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#3241221 - 05/07/13 11:05 AM Eastern TN Deer
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What are the deer like east of Knoxville? Any decent size or populations?
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#3241238 - 05/07/13 11:35 AM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: ]
PinchPoint
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There are some great bucks and great populations east of knoxville.. definitely not as dense as west Tn. But they can be found, I used to hunt a farm in Cocke county that had an awesome population of deer with some GREAT bucks, probably the best place I have hunted in Tn.

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#3241362 - 05/07/13 02:10 PM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: PinchPoint]
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ON AVERAGE, the deer of East TN are smaller than the deer of Middle and West TN, but that doesn't mean some East TN deer won't be top-end. Such a wide range of potential sizes exist in any given location that even in a below average area a few will be top-end.
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#3241375 - 05/07/13 02:32 PM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: BSK]
DKO77
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I've killed spikes and 3 pointers in East Tn that were bigger than any 7 or 8 point I killed in West Tn. Ain't complaining tho , easier to drag up them stinking hills -lol.
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#3241944 - 05/08/13 08:29 AM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: DKO77]
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 Originally Posted By: DKO77
I've killed spikes and 3 pointers in East Tn that were bigger than any 7 or 8 point I killed in West Tn. Ain't complaining tho , easier to drag up them stinking hills -lol.
I would guess you killed old spikes and 3 pts,and VERY young 7 or 8 pts then,thats sure not the norm.
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#3241959 - 05/08/13 08:36 AM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: Football Hunter]
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Anyone go up to Harlan, KY? Is it the same type of deer as East TN?
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#3242470 - 05/08/13 08:15 PM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: ]
huntncoach
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I grew up in Harlan County and, yes, it is much the same terrain there as in East TN.
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#3242499 - 05/08/13 08:44 PM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: huntncoach]
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Thank You!
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#3243317 - 05/10/13 06:06 AM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: ]
pseshooter300
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Definatly some good deer hunting here just not like west Tn which I would love to go and hunt in west Tn. Some steep mountains around here and some smart old mountain deer.
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#3244166 - 05/11/13 08:09 AM Re: Eastern TN Deer [Re: pseshooter300]
buckaroo
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I've talked to some game wardens and taxidermist, the last few years there has been a large increase in pope and young sized deer killed in our area and county.
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