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Re: Deer season to long

Postby callmefence » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:32 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Some thing to keep in mind is a lot of the guys who pay for the hunting leases won't bat one eye at buying out a cattle lease on good hunting ground if they need to in order to prevent issues. Here deer pay more than cattle so you either take both or play nice... the cattle guy will get the short end of the stick if push comes to shove.


Cattle come first here. And since I own the land I reckon I'll come out ok. I'm not turning the cattle in on them ( even though my contract says I can) cause that's the way I am. But you bet your britches they ll pay next year. Im keeping up with my expenses.....I'm thinking 3x
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Dave » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:49 pm

Modern firearm deer season here is 11 days. Bow season is a month but nobody hunting with a bow here because it is just way too open. A couple of weeks of muzzle loader but again very few hunters. The 250-300+ yard shooting eliminates bow and muzzle loader hunters.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:32 pm

callmefence wrote:
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callmefence wrote:Counting bow season and youth season... October 1 to January 21. For those who have to work around hunters that's four months we have to deal with them. I can understand not wanting a bunch of fence builders around but most deer hunters are convinced deer are terrified of cows. If that was the case they would starve to death. I can't count the times I've had to wait to shoot because cows where in the way.
I'm just saying.... with the demand for hunting leases around here. I'm redoing contracts next year.


I drove right up to 3 does and a buck Friday evening with my post driver. Was within 10 yards before moved 10 steps out of my way.



The only way this bunch of wing nuts would believe that is if it was wrapped in mossyoak and ran on deer pizz.


The key is looking like something they ain't never seen, and nobody's ever seen anything like my post driver. :lol2: Think I'll take my bow with me in the morning.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:34 pm

Dave wrote:Modern firearm deer season here is 11 days. Bow season is a month but nobody hunting with a bow here because it is just way too open. A couple of weeks of muzzle loader but again very few hunters. The 250-300+ yard shooting eliminates bow and muzzle loader hunters.


I gave up gun hunting a few years ago. It's amazing how close you can get to critters when you need to. ;-)
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Dave » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:58 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Dave wrote:Modern firearm deer season here is 11 days. Bow season is a month but nobody hunting with a bow here because it is just way too open. A couple of weeks of muzzle loader but again very few hunters. The 250-300+ yard shooting eliminates bow and muzzle loader hunters.


I gave up gun hunting a few years ago. It's amazing how close you can get to critters when you need to. ;-)


I understand deer hunting. I know how to get close. I have hunted every year since 1962. I have shot Mule Deer, Columbian Blacktail, Whitetail, and Sitka Blacktail. I am only a Cuos deer short of a deer grand slam. But here I saw zero bow hunters or sign of them. Only saw a handful of black powder hunters. There are very few roads out here with miles in between roads. So if nothing else a person will see their vehicles parked along the road.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby boondocks » Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:11 am

We have a resident herd of 25 deer, minimum. Gettin mighty tired of them crashing thru fences. Hunters took 4 or 5 this year. Still working on a nuisance permit....
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:43 am

Every thing im hearing says they are going to make the season longer in the next couple of years.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:10 am

boondocks wrote:We have a resident herd of 25 deer, minimum. Gettin mighty tired of them crashing thru fences. Hunters took 4 or 5 this year. Still working on a nuisance permit....

Never met a Yankee that could kill deer. I've met a bunch that know how to hunt though. There's a big difference between killing and hunting deer.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby callmefence » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:36 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Dave wrote:Modern firearm deer season here is 11 days. Bow season is a month but nobody hunting with a bow here because it is just way too open. A couple of weeks of muzzle loader but again very few hunters. The 250-300+ yard shooting eliminates bow and muzzle loader hunters.


I gave up gun hunting a few years ago. It's amazing how close you can get to critters when you need to. ;-)


Opposite here. I gave up bow hunting several years ago. I've killed several big deer with a bow. But when I shot a giant through the hams that jumped the string and never recovered it. ( I made a perfect shot, the deer moved before the arrow got there) I decided this is not for me. I got no problem with someone hunting with a bow ,spear whatever. But I'll take a modern rifle.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:56 am

callmefence wrote:
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Dave wrote:Modern firearm deer season here is 11 days. Bow season is a month but nobody hunting with a bow here because it is just way too open. A couple of weeks of muzzle loader but again very few hunters. The 250-300+ yard shooting eliminates bow and muzzle loader hunters.


I gave up gun hunting a few years ago. It's amazing how close you can get to critters when you need to. ;-)


Opposite here. I gave up bow hunting several years ago. I've killed several big deer with a bow. But when I shot a giant through the hams that jumped the string and never recovered it. ( I made a perfect shot, the deer moved before the arrow got there) I decided this is not for me. I got no problem with someone hunting with a bow ,spear whatever. But I'll take a modern rifle.


You outshot the speed of your bow if you were on target at release.
Rule of thumb if your bow shoots 250 fps 25 yards is max range 300 fps 30 yards etc. That is the distance it takes your arrow to travel in 4 10ths of a second at 5 10ths he can jump the string.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby callmefence » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:00 am

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I gave up gun hunting a few years ago. It's amazing how close you can get to critters when you need to. ;-)


Opposite here. I gave up bow hunting several years ago. I've killed several big deer with a bow. But when I shot a giant through the hams that jumped the string and never recovered it. ( I made a perfect shot, the deer moved before the arrow got there) I decided this is not for me. I got no problem with someone hunting with a bow ,spear whatever. But I'll take a modern rifle.


You outshot the speed of your bow if you were on target at release.
Rule of thumb if your bow shoots 250 fps 25 yards is max range 300 fps 30 yards etc. That is the distance it takes your arrow to travel in 4 10ths of a second at 5 10ths he can jump the string.


My point exactly. I have yet to have one jump the trigger.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Dave » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:08 am

callmefence wrote:
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Dave wrote:Modern firearm deer season here is 11 days. Bow season is a month but nobody hunting with a bow here because it is just way too open. A couple of weeks of muzzle loader but again very few hunters. The 250-300+ yard shooting eliminates bow and muzzle loader hunters.


I gave up gun hunting a few years ago. It's amazing how close you can get to critters when you need to. ;-)


Opposite here. I gave up bow hunting several years ago. I've killed several big deer with a bow. But when I shot a giant through the hams that jumped the string and never recovered it. ( I made a perfect shot, the deer moved before the arrow got there) I decided this is not for me. I got no problem with someone hunting with a bow ,spear whatever. But I'll take a modern rifle.


I have never heard of one in a deer, but I know of a bunch of elk shot during rifle season that had a broadhead stuck in it somewhere. The son's bull this year had a broadhead stuck in one of the bones in its neck. The Indians gave up using the bow when the white man came along with a rifle.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:32 am

I'm not above rifle hunting by any means. I like the challenge of a bowhunt, and I know it ain't for everybody. We just got a rifle season here last year, and up to then, it was shotgun or certain pistol rounds. Shooting a slug gun is the most unpleasant form of "fun" I've ever been a part of, and no matter how many pesos I spent on scopes, I just couldn't get one to last. Bows, arrows, and broadheads have come a long way in the last dozen years, and I have more confidence in bow than I do in my shotgun. For the record, the last deer I killed was with a rifle, from a boat, in TN.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:31 am

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Here's the buck that made me quit bow hunting. A perfect shot the broad head and 6" of arrow was still stuck in the off shoulder. Found it turkey hunting, was sure hoping he made it.
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Re: Deer season to long

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:42 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:I'm not above rifle hunting by any means. I like the challenge of a bowhunt, and I know it ain't for everybody. We just got a rifle season here last year, and up to then, it was shotgun or certain pistol rounds. Shooting a slug gun is the most unpleasant form of "fun" I've ever been a part of, and no matter how many pesos I spent on scopes, I just couldn't get one to last. Bows, arrows, and broadheads have come a long way in the last dozen years, and I have more confidence in bow than I do in my shotgun. For the record, the last deer I killed was with a rifle, from a boat, in TN.


Bow hunting with traditional archery was my first love in hunting.
The problem is too many take shots they shouldn’t or think they are make the perfect imperfect shot.
I have killed many a deer with a bow and never lost one. I have never taken a shot over 25 yards as well.
Through the years I let a many a deer walk cause I didn’t have a double lung shot.
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