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Old May 9, 2012, 12:36 AM   #1
warbirdlover
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I'm getting primed already

for (rifle) deer hunting here in Wisconsin. Last year I had a new blind (had pics posted in here) and after hunting went out and leveled it better since it had tilted.

Our leased land (six of us) is 120 acres of rolling hill, oak woods (acorns) surrounded by marsh land and then farmers corn fields. There's some pines on there too. We don't shoot little bucks and neither do the neighbors. This has left us with some pretty impressive bucks roaming around on the land.

The guy who runs the lease for us is a retired farmer.

The only problem we've had is when the neighbors don't (can't) cut their corn before the gun season (week of Thanksgiving) which means the deer will bed in the corn all day then eat the acorns at night. We've still taken 2-3 trophies off the land every year but there's many more around and most are much bigger. I'm attaching a pic of "Roger's" buck he got last year (20" inside spread) and one other monster we've taken off the land (within 100 yards of my stand) the last few years.

Roger has fixed our problem. He planted food plots this spring near each of our stands to try and hold the deer on the land during the week. If it works we will have some mighty nice hunting again. If the wolves on the land don't get them. Or the cougar we had on the land last year.





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Old May 9, 2012, 12:40 AM   #2
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Forgot to put this pic up from a couple years ago...



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Old May 9, 2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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Our land.....

Had to remove this. It was copyrighted....

Replaced with a pic showing the "lay of the land"...

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Old May 9, 2012, 11:26 AM   #4
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Those are some nice pics. Plenty of bone there. I'd love to see one of those coming up out of a swamp one morning.
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Old May 9, 2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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Nice looking country and very nice bucks.
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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So different from NE FL...................both the woods and the deer!
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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Now, if you could train the mountain lion to take care of the wolves and the bears to take care of the mountain lion(s).
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Old May 12, 2012, 04:38 AM   #8
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I think that is happening! Much fewer wolves seen last year and the wolves have wiped out the coyotes!
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Old May 13, 2012, 11:26 PM   #9
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Nice Bucks,Woods too.We're workin hard to get our Bucks to stay on the property, but the hogs & coyotes are working twice as hard to run them off.
We've shot about 40 hogs & 25 yotes from JAN-till today,with no relief in sight. Its a large farm 3000AC. & its hard to cover,As fun as it sounds shooting hogs & dogs ,Sure would like to see a few more big bucks to go with the hundreds of 1 & 2 year deer.


We have a pretty long season,& not that many trophy hunters.
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Old May 14, 2012, 02:27 AM   #10
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This is 120 acres but we don't have a hog problem. We had lot's of coyotes a few years ago but last fall didn't see (get) even one during the 1 week rifle season. Didn't know hogs drove the deer away. Sure glad we don't (yet) have a hog problem up here. If they did come up here maybe the wolves would change their diet from deer to hogs and solve our wolf problem.
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