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I would have to say, this is oddest summer for pics of bucks. I had best mineral action I ever seen April / May / to early June with over a dozen bucks several quite mature.  One by one all the bucks have vanished.  For past 15 years, I have held nice, mature bachelor groups all summer long and watched them grow.   This was worst mid June through August period I have ever recorded. Not a single mature buck, just a few dinks and one with nut cancer. I am not doing anything different. Somebody must have one helluva a sweet food plot nearby.   Not gonna panic, the pre-rut through post-rut normalizes everything, but it is nice to see quality bucks in the summer and see them blossom, I just didn't get to experience that this summer for the first time since I have lived in z5...

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My thought is this..  every year the same thing comes up..  around the same time give or take a week..  deers nutritional needs are changing..  does a weaning fawns off milk bucks are just about done growing antlers and neither need the minerals as much..  they are turning their attention to calories and fat for the winter.   Neither corn nor mineral licks can provide..  they are searching for the hi protein hi fat content foods more thus not at the bait and mineral site as much

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That's a nice one Cook! You need to keep him on your side of the road!!

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tcook is right. I'm seeing bucks in the beans. I'll do a camera pull tomorrow in the rain and see what we got over the last 3wks.

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7 hours ago, Live to Hunt said:

I guess the farmer missed one ?

I have my doubts he will make it to the season

He got passed last season with a broken G3 and part of his main beam

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