Juneau county reports
I had Friday off so I hunted Thursday evening and Friday morning. Nothing. There were deer on the plots early Thursday afternoon so I sat Friday afternoon from 1 til dark. Nothing. The water was higher on the way out than it was at 1. It's over my muck boots now. Saturday morning the water was even higher. I didn't hunt the rest of the weekend. I don't have any hip waders. I've never seen the water this high. I sure hope the dang Yellow River goes down soon. I have this Friday off as well so I'll give it another shot. Disappointing so far.
Have not done a lot of hunting yet this season due to working on the cabin every weekend so far. Had the skeeters not been so bad and constant rain I could have had most of the outside jobs done by now. Good progress was made this past weekend and I am close to finishing what I wanted to get done before it gets too cold. I did treat myself to some of the Badger game with a friend at the bar Saturday evening so it wasn't just all work. Rain again Sunday morning had me packing up and heading home early.
I sat for around 4 hours in total this weekend and saw nothing. Lots of sign. Wondering if the wolves have the deer nocturnal again. Due to all the water I have not yet made it back to the big oak ridge. I'm imaging the giant bucks are all over the acorns back there. They will certainly be easy pickings for my week off at the end of the month.
Good luck fellow Juneau county hunters.
Been hunting the bombing range the past 2 years. Have land near it but like to explore. Was out 2 weekends ago and had a large black bear come under my tree as i was seting a stand. Saw a large all white wolf last yr as well as a bobcat. If anyone else around there wants to team up message me. Or if you trap im looking to learn
Got out Friday night and Saturday night. Nice and cool and no skeeters! I saw a doe and 2 fawns Friday night and nothing Saturday night. The doe and fawns were making a bee line right to the plots. Didn't even stop to browse. The activity really picked up in the plots since it cooled off. Does and fawns and 1 little buck on camera. Nothing bigger yet.
I was at the cabin but didn't hunt. I finished up alot of the work that I wanted to get done. Trying to get it all done so I can just relax and hunt. I pulled the camera card and not 1 buck on it. There's a big old doe and fawns there every day as well as others. The food plots look really good. That's a relief as I was hoping they didn't get washed away. There actually wasn't as much water in the woods as I thought there would be. I need to double check some of the pics. The yotes look rather large...
Hunted the last hour of light Saturday evening over one of my plots. I typically have does\fawns on my plots all summer but saw nothing on this sit. I had 2 thermacells running, it wasn't enough. Spent a lot of time working around the cabin Friday afternoon and Saturday. Planted tress, mowed grass, some rot repair and cleaning up some downed limbs. Skeeters got the best of me as was home for breakfast Sunday morning.
Had to run to town for pluming parts Saturday morning. As I am pulling out of my drive I see something in the road about 200 yards up. As I get closer I see it's a wolf. 2 more come onto the road all heading south. I get within 30 yards of them and they move off. Move closer but can't see them. I pull ahead and one comes back onto the road about 20 yards behind me, circles around then heads back south. Got some crappy pics and a blurry video.
I have 80acers near the location circled in red on the map I posted. I have come across many wolves on my cams. Unfortunately I have not had the chance to get cams out this year so I don't know what kind of activity is going on, but the wolves I did capture seem to show up later in the year. In the nighttime pic there are at least three in that pic. If you look close there is a set of eyes to the far right at the edge of pic.
Yotes and bobcats yes. But I've yet to capture a "no doubt" wolf on camera. Plenty of deer this summer. The doe are here just very few fawns with them. This is on both our properties, only a mile apart, but different doe groups nonetheless. I don't know.