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pieeater
09-23-2007, 1:16 PM
Perfect weather the deer are in rut, should have been good. Anyone out there that hunted? How did it go?

Subvertz
09-25-2007, 9:47 AM
Nothing but does on Vandenerg.

edwardm
09-25-2007, 12:25 PM
Blacktail bucks don't enter rut until early November. Most of CA is closed down by then. Every year I hunted the end of B-zone, I hoped for some tweak in the weather or the stars or whatever would put those bucks into rut a few weeks sooner. No suck luck.

But I'm going to try again the last weekend of the season. What the heck. It's good to just be out there anyway. :)

Perfect weather the deer are in rut, should have been good. Anyone out there that hunted? How did it go?

westcoastr
09-25-2007, 4:24 PM
i put in a full weekend 9/21-9/23 in the very northern part of a-zone. was all over Mendocino national forest and it was TERRIBLE. even with the rain the deer were not moving at all. I jumped a few does down low but talked with many other guys who hadn't see any bucks at all either.

not sure what to do for a B-zone strategy. don't know if the dry year will keep them up high where thunderstorms and/or springs provide some water or if the have all migrated to lower elevations around reservoirs and private land with permanent water.

Ford8N
09-25-2007, 4:24 PM
I've never seen so many people running all over the hills in the Los Padres. If you would have taken a shot in any direction, you could have been charged with PC 246.3

pieeater
09-25-2007, 6:07 PM
Blacktail bucks don't enter rut until early November. Most of CA is closed down by then. Every year I hunted the end of B-zone, I hoped for some tweak in the weather or the stars or whatever would put those bucks into rut a few weeks sooner. No suck luck.

But I'm going to try again the last weekend of the season. What the heck. It's good to just be out there anyway. :)

Bucks around the Bay Area are rutting hard right now. The further north you go the later it starts. I hunted lake county for about 20 years, there was usualy some sort of activity by the last weekend. The ranch I hunt now in mendo the rut starts around nov, luckily they have plm tags and can hunt till the first weekend of Dec.

The years I hunted lake county we would only get a rain in deer season maybe every 5 years, the deer would go nuts.The rain last week would have been great to hunt in.

robairto
09-25-2007, 6:35 PM
I saw a small buck on my property as it galloped away. I have no patience for deer hunting. I like bird hunting where walking and making noise are a benefit. :)

edwardm
09-25-2007, 6:47 PM
Uhm no, they're not. There's isn't a single blacktail in rut in this state right now. Period.

Bucks around the Bay Area are rutting hard right now. The further north you go the later it starts. I hunted lake county for about 20 years, there was usualy some sort of activity by the last weekend. The ranch I hunt now in mendo the rut starts around nov, luckily they have plm tags and can hunt till the first weekend of Dec.

The years I hunted lake county we would only get a rain in deer season maybe every 5 years, the deer would go nuts.The rain last week would have been great to hunt in.

pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:14 PM
Uhm no, they're not. There's isn't a single blacktail in rut in this state right now. Period.

You have no clue as to what your talking about. I have been watching them rut for the last week at my job in Danville. I guarantee there are bucks starting to rut as far north as lake county.

Believe me I have hunted them since I was a teen I know blacktails.

pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:17 PM
Rutting Blacktail Mendocino County
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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:21 PM
Early season Blacktail Mendocino 147 1/8 SCI

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:26 PM
Blacktail to left of elk is an early season Mendo Buck.

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:32 PM
Lake county public land 4x4 taken while chasing does last weekend of 97 season

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:36 PM
25" Mendo pickup

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:39 PM
Mounted Mendo late season 3x3

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:47 PM
Bonus Mendo bear killed while Blacktail hunting last year

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:50 PM
Pre rut Mendo buck


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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:53 PM
Early season mendo bucks


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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:55 PM
Blacktail shed horn lamp I made.


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pieeater
09-25-2007, 8:58 PM
Old pic of mostly Blacktail sheds and pickups in my garage.

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 9:00 PM
My kids with a tule elk and blacktail shed

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pieeater
09-25-2007, 9:06 PM
Uhm no, they're not. There's isn't a single blacktail in rut in this state right now. Period.

I wish I could put up more pics but I've only had a digital camera for 3 or 4 years.

I'm not talking out of my *** I know blacktails and they are rutting right now in the bay area.

ivanimal
09-25-2007, 9:43 PM
Uhm no, they're not. There's isn't a single blacktail in rut in this state right now. Period.


Please! when the days start getting shorter the rut begins. Nice pictures Pie! I want to see the African photos when you get them.

Trippshoot
09-26-2007, 1:37 PM
I wish I had some one to teach me to hunt when i was a kid. My family thinks the only people who have guns are police and gangbangers and they swear im trying to fall into the later catergory, last time i checked gangbangers dont try to hunt coyote and never met a gangbanger with a double stack open pistol.:helpsmilie:

pieeater
09-26-2007, 2:47 PM
Please! when the days start getting shorter the rut begins. Nice pictures Pie! I want to see the African photos when you get them.

Heres a couple, still waiting for more pics from my buddys camera.

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westcoastr
09-27-2007, 8:18 AM
pieeater should change his name to gameeater - when does this guy work?

the deer here (moraga) are going nuts. after eating most of my landscaping (which i don't mind as they are great rose pruners) they have been all over the roads. i damn near hit a doe in Lafayette with my car yesterday as she had buck chasing her with his nose up her a**.

pieeater
09-27-2007, 1:59 PM
pieeater should change his name to gameeater - when does this guy work?

the deer here (moraga) are going nuts. after eating most of my landscaping (which i don't mind as they are great rose pruners) they have been all over the roads. i damn near hit a doe in Lafayette with my car yesterday as she had buck chasing her with his nose up her a**.

I work up in Moraga a lot, I've done quite a few remodels up there in Sanders Ranch.

pieeater
09-27-2007, 2:03 PM
pieeater should change his name to gameeater - when does this guy work?

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lol When dont I work:D I have to work constantly to pay for the hunting. My best week this summer I worked 96 hours in a 7 day week.