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#24566 - 02/17/17 06:40 AM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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You must have your camera watching a feeder, if you're getting turkeys every day.

I checked my camera yesterday, in 3 weeks time it took 83 pictures. I'll guess 3/4's of them are night time pictures.

The last picture that I got of a deer with antlers, is dated 1/13/17. I've got one picture of 3 deer together, I'm not positive, but I think they are male deer. One is that little runt spike that I posted pictures of above. When I zoom in on the pictures they get so grainy, it's hard to tell. Just by the shape of their heads, it looks like they've lost their horns.

I've also got a few pictures of 9 deer together, and best I can tell, 7 of them are last years fawns and 2 adult females. Seems like all of them are in pretty good shape and healthy. It's been a very mild winter.

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#24661 - 03/27/17 06:03 AM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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I checked my camera yesterday, it had taken 479 pictures since the last check, about 6 weeks. Lots of action around the salt lick. I've got at least 5 buck deer that still have at least one antler. I've got an 8 point and a 10 point that still have both sides.

The other day I was reading this little comment about deer antlers, the man from the DNR said that during mild winters, deer will keep their horns, basically until this years antlers push the old ones off. He described it similar to baby teeth, being pushed out by your permanent teeth. Could be?


That camera has been there for almost a year now, that's the first and only turkey picture it's taken. More than likely, that's part of the 14 gobblers that I watched back in buck season. Off to the left of the camera is the hollow, lots of pines and hemlock trees. Good place for them to get out of the snow.

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#24665 - 03/27/17 05:54 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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#24666 - 03/27/17 05:57 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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#24668 - 03/27/17 09:13 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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One thing that I wanted to comment about, look at the snow picture with the female deer above, those deer are craving some kind of mineral or salt. Notice the fawn on the right, it's a button buck. The females should be pregnant, and there's nothing in the woods now to eat. Slim pickens for the next little while.

But the one picture above, he's a 10-point, I'll guess somewhere around 15 or 16" spread. About the same as the 8-point above, IF they make it until next November, they're toast. My opinion, that would make them 3.5 years old.

I've had that camera for almost a year, and I'll admit that it's just interesting to check. Almost like trapping.


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#24681 - 03/30/17 05:52 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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That's crazy cool that they still have their antlers.

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#24692 - 04/03/17 06:41 AM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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I checked my camera again yesterday, the 8-point above still has his horns, as of 3/31/17. He's with a group of 7 deer, I can tell for sure that 3 of the other deer are bucks. I'd say all 7 are males.

In 7 days the camera took 174 pictures, nothing but deer. Seems like they are really attracted to the salt lick.

I went back and looked at my trail cam pictures from last year, a picture dated 4/30/16 showed a buck with little nubs, maybe an inch long.

I'm going to wait about 2 weeks, then go up spend an hour or so looking for sheds. Seems like they are still fighting a good bit, there's deer hair all over the place.

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#24693 - 04/03/17 01:21 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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#24694 - 04/03/17 05:30 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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Here's a neat picture. Look on the left edge of the picture, and behind the deer in the middle, turkeys. They're too pretty to be hens. Very seldom do you see deer and turkeys that close together.


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#24695 - 04/03/17 09:55 PM Re: Antler growth, trail camera pictures. [Re: redsnow]
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Thanks for sharing them AWESOME pics.I really get a kick out of looking at them.

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