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Are We There Yet? Deer Season Jitters

July 8, 2013

Following my note last week about the CA A-zone archery season opener, I suddenly developed a bad case of the deer hunting jones.

I haven’t been watching my cameras all that closely this year.  Part of the reason is that the visitors have been so consistent that there hasn’t been a lot to get too excited about.  Also, since the bucks lost their antlers a few months ago, the photos aren’t particularly sensational.  Finally, my freezer is still full, thanks to that last axis deer hunt, and I’m more interested in finding a hog than a deer right now.

But then the CA season kicked off, and I thought I’d wander out and check the cam.  Antlers are budding now, and while there’s nothing to get too fired up about, it is good to see that there are a few bucks mingled with the does.  I’m hoping to see more mature deer as the season gets closer, but if we don’t I’ll probably institute an antlerless-only rule for the Hillside Manor ranch this year.

Time will tell, but it’s definitely time to step up my archery practice.

 

Junior and Junior-junior.

Junior and Junior-junior.

 

This could be the start of something lovely.

This could be the start of something lovely.

 

This guy has potential, but he still looks young.

This guy has potential, but he still looks young.

 

Not quite

Not quite

 

Give us a good look, bud... there ya go!

Give us a good look, bud… there ya go!

 

Coming along

Coming along

 

This one should be interesting.

This one should be interesting.

 

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One Response to “Are We There Yet? Deer Season Jitters”

  1. Sam Rodge on July 30th, 2013 07:38

    From your trail camera pictures see that you got a good location which has deer a lot. Good luck for this season.

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