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    Bucks disappeared.....how to get them back?

    For the past 2-3 months I have had a 10, 9, & 8 pointers all coming into my corn feeder almost daily (typically all hanging out together). Friday Sept 19th was the last day I have them on camera (attached). The past week and a half they have completely disappeared. The doe are still coming in everyday though. I am trying to figure out if it was caused by the warm snap of weather we have had or if they all split up to begin marking their rut territory? Is there anything I can do to get these guys back onto my property? Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Acorns are everywhere this year. I'd say they are gorging themselves somewhere like that. Have you done anything different like visit more often??
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    well lets see, hunting season started, farmers are getting ready to start harvest
    acorns and other mast crops are falling, apples and such
    more human activity, with guys hanging stands and adding pressure to woods that were empty till now more or less< and the velvet came off, and there chemical make up is changing getting ready for the up coming rut, there adding winter fat now, so temps play a big role, leaves are falling, and cover is opeing up, making many bucks go more nocturnal!
    and again, food source 's have changed, which, many tmes means deer that ate here, will NOW eat else where?

    as the grass is greener over there effect takes place
    deer like to eat the best food avaliable at the time its there!
    Think I covered it all LOL
    thos are my guess's as to why your not seeing them as you were !

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    OH I forgot one more
    the amount of day light is changing, and that ALWAYS seems to change deer up my way!

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    I feel ya! I have had a bunch of different bucks on camera and as if last Friday night, they have ALL disappeared! Bucks and does!
    I live life at full draw....

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    I am hoping it is a combination of the heat and acorns in the woods. I haven't done anything different. I sat in my stand on Saturday but that was a week after they disappeared. I did have a doe and two button bucks come right under me that morning. I have had a little fork buck on the camera since those big ones left which surprised me a bit.

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    I am 0/2 on 2 bucks I had on camera last week at 730pm every night. It was Supposed to be a sure thing! I feel your pain!

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    2013-2014 Tally
    Antlered deer seen under 60 yards: 0
    Antlerless deer seen under 60 yards: 6
    Total deer seen:11
    Deer killed:0/ Deer Missed:0
    Morning hunts:2
    Evening hunts:6
    Property/Hunts B:2, F:2, M:10, S:0, R:0

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    I too haven't seen a buck on camera in the last 3 weeks

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    Yep, same here. bucks on camera regularly until 3 or so weeks ago. nothing new. Bucks always change things up about now. imo it has to do with everything mrbb mentioned.

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    Poor entrance and exit strategies probably account for alot of our problems. I wish I had an outfitter quad come and get me at base of tree every night.

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    2013-2014 Tally
    Antlered deer seen under 60 yards: 0
    Antlerless deer seen under 60 yards: 6
    Total deer seen:11
    Deer killed:0/ Deer Missed:0
    Morning hunts:2
    Evening hunts:6
    Property/Hunts B:2, F:2, M:10, S:0, R:0

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