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#3102994 - 12/31/12 01:58 PM toughest season so far
GREATWHITEHUNTER82
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 97
Loc: Knoxville TN

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This year i have not been able to hunt as much as i would like but when i do it seems like this has been a rough year here in east Tennessee hopefully my season makes a turn for the better really soon. Ok whining over im going to put my big girl panties on and finish the season out just wanted to vent.
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#3103111 - 12/31/12 03:22 PM Re: toughest season so far [Re: GREATWHITEHUNTER82]
bigtex
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1726
Loc: Brush Creek

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Sorry to hear you've had a bad year. But after all it is hunting and as such there are no guarantees for success. Hope you've had a good time trying.
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#3103113 - 12/31/12 03:23 PM Re: toughest season so far [Re: GREATWHITEHUNTER82]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 29148
Loc: Chester County

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Same for me, least I have ever hunted and the results show that with me just killing 1 young doe, although my wife did luck into a nice 8 point
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#3103120 - 12/31/12 03:25 PM Re: toughest season so far [Re: easy45]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 12539
Loc: FRANKLIN COUNTY

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bad year here as well
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#3103176 - 12/31/12 04:01 PM Re: toughest season so far [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
CBU93 Moderator
"sheetrock"
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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 8452
Loc: Germantown, TN

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I hear ya!

I got bow hunt once, muzzle load once...hunted a few days of rifle in Nov., then got to hunt quite a bit between Christmas and today. Most deer I saw were well out of range...until this morning...finally killed my second doe of the year for the freezer.

I had the hardest time this year. I really tried to pay close attention to scent control this year and got busted more than ever before. When I quit caring, I was more successful.

I will be putting in more time on boot leather and learning new places on this club after deer, before and during turkey...

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#3103177 - 12/31/12 04:04 PM Re: toughest season so far [Re: CBU93]
dh1984
10 Point


Registered: 06/14/09
Posts: 3743
Loc: union county tennessee

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Yes this has to be the roughest season for me so far. i got one doe all season and that was with a bow at 50 yards. I got pure lucky on that shot.
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#3103183 - 12/31/12 04:07 PM Re: toughest season so far [Re: CBU93]
Hunter 257W
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3011
Loc: Franklin County

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I know the feeling. 2004 was horrible for me. It seemed like the wind blew and it rained every time I stepped out of the house. Duck hunters were out a lot that year as water was standing in all the fields around the farm so I blamed them for spooking the deer but the sorry weather was probably more to blame. I didn't see a single deer until the last Saturday of the season when a pretty good buck stepped out shortly before dark. I sat down and steadied my rifle and proceeded to miss him 4 times in a row. He just stood there as a train was coming by about 50 yards from me and the noise drowned out the rifle. I knew he was "a-ways out there" so helt a little high on him but still under his back. I stepped the distance off at something over 450 yards and felt a little better because that is beyond what I can do from a field sitting position with no rest!! As this happened the last day I could hunt that year, I didn't kill a deer at all that year.
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