How Many?

brn2hnt

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I've been thinking this over for the last couple days, and thought this would be an interesting discussion here.

How many of your P&Y bucks have you scouted and found prior to the opener of the season?

Mike
 
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bearguide

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still trying to find one pre season that i actually harvest / never give up
 

RosinBag

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None, but I don't scout the wilderness I hunt for blacktails, those bucks are there every year. This year trying mulies in wilderness and am going to scout. It is a new area and maybe I will find a buck I get a chance at during the season.
 

evan williams

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2010 I had 6 scouted in Kansas early in the 21 days I was out there looking. I found them all and ended up harvesting a 188" Non-Typical. I didn't do any scouting this last season here in Colorado but I did find a new basin in my unit so I will be getting in there this year to check things out.
 

Jared Bloomgren

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In the Dakotas you have much more luck scouting the deer you want to hunt with the type of terrain. A lot eaiser to do. I have scouted nearly a dozen P&Y type bucks that I have been able to put an arrow through. It is always fun commiting to one buck and deciding that is the only buck you want to kill. I have scouting numerous bucks in the high country and was able to kill two of them.
 
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david long

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Eight of them I scouted before season and ended up being lucky enough to arrow them during the season.
bohntr.....very impressive.....how many of those eight were Colorado bucks?
 

Elk_Addict23

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Only two for me.... hopefully 3 next year if I can draw my tag. I've been watching the same group of 11 bucks for 5 years now and have been able to harvest 3 of them. Every year they seem to pick another 1 or 2 up so the total always stays the same.
 

robby denning

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Possibly all 3 of mine. Two for sure. One of the three I can't be 100% certain.
BOHNTR! That is awesome.
David- you forgot to mention that it only took you a few years to get all 3? Good job, buddy! My 3 took 15 years!
 
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david long

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Possibly all 3 of mine. Two for sure. One of the three I can't be 100% certain.
BOHNTR! That is awesome.
David- you forgot to mention that it only took you a few years to get all 3? Good job, buddy! My 3 took 15 years!
Thanks Robby. I have been very fortunate.
 

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2 pre-scouted kills. 1 P&Y the other just shy. The P&Y buck was a 2 year adventure in which I had watched him 6 different times but never laid eyes on him during the '09 season. The following July I found him 20 yards from where I last saw him in '09. Killed him opening day of '10 500 yards from that spot. General season public land. First pic is Aug '09, 2nd is Aug '10
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muleyman

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I've been fortunate enough to take three P&Y bucks, all three of them were prescouted. My biggest one was a 200 in. net buck that I watched for over 2 months. The hardest one was a 175 buck that I found during a late November hunt. I finally killed that buck over 15 miles from where I originally found him.
 
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