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  1. Yuma Outdoorsman

    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.
  6. Yuma Outdoorsman

    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!
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    Some desert bucks...

    Got a cool picture of 3 bucks on camera and a few close up shots of the bigger bucks. Cropped them a bit to take away some background scenery but figured I would share them here. 1 night and 49 more days until I can hunt em! Haven't had a chance to go look for them in person yet but will be out soon. Sorry for some blurry pics, posting these off my phone as they are easier to crop that way.
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    Desert Muleys

    I got a few decent bucks on camera. One is really good in my opinion. I am surprised at how far along some of these deer are but I'm not complaining. Camera date and time are not correct as I switched out SD cards and did not realize it reset those.
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    2016 Governor's Tag

    Seen some pictures floating around the internet of this years Governor's tag holder and his kill. Awesome bull scoring 436 1/8. Here is the link where I seen it. https://www.reddit.com/r/Hunting/comments/3e8w2f/436_18_bull_elk_taken_in_arizona_this_morning/
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    2016 Governor's Tag

    Oh ya it is, just seen the dates on the website. Please delete this if possible.
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    Bass Fishing Mittry

    I put together a little video of me bass fishing Mittry Lake down here around Yuma from a few days ago. I caught one flipping and the rest on top water. The frog bite is picking up and I hope to get some more footage soon. Hope you enjoy!
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    Any recent scouting reports?

    The deer in the desert where I'm at look really healthy. Antler growth hasn't been any better than in the last few years though. The desert is really green though with some areas looking like a jungle. Should make for a good year. Here is a picture of a decent buck I got on a camera recently.
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    Another Desert Buck

    Got this buck on camera and quite a few others as well. He isn't the biggest I've seen at this location but got my blood pumping with a little over a month left till opening day. http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i73/tshaddy16/th_PRMS0152_zpsv56y4zzo.mp4
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    More Desert Bucks

    Checked my camera yesterday and in 4 nights I got some good pictures. Pretty crazy to see how much these deer have grown in just under a month.
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    More Desert Bucks

    Unfortunately these deer are in an area closed to hunting right now.
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    Pic's of Some Fish...

    Just curious to see some fish people have caught around the state or even the country. I fish mainly at Mittry Lake or Martinez/Fisher's Landing for bass down here in the Yuma area and here are a few fish I have caught this year. Please feel free to post up some pic's of fish you have caught this year.
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    Desert Bucks

    Set my camera up for 4 nights on a waterhole in the desert and got over 2200 pics of deer. About 90% of the photos I got were of bucks, granted a lot of them were smaller in size. Here are a few of the better ones I got. Curious to see what these racks look like in another month. They seem to be a little slow growing but I've never put up a camera this early to compare for past seasons. Thanks for looking. Just realized in the group photo that the first and last buck were the same one, oops.
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    Pic's of Some Fish...

    Man I bet those made some great fish tacos!
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    Pic's of Some Fish...

    Oz31p- sounds like she is being raised right! 👍 Coues Stew- those are some nice fish!
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