(This 282-pound (dressed) bruiser was taken in the Kemptville-area by Paul Poisson’s hunt gang)
Although many deer hunters in eastern ON and western QC have reported poorer than average deer seasons, it does appear that areas outside the Ottawa valley are starting to rebuild.
Of the many reports I have received, it does seem evident that much of the Ottawa Valley has a way to go before the deer herd is back on track. Deer sightings, around the City, are way down, and most camps saw either low or nil harvest numbers.
Outside the valley to the North, parts of Central Ontario, western QC and a few other spotty regions did see a bit of any increase over last year’s deer numbers.
Here are some of this fall’s success stories (In Photo)
(Another shot of the giant buck taken by Paul Poisson’s gang)
(And for those who may have noticed the tag improperly affixed, Paul assures me it was attached to the base of the main beam shortly after this photo was taken, and before the deer was taken to MNR Kemptville)
(Ian McDonald and his awesome 10-pointer)
(Ian and some of the boys)
(Another shot of Ian’s gang and the dogs)
(Paul Poisson and his great-looking 8-point..what’s that in your hand, Paul?)
(Here is a really nice 8-point taken up the valley by ‘Maple’)
(Another shot of Maple’s buck..you can see his stand in the background
(Iggy sent me this photo of a Giant Napanee-area buck…sorry, I dont know the story)
(Rick Poulin with the fine looking 7-point he took on opening morning. 7-point bucks are the nicest bucks of all..if you ask me)
Below are photos of an incredible 8-point buck taken by Allen Cullen with a crossbow. Allen calls the buck ‘Lucky’ and you can see the trailcam image of ‘Lucky’ while he was still upright.
For those of you who sent me photos I forgot to post, please remind me…and for those who have deer hunt pics from this year, free free to send them over by PM.