deer hunting

deer hunting

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:13 pm

i gotta kinda think that most of us on here are of the redneck side of the world, which means we love our deer hunting! tell us all how many deer you got, doe, or how many point buck. and of course lets hear all your stories about how the big one got away, or a shoulda woulda coulda story like i have every year! me myself i got one doe dressed out at 125 pounds. so lets hear it guys. o yeah, we love pics!!!!
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:25 pm

Got 3 large Does around Nov 15, passed on saw 3 or 4 nice Bucks, mainly a meat hunter.

Used a Rem PSS, 308 win. head shots keep the meat clean. 2 dressed out 120lbs or so third one a little smaller 90lbs.

Still have 1 tag left good for Buck or Doe, have late Muzzleloader season left.

Bk
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:15 am

I got none, behind my house I don't shoot doe, fawns, or small bucks because the population is so low I want them to survive and reproduce. On state forest land I shoot doe for meat but I haven't had the opportunity yet, chalk it up to bad luck or whatever it isn't for lack of effort. I hunt with bow or smooth bore shotgun so they need to be pretty close.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: fishhunter On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:48 pm

I have taken 3 deer so far. A 4-pointer and 2 does. i still have a few tags left and will be hunting right through january in Rhode island. Hunting near my house is tough as rthere is a lot of pressure around here though a guy took one the other morning about a 1/2 mile down the road that dressed at 244 (10 point, will score around 165 b+c) which is huge around these parts. my deer have all been around 100-150 lbs this year.I have had a few whiffs here and there but it has been good. looking for big bucks now to finish the season off.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: Linc On: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:14 pm

I shot a spike horn Nov. 16th using an inline muzzleloader. He dressed around 120#. :D
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:01 pm

Hunters are OK by me. Human instinct since the dawn of time. This guy was right out the back window the other day.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:48 pm

seems like thats the only time i see a deer is that close is in a picture. hell, i dont see them that close to my house and i live near woods and have 2 apple trees!!!!!!!!! :x
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: cbc6 On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:57 pm

that is dangerously close to the freezer
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: VTSkeeter On: Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:00 pm

Well, it's been a fair year for me. I did manage to take 3 doe. One taken with bow at home and another with bow in Ohio. I just took the 3rd one with the in-line muzzleloader Sunday. Our season ends on Sunday. Each of the does weighed 100-110. I have seen several spike horns but they are protected. Next year should be a good one for bucks.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:03 am

True Story.
There are a lot of deer here in NJ, their habitat has been squeezed down by suburban sprawl for years. The mild climate and lots of yuppie landscaping to eat I guess. A couple of years ago I put a garden out in the middle of the field out back. I got some large mesh galvanized wire deer fence for free from a customer, and put up some makeshift corner posts and stakes to hold up this seven foot high fence. I made a gate by sandwiching the 4" woven mesh between some planks in an X shape and the hinge was the fence itself. I had some tomato plants and a few scrawny vegetables going pretty good in there by late June. I looked out the kitchen window one day and saw a doe nuzzling her way into the gate. I started walking down there quickly toward the doe. She stuck her head up but kind of froze as I approached. I got closer and she FREAKED OUT and ran into the 15' x 15' enclosure. She hit the fence and REALLY panicked. She bounced around in there like you wouldn't believe. Finally she put her head down and charged the fence. Her snout caught in the bottom of the fence and her whole body flipped up and over the fence! It collapsed the fence, and I went up to her and thought she was just stunned. This all took place in about ten seconds! I walked away thinking she would recover. I came back and she was dead, she must have broken her own neck. I could not find anybody to butcher her in the middle of the summer, and since I'm not at all experienced, I took my rototiller and dug a shallow "serial killer" grave for her at the edge of the field. The whole incident was surreal.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: ssettle On: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:33 pm

I'm not done yet...Have acouple days left..then of course there is flintlock season after Christmas. I didn't see much during bow season even though I hunted on a farm. I don't hunt Does I didn't even apply for a Doe tag so it's buck only of course. Spent most of my rifle season on state game lands(92). First 2 days I don't get to hunt per say because I take my late Brother-in-laws grandson out. This is his second year so he was alittle better the first day. First deer we seen in the morning was a buck with its horns broke off. Didn't see another deer after that. Second day was a wash I couldn't get him to set still ...ended up leaving earily. ...Anyway went out the Following Saturday and had a nice buck come in but couldn't get a shot...area has alot of thick patches..not making excuses, thats hunting.Ssettle
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: Gary L On: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:44 am

These guys are in my back yard all the time and safe.

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I go hunting every year but more for the fun of riding the RZR and hanging with my buddies at camp.

If I ever saw a buck like my back yard buddy I would take him but I have plenty of horns around here already and don't particularly enjoy the meat and all the work after a kill.

Gary
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:26 am

what are you feeding them? Holy sh#t I've never seen so many deer during the daytime.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:18 am

Your back yard looks very simular to mine, I`ve counted 15 at one time. Also had a mama bear & two cubs but haven`t seen them for awhile. A neighbor lady of mine had a little bit of trouble with a bear (no damage, just a little too close for her) anyway she asked me if she should call the game warden. I told her our area is where they would release one if it was trapped in town. We`re in the middle of state game lands with plenty of swamp land around, what do you expect & that the bear wouldn`t bother her unless she corners it, there`s little chance of that so she was ok with it. I don`t hunt but enjoy seeing them, haven`t seen too many bucks this year.
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Re: deer hunting

PostBy: ken On: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:38 am

I feed the deer. I have a feeder I made out of a small barrel. Of course I can't fill it anymore. I have somebody pick me up corn at the feed mill and load the feeder up. The most I ever had was about 20. In the evening they come from 3 or 4 directions to it. The more snow and deeper snow , the more deer come. Some come at anytime of the day. The other day about 3:00 pm there was a nice 8 point. Turkey will come to it too and squirrels. No bears here. lol
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