- Sep 8, 2010
I hunt several really nice farms but they are highly pressured for more reasons than just hunting. My buddy hunts what should be inferior property but it isn't pressured land or I should say managed land. It's less than a mile away from me . I have run trail cams for more than 10 years on the same property and I can count on one hand the Bucks I have had on came that are over 3.5 years of age, my buddy gets pics of several a year. I have tried to explain the difference to the land owner and fellow hunters with no prevail, yet they have the most unreal expectations I have ever seen. I have volunteered to show them proof with over 10 years+ worth of pics. Some people are forced to hunt where the chance of a 130/150 class deer is unlikely and that's understandable. I have been there but that shouldn't be the case on the farms we have to hunt now, yet it is. Fortunately for me I like to hunt for more reasons than just killing high scoring deer but it would be nice knowing we are making the atmosphere conducive for the chance since we have the potential within reach. The other guys only hunt to kill a high scoring deer but are confused when they don't. I recently had a family get so jealous we almost had words because he thinks I hunt in the middle of Tv type deer. In his mind because if things he hears they are hiding behind every tree. He's doing every thing in his power to hunt the farms when he has other property's such as my buddy that he regularly gets pics of mature deer on. I keep saying let's compare pics but have yet had them to take me up on it. It's laughable.