New year, new plan: Mission big buck

by Dec 22, 2015Hunting in Maine, Whitetail Deer, Women Who Hunt

New year, new plan: Mission big buck

There is no snow on the ground and the temperatures have been in the 50s instead of the teens or 20s.  As a result, our deer herd is having a great time getting lots of food without the worry of snow, freezing temps or that coyote that is (still) around.

Dad still has the trail cameras out and we are getting some encouraging pictures.  I didn’t bother copying the ones of the coyote, but he is still around and solo.

But these are always good to see and it means that we will need to change things up for next season if we are going to outwit this deer.  I believe he is about 3.5 or 4.5 years old and knows how to avoid hunters.

I can NOT get over the size of his neck!

And the next generation of big bucks:

From the side, his antlers looked like they are slicked back instead of standing upright.  Hopefully he makes it through the winter.

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