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#3521186 - 12/29/13 04:41 PM New to the board and wondering
camovol88
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Registered: 12/15/13
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if anyone else has had as bad or worse year then me. To start the year i had a doe duck the bow string opening day and the rest of my season followed suit. not only have i had few shot oppurtunities this year but even deer sightings have been low every where ive hunted as ive only SEEN 15 deer all year, the biggest buck being a four point although ive been getting a few pictures of decent bucks all season long. muzzle loader rolled around and i missed a little spike at 30 yards only to miss him again about an hour later (keep in mind i hadnt seen many deer all year usually try not to shoot small ones like that) but turned out my scope was off. a week later i come back to my spot to find my stand was stolen and missed a big bobcat the very same day. with all this said i hunted hard all season long and was in the woods often making sure to not over hunt anywhere. i hunt 4 different properties (grainger,union,scott, and a lease in Hickman) and had little to no luck all year long. has anyone else had this bad of luck?
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#3521191 - 12/29/13 04:45 PM Re: New to the board and wondering [Re: camovol88]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Feel for you . I've been hearing a lot of sad tales this year. If it was easy and I shot a bunch of deer every year it wouldn't be worth doing. Part of the excitement is never knowing whats going to happen. Still a week left go for it !!
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#3521195 - 12/29/13 04:47 PM Re: New to the board and wondering [Re: camovol88]
mathews338
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Welcome to the site! Just about everybody I know has experienced a much of the same you have. Not as many deer seen, not as much sign as they are use to seeing, etc. although I have killed some nice bucks it has been a very tuff season.
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#3521783 - 12/30/13 04:39 AM Re: New to the board and wondering [Re: mathews338]
MUP
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Why yes, yes I have had a bad season. Welcome to the site! \:\)
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#3521870 - 12/30/13 06:18 AM Re: New to the board and wondering [Re: MUP]
camovol88
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thanks for the welcome fellas glad I'm not alone in havin a bad season !
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#3521925 - 12/30/13 07:00 AM Re: New to the board and wondering [Re: camovol88]
Columbia Scott
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Registered: 01/23/11
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Loc: Columbia, Tennessee

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Last year was the worst ever on our lease. One little buck killed and hundreds of small ones walked. During an average year we probably have only 3 decent deer killed on 500 acres. Two shooters were harvested this year and a doe two days ago.

Some years it's just miserable. I have been sick, not seeing a thing, Out of time off, high hunting pressure and poachers. You just want to throw in the towel.

Then, in an instant.....Best season of your life!!! I guess it's the nature of the beast. \:\) A friend killed this one on the lease opening day of muzzleloader

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