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#2974663 - 10/09/12 04:44 PM First Hunt. Where was yours?
Poleaxe
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Registered: 09/08/12
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Just wondering where everyone went on their first hunt? Doesnt matter if the place doesnt exsist anymore. Us younger men wont poke at you.

I went to Cumberland Springs on my first hunt. I miss that place and those campouts. I have so many memorids there.

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#2974665 - 10/09/12 04:46 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Poleaxe]
GRAMPS
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Registered: 09/12/03
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Loc: Mount Carmel, TN

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My first deer hunt was in the old Laurel Fork WMA in Carter County which is now part of the North Cherokee. That was way back in 1970.
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#2974666 - 10/09/12 04:49 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: GRAMPS]
Diehard Hunter
CRAMP
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Registered: 08/01/08
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Loc: East Tennessee

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My first hunt was on private property in Cumberland county, but I hunted Cumberland Springs a lot. It was just about a guaranteed deer. I miss it too.
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#2974687 - 10/09/12 05:06 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
reloadxx
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Registered: 10/20/11
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Loc: monore tn

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My first hunt was in rockwood setting on the run way shot a 8pt that weekend that been 21yrs ago and i still remember like it was yesterday dad waking me up telling me to shot big buck
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#2974716 - 10/09/12 05:40 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: reloadxx]
Savage
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Registered: 07/18/01
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Loc: Crossville, TN

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My first hunt was in Dekalb co. On the jubilee hunt. I missed 2 deer that wkd with a model 94 30-30. We used to hunt on Harrison ferry mountain and camp a lot. I really miss that.
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#2974755 - 10/09/12 06:20 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Savage]
Elmer
6 Point


Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 553
Loc: Ft. Campbell/Montgomery co.

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My uncles farm somewhere near Carthage. My dad was mildly annoyed when I peed in a scrape after he told me deer communicate with pee..... Little did he know I was a freakin innovator
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#2974757 - 10/09/12 06:21 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Savage]
KingsportHunter
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Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 329
Loc: Kingsport, TN

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Holston defense...1991...youth hunt...i was ten. Shot a doe five min after daylight w a 20 gauge slug...she dropped and a ten point ran over top of her after i shot...
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#2974762 - 10/09/12 06:22 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: KingsportHunter]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Allardt, TN

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Alpine in Overton Co. They had alot of deer at the time and we didnt have many at home.
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#2974788 - 10/09/12 06:47 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: smstone22]
WMAn
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 1207
Loc: Williamson County

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Macon County. Hunting with my uncle, I dropped my Marlin 30-30 and broke the stock.
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#2974807 - 10/09/12 06:59 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: WMAn]
switchbacker
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: knoxville

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ft campbell, had a ton of does all around me, all 10 ft off the ground i was and thought i could only kill bucks
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#2974810 - 10/09/12 07:02 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
BigM
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 751
Loc: Arlington, Tennessee

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Anderson Tully with my pops
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#2974811 - 10/09/12 07:02 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Nyper
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Registered: 11/29/00
Posts: 11144
Loc: Lebanon

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Our "farm" in Henry Co. Same place I still hunt today.

I killed a doe on opening weekend this year about 50 yards from where I can remember falling asleep in the tree with my Dad when I was too little to even know what we were doing.

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#2974857 - 10/09/12 07:36 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Nyper]
fourwheeler431
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Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 8505
Loc: Powell

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Chuck swan 1984 juvenile hunt best I can recall
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#2974868 - 10/09/12 07:41 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
arctic_cat
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Registered: 11/18/08
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first deer hunt was on a 50 acre lease in Maury county when I was 10. It was a bow hunt only place. man we seen alot of deer and I missed every one of them those days
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#2974873 - 10/09/12 07:42 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
birddog
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Registered: 02/21/02
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Loc: Seymour, TN

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im not real sure but i am sure it was either tellico or catoosa. Those were the only 2 places we ever hunted growing up.
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#2974896 - 10/09/12 07:54 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Football Hunter
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

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Newberry Co,SC,killed a 4 pt first hunt
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#2974897 - 10/09/12 07:54 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: birddog]
bigtex
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Registered: 06/06/04
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Loc: Brush Creek

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Catoosa, back in the 60's. My county didn't even have a deer season back then.
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#2974938 - 10/09/12 08:13 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: bigtex]
bowhunter163
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Registered: 09/24/07
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Loc: knoxville,tn

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100 acre private farm in Hilham . Missed a doe while walking out . I was hooked from then on .
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#2974955 - 10/09/12 08:23 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Stalkhunter
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Loc: Knoxville TN

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I was 5 years old with my Grand father, hunted Speculator in Adirondack Mnts of upstate NY. my first deer Kill was Schoharie valley town of Blenheim in NY. On family farm

Edited by Stalk Hunter (10/09/12 08:23 PM)
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#2974990 - 10/09/12 08:38 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Stalkhunter]
rem270
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Registered: 11/15/02
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Loc: south fulton

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In Ky on a guy we knows farm. That was 16yrs ago and fortunately now I actually have ownership in the property. Me, my dad and grandad own it now.
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#2975008 - 10/09/12 08:44 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Bone Collector
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 8974
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

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Private land in VA
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#2975080 - 10/09/12 09:29 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Bone Collector]
yamaha200
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Registered: 01/31/12
Posts: 482
Loc: seymour

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Catoosa, About 25 years ago. First time ever in the woods Deer hunting. Killed a button buck on the open bow hunt !
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#2975082 - 10/09/12 09:33 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: yamaha200]
tn_duckman
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Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 392
Loc: johnson city, tn

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Grandparents farm in morristown.. i saw a few does and was hooked from then on
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#2975127 - 10/09/12 10:09 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: tn_duckman]
smallievol
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Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Knoxville, TN

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hunted some private land in grainger county that was full of sign but no deer. I hunted that land for 2 years without seeing a deer while in treestand.
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#2975148 - 10/09/12 10:20 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: smallievol]
TNGunhunter
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Registered: 09/29/12
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Loc: Wilson County, TN

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Green Swamp in Central Florida with two of my uncles...hog hunting. Always seems one step behind them...think I was about 12. I learned at an early age just how smart those animals really are.
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#2975158 - 10/09/12 10:28 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
redblood
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Registered: 01/22/06
Posts: 14784
Loc: Lewisburg

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8 yrs old. my dad gave me a marlin 39 carbine (lever action 22). hunted the woods behind my parents farm. killed two fox squirrels out of amber leaved maple. my love for squirrel hunting has grown stronger each yr. I was fortunate enough to ginish off a limit of squirrels last yr out of that same old ancient maple tree

Edited by redblood (10/09/12 11:29 PM)
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#2975183 - 10/09/12 11:04 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: redblood]
easttnbuckmaster
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 153
Loc: greeneville tn

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Other than around here, my first away from home youth hunt was Chuck swan about 17 years ago.
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#2975313 - 10/10/12 07:16 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: TNGunhunter]
ImThere
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Registered: 08/24/06
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Loc: Lewisburg, Tn

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Dinky Creek, Ca we hunted there growing up we camped at a old homestead the only thing left was the fireplace my dad and uncles killed many a good muley there my first hunt when i actually carried the rifle i was around 10 and the only buck we saw ran across the road on the way back to camp sun after noon i still carry the same rifle every year until i kill my first one
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#2975615 - 10/10/12 11:04 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: ImThere]
tn droptine
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Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 1279
Loc: Chester Co, TN/Afghanistan

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Grew up in NE Indiana, first hunt where I carried my own gun was back when I was 9 - back then we had a lottery system for the does, so it was buck only unless you drew a doe tag
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#2975620 - 10/10/12 11:09 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Poleaxe]
LSUtigers
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Registered: 07/21/10
Posts: 2262
Loc: East TN

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springfield, tn; sat., sun.,and monday saw 25 deer, 2-8's, 1-8 point with 5 stickers, the rest does, let them all walk, I know what did I go for, a certian buck in which I didn't see.
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#2975634 - 10/10/12 11:15 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
catman529
spiderboy
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 16608
Loc: Franklin TN

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Yanahli WMA. Still hunting there
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#2975722 - 10/10/12 12:25 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Kingston
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Registered: 04/24/12
Posts: 2079
Loc: Blue Ridge Mtns

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Jefferson National Forrest in Craig County Va.
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#2975725 - 10/10/12 12:26 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
REM7
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Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 3632
Loc: GRUNDY COUNTY

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Abbeville AL. Our property and my first hunt I got to shoot. It was dog season. Gun was an old Winchester Pump 16g. Long story short 12 yr old boy and 00 buck ended with me missing and on my tail. Dad killed "MY" deer. Nice 8pt.
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#2975861 - 10/10/12 02:20 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Winchester
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Loc: TN

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For deer it was Sunbright in Morgan co. Starting going squirrel/Rabbit hunting with my Dad when I could barely walk good, couldnt tell you where all he took me!
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#2976222 - 10/10/12 06:54 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Winchester]
bowriter
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I wish I could remember. I thiink it was a dove hunt right behind the house in LA. My first deer hunt was in the Catahoula Swamp in souoth central LA. Dogs of course. I killed a deer there the next year, might have been two years later. I think I was 12.
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#2976246 - 10/10/12 07:09 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: bowriter]
shopson
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Hawkins County bowhunt about 37 years ago. I was 15 and using a 35lb pull recurve. I remember just walking in with my Dad and not having a clue about anything. He left me in an area and I spotted a treestand of 2x4s on public land. I climbed in it and spent the day. Ate all 4 samiches Mom made. Saw a doe with arrow stuck in hip and I told everybody I didn't want to shoot one that was already wounded.
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#2976384 - 10/10/12 08:31 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: shopson]
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First hunt was squirrel and dad had to prop behind me so the gun wouldn't knock me down. Deer was in Giles County. Missed a doe 7 times with a 30-30. She was way out there and my grandad kept telling me to hold higher over her back everytime. I was laying on my stomach and he would only let me load one shell at a time. That was 22 years ago and the property is still my favorite to hunt.
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#2976459 - 10/10/12 09:08 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: ]
moondog
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 1408
Loc: benton station tn usa

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Ocoee, hunted Cumberland springs every year from 1982 till it closed.
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#2976736 - 10/11/12 07:09 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: moondog]
Billboy
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Knoxville

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Chuck Swan Youth hunt 33 years ago. Remember it like it was yesterday!
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#2976844 - 10/11/12 08:37 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: switchbacker]
Coach
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Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

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My old farm house growing up was in a holler with the woods coming right down to our yard. I grew up running around and hunting in those mountains of West Virginia so picking a "first" hunt would be like picking a first breath or something.

Having said that, my grandfather would come to WV and pick me up and take me to Jamestown, TN where I would spend my summers and some of the falls. Saw my first flying squirrel there back behind the football field in those woods back in the 60's!
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#2976868 - 10/11/12 08:47 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Coach]
Crosshairy
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Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 2661
Loc: Bartlett, TN

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First squirrel hunt that I can remember was by Big Sandy, TN when I when I was 8. I went on other trips as a tag-along with my dad, but I didn't carry a weapon and couldn't tell you where.

I used a single-shot .410 and killed 6 squirrels on my first trip in about 45 minutes. I thought "this must be the most fun thing in the world - it's so easy!". I haven't had a trip with such a high rate of kill ever since, LOL.

First deer trip was on a friend's farm in Benton County. It was bitter cold on the youth hunt, and I was wearing so many clothes I could barely walk properly. Dad bought me an insulated cushion to sit on beneath a tree on the side of a ridge. I couldn't bend my knees because of all the clothes, so I plopped down from a standing position. The seat exploded, and blew about 10,000 tiny styrofoam balls all over the side of the hill.

We didn't see any deer during the hunt (surprise!) until we got back to the truck, and one was running past the hood of the truck as well walked back. Deer were mythical creatures to me back then, and it was exciting to know that there were at least deer on the farm where we were hunting.
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#2976870 - 10/11/12 08:48 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: LSUtigers]
slybigbuck
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Loc: Dayton, TN. USA

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my first hunt was in fentress county deer, coon,squirrel and rabbit for all my life i never remember not hunting i have hunted in many states and canada but nothing compares to hunting at home most all the people i grew up hunting with are gone now but the memories will be with me for all of my life i have 2 sons now and rarly take a gun anymore but take them all the time and they kill or miss the animals now
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#2976876 - 10/11/12 08:54 AM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: Poleaxe]
Brisco Darlin
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Registered: 04/24/12
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first deer hunt was probably around mid 70's up on property we used to own in hebbertsburg.
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#2977125 - 10/11/12 12:01 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: TNGunhunter]
W.Seay
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Loc: Collierville,TN.

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Somerville tn 2003 opening day of deer rifle season.

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#2977128 - 10/11/12 12:04 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: W.Seay]
MDBriggs
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Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 37
Loc: Tennessee

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Giles Co. 2001 Youth Opener
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#2977148 - 10/11/12 12:22 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: MDBriggs]
RKenney
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 3659
Loc: Maury Co.

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Lewis county in 1966. I saw two does and I freaked out! Back then just seeing some tracks made the day and if you killed a buck (buck only back then) you were a local celebrity no matter how large the antlers were.
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#2977162 - 10/11/12 12:41 PM Re: First Hunt. Where was yours? [Re: RKenney]
plinker22
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Registered: 02/07/05
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Squirrel was my first hunt, with many more to follow through my early teen years. This was in Jefferson County near the Bush Bean Plant.

My first deer hunt was on the 5th day of Muzzleloader (it was buck only) and on private property in Jefferson Co. 4 does crossed a saddle (I had no idea what a saddle was then) and I searched and searched, trying to visualize antlers on one of their heads. \:\)

I remember it well. I have been hooked ever since.
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