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#3072352 - 12/10/12 10:52 AM Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt?
bigjohn
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2000 hunters drew, 79,xxx acres and 5 deer killed this wk end.
For the year 129 bucks 143 does or buttons out of 3 drawed hunts @ 2000 hunters each and 4 or 5 open hunts. Can't wait for that open hunt this wk end who all is goin?

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#3072362 - 12/10/12 10:56 AM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: bigjohn]
cecil30-30
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Are you serious?
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#3072385 - 12/10/12 11:08 AM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: cecil30-30]
bigjohn
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I'll be thr I know the numbers are low but the potential is to much to turn down.
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#3072392 - 12/10/12 11:16 AM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: bigjohn]
stik
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i haven't set foot on the place since antler restrictions were implemented and i don't expect i ever will again.
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#3072414 - 12/10/12 11:32 AM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: stik]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: stik
i haven't set foot on the place since antler restrictions were implemented and i don't expect i ever will again.

I thought you were wanting those antler restrictions, Stik?
Weren't you pushing for statewide antler restrictions a few years ago?

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#3072495 - 12/10/12 12:28 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Wes Parrish]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: stik
i haven't set foot on the place since antler restrictions were implemented and i don't expect i ever will again.

I thought you were wanting those antler restrictions, Stik?
Weren't you pushing for statewide antler restrictions a few years ago?


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#3072511 - 12/10/12 12:35 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: stik]
Diehard Hunter
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The real question is....How many of that 2000 showed up for the hunt? I would wager it was a small percentage. I would wager too the number one excuse for not going was "It's too hot".

Hogwash, the deer do not vaporize in the heat. They are still out there. They may not move as much, but they are still there and they are still killable.

It drives me nuts how many people draw hunts then do not go. I wish there was a way to ensure more people would show up for the hunts when they draw them.

I have seen it time and again at many different WMAs statewide.
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#3072545 - 12/10/12 12:55 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
Carlos Viagra
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I'd like to see the no- shows accumulate negative priority points!
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#3072642 - 12/10/12 01:59 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
RAFI
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not many deer taken on the Dec hunts on Catoosa ever
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#3072651 - 12/10/12 02:06 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: RAFI]
dh1984
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my brother got busted last year when he shot a button buck. i had it check out and everything at the big checking station. About 3 hours later a game warden came pulling up in my drive way and gave my brother 6 tickets for that deer.

And then told us that the antlers had to be 3 inches or longer now.

i said B******* show me where it says that in the hunters reg book.

he couldn't show me where it said it but he said it's pasted and i have to give your brother these tickets.

So now on i'll have make sure i can see antlers before i shoot anything now.
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#3072684 - 12/10/12 02:23 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: dh1984]
Diehard Hunter
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If he shot a buck with 3 inch antlers at Catoosa he would have gotten a ticket. They must have at least 4 points on one side or a 15" spread.


Also, unless you are on the open archery or juvenile hunts, you can't kill an antlerless deer at Catoosa.

What ended up happening in court?
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#3072692 - 12/10/12 02:26 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: dh1984]
RAFI
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 Originally Posted By: dh1984
my brother got busted last year when he shot a button buck. i had it check out and everything at the big checking station. About 3 hours later a game warden came pulling up in my drive way and gave my brother 6 tickets for that deer.

And then told us that the antlers had to be 3 inches or longer now.

i said B******* show me where it says that in the hunters reg book.

he couldn't show me where it said it but he said it's pasted and i have to give your brother these tickets.

So now on i'll have make sure i can see antlers before i shoot anything now.


what hunt?if it wasnt the bow you cant shoot antlerless deer

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#3072887 - 12/10/12 03:59 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: RAFI]
khawk
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Ill be there. All 3 days. Won't do much stand hunting though. Gonna put the boots to the ground and walk. Goal is to scout and learn a little aboutmore bi-color and if I get a shot that's a bonus.
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#3073200 - 12/10/12 06:38 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: khawk]
Casey82
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 Originally Posted By: khawk
Ill be there. All 3 days. Won't do much stand hunting though. Gonna put the boots to the ground and walk. Goal is to scout and learn a little aboutmore bi-color and if I get a shot that's a bonus.

Are you able to go a couple days early and scout like the draw hunts? No offense but what always ticked me off about Catoosa was I would go a few days early scout out a great spot and 30 mins after daylight here comes somebody "scouting". You have every right to do so but think of the others out there please

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#3073209 - 12/10/12 06:44 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Casey82]
Carlos Viagra
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Yes you can go early and scout.
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#3075033 - 12/11/12 08:01 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: ]
BigSouthFork Hunter
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ive hunted catoosa 4 times seen lots of does only 3 bucks a five point and one with half a rack that had three points and an 8 point while scouting before the hunt. i have seen several people take nice deer. i started in 2009 hunting catoosa the genesis side.
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#3075258 - 12/11/12 11:54 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Casey82]
khawk
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 Originally Posted By: Casey82
 Originally Posted By: khawk
Ill be there. All 3 days. Won't do much stand hunting though. Gonna put the boots to the ground and walk. Goal is to scout and learn a little aboutmore bi-color and if I get a shot that's a bonus.

Are you able to go a couple days early and scout like the draw hunts? No offense but what always ticked me off about Catoosa was I would go a few days early scout out a great spot and 30 mins after daylight here comes somebody "scouting". You have every right to do so but think of the others out there please


I hear what your saying but its my only option. If I could get time to scout I'd do so. In the past five years, Ive had good success on Genesis. The places I've found and hunted I've only seen 1 guy while hunting. I'm definitely not the type to walk in on someone. Ill go the other direction. I mainly use a Topo and look for escape routes on heavy pressured public land. The three of us going share the same philosophy and will all be doing the same thing this weekend. Big deer are nocturnal up there this time of year and in my opinion, walk and stalk is your best bet.
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#3076383 - 12/12/12 06:15 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: khawk]
Casey82
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I've had luck in the Peavine Otter Creek area. Next road after Potters Ford on left has always been a spot I like to hunt. It's a gamble up there always but that area has always showed good sign and I was on deer everytime. Hunted Catoosa many times and I always like that area around the river. Hope this helps
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#3076393 - 12/12/12 06:27 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: khawk]
Casey82
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I've had luck in the Peavine Otter Creek area. Next road after Potters Ford on left has always been a spot I like to hunt. It's a gamble up there always but that area has always showed good sign and I was on deer everytime. Hunted Catoosa many times and I always like that area around the river. Hope this helps
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#3076403 - 12/12/12 06:32 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Casey82]
Carlos Viagra
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MODS- :Please delete the previous post. \:D
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#3076571 - 12/12/12 08:06 PM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
fredfred
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Just as you cross Otter creek bridge and top the hill look to your left and theres a small almost hidden road that will take you behind all the fallen pines just above Otter creek. I used to hunt in there years ago but not in along time. Hows that Carlos LOL \:\)
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#3076876 - 12/13/12 12:53 AM Re: Catoosa is HOT!!! Who will be on the open hunt? [Re: fredfred]
Casey82
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Hey Carlos is someone walks over you in that area it was probably khawk lol just teasing khawk. Good luck to those hunting
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