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#3270924 - 06/19/13 07:38 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: knightrider]
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This thread is a perfect example of why opinions and viewpoints expressed on TNdeer may not be representative of the "average" deer hunter in TN. Look at the high percentage of those who expect to hunt 40 or even 50 or more days this year. Statistically valid surveys of TN deer hunters find that the average deer hunter only hunts 12-14 days per year. This disparity strongly suggest TNdeer users represent primarily the most serious deer hunters and not the average deer hunter.
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#3271041 - 06/19/13 10:02 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: BSK]
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Also, I think some probably think they are going to hunt more days than they actually get to. Like I would say probably 25-30 but it is inevitable that I am going to get stuck at home doing something for the ole lady on a couple of those days, then weather isn't going to be good for another couple days. But even given those I still would say I hunt more than the "average tn deer hunter". BSK, when was it released that the average is 12-14 days per year? I agree though, TNdeer has alot of folks that aren't your average deer hunter, their knowledge of deer hunting also suggest they are not the average deer hunter.
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#3271044 - 06/19/13 10:04 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: Rockhound]
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
I only missed 3 or 4 days season before last, I missed about 12 last year due to tagging out so I plan on hunting just about every day


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#3271120 - 06/19/13 11:51 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
This thread is a perfect example of why opinions and viewpoints expressed on TNdeer may not be representative of the "average" deer hunter in TN. Look at the high percentage of those who expect to hunt 40 or even 50 or more days this year. Statistically valid surveys of TN deer hunters find that the average deer hunter only hunts 12-14 days per year. This disparity strongly suggest TNdeer users represent primarily the most serious deer hunters and not the average deer hunter.


I'm as serious as they come, I just can't get out there as much as I would love to. \:\(
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#3271707 - 06/20/13 08:23 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
This thread is a perfect example of why opinions and viewpoints expressed on TNdeer may not be representative of the "average" deer hunter in TN. Look at the high percentage of those who expect to hunt 40 or even 50 or more days this year. Statistically valid surveys of TN deer hunters find that the average deer hunter only hunts 12-14 days per year. This disparity strongly suggest TNdeer users represent primarily the most serious deer hunters and not the average deer hunter.

Hence the name of this forum. ;\) I keed, I keed.

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#3271715 - 06/20/13 08:29 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: MUP]
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MattR,

Data from the hunter surveys conducted by UT, under the direction of the TWRA.

If I had the opportunity to take a long, detailed look at both that survey's data as well as the TWRA's hunter databases I strongly suspect that the median (not the average) days hunted would even be lower than the average. I think what we have is the majority of people in TN who deer hunt actually hunt very little. They are opening week of gun season and some opening weekend of MZ season hunters only. In addition, I believe the hard-core hunters--those hunting 30+ calendar days per year--are a small minority of hunters. However, I also believe this small minority of hunters accounts for the vast majority of deer killed each year.

In essence, we have a majority of hunters who hunt very little and are not consistently successful, and a much smaller minority of passionate hunters who hunt a lot and are regularly successful, accounting for most of the deer killed each year.
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#3271838 - 06/20/13 10:57 AM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: BSK]
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It would be interesting to know more statistics regarding deer killed in TN each year, like how many time they hunt a year, how many deer they kill each year, what time of day the deer was killed. It would be awesome to have all that information even if it was just for a year. I would love to have that kind of info and put it all together and see what kind of patterns and information I could take from it.
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#3272153 - 06/20/13 04:53 PM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
A bunch, but we both know how plans go.
Yep. I hope 40+!
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#3273771 - 06/22/13 10:59 PM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: timberjack86]
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I hunt until I get all the meat I need and will then focus on antlers. I have three leases in middle TN and hunt a few days in central Missouri but don't think I will come close to hunting 50 days!
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#3273953 - 06/23/13 12:44 PM Re: How many days do you plan to hunt this deer season [Re: Recoil]
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as many as possible.
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