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Strange deer year here!!!

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Strange year here in Indiana... the rut was definitely EARLY... and the deer went totally nocturnal early as well. First year in at least 10 that I did not see the first single deer on opening morning of firearms season. My game camera confirmed what I suspected... they were running at night. By the third week in Nov., all the scrapes had completely been abandoned... In talking to my buds around the country, this seems to have happened nation wide... How bout' you guys... :? BTW, if you use this link, you can see my latest game cam pictures...
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Great Pictures

Hello IronKnees;
I really enjoyed your deer pictures. Especially the does standing with the big moon behind them.
Here in Okla, Our deer did not comply like we thought they would either. The weather turned really cold, and alot more rain for that time of year. OPening morning, was a lot of gun shots, and after that the next day very little gunfire going on. And like you, I have a lot of game cameras up around the property, and saw what was happening, they were all going nocturnal. That was very strange for just them to do that after just one day of hunting.
I haven`t head the latest deer count, but overall I think we are placeing, 8 percent low from last year. Did notice a lot of young buck`s, very few big bucks.
Keep those pictures coming. Enjoyed them. :D
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