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#12253062 - 09/05/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: tedthorn]  
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Originally Posted by tedthorn
Buck Jackalope

I've spotted countless doe but the bucks stay hidden.



You should try to get a shot at the hybrid pfhackelope. This one is the only specimen in existence as far as I know.

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#12253813 - 09/06/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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Our whitetails act like they are on crack. Practically crawling out of their skin and hyper-aware of everything! Mule Deer seem chill in comparison. The few black bears I've seen freaked out at the sight of humans and hauled out of there.

#12254258 - 09/06/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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As said earlier, a lot depends on how hard the critter is hunted. Our black bears are often pretty casual about having people around. My grandson lip squeaked one to keep it from leaving a few days ago and to give his partner time to get in position for a shot. Then the grandson said “Hey,” to the bear and when it lifted its head at 38 yards, the other hunter shot it.

Incidentally, this thread is like a cordial exchange of real opinions like around a campfire. I'll stick with hard hunted rain country blacktails.

My experience is not as great as some here but I have hunted mulies a lot, in WA, Idaho and British Columbia, whitetails in WA and British Columbia, California blacktails from Los Angeles to the Oregon line, and sauntered around Coues country and eastern hardwoods with binos, plus scouted and went along with hunters in Oregon, Wyoming and Saskatchewan. Have hunted bighorns, Stone, goats, cougar without dogs, lynx, wolves, bow hunted coyotes...

A few observations: We can glass for mule deer and Coues (and sheep) from across a canyon or at distance in most of their ranges. Not so in blacktail country unless you hunt only alpine or recent clearcuts.

True that the big mule deer bucks tend to sneak away rather than bust out, but that is standard for virtually all blacktail.

Another factor is the visibility of the deer's tail. Mule deer cannot hide the white patch on their rump. That has enabled me to spot and tag several bucks in poor light, the most recent of which I spotted in the dark and watched and waited till legal shooting light. Whitetails tend to wave their bright white flag. Blacktails have their white rump patch covered and they don't wave their tail to get your attention. They are HARD to spot.

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#12255863 - 09/07/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: Teeder]  
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Originally Posted by Teeder
Sasquatch. When was the last time you saw one of them?

Go to a prom in Iowa-they're the ones wearing the dresses.

#12267042 - 09/12/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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#12267135 - 09/12/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: gophergunner]  
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Originally Posted by gophergunner
Originally Posted by Teeder
Sasquatch. When was the last time you saw one of them?

Go to a prom in Iowa-they're the ones wearing the dresses.

laugh laugh laugh

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#12268282 - 09/13/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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I'm going to go with the average Berkeley student. They are certainly animals, look quite gamey, the males are generally medium but the females can run very large, and two words make them flip out, run screaming, attack viciously, and set things on fire. "I'm white."


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#12268517 - 09/13/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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Anything on public land..........................................unless you are willing to go to the most extreme, hard to get to parts of public land.

#12268621 - 09/13/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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Wolves and I have some history.


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#12269258 - 09/14/17 Re: Which medium big game animal is spookiest. [Re: bangeye]  
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Coyotes for sure.

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