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#3125213 - 01/15/13 04:16 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: BlountArrow]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Rem700300
....ie. Giles Island .....Free ranging but same as high fence.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Water to deer is just part of life. Deer will hit it in a split second, especially if it's the difference between life and death. I have documented many deer swimming the MS River while out surveying in a boat. One was a 4-5 month old fawn and she did not have any problem swimming from MS to AR right behind her mother. Carry on.
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#3125227 - 01/15/13 04:25 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Vermin93]
Andy S.
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
Sitting in a box blind over a food plot with a protein feeder in a 1000 acre pen that's chock full of big bucks is not hunting, it's shooting. I know - I just did it.
Finally a hunter that does not let his/her ego get in the way of the truth. I agree with you 110%. I have several friends/acquaintances that have done it as well and their opinion is the same as yours.

 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
Their motto ought to be "Hunts for guys who can't hunt".
Amen! \:\)

Having said that, I am by no means slamming your high fence trip. Congrats on your experience, the circumstances leading up to the hunt (business trip with bosses etc) would most likely result in most invitees going, whether they agreed with high fence hunting or not. Again, congrats and thanks for being honest and sharing your experience.
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#3125297 - 01/15/13 05:14 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Andy S.]
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I would go if I were in your shoes, but I really believe I would be miserable- except at meal times.
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#3125363 - 01/15/13 05:53 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
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congrats nice buck great hat


go irish
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#3125464 - 01/15/13 06:34 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
congrats nice buck great hat


go irish
Yeah,go get some players that can tackle \:\)
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#3125722 - 01/15/13 08:29 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Football Hunter]
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I got tired of killing 200" bucks, so I hang my MZ in TN now. \:\)

Congrats on a great buck. That's not representative of Texas as a whole, but it is representative of what a lot of Texas is willing to sell their soul to be...

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#3125953 - 01/15/13 10:50 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Vermin93]
Vermin93
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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High fence buck at kill site in food plot. Feeder in background and elevated box blind in distant background. The Polaris dropped me off right at the blind. Zero scent control needed. The only skill required was a little patience and the ability to make a 120 yd shot while staring at a big rack. My Thompson Center ICON chambered in 30 TC and shooting 150 GR SST's is 4 for 4 on nice bucks. It's easily the most accurate rifle I have. Check out that cool ear tag! I do think the bent right G1 is pretty neat. Buck gross scored just over 205.









Edited by Vermin93 (01/15/13 11:51 PM)
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#3125983 - 01/15/13 11:13 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Vermin93]
Vermin93
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Shed from a freak buck they call medusa. They found the other shed the next day. They were ridiculously heavy. I have no idea how that buck carried them around. His neck must have been huge.









Shed from another freak buck on the ranch



Edited by Vermin93 (01/16/13 12:18 AM)
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#3126013 - 01/16/13 12:08 AM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Vermin93]
Vermin93
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My 205"



a 211"



a 243" freak



the haul from day 1, including an audad and a red stag that was shot by accident



left to right: 170, 243, 205, 211, audad, red stag

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#3126018 - 01/16/13 12:16 AM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Vermin93]
Vermin93
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Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

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A really neat 204" that was taken on day two. High fence in background.



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