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Forest County Deer Hunting

11/11/01 @ 4:18 PM
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Pat
User since 6/15/01
Does anyone else hunt Forest county north of Crandon? I have hunted this area for 40 years and there are very few other hunters. Most years I don't see another boot track in the snow the whole season. These deer are really dying of old age in alot of these areas. I manage to get a buck most every year. Pat

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12/4/19 @ 9:38 AM
remfire
MEMBER since 1/31/05

As an add on to my comments yesterday.  Last year our group (of 5) saw 7 deer.  5 doe, 2 fawn and 1 buck.  I also saw a group of 3 wolves running over a ridge line and my son's walking in saw a group of 7 wolves run across an old railroad grade.  When driving the fire lanes north of Hiles sometimes we see as many wolf tracks as deer tracks after a fresh snow. Yes, the late season and the Wed. night snow storm affected the 2019 hunt, but the number of wolves in the area just adds to the problem.  

12/3/19 @ 8:34 AM
remfire
MEMBER since 1/31/05

I've been hunting north of Hiles for 60 yrs now.  In the same area for the last 50 yrs. Usually we have 5-6 hunters in camp.  This was one of our worst years. We get to our stands in the dark and leave after 4:30 in the late afternoon. This year my youngest son saw a doe with 2 fawns and 2 wolves ,,, all on Monday morning.  My oldest son hunted 7 1/2 days and saw no deer. By far one of our worst years.  With the Wed. snow storm we were able to see the deer movement thru the area thru Sat. and most moved at night. Very few moved during daylight.

12/2/19 @ 9:13 AM
Walleye Warrior
Walleye Warrior
User since 8/23/01

Wolf tracks and multiple coyote sightings.  Also had pack of 5+ howling Tuesday AM.  Did get this find at least.  Anyone have any recipes for shed soup?  Received roughly 15 inches of snow yesterday.  That was on top of 4 on the ground already.  Early winter has set in.  

 

12/1/19 @ 6:02 PM
mr.wally
MEMBER since 4/16/04

I agree, been coming to the carter area for 30 plus years and this was by far the worst season. Very little shooting opening weekend and very few hunters to move the deer. I am not sure if I will make it back next year, never went this long without shooting a deer!!

12/1/19 @ 9:41 AM
Walleye Warrior
Walleye Warrior
User since 8/23/01

12 hunters out of Carter.  1 miss of a 4 pointer opening day...1 spike passed opening day.  No deer seen after Tuesday.  Skunked.  Worst deer season ever.  Im talking 50 years of record keeping.  Keep coming up for tradition.  That may have ended this year.  Yikes  

11/27/19 @ 7:20 AM
yamatroller
User since 5/7/06

The DNR was out in the Blackwell area opening day with a plane and there were a number of hunters who got tickets for baiting!!  Just enough snow to pick out the bait from the air is what the warden told the guy we talked to that got caught!! A little more than $300 is the fine!!

11/27/19 @ 3:56 AM
rikj
rikj
User since 7/29/01

About a dozen hunters in camp and not all dedicated hunters. Deer sightings down from last year. Shots heard opening weekend almost non-existent. Our group broke camp Tuesday morning with the heavy snow predicted. one spike and a nice big bodied 10. Sounds like we did better than most groups in the area with another group we know going 1-15 with a small 3 pointer and two groups of similar sizes skunked...........

11/7/19 @ 6:13 AM
j/b/icehouse
User since 1/3/15

Scouted the area last weekend saw a few scrapes and rubs Seen a few deer and couple grouse , alvin/hiles area hoping bucks will still be rutting with the late season this year....

11/6/19 @ 10:55 PM
yamatroller
User since 5/7/06

Last week I took a 3 hr. walk in the National Forest in the Laona area where we have shot many deer over the years and it doesn't look good. Only crossed 3  tracks and 1 bed in the fresh snow, no scrapes or rubs. Back in the days when there were deer up there there would be trails like cow paths and scrapes and rubs all over. The most deer sign I seen was a couple piles of wolf crap full of deer hair. Seems to be deer close to cabins and town but back in the big woods the deer are pretty sparse.

11/5/19 @ 12:01 PM
Huck 34
User since 12/26/02

Was up for a long weekend with two others and there were not many deer moving. The does that were seen were still grouped with fawns. Hoping its getting ready to heat up! Anyone else experiencing the same? Always seems like a later rut in Northern Forest County!

Huck

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