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#3135781 - 01/23/13 09:51 AM # of Sightings During A Season
348Winchester
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Registered: 08/13/12
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I just tallied all the deer sightings I had this year from opening day of bow season to the last day of gun season. I had 156 deer sightings. Some were probably the same deer that I saw several times throughout the season as I hunt three main areas regularly.
Since I hunt Scott, Morgan, and a little in Fentress Counties, I feel that that is a goodly amount of deerflesh to spot over the course of a season.

Does anyone else keep track of their number of deer sightings? If so, how many and what counties?

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#3135791 - 01/23/13 10:00 AM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: 348Winchester]
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Mud Dauber
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Registered: 07/28/10
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Yeah, that's a good amount. I'm usually between 75-100 deer sightings per season.
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#3135795 - 01/23/13 10:01 AM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: Poser]
cecil30-30
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Did your daughter get one during Juvy??
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#3135893 - 01/23/13 11:08 AM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: cecil30-30]
348Winchester
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No she had a standoff with one in the waning minutes of the last evening but the deer won!
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#3135899 - 01/23/13 11:14 AM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: 348Winchester]
chadperr
Spike


Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 51
Loc: Middle Tn

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Second to last weekend I had 29 come by in 2 different groups. I had a goood year of seeing deer, just not many shootable bucks. I was probably around 175-225.
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#3135925 - 01/23/13 11:30 AM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: chadperr]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: jackson co.

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I see between 150 and 200 every year but this year was not as good for me. just shy of 100 this year.
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#3135946 - 01/23/13 11:53 AM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: mathews338]
catman529
spiderboy
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Registered: 11/10/10
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Loc: Franklin TN

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I didn't count sightings or # of hunts but I hunted a lot and saw deer almost every time.
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#3135977 - 01/23/13 12:34 PM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: catman529]
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CRAMP
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Registered: 08/01/08
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Loc: East Tennessee

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I don't count any more. It would be too depressing!
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#3136018 - 01/23/13 01:05 PM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: 348Winchester]
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Although I had a record opening day in buck activity, my total sightings for the entire year were less than 15 total deer. I only hunted my property this season tho, no public or quota hunts.
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#3136091 - 01/23/13 01:48 PM Re: # of Sightings During A Season [Re: MUP]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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Loc: maury county tn

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I had 76 different sits that morning and evenings counted separate had a 6 all day sits. I had 243 deer sightings. early season was outstanding for us. rut was just decent late season ok. I had more skunks ever then before had 4 of those. tough season for us toughest that we have had for a good while. but good season
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