Florida Whitetail - yesterday

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Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by joey46 » January 12th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Don't normally hunt whitetail in Florida preferring to concentrate mostly on spring turkey. We run several cameras almost year round and shortly after Hurricane Irma (Sept 10th) we began getting pictures of two super bucks and a few other nice ones in our main turkey woods. The deer season in our section of FL runs through Jan 21st. On my third solo hunt this deer tried to slip by at 7:30am in a light fog. I had given thought to only shooting one of the two "big boys" if the opportunity arose but when this buck presented a 30 yard shot that thought went by the wayside. My Savage 110, .243, with 100 gr WW took him cleanly. Before he showed several hens were yelping in various areas. No gobbles. Always hear that FL deer are small but this guy was every bit as big as most OH and KY deer I have taken. Hunting solo it was as much as I want to drag and lift into a truck bed. I'll work on adding pics but have almost given up on this site as far as posting pics.
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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by HunterGKS » January 12th, 2018, 2:25 pm

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It's easy to post pics from a PC.

1. Click on POSY REPLY.

2. Click on ATTACHMENTS.

3. Click on ADD FILES. This will take you to your PC files.

4. Go to the file with the pics you want to post.

5. Hold down the CTRL key & click on the pics you want to post.

6. Click OPEN.

7. Click on PLACE INLINE for each pic.

8. Slick PREVIEW.

9. If the pics appear as you want, click SUBMIT.

If you're posting from a phone or something else, someone else will have to help as I don't know how.
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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by Fl strutter » January 12th, 2018, 2:29 pm

I live and hunt in fl. I got a decent buck this year.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/IhZZjZBoJg19n6r52

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by joey46 » January 12th, 2018, 2:41 pm

:) Thanks George - I can't find "posy" reply however. Printing your instructions.

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by Hognutz » January 12th, 2018, 2:49 pm

I posted these for Joey46.
The top pic is the one he shot yesterday.
The bottom pic is another one of the big boys!
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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by HunterGKS » January 12th, 2018, 3:01 pm

joey46 wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 2:41 pm
:) Thanks George - I can't find "posy" reply however. Printing your instructions.
Welcome. Down at the bottom left in red.
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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by howl » January 12th, 2018, 3:33 pm

There are different deer and different quality of habitat in different parts of FL.

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by coconut » January 12th, 2018, 8:03 pm

I have noticed that animals are bigger the further north you go.

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by OLE RASPY » January 12th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Congrats. 👍🏻
TURKEYS
COYOTES
DEER
SQUIRRELS
(all in this order)

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by 2Shooter » January 12th, 2018, 8:57 pm

WTG!!! Congrats :thumbup:

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by joey46 » January 14th, 2018, 11:34 am

coconut wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 8:03 pm
I have noticed that animals are bigger the further north you go.
Yes they are and there is a biological term for that. Maybe someone will know it. It has to do with only bigger deer can survive northern winters so these are the genes that are passed on.

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by joey46 » January 15th, 2018, 9:13 am

Going to attempt to add a picture. This is what we believe is the 2017-2018 version of this deer that survived the 2016-2017 season. Does not look like an old deer to me. Much discussion about the picture on some FL forums. I don't think this deer is over 2 1/2 years old. Others disagree.
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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by Hognutz » January 15th, 2018, 10:52 am

Looks like you’ve got the picture thing down, John. I quess that you can teach an ol’ dog new tricks! 🤟
Nicely done.
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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by joey46 » January 15th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Thanks - except I double posted the 2016-2017 pic. This deer survived and we think he may now be the big boy in the first set of pics on this thread with his 2017-18 antlers. I'm not going to try for any more deer this season so I'm hoping he survives one more week of FL hunting. Other guys do hunt this ranch but not frequently. We are the only ones running cameras and we aren't mentioning this particular deer ;)

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Re: Florida Whitetail - yesterday

Post by soiltester » January 15th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Wow .. yer' sure gettin' the "hang of it" in more ways than one :thumbup:

Congrts on gettin' and seein' some nice ones!! :cheers:
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