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#3514689 - 12/24/13 08:28 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: stik]
4 Point

Registered: 08/06/12
Posts: 313
Loc: tn, rutherford county

Stik when ever you see a post from me about the issues Unit L hunters have than you can ignore what ever ignorant post I may put on here and Ill do the same about East Tn issues.
#3514822 - 12/24/13 09:57 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: jar]
Mike Belt
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16 Point

Registered: 03/26/99
Posts: 18052
Loc: Lakeland, Tn.

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My sightings have been down somewhat this year; particularly shooter bucks.

Stik...I hate to tell you this buddy but if I didn't see over 10 deer in 200 hours I'd be looking for somewhere else to hunt.

#3514957 - 12/25/13 03:19 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Columbia Scott]
8 Point

Registered: 01/11/10
Posts: 1110
Loc: Woodlawn, TN

Not here. Saw about average. Only hunted about 12-15 days and had deer near me almost every day out except maybe 3. Had shots at 6. I think if my hot spots were not hot I would move to where they are today and not where they were last year.
#3515197 - 12/25/13 08:25 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: tasaman]

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 21
Loc: TN

Giles County.... I've barely seen any does this year but I've seen an unreal amount of bucks.
#3515320 - 12/25/13 09:57 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Columbia Scott]
8 Point

Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 1008
Loc: northeast TN

no acorns,deer in the fields
the jerky man

#3515661 - 12/25/13 02:18 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: tndeerman]
4 Point

Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 135
Loc: marion

 Originally Posted By: tndeerman
no acorns,deer in the fields


#3515802 - 12/25/13 04:31 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: ridgewalker]
10 Point

Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 3010
Loc: Lewisburg, Tn

Tons of deer until the last weekend of bow lost all sightings for about 3 or 4 wks had a little spike in sightings weekend 2 of rifle and for the two weeks afterwards and i haven't been in the woods much since.
Team Run 'N Gunners

#3515896 - 12/25/13 05:41 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: Columbia Scott]
8 Point

Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 1536
Loc: sevier county Tn

i have seen more deer this year than last year for sure. Averaging 10 per hunt on each property. Missed two bucks this year cleanly. One during MZL and that was all me and one during early gun and that was due to scope being off 3.5 inches right and low at 50 yards I found out after I missed. Been a cool season for me.
The impossible takes just a little bit longer

#3516401 - 12/26/13 04:42 AM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: tndeerman]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21182
Loc: lenoir city,tn

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 Originally Posted By: tndeerman
no acorns,deer in the fields

that's what I am seeing. 6 in the field when I walked out last night.
experienced hunters know its not just a bushy white tail, its a big middle finger.

nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught

#3516887 - 12/26/13 12:25 PM Re: Lack of sightings? [Re: stik]
10 Point

Registered: 11/14/00
Posts: 4000
Loc: LaVergne, TN USA

 Originally Posted By: stik
 Originally Posted By: jar
No one has mentioned the length of the firearms season. Most of my friends around here that have had their deer disappear either hunt their small spots too often or more likely the neighbors shoot whatever is brave enough to move in the daylight.

lack of sightings started with the opening of bow season. pressure had nothing to do with it.

Pressure has EVERYTHING to do with it, especially gun hunting. Deer sightings are ok, but mature buck sightings are basically over by the first week of December. Even BSK agrees that mature bucks disappear by the end of November, first of December. Would it make a difference if we had a shorter gun season? Don't know, but there is no way that our longer than 2 month gun season does not have anything to do with the mature bucks becoming vampires.
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