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#3332745 - 08/23/13 06:48 AM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: scn]
BigWes22
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I wish we would open bow season the 1st weekend in September like Ky. I would love a chance at a TN velvet buck.
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#3341957 - 08/30/13 02:09 PM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: BigWes22]
Jake47
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Registered: 07/30/13
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I would be all for more green in November, but then I'm from WI and us bowhunters always have about the first 20 days to ourselves. Minnesota's rifle season always opens around the beginning of November and therefore, occurs during the peak of the rut. Having discussed this with many people who hunt both states, they all feel as though WI has a much stronger buck population. Both in terms of quality and quantity.

Do you guys think that a later muzzy/gun season would improve the herd? Or do you think the herd is totally fine the way it is?

I am completely neutral on this because I have not hunted one day in TN. Rather, I am just curious what you all think.


Edited by Jake47 (08/30/13 02:10 PM)

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#3341967 - 08/30/13 02:17 PM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: Jake47]
BSK
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 Originally Posted By: Jake47
Do you guys think that a later muzzy/gun season would improve the herd? Or do you think the herd is totally fine the way it is?


Much of TN already has a more than adequate buck age structure. TN hunters are not over-harvesting bucks because the gun seasons occur during the rut. The areas of the state that do not have an adequate buck age structure generally have very high hunter densities, or low deer densities, or both. So the problem isn't when the gun seasons occur, it is simply too many hunters per deer in that area.
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#3346518 - 09/04/13 05:02 AM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: BSK]
buckaroo
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Registered: 06/18/09
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Give me the green, I guess I'll take my bow thru most of the season, the first two weeks of Nov. is my best chance of arrowing a buck.
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#3350145 - 09/07/13 07:16 AM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: buckaroo]
Hunter 257W
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Registered: 10/04/12
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Personally I wouldn't hunt in the heat of September if I was paid to do it.
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#3351242 - 09/07/13 10:42 PM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: BSK]
moondawg
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
We need a lot more yellow and a lot less green! ;\)


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Edited by moondawg (09/07/13 10:43 PM)
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#3353847 - 09/10/13 10:07 AM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: morgancountry]
Winchester
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 Originally Posted By: morgancountry
Who cares what the colors are, all I know is we get to hunt A LOT! Glad i live in Tennessee.

Amen brother, instead of some complaining which weapon is in season, learn to use all of them and hunt the entire season!!!

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#3358426 - 09/13/13 06:04 PM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: BSK]
flyinpro
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Registered: 06/10/13
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Loc: Blount Co, TN

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I would like to see Muzz move back to the weekend of Thanksgiving to be closer to the rut and open Archery on 1 Oct. Sept is too hot.
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#3358444 - 09/13/13 06:35 PM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: flyinpro]
Beekeeper
Good ol' Boys "Team Buckcreek"
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Registered: 08/26/09
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 Originally Posted By: flyinpro
I would like to see Muzz move back to the weekend of Thanksgiving to be closer to the rut and open Archery on 1 Oct. Sept is too hot.
Simple fix: Don't bow hunt till Oct. and you can carry a MZ all the way till Jan.
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#3363879 - 09/18/13 03:03 AM Re: 2013 Hunting Calendar [Re: BSK]
Fearless
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Registered: 10/14/08
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I agree on the more yellow
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