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Paul

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Deer Hunting Trip
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:55:15 AM »
Spent a week up north, saw a fair amount of deer, but not many shooters. Tried out the Samurai it went places that amazed me. Did lots of walking, rattling, sitting. My cousin managed to take a pretty decent 6 x 4 buck we went down a line and rattled back there for about an hour and rattled one small buck, we were leaving and this guy was running alongside the Samurai chasing a doe, he doubled back and my cousin walked back down the line and he was standing 25 yards in the bush.

I was pretty disappointed with the lack of mature bucks. There has been a lot of cougar sitings in the area this year, word is SRD quietly relocated a pile of cougars in the area the past couple of years as people have been seeing them in their yards, on trailcams, etc. Apparently they were released to help control booming deer populations, of course nothing was said about it being done. The mature bucks are easy targets after the rut.

Anyway hoping to get out for the last few days out west of Red Deer maybe and get back in off the roads. Here are a couple photos including a buck that another buddy took about a week ago.

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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 12:13:38 PM »
Very nice WT! Good luck by Red Deer.
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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 12:16:14 PM »
Nothing wrong with that buck. There is a shortage of big bucks in our area too. It probably wouldn't hurt to have a doe season for a year or two and let them grow some....just my thoughts.

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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 01:54:56 PM »
That Sumarai looks like it could get you into trouble.  Congrats to your cousin and Good Luck next week.

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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 06:18:29 PM »
Nice buck
Awesome job on the Samurai Paul
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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 06:26:38 PM »
That Sumarai looks like it could get you into trouble.  Congrats to your cousin and Good Luck next week.

into trouble and then back out again lol.... nice buck too

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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 07:01:43 PM »
Right on Paul,, looks like fun. Give Dave slap on the back for me on a decent buck..

I love the pic of the deer across the hood,, I can hear Daves hidiuos laugh now as you guys are driving with it srtapped on lol..

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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 08:53:25 PM »
         Looks like a successful trip, congrats on a great to deer to your cousin.  Really like that other buck as well big and some character to boot.  Good luck the rest of the season!
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Re: Deer Hunting Trip
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2012, 07:36:43 AM »
I like the pic of the deer across the hood also...Good job...
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