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    Bucks on summer schedule?

    I placed this same question in the Colorado forum, should have placed it here. My question is, I've been scouting/ shed hunting since I found out I drew my archery deer tag about 3 weeks ago. I've seen a few bucks, and I figured since they are really getting into their growth cycle they should be feeding about every 3 hours.
    I haven't been seeing the large groups of bucks like I thought I would and the bucks I'm seeing are bedding at daylight.
    Am I to early? I'm going to keep looking at new country but an I on the right train of thought?
    The snow up high is still deep so I know they are still lower. Just frustrated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hycntryhtr View Post
    I placed this same question in the Colorado forum, should have placed it here. My question is, I've been scouting/ shed hunting since I found out I drew my archery deer tag about 3 weeks ago. I've seen a few bucks, and I figured since they are really getting into their growth cycle they should be feeding about every 3 hours.
    I haven't been seeing the large groups of bucks like I thought I would and the bucks I'm seeing are bedding at daylight.
    Am I to early? I'm going to keep looking at new country but an I on the right train of thought?
    The snow up high is still deep so I know they are still lower. Just frustrated.


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    A lot depends on the area. That seems like a generic reply to almost every question on here! In general the bucks will follow the snowline back up. This time of year it's a crapshoot. In my experience you will start seeing bucks entering a good pattern mid to late July. If they are not pushed out, You can expect them to be in roughly the same area until at least mid- September depending on the weather, sometimes into October.

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    personally if you have a high country tag, you are scouting to early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    personally if you have a high country tag, you are scouting to early.
    I agree......
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHNTR View Post
    I agree......
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    Following the food...

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    My unit goes from the plains of 5000 ft to 13k ft in elevation


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    I agree with the general consensus. Those deer tend to follow the line of lush grass as it progresses up the mountain as the snow melts. The deer I hunt in western Wy tend to show up in their summer range sometime in July.

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    but keep in mind, not all of those bucks will move back up. if he has a good spot he will stay put. dont look past lower elv spots

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    Thanks guys!


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