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#3116400 - 01/09/13 02:43 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Relentless]
Hunter 257W
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If the deer are subjected to hunting(pressure) just like other deer why would a fence around the property make any difference? Some of these places have thousands and thousands of acres which would go beyond the area most of the deer on the property would ever go if they were free to do so. I'm not so convinced the high fence necessarily makes that much difference. If there is a difference on these hunts it would be the very limited hunting pressure these deer receive as a result of the management plan the owners use.

I know If i had the money, I'd sure fence my 235 acres........
Regarding your concern about the fairness of the hunt, I'd just refuse to hunt over a feeder or in any way that made me uncomfortable. I've hunted birds in those game farms and the hunt can be tailored to be as easy or hard as the hunter insists on. Of course since you are getting this hunt for free, you have to do it in a tactful way but that can be done. \:\)

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#3116478 - 01/09/13 03:43 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Hunter 257W]
Wrangler95
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From what I've read in hunting mags,the high fence is just as important keeping inferior bucks out as keeping wanted bucks in.A 1000 acre area is a pretty good sized area to roam.I don't hunt on anyplace here at home that's a 1000 acres.
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#3116483 - 01/09/13 03:47 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Wrangler95]
bowriter
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It might be a lot tougher than you think.
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#3116490 - 01/09/13 03:51 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Poser]
Dodge Man
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: AlabamaSwamper
I'm sure they are fed protein pellets as most are on those ranches. That will be the best deer meat you have ever ate.


Commercial venison that I've had in restaurants tastes bland. If one was serious about producing high end, commercial venison, you would have them on a diet of acorns and fruits. Those jamón iberico hogs from Spain fetch like $100 a pound because of their diets. The earth tones of venison (and free ranging game and livestock) are the assets of the meat.


Commercial venison would not be white-tail deer most of the time. More then likely it was Red Deer, but venison could be elk or any other kind of deer family.
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#3116536 - 01/09/13 04:16 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: doubledownranch]
easy45
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I would go as a business decision and for the extra meat, I would ask could I shoot an exotic
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#3116557 - 01/09/13 04:24 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: easy45]
bowriter
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Dodgeman is correct, the meat of any member of the deer family is venison.

I also wouold ask for an exotic. You can shoot a whitetail anywhere and the exotics make great mounts. See if they have axis deer or a black buck.

Morer on HF hunting: It can be challenging depending on how it is done. Also, whitetails are naturally more challenging however, you are hitting part of the rut and it is almost a given it will be from a house with a feeder. On 1,000 acres, they would almost have no choice. But, take a bow instead of a rifle and that will up the challenge factor.

Don't go with a preconceived notion. See what the deal is first. I have been on two highfence hunts. One was as tough and challenging as you could ask for. The other (in Texas) was a complete joke. My publisher had to order me to shoot. But check it out first. Heck, it is free and it is no disgrace to kill something if you want to.
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#3116634 - 01/09/13 05:13 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: bowriter]
Crosshairy
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I like the bow idea. If I had your opportunity, I'd carry my pistol and shoot something with it.

And if they have a bunch of exotic stuff there, you better not come back on this forum with a picture of a main frame 8 point whitetail unless it scores over 150" :-P
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#3116736 - 01/09/13 06:03 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: Crosshairy]
landman
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Go Hunting, If you or someone's never been actually on one
you don't know how it will be, If you was going to KS, you could have hunted over bait anyway.

Just cause your behind a fence you may never now it, enjoy
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#3116767 - 01/09/13 06:18 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: landman]
DaveB
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I would go simply because as you said, the brass are going, take their meat, show them how to gut and skin, while you are talking about the latest project in the office. 1000 acres is way over a square mile so it won't be totally easy even if they are feeding in the senderos.

Have a great time, it could be a tremendouse opportunity.

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#3116791 - 01/09/13 06:29 PM Re: Well I'm going high fence hunting [Re: DaveB]
BigPete357
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Would you go out to dinner with them if they were paying? Would you eat meat they bought for you? If yes, then why not go.

They are pretty much buying you some meat, if you kill it.

If it's the high fence that bothers you, think of it this way: the chicken, beef, pork etc. we all eat probably couldn't escape either.

Take advantage of this opportunity, you will have a great time, make some contacts, and hopefully gain something from the whole deal.

That's what I would do.

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