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07-30-2010, 12:20 AM
I was fortunate enough to draw a muzzleloading buck tag out around Holyoke area this October. I can't wait. Now I just need to find time to scout and try to get access to enough land that I have a fighting chance.
Has anyone hunted deer out east? If so, lets see some pictures!
07-30-2010, 06:08 AM
Glad to see your back! That can be a tough tag, because the corn will still be standing! Hunted 93 a few years back in the late season. Saw 2 dandy Mulies, but put 100's of miles a day. Talk to those pig and turkey farms out there, they usually have some good info! Some days did not see a deer!
08-06-2010, 09:54 PM
Yo Chad, Here's a couple unit 100 bucks from 2 and 3 years ago. I've seen so many HUGE mulies out there but I really dig the whitetails. What are your dates?
08-06-2010, 10:06 PM
That whitetail is awesome! Trust me, if his twin brother crosses my path, I'm taking him! :10sign:
The second picture didn't come through. Can you repost it?
I too have seen some huge mulies out east.
Whitetails are great, but I think I would prefer a mulie. There's just something about them. I guess I like them because I grew up in Colorado and that's all I'm used to seeing. They seem like a symbol of the west! Believe it or not, I'm still looking for my first deer. I always see huge bucks when I elk hunt; except of course the years I have a tag. So this, year I thought I'd give it a try out east. Maybe that will change my luck. I guess I've always pictured my first buck being a mulie. Who know though, if a nice whitetail comes through, you can bet I'll be pulling the trigger.
The season runs October 9-17. It will be tough because the corn will still be up, be I'll give it my best. The tag is good for units 93,97,98 and 100.
08-17-2010, 10:59 PM
Does this show up for you? I bet that you shoot a great big mulie this year! That should be a great time to be out there plus you'll be able to give us some cockbird forecasts!
08-25-2010, 10:45 PM
The pic is showing up now. Thanks for postign it again. Those deer are getting my blood pumping. Only a month and a half left. I can't wait.
10-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Let us know how it went Chad!!!!!:thumbsup:
10-21-2010, 11:17 PM
Sorry about the delay in responding guys. I've been too busy trying to keep up with work and the family.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to seal the deal this year. I know, I know, I'm as dissapointed as you are. We saw lots of deer, but weren't seeing many shooter bucks (they were tucked away in the corn). On Saturday, about ten minutes after legal shooting light (at night) we saw a real nice mule deer, but obviously couldn't pull the trigger. Sunday I saw a nice buck, but he was on the wrong side of the fence. We saw a couple of smaller bucks and decided to let them get bigger. On tuesday, about two minutes before the end of the day I spotted a nice whitetail. He looked really wide, but didn't seeem very tall. He was about 150 yards away, and i just couldn't get lined up and didn't feel comfortable enough taking a shot with a muzzleloader at that range. We tried to reposition, but damn, those whitetails are spooky! If it was a mule deer, he may have just stood there and watched me. Oh well, it was still a fun hunt.
The good news is the habitat looks great! The bird population looks amazong as well. I would have had multiple limits everyday if I was pheasant hunting. But you know how it goes; those birds will get smart fast, and then its back to the old game of cat and mouse with them.
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