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Deer Hunting

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by kentuckyrifleman, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. 2000ShadowACE

    2000ShadowACE Member

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    Here in Iowa the deer are getting pretty scarce. I have been out at least three times a week all bow season and only seen four deer.
  2. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member

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  3. Big Chevy

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    Only thing I have seen is doe's, and 1 hog with my buddy that he got (I was to slow to the rifle :(). Walked the glades last weekend in a couple different areas just a couple cottonmouths. Not done yet hoping for better luck.
  4. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    I got a doe the second day of primitive weapons. First rifle season just started last weekend. I haven't had a chance to go yet but I've got til the end of Jan.

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  5. al45lc

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    D3 drought levels in my hunting area, very poor success ratios due to that.
    One pond that held a monster Moose I was watching last year was completely dried up this year. The bear take is down too because of low berry growth in this area. Last year we saw 4 bears, and scat everywhere. This year not a sign.
    Our group got 1 Muley Buck, and that's ALL we saw in 6 days! For 5 guys!
    Last year we saw over 2 dozen Deer and several Elk.
    Many camps gave up and pulled out after 3-4 days, it was so bad.
    That's the bitch of Colorado hunting, your stuck in your draw area, no matter what.
  6. m77user

    m77user Active Member

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    First time in 55 years that I have been unable to go hunting. Congratulations to all who scored this year and condolences to those who were not so fortunate.
  7. whirley

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    Try cooking the whole ham of a very young deer. It's tender and very much like roast lamb. Delicious.
  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Some nice deer you all have taken!
    And good luck on your trip Woodnut. I've been a bit under the weather this gun season here with flu-like feelings. I did manage to get out the second day here all day and had a neighbor miss a small 9pt..
    It came down past me and with two shots, I managed to drop it with my S&W 586, .357 Mag.. When he came down (my neighbor) I had the deer down and he told me he'd missed it and really needed the meat. So, I told him to go get his 4 wheeler and I'd help him load the buck up and that we did.
    As I'm feeling a bit better, I'm going to try and hit it hard with the 3 days of season we have left...stll with the revolver.
  9. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    REALLY nice antlered buck.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Nice, meat in the freezer.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Same here....good meat in the freezer.
  12. gun runner

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    I went deer hunting today, sat in the blind for about 2 hours smoking cigarettes and all i saw was a little doe :D I figured Im not going to shoot one yesterday
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012
  13. tango1niner

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    cpttango, you're going to need alot of tenderizer for that, plenty of iron in it though!
    steve4102, looks good !
    I've seen alot of doe, no permit. One 4 ptr. but in an Antler Restriction area. Try my luck again Sat. and Sun. Nice deer Gents.
    Anyone eat the heart? Looking for a good recipes that doesn't mask the flavor
  14. howlnmad

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    I was talking with a lady from our church last night and she says that she is over-run with does and has invited me over to thin the herd. Says I can sit on her front porch and take care of it. All she wants is some venison out of it. I told her no problem and thanked her.
  15. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

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    Gettin ready to head out to sit(grrrr). First year I have ever not had to wear long johns to hunt in its 61degrees at 5am this mornin. I normally walk but I'm also not at my normal huntin spot.
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