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#3037964 - 11/17/12 06:08 PM huntin public
4 Point

Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 104
Loc: Tennessee,USA

I only have the option to hunt public land. So today someone was parked in the spot Ihad seen a nice 8 point. went to another stand to find out this feller got the deer I had waited for.
#3037966 - 11/17/12 06:08 PM Re: huntin public [Re: DEERDOWN]
Main Beam
4 Point

Registered: 10/20/07
Posts: 289
Loc: Gibson Co

Team Run 'N Gunners

#3037972 - 11/17/12 06:10 PM Re: huntin public [Re: Main Beam]
10 Point

Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 3180
Loc: Lewisburg, Tn

Im sure there is a point to your story? But im not seeing it
Team Run 'N Gunners

#3037991 - 11/17/12 06:28 PM Re: huntin public [Re: ImThere]
16 Point

Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12256
Loc: east tn

The early bird gets the worm \:\)
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#3037999 - 11/17/12 06:31 PM Re: huntin public [Re: DEERDOWN]
16 Point

Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 19786
Loc: Rutherford / Wilson County Lin...

Part of public hunting. He had probably seen him too.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

#3038004 - 11/17/12 06:35 PM Re: huntin public [Re: Gravey]
4 Point

Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 229
Loc: Tullahoma, TN.

OH NO! Not YOUR deer!?!?!?!
Wooden bows, Lever actions & Blackpowder. All a body needs!

#3038043 - 11/17/12 06:55 PM Re: huntin public [Re: Robtattoo]
Mud Dauber
16 Point

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

Why weren't you there first?
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

#3038087 - 11/17/12 07:24 PM Re: huntin public [Re: Poser]
16 Point

Registered: 08/06/00
Posts: 10254
Loc: Ooltewah/Harrison TN, USA

Any time I'm hunting public land, WMA, whatever, I ALWAYS make sure I'm parked at least an hour before I plan to walk in.
Not just parked, but have my tree stand sitting ready to strap on, pack ready, weapon ready.
At the first hint of a headlight, I'm a vapor trail.

Almost every time, I'm in there first.

Sleepy, but first.
~~Death from above~~

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#3038117 - 11/17/12 07:39 PM Re: huntin public [Re: Poser]
high country
10 Point

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 2835
Loc: Unicoi County

I hunt public land exclusively, Cherokee National Forest. Matter of fact the 8-point I just killed Friday was taken in a spot where someone had already beat me there. I went hunting anyway, hoping I would run into them on the way in which I did. Made sure I was not hurting their hunting or them mine. It paid off big time for me, killed a very nice 4-1/2 year old 8-point. Point being, just because someone is hunting on or near where you might be, don't just give up, that deer may have came by you 1st. You wouldn't believe how many times I've had people come in on me, shot a deer near me or set up beside me and I still kill mature bucks year after year. Don't get frustrated, no matter what, stay put and tell yourself they'll leave before you will. It's public land, you have as much right to hunt there as they do, just be courteous to their position.
American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God!

#3038138 - 11/17/12 07:53 PM Re: huntin public [Re: high country]
Master Chief
10 Point

Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 3075
Loc: Henderson County

I decided to try my public land spot today to see if anyone one else was hunting it. Headed in at 4:30 and had a guy walk in 15 minutes after me.. flashed my light and he left. Seen 7 deer where he was standing.

Don't let other hunters worry you, just try to be there first.
Shed hunting and trail camera addict

"It's not whatcha got, it's what you give." -Tesla

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
-John Muir

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