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I may be over hunting my area, but I haven't seen a single deer last month or this closing month. I hunt at the airbase in Jacksonville, so hunting is a bit challenging anyway. There are some great deer on the airbase. Anyone else not seeing them as much?
 

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I went driving through the hills about 4:30 and seen two doe we watched them until we were boared and then honked the air horn at them to run them away from the road. ( :censored: poachers) We came back down the road and they had made their way back to the road again. :smack:
 

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I'm still seeing deer, but they are bunched up. If I see one deer, I see 8 or 9 or more. Earlier, you'd see 2 or 3 at a time. I saw 2 today around 3:00 in the afternoon just browsing through the woods.
 

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No the deer are not all moving at night as I was going to work Thursday I seen several moving early in the mornings after daybreak.
From mid December until the end of season I have found that paying attention to the moon phases helps out and when I hunt according it pays off 90% of the time.
The other thing I pay attention to is the weather like before a cold front is moving in etc. Now this is not the scientific way or anything but it does seem to work for me. Also lets me sleep in sometimes. :thumb:
 

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Absolutly not. I'm seeing all the days you care to see at all hours of the day. Haven't seen an antlered buck in a while, but the does are definately moving and they are very herded up. Not unusual to see 7-10 in a group.
 

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I don't think so either. They are yarded up pretty good though. Sat on a food plot Friday afternoon and at one time had 15 deer on it. One doe....from her hoof on her left leg up to her shoulder and most of the left side of her neck was piebald......I wanted to knock her out pretty bad but she wouldn't play nice.

Several bucks out there feeding that had droped their racks too.:thumb:

One big ol flop eared sucker that looked like he was 4.5-5.5 yr old or better judging by his body....kinda getting a sway in his back. I think he may have been one of the big 9 pt's we had on camera from this year.....glad to see him make it if in fact it was him. On a sad note my buddy was shed hunting thursday and found the other big 9 dead.:mad:
 

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the deer on the air base act 110% different then the deer outside the fence.. if your lucky enough to catch a deer moving on base during the day it'll be between 1130am and 1pm but there's no hunting from 12 to 1.
 

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My brother saw a big 9 behind his work last week. Needless to say I stuck my camera nearby where he encountered the monster :thumb:
 

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I'd say no. Usually seems to me that by the end of Jan, they've forgot about rifle season pressure. I came upon a field scouting this weekend, and I figured I'd sit a glass it a bit. More than 20 deer came out about 8:30am. 3 little racked bucks and about 4 that I could definitely tell were bucks that had shed.
They are concentrated on food sources though. If there was that many deer in that one field that morning, how much of the woods in that area had none?
 

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I went this afternoon, I was dying to get in a tree. I knew with the snow flurries moving through they should be moving good. I seen several does and actually took one at 15 yards at 4:45. No tracking required:wink:

So, yes they are still moving during daylight hours.

And just think, people actually think no one hunts this late.
 

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I would say no. I saw one doe and a yearling today around 7:15 and five bucks together around 7:30.
 

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There is a bunch moving during daylight that I saw around the ONF unfortunately they are all around the highways which is a poachers dream!:smack:
 

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From 1 Feb thru 9 Feb, 168 deer pics on game camera in a foodplot that has been hunted one time since the first of the year - every picture at night. On another game camera during the month of January, 11 different bucks and who knows how many different does (probably 300 pics total) - six doe pics during the day, every other picture at night. I hunt this area once a week and no one else hunting anywhere near me. These deer have been nocturnal since the end of October. September and October, 75% of the pictures were during daylight hours, but about the end of October, they went almost 100% nocturnal. We killed 4 deer in October and passed on several others, and have killed 1 (a doe) since then, and have not passed any.
 

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From 1 Feb thru 9 Feb, 168 deer pics on game camera in a foodplot that has been hunted one time since the first of the year - every picture at night. On another game camera during the month of January, 11 different bucks and who knows how many different does (probably 300 pics total) - six doe pics during the day, every other picture at night. I hunt this area once a week and no one else hunting anywhere near me. These deer have been nocturnal since the end of October. September and October, 75% of the pictures were during daylight hours, but about the end of October, they went almost 100% nocturnal. We killed 4 deer in October and passed on several others, and have killed 1 (a doe) since then, and have not passed any.
When that happens I start looking to set up between the bedding ares and the food source a lot of times you will catching them moving.
 
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