Price County deer hunting
I'm fairly optimistic. I hunted the youth hunt with my son and he shot a spiker the first day. We saw 4 deer total up to that point. When we got his deer out there were 3 more next to the road by our truck.
I checked out one of my spots I plan to archery hunt and put a camera out, had a doe and fawns right by the tree I normally sit in. Of course I jumped them...but was a good sign anyways. Also had a doe and fawn right by the road where I turned in.
Not sure if I've seen more than last year, but definitely some around. Seems a little better to me but who knows. Good to see the fawns around. Have a few fawns by our cabin too.
I have not hunted there this year yet. I did check my trail cams in mid August and only one buck all summer, a few other deer, some bear and no wolves but a few coyotes. Par for the course in Price co. It was a very late winter. I was there on April 25th and there were bare spots all over but also 12" of snow in a lot of places so it turned out to be a tough winter after all. with a high WSI number of about 100. I didn't however find any wolf kills but did have 2 wolves on the cam last winter.
Hey everyone hunting price county just checking in on the hunting has been for everyone in the Northwoods? Haven’t been really out much with an injury I had I put out my first camera this weekend. But I’m heading out west Wednesday. So after that I’ll finally set out more then one camera.
My son and I didn't see a deer. I saw a bear opening day at 8:30 and that was it. There is very little buck rubs or scrapes but it is still getting better. I just dont know where the deer went this year. we usually see something. I may head 30 miles south and try some public land and see what happens.
I had a couple little bucks on camera during the day but the bigger ones were at night. A few does going past daily but no one following them.
Tracks in the snow were average by me, nothing to get overly excited about. I will say though that half the time I've walked in I've visually seen a deer. This last weekend I actually had deer tracks on my own tracks from 30 minutes prior, so I just missed walking into another one. Some around.
We had 2 small bucks walk past our cabin on a doe search as well. My kids were pretty excited and my wife will be sitting back there for gun season.
Put a lot of miles on this past weekend scouting different areas out. I personally did not see a lot of deer. However it snowed Friday night, and the amount of fresh tracks I saw in the snow Saturday and Sunday, covering all the miles I put on, there has to be a significant increase in deer numbers from the last couple of years. I could walk these same stretches which are miles long for days in prior years and not see any sign in the snow. There wasn't a stretch that didn't have multiple deer moving within each area. To me that was very encouraging, and have higher hopes for gun season. .
Hunted with my dad the past few days to see if he could get a buck. Saw a spiker and does, nothing with the does at the time. Then on Saturday we were watching the Badger game and my mom went in a ground blind with her camera and got a picture of a 6 pointer following a doe around. Would have been a 14" wide 8 but it didn't have brow tines, I see that quite a bit up there. Probably won't be out up there until gun season now. Couple 10 pointers on my camera but at night yet.
Overall I can't say I see an increase in deer. If anything its status quo from last season. That's just my areas though.