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Old 09-03-2013, 09:04 PM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

thats a good idea. Im just getting a bow for areas that are near public tracks and in tight bush. dont like guns when there is the possibilty of others being around
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:27 AM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

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Originally Posted by Twanger View Post
Well, I kill a lot of deer with a bow.
Totaled up the last four years recently - 106 deer.

Some run farther than others. Some have poor blood trails and some are great.
No rhyme or reason to it.

Then there's helping other guys on the team track their deer.

Probably have recovered something like 200 deer in the last four years.

My little pile of stuff there weighs about 2lb. I weigh 250 lb.
I don't notice the weight all that much.

It pays to be prepared. Just sayin'...


106 in 4 years? how much do you want for your ocean front property in arizona?
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:52 AM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

it's hard to imagine.
It's a ton of deer.

I run a deer management group in the Maryland suburbs near Washington DC.
They are overrun with deer.
We have unlimited doe tags and a bow season that's almost 5 months long.
We run corn feeders with a camera on every one.
Kill Probability is about 80% per hunt.
So if you only kill 5 a month that's more than 20 a year.
I'll often kill 2, 3, or even 4 in a single day.

I've been doing it for 9 years now.
I'm pretty good at it. :-)

We feed a lot of hungry / disadvantaged people.

It's not really "hunting" but once in a while I'll get out and kill a deer on public land for a real hunting experience.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:24 AM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

why even gut it? sounds ilke you take most of the guts home in a bag anyway! haha jk thats a lot of deer! most people think I kill a lot of stuff out here in Wyoming cause I usually get 3 elk 6 deer and 6 antelope. 100+ is crazy! although one of my deer is probably like 4 deer back east weight wise
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

Talk about a dream job
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:36 AM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

I'd love to get paid to do this, but it costs our group about $1000-$1500 a year in corn, batteries, feeders, cameras, etc. Still, on a per-person basis it's maybe $200 a head for exclusive rights to bowhunt about 800 acres. In this day and age, that's a cheap 'lease.'

The neighborhood does take up a collection to help defer some corn costs. It helps, but does not come close to covering our costs.

We do it because we want to help the community, fill our freezers, feed the hungry, and help the deer. It's a multi-way win.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:44 AM
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Re: Deer recovery kit

That would be 200 dollars well spent!
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