This is the same buck as he cleared the hillside to escape the jogger on the trail below. After I made back to the main trail I hit my second spot where I saw a good buck last year right near the trail head. Theres an old house lot there that is just a fence and plants the house is long gone. As I neared the clearing I could hear running water. There was a sprinkler shooting up about 2 feet and it looks like it had run for a few days. I started opening up the plastic irrigation boxes looking for a shut off. The first one I checked wasn't it and the second was a bee hive. I have never run so fast in my life. Luckily I closed the lid down square as I bailed. They may have been some of those killer bees. I did find the valve later and shut down the water. Kids probably turned it on to get water to the faucet ad didn't see the sprinkler spouting on top of the hill. I might try to hit that spot tonight to see if any deer come for the water, just have to stay clear of the bees.
used to be the last hunter on my block
They must start growing they're antlers earlier out there. Here they are still spikes with bulges on top
Funny you post those pics. I was just up there on a run this morning and saw some bucks. I saw one 2 point up at the top and then saw two others that were down below at the bottom of the drainage. I'm pretty sure that those were both 2 points as well but one was bigger than the other. I was surprised to see how much they had forked already. Keep those pics coming.
The blacktails do start growing antlers sooner than the muleys. Usually our blacktails have already shed their velvet when the california mule deer still have velvet. Same goes for shedding antlers as a whole. The archery season here for blacktails starts the first part of july also.
Brian is that near the top of Turnbull?
That was on the south side of turnbull, I started from the top and ended up closer to the houses on the north side of Hadley. The biggest buck I saw was last year off of the skyline road trail head facing the 60 freeway. He was deep forked four by four and cleared the ears and then some. Most of the time I find the forkys with brow tines, but last november the big boys came out. I was looking for sheds too but the overgrown hillsides hide them pretty good. I went out last night and didn't see squat. Seems like the best time is the half hour before dawn to catch them on the move. After that its all about getting lucky seeing an ear twitch or an out of place antler. Being up there gets me thinking about what it was like living in the L.A basin a 100 years ago. They wouldn't have to make the drive or ride too far to be in prime deer hunting country. Now they are just for camera hunting.
used to be the last hunter on my block
I was up in whittier this morning and took a look on turnbull cyn. saw 5 buck's 2 were on the upper north ridge and the other three were down close to the homes they were all sporting nice rack's. there was 1 with nice 3x head gear.
I just wanted to tell you guys I grew up in El Monte, and hunted up there in the late 50's and all of the 60's until the 60 fwy went in that cut our access off to the hills, we hunted all the Cyn. along where the 60 fwy is now Deer, doves, quail, and ducks down in the river, there use to be some hobo camps in some of the the Cyn. my friends and I always shared our game with them, I had one of them give me a old Marble knife that I still have, we would sit around and talk to these guys for hours, I offten wonder if the rements of thoes camps are still there any old rock fire rings, guys names carved into the trees, where the 60fwy is from about Workman Mill to almost 7th ave that whole slope would be nothing but wild sunflowers, the river always had water and the dove & quail shooting was the best.
Sounds like it was a good time to live in the area. There is still a bunch of dove and quail up there. Are you talking about the Rio Hondo River for ducks? There is a big group of Honkers that I see every year between washington and slauson. The hills look pretty dry from the top butI've found little seeps and small creeks that should run when ever it rains. I ran into an older guy that was glassing the hills. Since we were the only ones up there with binos I started talking to him. He said that the hills were open to archery hunting about 20 years ago and he had taken a few bucks out of there. Maybe if I can get a job picking strawberries at the farm up there behind Rose hills I can sneak one out of there
used to be the last hunter on my block
I think it's San Jose creek it runs along side the 60 then under the 605 where it ties into the SG river, we use to archery hunt all the time up there maybe until the mid 80's I use to ride up on my motorcycle behind the police academy at Rio Hondo, I had a take down 55lb recurve that I would hunt with I had a number of shots but never hit one.
About 7-8 years ago I was driving east on the 60 and saw two big bucks along the 60 fwy just a mile or so past Crossroads parkway one would have went 24" easy.
I sure enjoy your pictures THANKS
I know these posts are pretty old, but I have a friend who has access to private property on Turnbull Canyon. The owner has seen some big bucks on the property and has given my friend permission to shoot them with a bow on his private property. I am not sure of all of the legal aspects of this area. My thought is private property and with a bow it should be prefectly legal. Anyone have any thoughts of issues that might come up?
A city ordinance preventing any projectiles would stop the hunting. Most citys have some sort of ordinance they could use.
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Code3Run thanks for the response.
I didn't see anything in the LA County Ordinance prohibiting archery on private property. The ordinance is as follows:
13.66.060 Shooting arrows or other missiles--Restrictions.
A person who is within 150 yards of any public highway, public area or place of human habitation shall not shoot any arrow or similar missile toward any such highway, public area or place of human habitation. (Ord. 83-0171 § 1, 1983; Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 3 § 306, 1929.)
13.66.120 Shooting arrows or other missiles--Prohibited where.
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person shall not, within any district or area described in this Part 2, shoot any arrow or similar missile, and a person, firm or corporation shall not cause or permit any arrow or similar missile to be shot, at any place within 150 yards of any public highway, private street used by the general public, recreational area, park, riding and hiking trail, dwelling house, camp or place of human habitation, except when the arrow is shot from and at all times remains on or over, and lands upon, private property, if all persons occupy or having the right to occupy such private property or portion thereof consent thereto. (Ord. 83-0171 § 2, 1983; Ord. 7381 § 1 (part), 1958: Ord. 1769 Art. 1 § 99, 1929.)
It appears that being 150 yards from the locations stated and shooting over private property that there should be any issues that I can see at this time. I have a call into DFG but it doesn't always seem like the local DFG guys know the hunting laws very well. Hopefully I find the right guy.
As everyone else has said, it is a good thing. BUT, just because you see a buck does not mean it will be there when the legal season when the seson is open....
Pattern the buck to know where it is going to be...
As stated by KFD715, the code is clear on distances from roads and the odds of spotting a good buck are slim at best...
Stop Global Whining...
The funny thing about it easymoney is that I could care less if I shot a buck or a doe under A31. It seems that a lot of the bucks being killed in So. Cal. are so small that who the heck would want to kill them. This property has multiple deer on it every day so I am not worried about getting a deer if I can make sure legally that I can shoot one. I realize the State of California has a lot of hunters but I wish we could manage things better and let the bucks mature. Dont think it will ever happen. I have plenty of friends in the midwest that own property and the key is deer management. If you want meat, then let the small buck walk and shoot a doe. Just my opinion.
Is the property on LA county or city owned land? If it's city you need to look at their projectile ordinance if they have one. Most cities around there do.
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From what I have been told so far, the land is LA County. Unless I missed something in their ordinance, I don't see any issues with archery. I will continue to research this to ensure that I am not violating any laws.