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Posted: 9/5/2021 6:40:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/5/2021 9:32:18 AM EST
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I typically only hunt WV, deer are much smaller, but quantity has a quality of it's own.

Here's the most promising one I have on camera regularly.  

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Link Posted: 9/5/2021 9:56:38 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/5/2021 4:05:50 PM EST
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Making room in n the freezer. Roast from last year's deer.

Good luck, hope you all fill the freezer full.

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Link Posted: 9/6/2021 1:13:27 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/7/2021 12:31:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Awesome!

What is that think hanging in the tree with the small solar panel? Drip, feeder?
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Wildgame feeder timer/control mounted to two 6gal steel drums welded together.  Solar panel on the side, cabled between two trees with a HF boat winch.  Need to build up the barbed wire on the two trees.  Locals would say raccoon in that AO are well known to be upwards of 300# and very destructive.  From the pictures and a few in-person sightings, I'd call them black bear, but what do I know, I'm a flatlander.

This is the 3rd version of the feeder.  As is, the solar provides just enough the battery never goes dead.  I have it throwing about 1.5# of corn twice per day.  It holds 100# easily.  That gives me about 60-70 days between filling.  I feed them year round and it's very rare that I don't make it there at least once every month or so.  

This is the first year of the 4g camera.  Pretty cool seeing a few pics every day rather than getting thousands all at once every 30 or so days.  

That's all food plot too.  Radishes, turnips, clover, peas and beans.  Being there's NO as in ZERO agriculture for 50 plus miles in any direction, the critters really hit the plot.  The corn is just dessert.  I've put a lot of work into the whole area in the last 3 years, but it's paid off.  Maybe a bit too many doe and fawn for it to be a big buck magnet, but I get more than enough buck traffic.  WV isn't the place for trophy buck hunters but I eat what I shoot..
I get to enjoy seeing a lot more than I can shoot too. Turkey, bear, bobcat, yokes, rabbits even a few grouse.  .

Keep the pics coming !

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Link Posted: 9/7/2021 1:33:28 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/15/2021 12:38:08 PM EST
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Haven’t had any time to put food plots, etc in this year but I did pull the one cam I have up yesterday. Definitely have some big guys hanging around!



Mostly concentrated on my Montana trip this fall but if that turns into tag soup I should have no problem filling the freezer from my backyard.
Link Posted: 9/19/2021 5:42:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: Digital_Chaos] [#8]
I have this trio of bucks running around... I know I need anew Camera


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Link Posted: 9/19/2021 5:45:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Topper1:
Making room in n the freezer. Roast from last year's deer.

Good luck, hope you all fill the freezer full.

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School me on how to do this?
Link Posted: 9/19/2021 12:41:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Digital_Chaos:


School me on how to do this?
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Originally Posted By Digital_Chaos:
Originally Posted By Topper1:
Making room in n the freezer. Roast from last year's deer.

Good luck, hope you all fill the freezer full.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/104228/IMG_20210905_164433289_jpg-2079564.JPG


School me on how to do this?



Search canned venison, or canned venison stew.

What you see will make you hungry.

Next time I will use less meat and add  more vegetables.
Link Posted: 9/19/2021 3:36:40 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/19/2021 4:02:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Also, you will need a pressure canner. If you don’t have one already, hold on to your shorts, they have skyrocketed in price.
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
Originally Posted By Topper1:



Search canned venison, or canned venison stew.

What you see will make you hungry.

Next time I will use less meat and add  more vegetables.


Also, you will need a pressure canner. If you don’t have one already, hold on to your shorts, they have skyrocketed in price.


Yep see they are not cheap...  whats a good price for one
Link Posted: 9/19/2021 4:33:13 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/19/2021 4:42:41 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/19/2021 8:40:37 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/20/2021 12:01:22 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/20/2021 3:19:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/21/2021 10:04:15 AM EST
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I'm so far behind this year, it's stupid.  I don't have any cams out yet and I haven't even thought about filling my feeders.  Too busy working on the house .  46 days until I head to southern Ohio for deer camp (Vinton county).
Link Posted: 9/21/2021 12:40:17 PM EST
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I'm living vicariously through everyone else as well so far. Since the lumber market is back, they decided to timber the woods again while the getting is good.

Only have a single tower stand on the edge of an open field until their done dropping trees, and it's not worth putting the camera out with all the activity.
Link Posted: 9/21/2021 4:30:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: Digital_Chaos] [#20]
4 Days Boys!!!!

3 Days
Link Posted: 9/22/2021 6:36:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Dude, let’s get together one night and blast yotes, I have thermal.
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I’m down!
Link Posted: 9/24/2021 6:22:40 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/24/2021 6:34:21 PM EST
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best of luck all...
Link Posted: 9/24/2021 8:13:02 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2021 11:11:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
Good luck to everyone teeing off the season this weekend.

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Link Posted: 9/25/2021 11:13:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: Digital_Chaos] [#26]
One down  2 more to go.. She was a big one...  look at the shot placement... only out 25 or 30 yards... only a chip shot

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Link Posted: 9/25/2021 11:18:41 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/25/2021 11:32:06 AM EST
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Just another doe... I was second in at the processor
Link Posted: 9/27/2021 1:58:41 PM EST
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Does anyone have any recommendations for weekend processors?  Looking mostly around Mercer, Miami, or Logan counties.
Link Posted: 9/27/2021 4:44:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:


Have PVS-14, will travel.

Interestingly enough I haven’t caught any yotes on my cams. Had turkeys though luckily.
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Serious question about hunting with a PVS-14...

What is your method of aiming? Do you also use a digital night scope? Use the PVS-14 to spot then white light and day scope to shoot? What’s your method here?!

I need to do coyote control on my lease. Don’t have a night scope. I want night vision super badly, but don’t know if I can hunt with just a PVS-14.
Link Posted: 9/27/2021 5:34:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By gmiller0605:

Serious question about hunting with a PVS-14...

What is your method of aiming? Do you also use a digital night scope? Use the PVS-14 to spot then white light and day scope to shoot? What’s your method here?!

I need to do coyote control on my lease. Don’t have a night scope. I want night vision super badly, but don’t know if I can hunt with just a PVS-14.
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Either passively (looking through a red dot just like daytime, but instead having a PVS-14 over your dominant eye.)

Or actively using an IR laser on the weapon. I can do both with my set up. Active IR aiming is faster and easier. Passive aiming takes some getting used to but some claim is more precise.
Link Posted: 9/27/2021 5:53:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:


Either passively (looking through a red dot just like daytime, but instead having a PVS-14 over your dominant eye.)

Or actively using an IR laser on the weapon. I can do both with my set up. Active IR aiming is faster and easier. Passive aiming takes some getting used to but some claim is more precise.
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Can you hunt ‘yotes with a laser in Ohio? I was under the assumption that you couldn’t, which is the biggest reason I’ve dragged my feet on it. Didn’t want to spend thousands on night vision and a laser only to then spend a couple thousand more on a night vision or thermal scope.
Link Posted: 9/27/2021 6:31:57 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/28/2021 8:58:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


The other thing we will do when we get a mix of NV and thermal is to ID them on the way into the call with those tools, then spotlight them for everyone to shoot.
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That sounds like a good way too!
Link Posted: 9/29/2021 7:54:56 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/3/2021 1:24:37 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/14/2021 5:38:39 AM EST
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Central Ohio gents just a word of caution if you plan on using Sharps in Amada Ohio to process your deer ( ya ya in before the guy "I do my own" )

Out of 120 pound deer gutted weight I got back 12 pounds of meat and 12 lbs of burger,?? typo not 20 yes 12 pounds of actual meat.  I asked them why, they had no answer She actually said I dont know. after some phone calls I was basically told to go pound sand.  

Its a shame too, they to me have the best pepper and cheese summer sausage. I have used them multiple times and with no issues. My guess is I had the second deer there on opening day.. sounds like to me people were looking for some free deer meat. or just game mine away to someone else.. Very disappointed!
Link Posted: 10/14/2021 10:11:28 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/14/2021 12:58:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Digital_Chaos:
Central Ohio gents just a word of caution if you plan on using Sharps in Amada Ohio to process your deer ( ya ya in before the guy "I do my own" )

Out of 120 pound deer gutted weight I got back 12 pounds of meat and 20 lbs of burger,??    yes 12 pounds of actual meat.  I asked them why, they had no answer She actually said I dont know. after some phone calls I was basically told to go pound sand.  

Its a shame too, they to me have the best pepper and cheese summer sausage. I have used them multiple times and with no issues. My guess is I had the second deer there on opening day.. sounds like to me people were looking for some free deer meat. or just game mine away to someone else.. Very disappointed!
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I'm the "I do my own" guy, so I do put forth a bit more time and effort than I'd expect most shops to do.  My WV deer average about 120-130 dressed, I typically get between 40 and 55# of packaged boneless meat.  I don't save anything odd like heart, liver, kidney or tongue.  

ETA:  My dad and I spent about 2 hours processing the lil 6pt I scored in WV.  Yeah, it took us too long, but it is time we'll spent.  20 years from now, I'll wish he was still there to help.
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 6:09:44 AM EST
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I cut up my own deer & I have found you get about 1/3  of the hanging weight   120 lbs deer = + - 40lbs of meat  ymmv

Most people over exaggerate the weight  by 30 % . . . Buy a scale  , play a guessing game with your hunting buddies  ...  You & your buddies guess the weight BEFORE  you hang the deer
87% of the time the guesstimate will be way high
Link Posted: 10/15/2021 1:27:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: Digital_Chaos] [#41]
looks like I am going back to doing it myself..  its been 30 years ..

but does anyone have suggestion on where to go in central ohio?? I made some calls everyone is short staffed...

My wifes brother had the same issue.. he went to pick up his deer he only got back a fraction of the deer,, He made them weight it out and it was 13 lbs of red meat. 13 lbs he refused to pay for it...

Due to meat prices being so high the only thing i can think is they they are stealing your deer..

Link Posted: 10/19/2021 2:47:33 PM EST
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Found a another processor in Sugar grove,, the guy has 245 hour drop off $95.00 plus extras if you wish

Yes Taxidermy and deer processing   (740) 215-7174 talked to him today... seems like good dude..
Link Posted: 10/21/2021 2:48:47 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/21/2021 6:25:25 PM EST
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Thanks for the read..

I have decided to file claim with the OAG as well...
Link Posted: 10/23/2021 5:54:29 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/23/2021 7:23:14 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/23/2021 11:29:43 PM EST
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Link Posted: 10/24/2021 4:15:10 AM EST
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went out last night sat in the blind from 3 to 7.  Nothing even came in area!  Took off around 7, and on my way home about 1/2 mile away in a fresh cut bean field ... there they were around 15 of them...


Link Posted: 10/24/2021 7:06:38 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/24/2021 11:45:09 AM EST
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deer is at my backyard everyday. It's so hard to not want to shoot it with my Barrett M107 50 BMG
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