I see does every time out - now how do I find the bucks?
Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:53 PM
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:25 PM
Rest assured they are out there just gotta get high and start glassing the bottoms and cross ridges thats how I found most of the ones I saw.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:39 PM
They seem to like the oak tree cover in the draws, but can't get close to them oaks without sounding like Bigfoot in those leaves.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:12 PM
I have observed over the years as soon as guys start hunting deer, camping on water holes, running the roads searching for bucks the deer change their habits completely. They stop watering as usual spots because idiot hunters have to camp by their water holes, and are using roads nobodys been on in months. In other words they get smart real quick. A few years ago my buddy and I drew tags for the Eagle Lake area and we spent a week without seeing any deer.....period because so many people had run the roads and disrupted their habits....we packed our gear and got ready to leave the area...on the way out we drove the back way out which led by some alfalfa fields in the flat lands...low and behold here's a herd of deer all bucks... needless to say we filled our tags and headed for home. A suggestion here look in areas no one thinks will hold deer and you might get lucky.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:41 PM
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:58 PM
I'm with Sportyg, just keep hiking, and visiting Chevron and you'll see the bucks one of these days...at least that's what i'm hoping for! Come on opening day, get here already!!!
Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:03 AM
It has never been great hunting, but fifty years ago it was pretty good.
I have hunted several other states, and California is, Let's say very mis managed.
Almost all other states have very good deer hunting.
Sad but true, and I will probally still hunt it as long as I am able.
Just my worthless opinion.
Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:58 AM
Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:36 AM
I strong recommand you to be patient and wait for the does and visually inspect there signals (ear flaps signals, noisy, foot stomps, walking in circles) these are signs that a hunter must understands if there's any bucks around. As look on the walking path deer's are smart games but will use the same path over and over until they're scaried away. I was in D7 on Sunday spotted a small forky but didn't take the shot cause I know there was a bigger buck (6pts) around that area. At the end of the day the bigger buck was harvest by my friend.
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