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10-06-2006 07:40 PM
Dare2BSquare AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!
I grew up in Alabama. Would have loved to have been there. I really wish you hadn't said that!
10-06-2006 04:52 PM
rebelBullDawg325 off swubject here, but i noticed ur from arkansas, i got 4 free tickets to the auburn-arkansas game saturday, lower level, 40 yard line. but i'm a georgia fan, so i gave em to my boss, if i woulda thought about it, id'a checked to see if u wanted em first
10-06-2006 07:39 AM
Dare2BSquare It was 94 freaking degrees here on Wednesday. October? Bow season opened on Sunday. I refuse to hunt until it gets cooler! Supposed to be in the low 70's early next week. With lows in the 40's. That will work!!!
10-05-2006 08:28 PM
rebelBullDawg325 it's been chilly every mornin for the past week, every mornin when i go outside and get all jittery inside, i cant wait, oct 21st. i've been scoutin every weekend just about for the last 2 months
10-04-2006 11:34 AM
daddyjeep We have that here as well. Some areas have a 4 point restriction. Clarion is about an hour and a half drive from here. Actually, the decline has really been noticed in the last couple of years. It really will help us in the long run that we have fewer deer. Because of that we are getting fewer hunters. It will just make us better hunters. We just have to work a little harder and do more preseason scouting.
10-03-2006 10:07 PM
Dare2BSquare They like to really make us stay on our toes here. Most of the state is a three point rule. (3 on one side) Certain WMA's have a four point rule (4 on one side) and then... there is a 4X4 slot in some areas. 4 points on one side OR fewer than four total points. It confuses us hillbillies!
10-03-2006 08:27 PM
rebelBullDawg325 down here it's 4pts on one side,at least 1" or longer for each of the 4 points
10-03-2006 06:44 PM
Dare2BSquare
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep
Northwestern Pa, right on the NY state line. The area that I have always hunted has about a three mile long road up to the top. We drove in that road last year and saw three sets of deer tracks...in three miles!!! It wasn't long ago when you could actually find a deer trail. It has gotten pretty rough. I know that if you go south you can find a lot more deer. Most of the hunters from the southern part of the state own camps up north where I am. I think they have them just to get away from the wives because they have more Deer at home. Rebel, We have antler restrictions here, must be three points per side.
My wife's dad and mom moved here to Arkansas two years ago. They were from Clarion. I-80 about 70mi from the Ohio border. There were lots of deer in that area. That can't be too far from you.
10-03-2006 12:50 PM
mmasuperman12 hunting update...yesterday was opening day for ducks here in maine. 3 teal and 3 black ducks some good eatin tonight after i get back from class. those teal are quick little buggers.
10-03-2006 11:39 AM
daddyjeep Northwestern Pa, right on the NY state line. The area that I have always hunted has about a three mile long road up to the top. We drove in that road last year and saw three sets of deer tracks...in three miles!!! It wasn't long ago when you could actually find a deer trail. It has gotten pretty rough. I know that if you go south you can find a lot more deer. Most of the hunters from the southern part of the state own camps up north where I am. I think they have them just to get away from the wives because they have more Deer at home. Rebel, We have antler restrictions here, must be three points per side.
09-29-2006 11:27 PM
Dare2BSquare
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep
I tell you what...any one of those bucks would be done if they wallked by me. They are all nice bucks for my part of the country. There are pictures of more buck in your post than I have seen in the past three seasons. Our deer herd has been thinned out pretty bad. Our wonderful game commision thinks we have too many deer and have been letting everyone kill them off. A few years ago it was possible to get a half a dozen tags. Before that we only had one tag for either a buck or a doe. I only saw two deer that could have been shot last year. I shot one doe and my uncle shot the other. We have been having more fun hunting dove anyway. My seven year old son has been going out with us. He doesn't have much of a nose, but he is still a pretty good retriever.
What part of PA are you from, Downtown Philly? There ARE so many deer in PA in general that they kill as many on the highway as with hunting. My wife grew up in western PA and all her family are big hunters. No one I know in PA has ANY trouble filling up freezers with venison.
09-29-2006 10:18 PM
rebelBullDawg325 we can take 10 doe and 2 bucks this year.... if people up there shoot spikes like that all the time, its no wonder yall have so few
09-29-2006 11:38 AM
daddyjeep I tell you what...any one of those bucks would be done if they wallked by me. They are all nice bucks for my part of the country. There are pictures of more buck in your post than I have seen in the past three seasons. Our deer herd has been thinned out pretty bad. Our wonderful game commision thinks we have too many deer and have been letting everyone kill them off. A few years ago it was possible to get a half a dozen tags. Before that we only had one tag for either a buck or a doe. I only saw two deer that could have been shot last year. I shot one doe and my uncle shot the other. We have been having more fun hunting dove anyway. My seven year old son has been going out with us. He doesn't have much of a nose, but he is still a pretty good retriever.
09-28-2006 09:28 PM
rebelBullDawg325 woops, i realised it looked like i said i lost a cam, i meant we looked at a cam
09-28-2006 05:14 PM
amerijeep I don't think you do just shoot at anything, but the whole thing is offensive. But, I don't feel personally offended by you or anyone else.

Yall carry on. I'm sure that a lot of people are enjoying the read. I'm not going ot come back to this thread, because I just can't stomach it. I mean nothing against you guys.
09-28-2006 01:58 PM
Dare2BSquare I agree. Some on this forum would think that we would just walk out and shoot whatever walks in front of us. (no offense AJ) Part of hunting is doing what is best for the herd. I will not indescriminately fill a tag without considering age, condition, and genetics in my choices. That is one reason why I use a scouting camera. It tells you what to look for.
09-28-2006 01:06 PM
Griz That fawn was still in spots so I think I would let the doe walk. Besides she looked kinda young also. The bucks were probally 2.5 year olds. For a trophy I would want al least a 4 year old. IMOP I would look for a fat old doe. One past her breading prime. For a meat buck the 2.5 yr olds will be better eating. Griz
09-27-2006 10:36 PM
Dare2BSquare What happened to your cam? I lock mine around the tree. But, if someone comes up on it and wants one bad enough they will get it. It's kinda like owning a jeep with a soft top.
09-27-2006 09:34 PM
rebelBullDawg325 i was pretty upset when we loat one of our cams the other day, in the stand i'll mostly hunt, it had 2 does, one was a nice sized one, and had a fawn with it, but it looked old enough to live alone from now on, and there was 2 spikes, but the good news bout the spikes is that the main beams were pretty tall and rather thick, so they're promising, as long as some other bone head out there dont kill em while they're still small.
09-27-2006 09:30 PM
Dare2BSquare Yeah, I was noticing that too. This isn't my buck hunting stand anyway. We have to kill a doe in our club this year before we can kill a buck. I'll be bowhunting from this stand to fill a doe tag. The summer was really hot and dry this year. I have seen some good bucks on the other parts of the property, though.
09-27-2006 09:04 PM
rebelBullDawg325 the bodies on them bucks look kinda small.... i'd let em walk and wait a couple more yrs, then bust em
09-27-2006 12:44 PM
Dare2BSquare
Okie Dokey...

Here are some pictures from my scouting camera, taken from last Thursday to this Tuesday. My stand for bowhunting is less than 20 yards from where these pictures were taken.










09-27-2006 07:37 AM
mrbigjeep hmmmmm
09-26-2006 10:15 PM
Dare2BSquare
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Originally Posted by amerijeep
"deer hunting is not sporting"
I don't care... it's right up there with jeepin and sex in my book! Not necessarily in that order.
09-26-2006 05:13 PM
1BLKJP Jepper I appreciate your position my friend. I do however belong to PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) Okay so maybe in bad humor on this thread. And there is nothing wrong with your position either.

I have a tendancy to speak my mind also and there's nothing wrong with that. I don't think anyone around here is attacking the other. We like to think on Wrangler Forum that we can have these kinds of discussions without overstepping any boundaries of decency. That can't be said on very many forums. But I can gaurantee we have not had to delete a post yet because we thought it was over the top.
09-26-2006 10:29 AM
amerijeep I just did. You must not have seen my boys sig....
09-26-2006 09:55 AM
Dare2BSquare
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Originally Posted by amerijeep
...and the reason fat chicks can't jump because they all wear Keds instead of Chuck Taylors.
Okay, who's gonna speak for the "fat chicks"?
09-26-2006 09:36 AM
Griz The number one threat to wildlife is loss of Habitat. There are many sportsman organizations thats prime objective is preserving the habitat. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and the Wild Turkey Federation are the best I have found. The RMEF has bought up tens of thousand of acres of land to preserve critical Elk habitat which also benifits many other species. Some of this land is open to limited hunting and some is closed to hunting. It all depends on the best benefit to the Elk. It is the sportsmans ( read hunters and fisherman) dollars that supports these organizations. They are hunters organizations and promote hunting but they all do much more than that. They all have my suppport as well as some other organizationssuch as Trout Unlimited, Pheasents Forever, The Mule Deer Foundation, Colorado Bowhunters Association and the Federation of Fly Fisherman. Griz
09-25-2006 09:02 PM
amerijeep
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Originally Posted by 1BLKJP
Jepper, I know you said that you wouldn't respond on this anymore, but I have been wondering on your views of eating meat also? I will say that I'm not against hunting however I have yet to partake in the hunt.

You ask what would be the predator to deer in your area (minus human elements) I would say that lack of food is probably right up there. When you get an abundance of any species (People included) then the available food supply takes a huge hit. So either they have to migrate on to other areas/states or they starve to death and that makes them weak and succeptable to the predators that are in the vacinity (Sp?)
I don't have any easy answers, Jack. I'm only answering you because of the respect we have built for each other since this forum was born.

I eat meat. I don't support PETA. I don't believe what they believe.

I have certain beliefs, some of which are: The justice system of the US bites, all dogs and cats should be spayed and neutered and puppy farms should be outlawed, the Tom Cruise that was in Top Gun was replaced by an alien, Courtesy of the Red White and Blue by Toby Keith should be a second National Anthem, baseball players make too much money, KISS is the greatest band in the world, deer hunting is not sporting, and the reason fat chicks can't jump because they all wear Keds instead of Chuck Taylors.

I probably should have stated a clear position at the start of the thread, but at this point, all I do is defend myself and I don't really care enough to do it.

I'm going to stand up for anything that can't speak for itself. It's a curse. I have to go to just about every meeting we have at work, because they know if they want to know what sucks, I'm gonna tell it.
09-25-2006 06:57 PM
1BLKJP Jepper, I know you said that you wouldn't respond on this anymore, but I have been wondering on your views of eating meat also? I will say that I'm not against hunting however I have yet to partake in the hunt.

You ask what would be the predator to deer in your area (minus human elements) I would say that lack of food is probably right up there. When you get an abundance of any species (People included) then the available food supply takes a huge hit. So either they have to migrate on to other areas/states or they starve to death and that makes them weak and succeptable to the predators that are in the vacinity (Sp?)
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