Pa deer season

Pa deer season

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:10 pm

How did every one do on their deer hunts? I got skunked! did not even see one deer! and the weather really sucked! All in all it was a good day. Got to spend some time with my 15 yr old daughter and we cooked hot suasage in the blind and ate all day long and I did not have to take care of a deer when we came home.
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:17 pm

I have had a fairly productive season here in KY,

Last sat I got a 9 point Buck at 90 yds, (heart)
Last Sun Two does at 60 and 110 yds (both head shots)
Yesterday A doe at 192yds (heart)

All one shot kills.

Using a Remington 700 PSS, 308.WIN
Leupold 4.5x14 scope
155gr Hornady A-Max over 41grs Varget

BK
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:53 pm

bksaun wrote:I have had a fairly productive season here in KY,

Last sat I got a 9 point Buck at 90 yds, (heart)
Last Sun Two does at 60 and 110 yds (both head shots)
Yesterday A doe at 192yds (heart)

All one shot kills.

Using a Remington 700 PSS, 308.WIN
Leupold 4.5x14 scope
155gr Hornady A-Max over 41grs Varget

BK


Good shootin! I also hand load and I use the Hornady 150gr sp point in a 30-06(I have never tried the A-Max) and my daughter uses the Hornady 150 gr RN in her savage 340 bolt action 30-30. Although I still hand load all of my ammo I am just not into shooting like I used to be. I even have my own 200yd rifle range and I did not check the zero of our rifles until the day before hunting season. I still enjoy hunting but I would just rather not shoot any deer any more. I thought that I would never feel like this but as I get older I don't like to deal with the butchering part any more. I know I say this now but if a deer comes past the stand my natural reaction is to shoot it. Have you ever tried hunting deer with a handgun? That is one of my favorite things and also I like the Pa late season black powder, flintlock only. Anyway enjoy those venison steaks and tenderloin(sweet meat).
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: acesover On: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:04 pm

Gambler
funny how you change when you get older, I hunted, trapped to no end, then some years back I was up on some mountin with wet snow comming down in flintlock season and said to myself what am I doing here, just don't fill like killing some dum deer anymore. Sold all my guns extept for the flintlock, it rests above my stove. I do miss being in the woods though.
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:15 pm

acesover wrote:Gambler
funny how you change when you get older, I hunted, trapped to no end, then some years back I was up on some mountin with wet snow comming down in flintlock season and said to myself what am I doing here, just don't fill like killing some dum deer anymore. Sold all my guns extept for the flintlock, it rests above my stove. I do miss being in the woods though.
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I went hunting again today even though I am in pain from a kidney stone and I saw a small doe this morning I pulled my gun up, put the scope on her and let her walk. When I had the deer in the scope I kept getting visions of me in pain trying to gut, hang and butcher this deer so I watched her walk away. Boy I must be getting old! Thinking about after the shot. Now if it were a good buck I am afraid I would have shot.
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: bksaun On: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:38 pm

I have been cutting up deer all evening!

BK
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:50 am

I'm gone away at work so much, I found some good guys, County Sheriff Deputies that lease my land, They provide much needed security around the place, someone from their group is to come to the property at least twice a week and patrol. They have ticketing rights on the railroad as well as my property.
So far they have caught and ticketed, and arrested several idiots who can't read the words: 'No Trespassing' . Two idiots with open warrants, and they go tresspass.. Others driving quads or motorcycles down the tracks, 'inspecting' every farm road they see off the tracks... GRR. I just can't see what makes people think that that is OK...

Anyway these hunters do the 'the hunting thing'.. getting up at 0400, sitting in the cold woods, trying to see a deer at dawn or dusk, cleaning gutting, butchering... Yep I know I'm a wuss... But I'm just not that much of a HUNTER..

Now for shooting... I took 45 ground hogs off my property the first summer I was here, around 30 the next year. I have a 1,2,and 300 yard backstop /shooting range, with concrete shooting bench, and even an indoor shooting bench out a window down the same range.. But I don't do much load developement anymore.. I have 'pet loads' for all my current rifles, but I may rebarrel a few in the next year or so, so I may have to develope a load or two.

The Sherrif Deputies give me an adequate supply of venison for roasts and ground for chilli. that's all I need...

Take care. Greg L
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:17 am

bksaun wrote:I have had a fairly productive season here in KY,

Last sat I got a 9 point Buck at 90 yds, (heart)
Last Sun Two does at 60 and 110 yds (both head shots)
Yesterday A doe at 192yds (heart)

All one shot kills.

Using a Remington 700 PSS, 308.WIN
Leupold 4.5x14 scope
155gr Hornady A-Max over 41grs Varget

BK


I must say good hunting as well. I do not hunt, but I appreciate when hunter friends share their venison with me. I appreciate your skill, to many times I see wounded deer around here, esp. during bow season (deer walking around with arrows sticking out of them). That aggravates me. One friend of mine, big time hunter, stopped hunting with a bow because he had too many instances of wounding a deer and then loosing track of it.
We always have the stories of hunters accidentally shooting each other, every year. All the "city folk" flock out here and go a little ---well---crazy.
The deer population is very high here, there are herds all over the place, although I haven't heard that "thud" yet this year (followed by a walk outside to drag a dead deer from the middle of the road).
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:28 pm

I saw 7 deer first thing in the morning on Monday . 1 Buck I couldn't tell if it was legal . The doe that were there looked young by the markings that were on them so I let them pass as well . I usually don't shoot the first week unless it is a real nice deer . It has to be mature and not have real small young uns with it . Or a real nice rack on a buck . I will shoot the stragley looking bucks if they are legal ,because I would like to see that gene pool dissapear . Heres a pic of my dilapitated stand . :D
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: bksaun On: Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:30 pm

Looks like an outstanding spot for a good rifle!

BK
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:23 am

bksaun wrote:Looks like an outstanding spot for a good rifle!

BK




.270 usually 130gr . Best shot a woodchuck at 600 yrds. Most deer have been over 250yrds . Dave
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: Ed.A On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:56 pm

Flyer,
thanks for the pic's, great looking country. You are very lucky person to be able to enjoy such a "dilapitated stand".
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:19 pm

Ed.A wrote:Flyer,
thanks for the pic's, great looking country. You are very lucky person to be able to enjoy such a "dilapitated stand".




I just like to rough it once in a while . :D
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:44 pm

8 point actually a possible 7 .One of the tines was broke off still a little there .I'm calling it an 8 . Passed up a lot of nice doe waiting for him .I missed him last Friday . If I wasn't so whooped I would be down the hill getting a coyote ,there just a yippin an howlin' where I dressed the deer . Dave
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Re: Pa deer season

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:44 pm

tomorrow will probably be my last day for this year, NY season ends Sunday. No meat on the table yet but theres still hope. I'm not shooting any does so it's a little tougher than usual. The deer population in Allegany county went from something like 100 deer per square mile to 10, they used to hand out doe tags by the handful to kill them off. It worked too well, not as many car accidents but not as good hunting either.
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