Country life

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
Country living. This morning a friend living up north from us had these visitors come by her yard.

 
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PaulOinMA

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Oct 20, 2018
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MA
Neat!

That trumps the two dozen turkeys that went through my yard last week.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
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South Puget Sound, WA
I had a troop or two of wild turkeys go through the yard when I lived in CT. That was cool.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
I wish they would visit us! We used to get several white tail deer but haven't seen them since last winter.
 

firefighterjake

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Jul 22, 2008
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Unity/Bangor, Maine
I wish they would visit us! We used to get several white tail deer but haven't seen them since last winter.
They're smart . . . they know it's hunting season. :)
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
They're smart . . . they know it's hunting season. :)
I always see does and their young when I'm out clearing snow in town. Seems like I only see deer in snowstorms now. I think they caught onto us living here is what really happened. Our first fall/winter they came through most evenings and slowly stopped coming since we moved in. On the bright side we have been seeing more wild turkeys around! Some two dozen came through our property a few weeks ago.
 

Sawset

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Feb 14, 2015
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Palmyra, WI
In central WI you could watch the whitetail deer herd go from state forest land to obsoleted Badger ammo plant land (7500 ac), and back again, depending on what the hunting season was. Hunting was off limits within the Badger plant during the gun deer season but otherwise open during earlier bow seasons. People could scout the areas early and think lots of deer here, only to find them all gone later.
 
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MTY

Feeling the Heat
Jan 9, 2019
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Idaho
I only have the occasional elk wander through. This time of year I have a flock of about 50-60 turkeys living on the property. They disappear in the spring.

Does and fawns are all over the place, but bucks are seldom seen. The buck mantra is bed high, and rut low so I am beginning to see the occasional buck checking out the does. Full rut should begin within a week. The two false ruts are 28 days before and after the main rut. This is the reason for fawns varying in size so much during the late spring and early summer.

It is pretty comical to see the antics prior to a doe accepting a buck. Yes, chasing whitetails is another thing I spent too much of my life on.