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seeing more deer on my drive to/from work
Posted: 03 August 2015 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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As of now i have checked my trail cams numerous times and have seen more deer numbers, as opposed to the last couple of years, last year being the worst year ever….having said that, the last 5 years or so the amount of deer i see on my way to work has diminished to nearly nothing to very little.(I drive from canton to Peoria). But, the last week it has returned to deer dodging more than driving, maybe its just a fluke but still nice to see more deer and deer movement none the less. I hope this pattern translates to a better year and a turnaround for our herd.  Is anyone else experiencing this trend or am i just crazy?

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Posted: 03 August 2015 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I make the same drive from Canton to Peoria. A couple weeks back I had to slow down and wait on the two fawns who were playing in the road like puppies. Saturday night I saw 3 bucks in velvet. Like you said it’s encouraging to go from literally seeing ZERO the past couple of years to spotting a few on a regular basis. Still not seeing near the numbers of recent past. but it seems we’re trending in the right direction.

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Posted: 03 August 2015 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Fch, Im still not seeing the numbers here. I think its going too take 3-4 years where i am….

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Posted: 03 August 2015 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Not much to brag about here either.  2 sets of twins, a single fawn and the doe, and a couple scrubby little dinks.  Not seeing the deer bouncing back too fast but plenty to eat for the ones that are here.

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Posted: 04 August 2015 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I am also seeing more in Pike and Adams. I am not sure yet if it is because of an uptick in numbers or if it is a result of conditions. Flooding in river and creek bottoms has been statewide this year. This not only displaces deer when the water is up but destroys the food sources there. The second factor I have noticed is the insect population is through the roof this year. That has a tendency to force the deer out in the open more as they attempt to escape the full time assault of the biters. Time will tell.

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Posted: 07 August 2015 10:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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put my cameras up 3 weeks ago only checked once not much to talk about but i have been putting food plots in and been making a lot of noise. I am done with plots and strip discing for the year so the month of September should tell me on whats around. Going to check about the first of September when i put all my seats back in the stands then im out of there until bow season

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