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#3626600 - 03/26/14 11:04 AM Living on the land you hunt?
buckaroo
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Registered: 06/18/09
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Loc: easttennessee

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We are looking at a house with 16 acres, that nearly joins my 40 acres I hunt. I'm wondering if I live everyday in my deer woods that hunting will be the same? In one way I think I will love it., but in another my killer desire may drop a bit?
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#3626607 - 03/26/14 11:11 AM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: buckaroo]
doubledownranch
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Registered: 08/09/11
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Loc: Old Hickory / Watertown

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Kills the desire 100% (for me at least) You will get to where you just want to take people if youre anything like me.
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#3626729 - 03/26/14 01:20 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: doubledownranch]
Boll Weevil
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Registered: 06/26/11
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Loc: Hardeman

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You might love it but my guess is the deer won't for one reason: pressure. If you're in the woods all the time (even not hunting) they'll get to where they know your comings and goings like you wouldn't believe. On a small piece, too much human activity can definitely influence deer activity.
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#3626799 - 03/26/14 02:22 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: Boll Weevil]
buckaroo
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I do alot of habitat work, but I feel like I would do more around the house than the 40 I hunt on. The 40 acre is about half mile away
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#3626870 - 03/26/14 03:28 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: buckaroo]
landman
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Registered: 11/15/09
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I just sold a couple 28 acres to build their Dream Home on, their son just killed his first turkey on it Saturday morning. Having the right food, cover, and surrounding tracts makes a big difference, also keeping it low pressured
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#3626955 - 03/26/14 04:47 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: landman]
timberjack86
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Registered: 06/20/11
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I have almost 8 acres and have planted food plots and trees. I love the habitat work but I hardly ever hunt it. I like to see deer in the backyard. I did kill 1 doe with a bow off my food plot last year. That was pretty cool.
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#3628485 - 03/27/14 11:41 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: timberjack86]
lpo1981
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Registered: 01/20/12
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Loc: Dickson, TN

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I live on 40 acres my parents own and have a treestand 300yds from my back porch.. I've managed to kill a 3.5+ y/o buck every year off this property since 2005 with exception of 2007 when we had the ehd... Although I do stay out of the woods I don't do any hiking or scouting except a few days a year.. I predominately do not venture back there except for firewood or to check a trail cam...

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#3628634 - 03/28/14 07:55 AM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: lpo1981]
LA man
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Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

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I have 16 acres i live/hunt on. Ive gotten to where i like looking at the deer. So i dont shoot them on my place.
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#3629298 - 03/28/14 07:45 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: LA man]
bigtex
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Loc: Brush Creek

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I live on the land I hunt [60 acres] I hunt it exclusively. I do find myself being more selective in what I kill and I do have a self imposed "safety zone" and don't hunt closer than 300 yds from the house.
I like being able to look out the window and seeing deer and turkeys, its pretty darn neat and something I have always dreamed of doing.
Even though I am more selective in what I kill now I make sure to put a few deer in the freezer every year. Makes no matter if it's me doing the shooting or my wife, daughter or Grandson, just as long as we kill enough deer to have venison or turkey a couple of times each week throughout the year.
Nothing like waking up in the mornings, putting my hunting clothes on and stepping out the back door to go hunting.
The deer don't seem to mind my daily "walkabouts" in fact I think they get accustomed to my presence. Not saying they become tame, they know that they are fair game. I do try to keep out of some of the places they prefer to bed in, until the time is right.
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#3629477 - 03/28/14 10:00 PM Re: Living on the land you hunt? [Re: bigtex]
deerhunter10
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Registered: 08/21/12
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I don't personally own any land yet. but when I do I will not live on it atleast not my main farm. I may live on a smaller track but I will have a separate farm. ive seen it over and over again the desire go down. may not happen to everyone but it does happen and I don't want that to happen to me.
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