A picture of the 10-point Little Duane arrowed Saturday. He killed him on the first farm past the city limit sign. A corn field buck, and a very nice whitetail.
More than likely it's one of the bucks that the mailman has been seeing. My mailman, Skeet, told me 2 weeks or so ago, that a big buck jumped out of the honeysuckles on the high side, landed in the middle of the road. And I'll quote Skeet: "I just missed his ass." Skeet runs the speed limit plus 10 or so, and he hugs the middle of the road. When you see him coming, get outta the way. But from where Skeet almost hit the buck with his Mail Buggy, it'd be less than 1/2 mile to where Duane killed his buck. Who knows?
I checked 2 of my cameras on the west side of the mountain Sunday, didn't have time to check the Spring Camera. Really surprised I only had 2 bear pictures. Not many deer pictures, but as well as I can tell there are at least 4 different bucks, including 2 spikes.
Talked to 2 other guys that have cameras out, within 2 or 3 miles of mine, they're not getting many bear pictures either. That's unusal.
I knew that something was going on. I just had this confirmed last evening, the guys that have 1,000 acres leased on the east side of the mountain are baiting. And they must be baiting the game very heavy, from what I was told. That's where the bear are now.
WV's rifle deer and bear season starts 11/23/20.