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#3412597 - 10/21/13 07:14 PM How is everyone's season going so far?
Bootlegger
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Loc: Crossville,TN

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I haven't been on in a while. Just wondering how everyone is doing out there? I've killed 3 does and one smaller 8 point. I took off the second week of season and hunted all week. Anyone kill any big one's yet?
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#3413168 - 10/22/13 05:51 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Bootlegger]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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ain't even seen a deer
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#3413258 - 10/22/13 07:31 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: stik]
Headhunter
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Registered: 11/14/00
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Loc: LaVergne, TN USA

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Awesome, have not killed a deer but have lost count on how many deer I have passed that have been less than 20 yards. Over 30 chances at bucks. Only an opportunity at one good deer, 44 yards wide open, should have shot but there were 2 bigger ones with him I was hoping to get a chance at and didn't.
I passed this one.



a few I have seen









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#3413318 - 10/22/13 08:24 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Headhunter]
Urban_Hunter
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Registered: 10/15/12
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^^^^ Cool pics!

My season did not start off as planned. I am sitting on the only acorns around and the deer are staying in the thicket and just eating the bushes. I really don't know what they are eating in there, but they arent coming out. I tryed to get in there with them to no avail. 10 years ago this spot would produce 15 deer per hunt to look at. Over the past 3 years it has rapidly declined. May remember me saying a guy on the back side of the mountain/hill shot one with a rifle on opening day.I have seen 7 deer all season and took one of them. I haven't seen anything my last two hunts. Been holding off going to my other farm for muzzleloader and needless to say, couldn't be happier its next weekend.
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#3413394 - 10/22/13 09:17 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
Spikes Tactical
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Registered: 01/11/10
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Loc: Greer, South Carolina

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With my move to South Carolina I have only been back to Tennessee twice since the season has opened. First time was to mow the lawn and make sure the house was ready to sell.

Second time was to get a 1 day hunt in. I saw a spike in the morning within 10 yards, drew and got hung up in my safety harness when I turned to get into position for the shot. Evening hunt seen 4 does but out of range.

For a 1 day hunt I was happy to see that many deer.

Good luck to all

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#3413893 - 10/22/13 02:45 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Spikes Tactical]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
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I've seen a few deer but I'm on a new place and still trying to figure it out
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#3413928 - 10/22/13 03:09 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
hitek7
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Registered: 07/26/10
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Loc: Eva, AL

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 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter


Been holding off going to my other farm for muzzleloader and needless to say, couldn't be happier its next weekend.


Next weekend? I think it will be the weekend after that?

Hunting has been good so far though. Eventhough I have not pulled the trigger yet I have seen more deer and more rack bucks than I usually do. The big one will eventually make a mistake...

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#3414064 - 10/22/13 04:47 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: hitek7]
WRbowhunter
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Registered: 02/22/10
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Been pretty slow for me. First few weeks were rough with only a couple of deer sightings. Shot a doe earlier in the week so hoping this will kick start my season. going the next 2 days
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#3414095 - 10/22/13 05:13 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: WRbowhunter]
HOOK
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Registered: 05/01/99
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Loc: Rutherford County, TN

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Typical... Although seeing more shooter bucks than usual. No complaining here...they just have to cooperate a bit more...
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#3414294 - 10/22/13 07:19 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: HOOK]
krazykarl_13
Spike


Registered: 07/26/09
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Killed a spike and pulled back on a mature doe this evening only to find out my my platform was too low and my cam was resting on my rail...seeing deer when I get to go
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#3414336 - 10/22/13 07:41 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: krazykarl_13]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
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Loc: Franklin, TN

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I haven't shot one yet but I've got some spots where I will be bow only during muzzleloader and rifle.
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#3414727 - 10/22/13 11:33 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: krazykarl_13]
catman529
spiderboy
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Registered: 11/10/10
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It has been slow. I have killed 2 but at least half the time I don't even see a deer from the stand. Movement seems to be on and off. I have also been moving around a lot and doing a lot of midday scouting to try and figure out where the deer are. They are there, I'm just not seeing em as much. Everything is late though, most leaves are still green and it was until recently sweaty hot outside. Hope to start seeing some more action soon, itching to get a big nanner or two on the ground before I start holding off for bucks when the rut picks up.
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#3414749 - 10/23/13 12:54 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: catman529]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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been a good season so far. haven't shot any but didn't really want to shoot a doe. and nothing mature enough that's been close enough to shoot so far. have not been skunked yet my slowest hunt was Monday morning only saw 3 doe and a spike. looking forward to have a gun in my hand though. haven't even hunted our best farm and on the farms we've been on haven't hunted any of our really good spots.
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#3414845 - 10/23/13 06:27 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: deerhunter10]
smstone22
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Allardt, TN

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Killed 2 does then started buck hunting, have seen 42 deer total, 13 young bucks, 0 mature bucks.
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#3414878 - 10/23/13 07:04 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: smstone22]
BAMA BOW MERKER
6 Point


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 542
Loc: Dyer County, TN

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Very good! Seeing deer usually every sit, and actually seeing several bucks. Most of those bucks are small, but have seen a few shooters. Was able to kill one good deer on state ground, and have taken one doe off my lease so far.
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#3414954 - 10/23/13 08:02 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
TNDeerGuy
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Registered: 11/28/06
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Loc: Old Hickory/Mt.Juliet, TN

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I've drawn back on more deer and had something goofy happen causing a shot not to be taken more so than I can remember. I'm on all kinds of deer, it just hasn't come together yet—the challenge of archery.....any of these deer would easily be dead with a firearm.
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#3415356 - 10/23/13 12:03 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
Frank G
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Registered: 12/20/12
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Loc: Hardin Co, TN Pickwick Lake

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Have seen a good number at our place in Hardin. All healthy deer, nothing BIG but it is still so dense difficuly to see or out of range. I have taken a nice 6 point a doe and a turkey. Agree if it was firearm season ........ full locker by now.
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#3415434 - 10/23/13 12:46 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Frank G]
REM7
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Registered: 08/19/08
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Only hunted opening wknd. Passed on some does so my son could get one with Xbow, and he did out of the blind. Not had time go since. But son killing one mad it a great bow season thus far.
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#3415980 - 10/23/13 07:06 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: REM7]
Bootlegger
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Registered: 04/26/13
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Loc: Crossville,TN

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I have seen a few smaller bucks. That 8 point was the only decent one i've seen. I bow hunt up till Rifle season. Then hunt with my 25-06 some, then go back to my Bow. I'm gonna go to Middle/West TN soon. I love going to Smith county and places like that. Lots more deer there than here in Unit A in Cumberland County. I hunt some in Morgan County too. I hope everyone has a great season.
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#3416678 - 10/24/13 08:21 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: krazykarl_13]
DOC1187
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Registered: 06/14/08
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only seen 1 doe
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#3416835 - 10/24/13 09:46 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: krazykarl_13]
KnoxvilleHunter
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Registered: 10/03/12
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Loc: Powell, TN

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Only seen two doe, its pretty slow.
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#3416844 - 10/24/13 09:51 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: KnoxvilleHunter]
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Grumpaw
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Registered: 12/13/00
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Loc: Dallas, GA. & Cookeville, TN

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two does in the freezer now on a buck only hunt. I hunt bow all season long.
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#3419998 - 10/26/13 01:15 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Unicam]
RightWing
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 Originally Posted By: Unicam
I hunt bow all season long.
Same here, I just bowhunt (even during the gun season). I have seen allot of deer compared to the last couple seasons, the movement was slow for the first two weeks of October, But the last week and half have been much better with the cooler temps.

I have killed 3 does for the freezer, and have next Monday (28th) off from work to start looking more seriously for some horns.

As far as deer numbers/sightings this year seems to be a little above average so far.


Keep'em Sharp and good hunting \:\)


Edited by RightWing (10/26/13 01:16 PM)

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#3420161 - 10/26/13 03:01 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: RightWing]
DixieCrafter
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It's been a slow dull start with little deer movement! This last week things began to pick up significantly and I shot 3 slicks. the week before I 12 ringed a coyote!

These next 2 weeks before MZ will have me out there every minute I can spare!
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#3420967 - 10/26/13 08:59 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: DixieCrafter]
Mag
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One doe on my first morning.....
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#3421445 - 10/27/13 07:07 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Mag]
102
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Started out HOT and slow.
But it has picked up lately.

My son has killed 2 does, a button (oops!) and 2 coyotes.

I have killed 3 does (one of which we found the remains of yesterday that coyotes had eaten), and the largest buck I ever killed at AEDC in 32 years. A 9 point at least 3.5 years old, probably 4.5, that dressed out 150 pounds.
I could smell him from 10 yards away.
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#3422094 - 10/27/13 12:40 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: 102]
Bootlegger
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Going back to the Tree in the morning...hoping to see a decent buck to shoot at. Then next weekend going to Smith county to hunt.
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#3433034 - 11/02/13 11:30 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Bootlegger]
r'ville a-bolt
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got my first bow kill two weeks ago looking forward to muzzleloader still taking my bow though
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#3435656 - 11/04/13 02:31 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Mag]
Frank G
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Good weekend here: Saw a number of large doe and 1 6 point no shot Saturday. BUT stuck a "Yotie" at 30 yards was worth the day out. Sunday took a big doe.
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#3435687 - 11/04/13 02:48 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Frank G]
UTGrad
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Finally stuck a doe at the 11th hour yesterday. I was concerned I was going to not get a deer with a bow for two years in a row. I will still bow hunt on occassion but I do enjoy some firepower!
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#3447659 - 11/11/13 06:28 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: UTGrad]
RightWing
Spike


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Still hunting with the bow here, this is deer #4 for the year. Shot on the opening weekend of Blackpowder rifle season. \:\)

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#3447844 - 11/11/13 07:59 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: RightWing]
Pinwheeled
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Registered: 09/19/11
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Loc: Nashville, TN

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I can't complain. I've killed 3 so far including my first two off of public ground in TN. I took out both my bow and muzzleloader for the opener Saturday and killed this guy with my bow at 20 yards.


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#3448894 - 11/12/13 11:14 AM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Pinwheeled]
Engine2c
4 Point


Registered: 10/02/13
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Loc: West TN

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Great for me 2 does this year with the hoyt so far. I may regret it it, but still sticking with it. I'm determined to get a good buck with my bow.
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#3457275 - 11/17/13 03:00 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Engine2c]
102
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6 tagged so far for me.
5 for my son

My biggest ever doe
My biggest ever AEDC buck.

My sons first ever Illinois Buck. (got it on video)

All public land.

All TONS of fun.

I did have two firsts for my 33 years of bowhunting.
I watched a coyote run off my liver shot doe (only to find her remains many days later)

And then I watched a very rut crazed buck actually RAM his horns into a bedded and dying doe that I had just shot, and then ran her all over down below me in and out of a thicket as she tried to lay down and die.

Bloody mess.

It got dark, and I imagine he ran her into the next county, never to be seen again.

We looked for 8 man hours the next day to no avail.
Found blood and bed, but no doe.
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#3489227 - 12/07/13 05:03 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: 102]
Bootlegger
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5 So far...one smaller 8 point and 4 does. Haven't hunted much in the past two weeks.
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#3489241 - 12/07/13 05:13 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: DOC1187]
Baxter83
Good ol' Boys
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I haven't been much, but I've managed to kill 2 doe, and my personal best archery buck.
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#3489296 - 12/07/13 06:01 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Baxter83]
Crow Terminator
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point


Registered: 10/23/99
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Loc: McMinn County

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Been an odd one for me. I've been 3x all year. Two of those were at LBL on the gun hunt. All during bow season, I was crappie fishing and loving it. Went once in ML and killed this buck just because it would be the biggest I had ever killed with a ML.




Then hit a stretch of overtime at work that hasn't let up yet...7 days a week. All day, every day. Got to go to the LBL hunt due to vacation. Killed this 9 on the second day:



And I'm pretty much done for the year as far as getting to hunt. The only way I will get to kill another one is if I come home and one is standing in my field, which would technically be just shooting/killing and not hunting.

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#3489650 - 12/07/13 08:39 PM Re: How is everyone's season going so far? [Re: Crow Terminator]
@fulldraw
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10 pt, ft campbell, ml
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