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Michael82929
07-30-2012, 11:06 AM
For anyone on the site that hunts along Rt 15 (Sparta / Jefferson)... please send me a PM

I saw one of the biggest bucks I have ever seen up in them parts

Easy 130 class whitetail......

Monster slob - saw him on Sunday...

Life's A Beach
07-31-2012, 10:34 AM
Don't worry.......being right off the highway, every jackass who has NO CLUE stops along that area and trudged blindly though the woods. When I lived in Jefferson we used to build stands in key spots in THAT area. Once shotgun season opened though our prime spots were useless as the smart bucks deviated from their normal routines due to foot traffic. They don't get that big by being stupid.

bunker dunker
07-31-2012, 11:01 AM
we have seen quite a few good bucks and a few great bucks up that way this year.like lab said get your pictures now because come hunting season the will be up in those hills hiding{hopfully close to my stand}

Michael82929
07-31-2012, 12:01 PM
No doubt.. but you have two small windows (opening day of bow) / the rut.. other than that.. they will disappear...

This thing was a gorilla.. and I live in Verona and see monster bucks all day / night..

Even when he was in the grass / he had that skittish / I know I am not suppose to be here look.

Those BOSS bucks are smart.. I have one by my house and he will still not let me get a clean picture of him.. He stays in junk no matter time of day..

I have to say the essex county elimination program worked wonders - this year I am not seeing as many deer from years past in my area...

Life's A Beach
07-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Michael

I worked in Newark for 30 some years and rarely saw any deer even though I drove to work around 4am..........UNTIL one morning a FOUND one crossing 280 @ Prospect St exit; head on!

Michael82929
08-02-2012, 10:50 AM
280 has a ton of deer on it.. .. wow...

RussH
08-03-2012, 05:23 PM
When I used to have to drive upstate a lot I ALMOST hit a deer and nearly flipped my jeep in the process of avoiding it. From that point on I installed those "Deer Whistle" things under my bumper. Never had that incident again, but I wonder if it was the whistles or luck.