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#3141661 - 01/27/13 07:35 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: redblood]
Doskil
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
the problem is many bucks have already shed and it would intrude on the small game hunters. surely 3.5 months of deer season is enough


Not on private lands.

If folks don't small game hunt but want to deer hunt, why not on private lands for January?



Edited by Doskil (01/27/13 07:35 PM)

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#3141668 - 01/27/13 07:40 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: Doskil]
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Doskil,
Because as soon as deer season opens it is then illegal to coyote hunt with anything other than what is legal for deer.
So you either have to use a bow, or a muzzleloader or rifle when they come in season, but you also have to abide by the blaze orange laws as well.

I love to deer hunt as much as anyone but I would be against extending deer season any farther into the year.

Open it Sept 1 like KY does.
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#3141713 - 01/27/13 08:11 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: RUGER]
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dang some people cant get enough, if you cant kill enough in 3 months than you need another hobby or more dedication for when its open, we as deer hunters need to share the woods with others. we like to have the woods to ourselves so i imagine the small game hunter would as well
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#3141794 - 01/27/13 09:09 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: knightrider]
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I say leave it like it is If you haven't hunted deer enough like it is you will never be satisfied.
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#3141828 - 01/27/13 09:27 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: redblood]
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Yea that way there can be a thousand more threads on here every year about, "those stupid squirrel hunters messed my bow hunt up! I think squirrel season should be closed until after deer season ends!!"

Yep just alot more trouble than its really worth, to accommodate ALL hunters. Maybe they will overlook it.
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#3142455 - 01/28/13 12:57 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: Rockhound]
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I think the season is long enough. If anything changed, open bow up earlier

I think small game hunters deserve some of the woods to their own too, during the cooler months with no foliage on trees.


Edited by woodsman87 (01/28/13 12:58 PM)

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#3142514 - 01/28/13 01:46 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
the problem is many bucks have already shed and it would intrude on the small game hunters. surely 3.5 months of deer season is enough

I agree that is a legitimate issue, but it is not the only problem.

We have a problem with "division" among nearly everything "American" these days, and seems like a current central government that is purposefully trying to divide us. My comments may sound more like something that should be on a political forum, but please bear with me for just a moment.

Here, we are all "deer hunters". We are also all included in a larger group of simply "hunters". The more united we can be as hunters, the better.

That said, imo, and generally speaking, currently no group of hunters has more of the pie than us deer hunters, particularly us bowhunters. SHOULD there be any new or additional deer hunting opportunities made, I believe these should go to ALL deer hunters to what extent possible (which of course would include us bowhunters).

But I do not believe bowhunters should be given any more additional exclusive hunting days while the majority of deer hunters get nothing.

In terms of trying to do no harm or not cause further division among deer hunters, small game hunters or any hunters, I would be opposed to making deer season extend any further into January. However, I would not necessarily be opposed to opening archery season earlier, nor to opening the centerfire rifle season earlier, while keeping the "end" of deer season where it's currently the first full weekend in January.

United we stand, divided we fall.

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#3142532 - 01/28/13 01:57 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: Wes Parrish]
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As an example of a scenario that possibly could provide more opportunity than harm to most hunters:

Open Archery Deer Season One Week Earlier.
Open Muzzleloader Deer Season One Week Earlier.
Open Rifle Deer Season One Week Earlier, but if it remains open until the 1st full weekend of January, all deer hunters have received an additional week of hunting opportunity.

Many small game hunters would not be positively effected by this, but it might cause less rift than making deer season extend farther into January.

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#3142545 - 01/28/13 02:13 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
...as soon as deer season opens it is then illegal to coyote hunt with anything other than what is legal for deer.
So you either have to use a bow, or a muzzleloader or rifle when they come in season, but you also have to abide by the blaze orange laws as well.


Have to admit, that is a good point and something I didn't think about. Come to think of it I didn't even know the regs were written like that, but I've never attempted to hunt 'yotes during deer season either. I wouldn't want to intrude on the predator hunter's season.
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#3142760 - 01/28/13 04:51 PM Re: January Archery Season for 2013-2014 [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
the problem is many bucks have already shed and it would intrude on the small game hunters. surely 3.5 months of deer season is enough


In my areas, bucks hold antlers until late Fed, early March
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