Local deer are teasing me!

shootershooter Senior MemberPosts: 1,186 Senior Member
The local deer are taunting and teasing me! I was enjoying my morning coffee when I looked out the living room window and saw a deer behind my big garage across the lane from the house. The big garage is where my reloading room is and where the short distance shooting range (out to 50 yards) is located. I took the first two photos through the picture window of my living room.

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When I looked to the right, I saw two more deer by the round bale and quickly hustled across to try and hide behind my truck and take some more pics. I wish I'd had time to have put on my 300 mm telephoto lens and use a tripod, but I went with what I had.

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Archery season opened Oct.1 here in Illinois and I seriously considered getting my crossbow out but realized I was wearing slippers and sweats. As you can see from the frost on my garage, it was in the high 20's and I hadn't even grabbed a jacket when I left the house and dashed across the lane.

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This deer finally caught my movement from about 65 yards away and the jig was up. I actually have a tree stand in the timber behind the deer and should have been in it this morning. Oh well, It's nice to see three in the neighborhood.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,889 Senior Member
    That would be funny if it wasn't so frustrating, hey.
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,942 Senior Member
    :fiddle: DUDE. . .They're in your YARD, which has a SHOOTING RANGE, and you are obviously taking a lot of your photographs from elevated positions that give you the ground 10-20 yards behind the deer as your backstop. I'm driving an hour to get to a 3% success zone . . . True, Obama was your state senator, but that's about all the sympathy I can conjure for ya.:yousuck:

    I think the only investment you need at this point are windows that can be opened quietly, allowing you to shoot them in your jammies and bunny slippers - coffee pot and newspaper close at hand. Possibly add a cheap Wal-Mart swing-set to your back yard next to the hose to use as a butchering A-frame. . .
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  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    Bigslug wrote: »
    :fiddle: DUDE. . .They're in your YARD, which has a SHOOTING RANGE, and you are obviously taking a lot of your photographs from elevated positions that give you the ground 10-20 yards behind the deer as your backstop. I'm driving an hour to get to a 3% success zone . . . True, Obama was your state senator, but that's about all the sympathy I can conjure for ya.:yousuck:

    I think the only investment you need at this point are windows that can be opened quietly, allowing you to shoot them in your jammies and bunny slippers - coffee pot and newspaper close at hand. Possibly add a cheap Wal-Mart swing-set to your back yard next to the hose to use as a butchering A-frame. . .

    It's archery season and my archery equipment was in the white garage that you see in the first photo. It's across the street from my house!!! So I took my camera out the door to shoot the deer with a Canon 20D.
    Sometimes I get a greater satisfaction from shooting deer with a camera. Go figure.
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,698 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    Sometimes I get a greater satisfaction from shooting deer with a camera. Go figure.

    Which part do you eat, the camera or the pics.............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    The local deer are taunting and teasing me! I was enjoying my morning coffee when I looked out the living room window and saw a deer behind my big garage across the lane from the house. The big garage is where my reloading room is and where the short distance shooting range (out to 50 yards) is located. I took the first two photos through the picture window of my living room.

    When I looked to the right, I saw two more deer by the round bale and quickly hustled across to try and hide behind my truck and take some more pics. I wish I'd had time to have put on my 300 mm telephoto lens and use a tripod, but I went with what I had.


    Archery season opened Oct.1 here in Illinois and I seriously considered getting my crossbow out but realized I was wearing slippers and sweats. As you can see from the frost on my garage, it was in the high 20's and I hadn't even grabbed a jacket when I left the house and dashed across the lane.
    This deer finally caught my movement from about 65 yards away and the jig was up. I actually have a tree stand in the timber behind the deer and should have been in it this morning. Oh well, It's nice to see three in the neighborhood.


    What a beautiful place you have there Shooter. And the deer are just a bonus. Congrats!!!
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  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    snake284-1 wrote: »

    What a beautiful place you have there Shooter. And the deer are just a bonus. Congrats!!!


    Thanks Snake. I am very fortunate to live in the country and be surrounded by farmland that I've been hunting for about 35 years now. Perhaps my original post was not clear on the point that firearm deer season is still over two weeks away. I watch their patterns, check my deer stands, cut shooting lanes and prepare for the opener. Until the season opens, I'll use a camera.

    This pair was still in velvet a few years ago when I took this photo. They are conveniently near the 150 yard target plate, no need for a rangefinder when they're on the range! But I still like to wait until they are in season before I shoot them. I'm not a poacher and dislike those who are.

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    This group of thirteen were in the cornfield directly behind my house and this photo was taken from my back yard. Filling my tags has never been a problem. I get two archery and two firearm tags each year. I keep one small deer for my personal consumption and donate the others to the needy. All you do is take it to a locker plant and designate it as such and it's put to good use.

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    The two bucks in this photo montage were taken within 4 days of each other and the meat from both of those bruisers was donated. One was to fill my archery buck tag and the other was my firearm buck tag. Both deer were taken from deer stands that I walk to from my house. So I hope folks can see why I don't get too excited by seeing a few deer in the yard.


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    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,525 Senior Member
    You are blessed to live in such a wonderful place.
    Thanks for sharing your pics, some of us have to drive for hours to maybe get a glimpse of a tiny deer.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,246 Senior Member
    Very nice photos. if you ever need help thining that herd, give me a shout:drool:

    Sako
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    shooter wrote: »
    It's archery season and my archery equipment was in the white garage that you see in the first photo. .

    You went outside.........during deer season....in an area like that....without a weapon.....:nono::uhm:
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....
  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 403 Member
    Very, very nice Shooter. To say that many of us envy you would be an understatement.
  • Gaven32Gaven32 Banned Posts: 4 New Member
    What a great hunter, my grand pa is also big hunter.Here enabling you to capture them in your pj's and rabbit slip-ons - java pot and paper available. Probably add a inexpensive Wal-Mart swing-set to your garden next to the hose to use as a butchering A-frame.
    Gaven32
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,219 Senior Member
    Man, that ain't even right. Deer do have a sick sense of humor! It's always when you can't shoot 'em that they manage to show up on your doorstep. Still, what a cool thing to see right by your place!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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