Did alot of hunting this past week in our beautiful blizzard conditions. I noticed several bucks that had already lost their antlers and had a nice 10 walk under my tree that had already lost his left side.
The deer seemed to be moving about at most hours during the day to feed. I connected on two more does for the freezer but still havent had that shooter in my sights yet. Still got a few days left to fill my buck tag.
Its very obvious when they walk under your stand and you are staring down at the top of their head. Checked my trail cam this morning and had several that have lost their antlers.
Last year I shot what I thought was a large doe. I did a poor job assessing the head area, since I didn't think bucks were already shedding (it was Jan. 15th). Conservation did allow me to tag it with my "antlerless" tag (or as a doe). Needless to say, during the last 2-3 weeks of this season, I have been very careful. This past Sat. I passed on an antlerless buck and took an actual doe. Check with your conservation officer about the antlerless bucks.
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