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#3064394 - 12/05/12 09:06 AM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: Right_Tackle74]
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First off im tickled with where we are in TN concerning the deer herd, the age structure, buck to do ratio's, etc. I think the hunting, mature bucks included, is as good as its ever been and getting slowly better each year. Im fine with the buck limits as well. All that said, it would be nice to allow all hunters who buy a big game gun lic, to shoot ONE doe, in all areas that can handle it that is, which would be the majority of the state. I think this alone would save thousands of young bucks lives every year, due to many hunters who simply want to kill ANY deer, being forced to shoot a small buck out of necessity, because its the only legal deer they see.
I think this would do more to promote a higher % of young bucks to the next season than anything else, while also making MANY more hunters happy as well!

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#3064411 - 12/05/12 09:20 AM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
...All that said, it would be nice to allow all hunters who buy a big game gun lic, to shoot ONE doe, in all areas that can handle it that is, which would be the majority of the state. I think this alone would save thousands of young bucks lives every year, due to many hunters who simply want to kill ANY deer, being forced to shoot a small buck out of necessity, because its the only legal deer they see.
I think this would do more to promote a higher % of young bucks to the next season than anything else, while also making MANY more hunters happy as well!


BINGO. I couldn't have said it better - I believe this is especially a problem in Unit B. When I started hunting and a few years after that, I just wanted to kill a deer. I hunted in Unit B, that was my only option then, I didn't bow hunt then, and if I didn't kill a doe during that one muzzleloader weekend that meant I basically had to shoot the first legal buck I saw if I wanted any deer meat. I know for a fact there are still several folks in that same boat. I fortunately have other options now, but not everyone is so fortunate.
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#3064424 - 12/05/12 09:25 AM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: BlountArrow]
hunterncoach
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1 buck limit with 12 pt antler restrictions & 20" spread!!!
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#3064708 - 12/05/12 01:02 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: hunterncoach]
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Not asking for much huh?
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#3064709 - 12/05/12 01:04 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: timberjack86]
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I'd really like to see hogs put back on the menu, but with one caveat: You'd need a special/extra license to hunt them on TWRA property. It may put off the 'transport to hunt' mob, whilst still allowing those of us with the itch to be allowed to go kill a few on public land.
Also an extra period of bow only, between Muzzleloader & gun season, extending the overall season to the last Sunday in January & drop/modify the doe restrictions in unit A.
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#3064754 - 12/05/12 01:37 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: LSUtigers]
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 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
Not asking for much huh?
I was kidding but I would like to see some sort of break from the 2 month long gun season....truthfully id like to see a weekend muzzleloader hunt the first weekend of nov. then run the modern gun from the 2nd weekend in nov through the weekend following thanksgiving then muzzleloader the last 9 days of the season....2 bucks, 4 does anytime any weapon....(middle TN)

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#3064804 - 12/05/12 01:59 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: Winchester
...All that said, it would be nice to allow all hunters who buy a big game gun lic, to shoot ONE doe, in all areas that can handle it that is, which would be the majority of the state. I think this alone would save thousands of young bucks lives every year, due to many hunters who simply want to kill ANY deer, being forced to shoot a small buck out of necessity, because its the only legal deer they see.
I think this would do more to promote a higher % of young bucks to the next season than anything else, while also making MANY more hunters happy as well!


BINGO. I couldn't have said it better - I believe this is especially a problem in Unit B. When I started hunting and a few years after that, I just wanted to kill a deer. I hunted in Unit B, that was my only option then, I didn't bow hunt then, and if I didn't kill a doe during that one muzzleloader weekend that meant I basically had to shoot the first legal buck I saw if I wanted any deer meat. I know for a fact there are still several folks in that same boat. I fortunately have other options now, but not everyone is so fortunate.

Exactly right, still thousands and thousands of hunters faced with this problem in both Unit B and Unit A!

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#3064819 - 12/05/12 02:06 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: Winchester]
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#3064848 - 12/05/12 02:21 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: Winchester]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: Winchester
...All that said, it would be nice to allow all hunters who buy a big game gun lic, to shoot ONE doe, in all areas that can handle it that is, which would be the majority of the state. I think this alone would save thousands of young bucks lives every year, due to many hunters who simply want to kill ANY deer, being forced to shoot a small buck out of necessity, because its the only legal deer they see.
I think this would do more to promote a higher % of young bucks to the next season than anything else, while also making MANY more hunters happy as well!


BINGO. I couldn't have said it better - I believe this is especially a problem in Unit B. When I started hunting and a few years after that, I just wanted to kill a deer. I hunted in Unit B, that was my only option then, I didn't bow hunt then, and if I didn't kill a doe during that one muzzleloader weekend that meant I basically had to shoot the first legal buck I saw if I wanted any deer meat. I know for a fact there are still several folks in that same boat. I fortunately have other options now, but not everyone is so fortunate.

Exactly right, still thousands and thousands of hunters faced with this problem in both Unit B and Unit A!


I don't think commissioners/fellow hunters/etc understand how particularly discouraging and disheartening the deer season becomes after muzzleloader ends in many parts of Unit B for thousands of hunters. I remember the feeling vividly as a young hunter especially. Therefore, like you said, as long as it is legal they shoot whatever they can get in many parts of Unit B especially.
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#3064923 - 12/05/12 03:05 PM Re: what changes would you like to see in 2013 -2014 [Re: BlountArrow]
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I agree with Winchester and BlountArrow on the doe harvest idea.
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