i think i will take 2 days jan and 2 next month.and try to get a jersey deer.yeah,dont you just love that fresh tracks in your fresh boot prints!
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Got any fox like these in Jersey?
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great picture!
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A guy at heart rehab gets this weekly paper from the MOosehead Region that reported that they had a trappers round up there recently and killed just under 375 coyotes.
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You have heard of a designated driver, well around here we have a designated check the coyote in, person usaully named Mickie (spin off from the old commercial). He gets the body count and we others go on our way, shooting away.

Sidebar: here is a photo of trail camera photo on my bait pile that I should mention at the time was partially frozen. The bait this hawk was building steam to lift was the size of a basketball and you can see his tallons are stuck in deep ready to go.

I should say, hawks are not on my list of shoot on site but if she asked me I would slice into smaller chunks.
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