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#497752 - 11/18/07 01:34 PM Catoosa
deerchaser007
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Were did they bring in the new soil from to produce a 3.5 year old buck like the one on page 31 of the latest TN wildlife magazine??

Seriously,.. all you QDM folks and others on here that don't think QDM can make a difference in TN. Catoosa is a great example of what TN can really produce even in poor soils of east TN. All it takes is alittle management and a plan and stick with it. Can they produce record class bucks around every tree., NO,.. but QDM can make a difference on WMA,s , private lands, and public lands.

Great job and a big congrats to whoever deserves the credit on a successful QDM plan on a WMA in TN.
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#497864 - 11/18/07 05:53 PM Re: Catoosa [Re: ]
TennBuck
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this is true. biggest deer i ever saw off catoosa was killed 22 years ago. a 6 x 6 monster. measured 176", not officially though.
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#497929 - 11/18/07 06:51 PM Re: Catoosa [Re: TennBuck]
deerchaser007
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tndrbstr and tennbuck,.. you have to look at the data and look at the big picture.Sure they produced big bucks before. BUT,.. not as many. Besides,. this is not a issue of large antlers,.. its about qdm success. And going from a harvest of 270 1.5 year olds,55 2.5 year olds,16 3.5 year olds, 1 4.5 year old in 1993 to a harvest of 24 1.5 year olds,182 2.5 year olds, 36 3.5 year olds , and 1 4.5 year old is a huge success for a WMA. If they could increase doe harvest ,. it would be even better.

I'm not saying i favor the 4 point on 1 side,.. but,.. this is proof that it can be a effective tool for saving the lives of 1.5 year old bucks on a qdm managed property.

BUT,. i will admit,.. that pic of that 3.5 year old is amazing. That much mass and tine length on a 3.5 anywere in this state is a accomplishment. With or without qdm,.. thats a hoss. BUT,. i guess the northern gene helps some also. Tennbuck,.. was that 6x6 aged?? Just curious!!
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#498035 - 11/18/07 07:52 PM Re: Catoosa [Re: deerchaser007]
TennBuck
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5.5 dressed 196
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#499768 - 11/19/07 07:47 PM Re: Catoosa [Re: TennBuck]
oneshothc
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Registered: 01/09/07
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I just returned from Catoosa this past Saturday. I was drawn for the Rifle hunt the week before and the Muzzle-Loader hunt this past Thur.,Fri. and Sat. Seven of us were hunting and 3 of us took pretty nice deer. 10 pt/128 lbs./15 1/2 spread/3 yr. old.....8 pt./118 lbs./14" sppread/2 1/2 yr. old......8 pt./137 lbs./15 1/2" spread/2 1/2 yr.old.......All were taken during the gun hunt....I took the 8 pt./137 lb. one. I passed on a nice 8 pt. on the M-L hunt that was slightly smaller than the one I took during the gun hunt. Catoosa in my view is much better than it use to be. Our bucks were not "lifetime" bucks but, considering I had not been there in 15-20 years, I was happy. I am all for the point restriction and wish the whole state would do this. Now if Chuck Swan and a few others would follow suit.
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