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#3189808 - 03/11/13 01:52 PM Got my Ames Report Card In
Andy S.
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Registered: 07/26/99
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Loc: Atoka, TN

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All jokes aside, it is merely a synopsis of my fall deer hunting at Ames Plantation.

2012-2013 Season

Hours hunted: 170
Shooters observed: 6 (125" or 4.5 years old)
Other bucks observed: 63
Does observed: 106
Fawns observed: 89
Unknowns observed: 27
Total deer seen: 291

I killed 4 does this season, but ate tag soup for bucks. All in all, it was a good year in the woods and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

For comparison purposes, this was data from the previous year.

2011-2012 Season
Hours hunted: 132.5
Shooters observed: 3 (125" or 4.5 years old)
Other bucks observed: 49
Does observed: 98
Fawns observed: 69
Unknowns observed: 30
Total deer seen: 249

I killed 5 does and 2 bucks this season.
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#3189842 - 03/11/13 02:33 PM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Andy S.]
WMAn
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Registered: 11/05/10
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Loc: Williamson County

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Andy,

What's the story with the 6 shooters you saw but did not kill?
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#3189856 - 03/11/13 02:49 PM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: WMAn]
Andy S.
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I figured that question would surface. \:\) In all honesty, I guessed all of the shooters I saw this year to gross score 125-130" as clean 8 points, which did not leave me much room for error, and furthermore, after the banner season I had previous year, I just opted to not push the envelope and I let them walk, the ones during rifle season that is. Another way to think about it is none of them made me think "Oh sh*%, he's a stud, get your gun up and kill him", at least not in my eyes on the days I saw them. Do not get me wrong, they were all good deer, and I even thought a few of them to be 4.5+, but I still refrained and watched them walk off. There were also a couple I saw during bow season in fields in the evening that were just too far to shoot at with a bow. Not sure I would have any ways, but that was never an issue with them feeding at 60-80 yards away from me with bow in hand.
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#3190067 - 03/11/13 06:39 PM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Andy S.]
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Great info Andy... Looks like you had a good season as far as movement and sightings even though you ate tag soup... I want to start keeping info. I said I was going to this year and didn't! No excuses!
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#3190619 - 03/12/13 10:02 AM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Hollar Hunter]
Bayou Buck
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Looks like you still had an exciting season with all those deer sightings. Almost 40 more hours on the stand this season. Must have been getting all the time you could in before you became a daddy! \:\)
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#3190632 - 03/12/13 10:12 AM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Bayou Buck]
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#3191608 - 03/13/13 11:22 AM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: RUGER]
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Sounds like good hunting.
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#3192210 - 03/13/13 09:13 PM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Andy S.]
Boone 58
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Yep, if i dont get the oh crap..shooter feel then usually it aint gonna catch a bullet.............no regrets.
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#3192800 - 03/14/13 03:58 PM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Boone 58]
Crosshairy
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You're not eating tag soup, you're eating doe backstrap \:D
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#3193062 - 03/14/13 09:57 PM Re: Got my Ames Report Card In [Re: Crosshairy]
Andy S.
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Registered: 07/26/99
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I was eating backstrap, but now I am about out of it. It does not last long around my house. \:\(
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