Strike a Pose

A new buck showed up!  All fall I’ve been getting camera shots of 5 or 6 different mature bucks on my farm.  They showed up at different times but have stuck around through fall and into early winter.  I checked cameras and did some spot scouting on the farm in preparation for a late muzzleloader hunt and the farm looks great.  All those same bucks are still showing up on camera, and a new really nice 12 point showed up as well.

This nice buck showed up late this year.  No doubt, he was probably in the area all fall and I'm just now getting pics of him.  I think based on experience what happens is after the fall harvest, deer seek out the best food sources.  I spend a lot of time and effort making sure my grounds have the best most preferred food sources which is why I bring in deer this time of year.

This nice buck showed up late this year. No doubt, he was probably in the area all fall and I’m just now getting pics of him. I think based on experience what happens is after the fall harvest, deer seek out the best food sources. I spend a lot of time and effort making sure my grounds have the best most preferred food sources which is why I bring in deer this time of year.

 

I get asked how it is possible to get so many good buck pictures during the day light?  The answer is simple…reduce hunting pressure on the deer and they will move during day light!  I keep hunting pressure as low as I can by limiting the amount of hunters I take each year, and by limiting the amount of time I am out on the ground checking cameras and scouting.  By limiting the amount of hunting pressure and non-hunting pressure these deer will move all day.

Most deer right now are in my soybeans...but these brassicas are getting hit pretty good as well.

Most deer right now are in my soybeans…but these brassicas are getting hit pretty good as well.

This is a good time of year to put cameras on food.  This camera is mounted right on one of my permanent blind sights overlooking a soybean plot.  I set the cameras on plot cam to watch the plots the last 2 hours of each day.

This is a good time of year to put cameras on food. This camera is mounted right on one of my permanent blind sights overlooking a soybean plot. I set the cameras on plot cam to watch the plots the last 2 hours of each day.

Although this buck is visiting these brassicas at night…he is no doubt in my soybeans during day light.

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