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    6 Day Growth

    I have zero explanation and wasn't sure what to think between the 2 pics but it's for sure 6 days apart. I didn't try to make anything funny or create an illusion. For the "brush grew too" comment, I zoomed in on the first picture a bit because it wasn't as easy to see the andtlers in that pic. In the bottom one, I didn't zoom in much except to hide my info from my camera and it still looks bigger overall. I'm thinking if he would've had his ears spread out like the top he wouldn't look as big in the bottom pic as he does. I just put this camera up on 1st and pulled pics for the first time on the 6th and then went back again on the 12th to upload photos again and in that time he rubbed the Velvet off. Thanks for the tips and advice on some of the process of shedding Velvet. I'll keep an eye out for some of these other bucks and see when they start rubbing.
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    New Camera, Desert Muleys

    Had my previous camera stolen out of my truck so had to break down and buy a couple new ones. Decided to go with Muddy brand because they were only $79 at Bass Pro when I was in Phoenix last week. Set one up on a waterhole I haven't messed with in a few years and go good results for 5 nights. For some reason, I didn't get the bucks in the last picture on camera getting a drink, maybe they got skittish and something didn't seem right so they turned and left. The lead bucks looks pretty good sized though.
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    New Camera, Desert Muleys

    Trphyhntr- I do have a tag. This drinker is about a mile west of the border of 2 units, I'm hunting the unit where these deer are bedding, not where they are drinking These deer typically go 2-4 miles away from water on average to bed down. Most are going into the unit I'll be hunting to bed.
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    More Desert Velvet Muleys

    I have 2 good sized forkies that I'm really loving, just for their character. There are also a couple nice 4x4's as well. That picture where the big fork is in the back and there is an antelope looking buck was pretty cool to me, I thought I would share it with you guys. A little over 2 months out, curious to see how these bucks end up.
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    2017 DOVE!!!

    I am lucky to be living in Yuma where we have ag fields, citrus, date tree groves and water all over the place. I think our town doubles for the opening of dove season every year with all the out of towners that migrate this way to take advantage of the awesome dove hunting we have. Good luck to all that make it out!
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    Desert Velvet

    Here are a few bucks I've found lately. They like to hang in about a 5 mile radius. Looking forward to November. The last one is pretty goofy. I've got a few more but the picture quality isn't as good. Hopefully I'll be posting a few more soon, depending on how my next few setups go. Thanks for looking.
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    August Plan A - Pic Heavy

    That is one heck of a spot to hunt. That's sweet.
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    Elk Spotlight

    Some good looking bulls right there!
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    Quick VERY amateur Trail Cam video

    That was awesome man! Some good looking bulls!
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    What to do with 5BP's

    1189 Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2017 (7,8,13) 39, 40A, 40B, 41, and 42 (excluding White Tank Mountain Park)(Special Restrictions Apply - See Footnote 7) Any antlered deer 50 This muzzleloader hunt is considered a trophy hunt for some of us down here in the desert. Lots of good bucks are shot during this hunt and you have a lot of area to hunt with only 50 tag holders. You have a good chance to shoot a 170+ buck on this hunt.
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    2016 Rut Activity

    It has really picked up in my area. Heard from several people that the big boys have shown up and are running the smaller bucks out. If it's not full swing, it should be by the weekend.
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    2016 Rut Activity

    It's getting closer and closer down south! Bigger bucks showing up searching...
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    Harquahala unit 41 archery

    All the farm land from Wellton to Dateland has had so many people hunting it that you would've thought it was dove season. I heard there have been guys chasing deer in jeeps and people surrounding certain fields, pushing the deer all over the place. Farm land is the easiest to hunt as there is always deer around it so it tends to get a ton of pressure. I am not sure how the hunting is in the area you are talking about but if it's farmland I'd guess there will be other hunters there to deal with as well.
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    2016 Rut Activity

    More from the lower desert by Yuma, there are large herds of does with small forks and spikes. The bigger bucks were in bachelor herds yesterday with some having as many as a dozen bucks running together.
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    2016 Rut Activity

    Seen this buck over the weekend in a field at Cibola down here in the desert. He was with 20 does and was the only buck in the herd. Typically in the fields there tends to be several bucks in a herd like this at this time of year so this was unusual to me. Was thinking we might get lucky and have an early rut then seen the weather is going to be in the 70's with lows in the upper 40's to low 50's for the next 14 days, not really great rutting weather.
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    Fully Grown

    Big or Bust, Appreciate the insight. So This unit borders up to a wildlife refuge that gets very little pressure 2-3 miles off the nearest road. Where this buck has been hanging is literally right on the border of the units. With all the pressure of the road hunters, they pushed him into this wildlife refuge and nobody is there to push him back out. In previous years, we have seen deer get pushed up into the refuge and then in the next few weeks they trickle back down in this area. We have put in for the refuge in previous years but its not as much of a guarantee to get drawn as it in the unit I got drawn in. The 90 degree weather really is not fun to hunt in as well and the deer are not moving very much. We will see what happens this next weekend if I am able to make it out. Will keep you guys posted.
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    Fully Grown

    Well been watching this guy since August and posted several pics in previous posts. Here is what he ended up finishing up looking like about a week ago. Hope I can find him.
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    Fully Grown

    Quick Update The area he was in before the season, was so over ran with people running jeeps and rangers that I believe he got pushed into a different unit. We have seen a lot of does so I think I will hold off on him and attempt to get him during the rut in January. He might come back to this area during the rifle hunt but I bet he is hiding safely in the other unit. Such is luck with public hunting.
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    Fully Grown

    Quick Update The area he was in before the season, was so over ran with people running jeeps and rangers that I believe he got pushed into a different unit. We have seen a lot of does so I think I will hold off on him and attempt to get him during the rut in January. He might come back to this area during the rifle hunt but I bet he is hiding safely in the other unit. Such is luck with public hunting.
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    Fully Grown

    If I get him there will be a story in the mule deer forum. Hoping to see him soon! Good luck to everyone else that's hunting this weekend!
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    Fully Grown

    Season starts tomorrow and he is my #1. I've avoided the area he has been in except for camera work just to hopefully prevent spooking him out of the county. Hoping to get in his kitchen tomorrow morning.
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    Some more to pass the time...

    First 2 picture are of the same buck, a few days apart. Notice he had started scraping off his velvet. There is one I think looks to have a double main beam which is pretty cool then the other two are bucks I have posted before. Essentially 2 weeks out from opening day!
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    Couple more good ones

    Got a couple more good ones on camera, Unfortunatet, the angle of my camera changed and somehow, it seemed to miss a few closer shots of what seem like good sized bucks.
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    Another Fatty...

    I've got quite a few pictures of different bucks this year on camera and they all seem to have a bigger body to them than previous years. We have had our cameras in this area for 3-4 years now and I don't remember seeing any deer with a belly like some of them do this year. Weird thing is it's not any greener than in previous years. Oh well, can't wait to get out and hunt em.
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    Another Fatty...

    Hahaha well crap, there is my problem!