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Old 02-21-2002, 04:08 PM
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LR Deer Herd

Remember that Deer Cull hunt I went on a few weeks ago?

This is a perfect example of why the cull licence was issued. This is one of several large Mule Deer herds in the area.



In this picture there are 14 obvious deer but we counted 19 as they crossed the snowbank.

We first spotted the herd bedded down on the other side of the valley about 2000 yards away. This picture was taken at a laser ranged 550 yds.

Unfortunately the wind was not cooperating so we did not even attempt a shot. A gusty, full value, 20 mph wind was not something I wanted to play with at long range.

I am hoping for a calm day so we can do some long range shooting. As you can see there is no lack of targets in this area.

Peter Cronhelm
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Old 02-21-2002, 06:26 PM
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Peter-
Where was this? I didn't know there were any deer seasons this time of year.
Most importantly, can I come next time???
I promise to do all the gutting and dragging!
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Old 02-22-2002, 09:19 AM
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Peter,
If you want to see deer, go to NE Pennsylvania. For the first 2 days of buck season last year I saw 70-80 deer total and that was woods hunting only. Not overlooking some valley.

It's not uncommon to go spot-lighting for a couple of hours and see 75-100 deer easy. My uncles still farm in the area and last I knew they reported 25-35% crop damage from deer.

And then there's turkeys......

But it sounds like you've got a nice area out there with the muleys.

Steve
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Old 03-05-2002, 08:58 PM
 
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Steve:

Was that an invitation?
I just spent the day drooling over Alabama state regs: 2 deer per day limit and $125 ten day non-resident license.

Pennsylvania is a whole lot closer though!
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Old 03-05-2002, 09:11 PM
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Mike I'm alway's looking for people to go with me..... [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-08-2002, 06:16 PM
 
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Boyd: If the hunting is really that good, count me in. In my area (near Glens Falls NY) if you see 5-6 deer together it's a big herd. I can only imagine what seeing 50+ per day is like.

If the offer is serious, I would definitely consider it worth the drive down.

I'm new to this board but you can reach me at mssgn@hotmail.com anytime.

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Old 03-08-2002, 07:12 PM
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Steve,

Where's that at in NE PA?

I live in Pike Co., PA and you can't get any further North or East in PA. If you did, you'd either be in NY or NJ.

My camp has 1100 private acres and we border on 1000s of SGL and SF lands.

Until about 3 years ago, we saw heard like you mentioned. these past few years they have dried-up a bit. I still do well however [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

hey, just think, Pike Co. is 1 of the 3 that will have bear concurrent to deer [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Gotta love that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you think about what Dr. Alt has proposed?

I'm for it. Then again, I've known him for ~20 years. This past bear season at the Shohola check station, I pulled in with a "smallish" bear. In fact my Yamaha 660 Grizzly towered over top of the 200# bear. Gary came outside and said, "Who's next?" I said, "I am Gary." He said, "mark, what do you want me to do, weigh your quad?"

Needless to say, the 60 or so obsrevers that were there got a good laugh.

Anyhoot, let me know where you hunt in NE PA. Perhaps we can go shooting one day. Have a 750yd range at the camp.

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