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When I went to the land yesterday I looked closely at the field that used to be corn. Some of the stalks were bitten off but some were just pushed over. This made me rethink about the culprets being coons. They may well be but something else was there also.

I got this picture last night. Also a few pictures from 8/4 and 8/5 of this guy or another one that looks like him.

Last time I was at the land I set the trap with the door tied open. I pulled the trigger wire tight and wedged it under a bungie cord so that coons could not move it. The trigger wire was pulled loose and drug into the cage.

I set the trap yesterday but did not tie the door open. I was hoping to catch a couple of shoats that have been hanging around. I found this in my trap instead.

I am stooping a few feet behind the trap so there is a little bit of an illusion on the size of the hog but I wasn't getting any closer. Shortly after this picture was taken the hog rushed the other side of the cage and knocked the cage off the ground and moved it a few inches.

He should be on his way to one of the hog pens where there are hogs for archers to shoot. One of the neighbors brought his catch dogs and was going to turn it loose for them to catch but he said that they would tear the hog up pretty bad and this one would make a good trophy for someone. He catches hogs all the time and he estimated it to be about 280 lbs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoIHTerxdas

August 11, 2009 at 12:52pm

Didn't anyone tell you that you are supposed to face the camera?

May 31, 2008 at 11:54am

I went to pull trailcam pictures this past week and ran into these two at the feeder. Last year's fawns were easy to fool and came right back out to our calling. Education time is coming in October.

May 29, 2008 at 9:01pm

QDM is a choice not an obligation. It happens to be my choice. I have no problem with anyone shooting any legal deer although I feel that anyone putting an effort into killing big deer can succeed. All that is needed is to let a few walk (IF you want to). If you are not letting them walk, please don't complain that there are no big bucks in your area. You are the reason that there aren't any there.

This is one of two bucks killed on my land (45 acres). The other was an 8 point 2.5 year old. My neighbor did not practice QDM and killed 8 yearling bucks this past year. That was his choice. His choice did not effect my letting those deer walk.

Saying that if I let it walk my neighbor will kill it doesn't cut it. Your neighbor thinks the same thing about you.

May 04, 2008 at 8:59am

I finally got my P&Y. A well laid plan that actually worked this time. He came in on a string. Thanks to Hyper-P and a little corn. And thanks to God for sending him my way. Who said you can't kill a big one on a food plot? Green Gross 141 5/8" P&Y. Main Frame 9 point with 3 scoreable stickers. Weighed 205 lbs.

October 26, 2007 at 5:30pm

Well maybe a little better than a cull. Last year he showed no sign of that 3rd beam. Hey Chris, did I let this one grow big enough? The morale of the story...LETEMGROW!

July 20, 2007 at 2:38pm

the last time I had a picture of this guy was on November 23rd. He looks a little worn down but in good shape. You can't see all the points but he is a 7 x 5 but not all the points will score. I hope they will next year though.

February 18, 2007 at 12:35am

This guy was last seen on October 7th and he just showed back up again. I guess he spent the entire season in one of those bottoms.

February 16, 2007 at 7:54pm

I thought this picture was cool.

February 10, 2007 at 4:42pm

My brother laid out a scent trail around the plot he was hunting with Hyper Heat. This guy came out just before dark.

November 20, 2006 at 1:06pm

Well I had graduated from first bow kill to 2.5 year olds and better. The nextchance I had was one that falls inbetween 2.5 and 3.5 yrs. I had a 30 yard shot and felt confident of the target. I thought I had a good hit but not enough to put him down. Folloew the trail for 500 to 600 yards and 2.5 hours. Heard what we believe was him getting up and then lost the trail. this was a buck that I am well familiar with and called him "Pistol".

October 09, 2006 at 12:04pm

This is my third year of bow hunting and I finally got my Muzzy Moment. It wasn't before I messed up though. I let the spike walk first because there was this 6 pointer behind him. I did everything right except "MISS". I know I was shook up after watching them for almost a half hour. It wasn't the 6 point's fault because he gave me a broadside shot at 25 yards. After the shot I checked my arrow but I knew I missed. I climbed back in the stand and withing two minutes a doe was on the plot. While waiting for her to get in range the spike returned to give me a perfect broadside 17 yard shot. What a feeling!

October 08, 2006 at 12:56pm

Almost all the bucks until now have been 2.5 year olds. this one looks a little better. He may make P&Y.

September 27, 2006 at 10:57pm

Man, I can't wait. It gets harder every year. Come on October 1st.

September 14, 2006 at 4:51pm

Things are looking up for bow season. A lot of day time visits but mostly by 2 year old bucks. I might just have my Muzzy Moment this year.

August 26, 2006 at 10:53am

I need a few opinions on this deer. I believe all three pictures are from the same deer. The first one is in 2004; the second is last year; the third is this year. I know the first two are the same but is the third. What is your opinion?

August 18, 2006 at 1:41pm

Daytime movement.

July 17, 2006 at 5:16pm

Most of my pictures have been during daylight hours at this camera. I hope it stays that way.

July 06, 2006 at 10:57am

For a while there have been only a couple of bucks showing themselves. Activity picked up this week.

July 01, 2006 at 3:33pm

I found out one of the neighbors shot this guy during the first ML season. Somebody had a good year. 149 Days left to go.

May 04, 2006 at 10:44pm
A comment titled: 12 point in response to a report titled: Reilly Helm's prize 12-point

Congratulation Reilly on a great buck. You must be hunting very close to me as I believe this is the same buck I have been hunting for the past two years. I gave him the name 'Moe DaMoose' because last year his left side was palmated just like moose antlers.

I am very happy for you because he is a great buck.

February 13, 2013 at 6:35pm
A comment titled: Good Looking Hog in response to a report titled: Another One Down (Three Rivers WMA)

Good looking hog, can't say so much for your Father-in-law though. Not really, spent many hours talking to him about hogs. Tell him to call Don at Tebone.

December 08, 2010 at 11:34pm
A comment titled: P&Y in response to a report titled: First Pope and Young

Congrats on a truly great buck. He has some long tines and good mass. Should make P&Y easy but will lose a lot for that G4 on the left side. His final score will be less than what that deer deserves. He is a truely great bow kill. Congrats again.

October 13, 2010 at 9:12pm
A comment titled: Nocturnal Deer in response to a report titled: Nocturnal Deer

We saw 45 deer during the day last Friday and Saturday in W. Feliciana Parish. My electronic feeders go off twice a day for 3 seconds each. Just enough for them to stick around for a couple of minutes. The more you feed the less day time visits you will have. This year should not have a lot of acorns so the deer should be plenty hungry.

October 08, 2010 at 12:58pm
A comment titled: Trap in response to a report titled: Hog trap help

If this is a mature hog then it may be educated to the trap already. This means it will take time to catch it in the trap. What I do is tie the door open to the trap and bait it every cahnce I get. I use unsoured corn without diesel. I set a trailcam to see hat is going into the trap. When I am sure they are entering the trap then I set it. But I set it with sour corn. (diesel will do the same) This way you are less likely to catch a deer.

March 07, 2010 at 12:20pm
A comment titled: Feeding can work if you do it the way the deer like it in response to a report titled: Deer feeding

I didn't start feeding until 2004. Before then we would see 60 to 80 deer per season on 45 acres. Through a process of trial and error that is constantly adjusted we are now seeing 300 to 500 sightings per season. This year we are at 182 without hunting since November 12th. There have been 12 2.5 to 3.5 year old bucks seen so far this year with three of them been taken by bow.

Feeding does not turn them nocturnal. Over feeding turns them nocturnal in combination with hunting pressure. What works for me may not work for you (meaning different areas of the state) I also supplement with sring and fall plots, and mineral licks.

One thing I have learned is that with deer, you cannot say this always works or happens or it never does. They will teach you where you go wrong all you have to do is pay attention.

As far as shooting does early, I do not. We have late fawning and the fawns are usually losing their spots around the beginning of rifle season. The year we hammered them early was followed by a year with very many short spikes. The fawns stayed but were now totally nurished by their mother. I prefer the let the natural recruitment by dispersal fill in the bucks.

December 11, 2009 at 3:47am
A comment titled: age in response to a report titled: age and score

A good 3.5 yo

September 28, 2009 at 1:18am
A comment titled: Scent in response to a report titled: Your opinion

If you dispence the feeder a few times the corn that may have scent will be out and the deer should return. However I wouldn't expect any mature bucks to return to that feeder for awhile. Does and yearling are what normally shows up during daylight hours at a feeder and I'm sure they will return shortly.

September 28, 2009 at 1:16am
A comment titled: Fox in response to a report titled: What is this animal?

Yep, could be a grey fox but the legs look a little long.

September 20, 2009 at 12:48pm
A comment titled: Guess in response to a report titled: What is this animal?

I'll take a wild guess at a feral cat. Somebody's lost house pet.

September 20, 2009 at 12:46pm
A comment titled: Pendergrass in response to a report titled: aerial photo

Did you price the Ultra High Resolution at Pendergrass? I was wondering how much the total price would be. TerraServer and Google Images are not good in my area and they are a few years old. I have changed the terrain somewhat and would like to see what it looks like from above.

August 31, 2009 at 3:19am
A comment titled: Age in response to a report titled: Think u can Age this Buck??

One picture can tell one story and another can tell something completely different. Although I doubt if this deer has reached his prime, this one photo does not tell me 3.5 yo. My view is just one opinion of course and no more valid than anyone elses.

Legs do not seem long to me. Body size seems large and the head seems small due to the angle the deer is looking. He has good body mass. That going along with anlter mass, inside spread I would say 4.5 yo. He could even be 5.5 yo but I lean more to the 4.5 guess.

August 22, 2009 at 8:44am
A comment titled: Scared in response to a report titled: Thank God and Greyhound your Gone

Can't say scared, but I will say I respected his distance. I was hesitant to walk right up to him but the cage is strong.

August 12, 2009 at 12:06pm
A comment titled: Area in response to a report titled: Thank God and Greyhound your Gone

I trapped him on my land near Tunica WMA. The trap is 3 feet tall and it's back was almost touching the top. I gave him away so I don't think I will find out what he weighs. He is going to one of those pens where you can shoot the hogs with bow & arrow. He doesn't have any battle wounds so he will make someone a fine trophy. I am just happy to be rid of him. He totally destroyed my summer food plot with the help of some coons.

I am now hoping to get the two shoats that are showing up every day. The picture with me stooping behind the hog is misleading because I am about 2 feet away from the trap. I didn't want to get any closer. HEHEHEHEHE!!!!!

August 11, 2009 at 1:43pm
A comment titled: Cutover in response to a report titled: does logging property affect deer hunting?

Best thing that could happen. Yes you will see deer the first year and more and more in years to come. When the canopy covers the ground and the sun cannot penetrate the population will start to drop off but until then it will be like a baby factory. The population will really increase.

June 25, 2009 at 4:05am
A comment titled: Fall Plots in response to a report titled: Food plots

I usually plant oats with clover and chickory added. If you are going to archery hunt over it plant some soybeans or iron clay peas with it also. They will get the deer using the plot very fast. Don't expect the peas and beans to last long if you have a good population of deer. Mine last about 9 days after they come up and then the deer have eaten all of them. By that time the oats are at the edible stage and you are in business.

I plant after September 15th to avoid the army worms. Deer are on the plot by October 1st.

June 25, 2009 at 3:57am
A comment titled: Score in response to a report titled: Monster Bow Kill

That is one incredible buck. If it wasn't for the forked G2 on his right he would be a world class typical. That fork hurt it's score but "WHO CARES?" that is one great deer!!!!!!

April 12, 2009 at 9:44pm
A comment titled: Buck in response to a report titled: Just got my mount back

That is a beautiful animal. Great mount also. Congrats on the kill. I saw one similar to it just off Hwy 61 on Hwy 66 going to Angola. It didn't seem so big at first because it didn't have a lot of spread but when I got closer and saw the time height and mass my jaw just dropped.

You have a good wone there. Congrats again.

April 12, 2009 at 9:36pm
A comment titled: Fence? in response to a report titled: funny stuff!

Now I have never hunted inside a high fence but you cannot argue with the smile on the man's face. He is happy and that is mostly why we all hunt. To each his own.

April 12, 2009 at 9:30pm
A comment titled: Score and age in response to a report titled: How do you get responses????

My guess would be a solid 4.5 yo scoring near 140".

January 19, 2009 at 4:42am
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