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#2892059 - 07/31/12 07:40 PM Over Night on Public Land
cozy23
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The other thread about leaving deer over night and coming back the next morning to get them got me wondering.

Would you feel comfortable leaving the buck of a lifetime laying overnight on public land if you made a questionable shot? I guess it doesn't have to be a big buck... what about a doe or a small buck???

I will be doing some public land hunting this year and am wondering what you guys think.

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#2892068 - 07/31/12 07:45 PM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: cozy23]
ghosthunter
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If it's a questionable shot you do what you have to do regardless of location.
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#2892085 - 07/31/12 07:52 PM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: ghosthunter]
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 Originally Posted By: ghosthunter
If it's a questionable shot you do what you have to do regardless of location.


I agree with this
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#2892147 - 07/31/12 08:23 PM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: easy45]
Vermin93
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Would I feel comfortable? Heck no!

Would I be the first one in the area come first light? Heck yes!
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#2892156 - 07/31/12 08:27 PM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: easy45]
Matador
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I don't like leaving any deer overnight although some times you are forced too. We left a doe one night. The temp. was 9 degree when we finally quit at around 10 p.m. We found her next day frozen stiff.
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#2892232 - 07/31/12 09:01 PM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: Matador]
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I've left a buck over night on public land before. You definitely want to be there first thing in the morning. In fact, I arrived an hour before first light just to inform anyone else if what area I would be looking in the hopes of not screwing up their hunt. Though, as it played out, it was pouring down rain, so it was not an issue.
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#2892357 - 07/31/12 10:47 PM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: Poser]
holstonangler
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It would be eaten by bear if it was left in my spot overnight.
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#2892397 - 08/01/12 01:02 AM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: holstonangler]
catman529
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I would sleep in the truck and get up at first light or earlier... I have slept in public land before on turkey hunts... although it would have to be planned if the weather was cold, because I would need a lot of blankets....
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#2892417 - 08/01/12 04:44 AM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: catman529]
horn master
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I will never do it again!
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#2892639 - 08/01/12 10:20 AM Re: Over Night on Public Land [Re: horn master]
redheadshooter
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I feel the same on public land as I would on private. You owe it to the deer to do your best in finding it and rushing through the woods is not the way to go.
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