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#2851059 - 06/14/12 11:06 AM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
Headhunter
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Thank you there, Beekeeper, I have never thought of hunting a thick area. New idea there, LOL.
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#2851063 - 06/14/12 11:10 AM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Bone Collector]
BigWes22
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Submitted my votes
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#2851143 - 06/14/12 12:45 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Headhunter]
Beekeeper
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 Originally Posted By: Headhunter
Thank you there, Beekeeper, I have never thought of hunting a thick area. New idea there, LOL.
After reading your posts I was wondering if you knew to adapt to the deers movement or you just hope that the deer would adapt to your chosen method of hunting!!
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#2851190 - 06/14/12 01:42 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Beekeeper]
Headhunter
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How long have you hunted and how many deer have you killed in Tennessee? How many (let's say just nice bucks because that is all I have killed) nice bucks have you killed in Tennessee? I definitely have no care or desire to brag in anyway, but I believe real experience and kills are something to consider when asking or giving advice. I know I am far from one of the better deer hunters, but I am PERSISTENT.

Funny thing is, I used to believe, with even more conviction than anyone on here, the way that everyone does who is against a lower limit or a shorter season. In my younger days, I would have argued, anywhere at anytime, against anyone who wanted to try to tell me a shorter season or a lower limit would be a good thing.


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#2851198 - 06/14/12 02:08 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Headhunter]
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All my bucks were nice, to me anyway. ;\)
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#2851246 - 06/14/12 03:05 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Headhunter]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Headhunter
In my younger days, I would have argued, anywhere at anytime, against anyone who wanted to try to tell me a shorter season or a lower limit would be a good thing.
What was the basis for your strong opinion back then (your previous way of thinking)? I am assuming that you must have felt pretty good/strongly about something back then (pertaining to deer hunting, seasons, limits, etc) to make you argue that point, just as you feel strongly today about the reduced limit, shorter season preference that you desire. What changed your mind to make you do a complete 180 and have a change of heart in what you desire in the deer woods (length of season, limits, etc)? For lack of a better explanation, I am trying to understand why/how one day you push(ed) for agenda A and now you are totally against agenda A and now you support agenda B to the fullest. Please explain.
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#2851290 - 06/14/12 04:03 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: gatodoc]
smstone22
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60% for two or less. This is trending more conservatively every year here on TNdeer as well as "off the net". I think we could agree on that.
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#2851297 - 06/14/12 04:10 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Headhunter]
Beekeeper
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 Originally Posted By: Headhunter
How long have you hunted and how many deer have you killed in Tennessee? How many (let's say just nice bucks because that is all I have killed) nice bucks have you killed in Tennessee?
I have hunted for about 40 years. I didn't start hunting til I was in my late teens. I didn't have a mentor so what I learned in the first years I learned by myself. I didn't kill a deer til 1977 but since that time I have killed over 150 all of them in East Tennessee. Every deer I have killed was special to me. When I quit getting the adrenalin rush and the sweaty hands when I get a chance to kill a deer I will probably find something else to do with my time and money.

I have never cared about the size of the antlers on a deer and I have mounted only one of the 150+ I have killed. I have given a lot of antlers away and I have a lot just laying around. I hunt because I enjoy hunting not to try and prove anything to any one. I see the mounts you have as a tremendous wast of money and wall space but if you enjoy them it is your business, not anyone else.

When I started deer hunting I only had 2 weeks to hunt. Now I get to hunt 8 or more weeks and I like it!!!
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#2851395 - 06/14/12 07:23 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: Beekeeper]
102
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 Originally Posted By: Beekeeper
 Originally Posted By: Headhunter
How long have you hunted and how many deer have you killed in Tennessee? How many (let's say just nice bucks because that is all I have killed) nice bucks have you killed in Tennessee?
I have hunted for about 40 years. I didn't start hunting til I was in my late teens. I didn't have a mentor so what I learned in the first years I learned by myself. I didn't kill a deer til 1977 but since that time I have killed over 150 all of them in East Tennessee. Every deer I have killed was special to me. When I quit getting the adrenalin rush and the sweaty hands when I get a chance to kill a deer I will probably find something else to do with my time and money.

I have never cared about the size of the antlers on a deer and I have mounted only one of the 150+ I have killed. I have given a lot of antlers away and I have a lot just laying around. I hunt because I enjoy hunting not to try and prove anything to any one. I see the mounts you have as a tremendous wast of money and wall space but if you enjoy them it is your business, not anyone else.

When I started deer hunting I only had 2 weeks to hunt. Now I get to hunt 8 or more weeks and I like it!!!


Honestly, this EXACT reason is why I will NOT support a change in the TWRA limits UNLESS TWRA decides that it is for the good of the herd. Or has proof that a lowered buck limit is what the majority of Tn hunters want. Not just a few members on the best campfire on the net.

Well said beekeeper, I believe you agree with the majority of hunters I have spoken with in Tennessee.

I selfishly would like to see lower limits, but not at the expense of a majority of hunter participation, and enjoyment.



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#2851398 - 06/14/12 07:28 PM Re: Poll on deer hunting activity [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
102
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Loc: Tennessee

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8 points or better wrote:

102
How many mature (4.5+) bucks have you killed in the last five years? [/quote]

I am not sure why this matters. But I am sure you can do a search and find them somewhere on here. There are a few pictures floating around.

If you ask because you sincerely want to know, and would like to discuss the area that you hunt for tips and possible ideas that may help you, then PM me and we'll visit on the net.

Otherwise, it is too much chest thumping for no reason and little good will come of it.

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