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Old November 14, 2011, 09:57 AM   #31
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Join Date: December 14, 2004
Location: Maine
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I've seen several does, but only one buck that jumped without opportunity for a shot. This is the first year in many that I haven't had an any-deer permit. That makes it a bit tougher, even to get a buck, because antlers must be seen before shooting.

I've hunted almost every day this month, but wind, rain, higher temps, bright moonlit nights, three grandkids hunting with me at various times, plus being a somewhat lazy-er hunter than in the past have diminished my chances. Bucks have been mostly nocturnal so far, but the rut is starting, so we'll see.

To make matters worse, I found a round rash on my upper leg today...could be Lyme disease.
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