4th doe of the season down

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  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    On tuesday morning I was hunting in a stand over looking a corn feild, here in western NY. At about 0700 two doe poped their heads over a small hill at 400 meters, and proceded to walk tawards me. I hit them with my range finder a few times and decided on the best place, at which to engage the larger doe.
    It was a 95 meter shot to my intended ambush point. I was shooting a remington 1187 with a smoth bore and rifle sights from an elevated position about 15 feet off the ground.
    It was a very uncomfortable shooting position, that I had to work myself into for the shot. I recited the fundementals in my head before I touched the trigger, and at the shot I heard a whack and she ran into the woods. After a few hours I got down and began to fallow the blood trail. She went 400 meters before I found her. The blood trail was very heavy and easy to fallow. The shot was good through and through but upon inspection of the vitals I found that I had only taken one lobe of her right lung.
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  2. Len Backus

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  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Len, I was wishing I had my muzzle loader at that moment but due to some sabot issues I grabed the shotgun.
     
  4. Silverback7

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    YOU SUCK!!! NICE WORK. I JUST WANNA HUNT!!! Where did you get it?
     
  5. dogdinger

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    just curious....is this a shotgun/muzzle only season? what are the limits? you mentioned this was your 4th doe. I love those whitetail backstraps!!keep whacking an stackin!!!! AJ
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Behind my house Dave on my neighbors land
     
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  7. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    In NY we have a month of bow hunting, then a month of gun season. In the county I live in you can use a muzzle loder, shotgun, pistol or bow during the firearms season. Then we get 2 weeks of late bow/muzzle loder hunting.

    As far as tags go, I get a buck tag for bow season a buck tag for the regular firearms season, then if I dont use the bow tag from the buck season it becomes a either sex tag for the late season. I got 4 doe tags for the season. My wife also got all of the same tags. I have only used 2 doe tags so far as my neighbor get some tags called DMAPS (15 of them) for his property.

    I also have nusence tags from alot of the local farmers that I can use from march to august. My father inlaw gets 25 of these and you can hunt them with what ever you like until 11pm with a spot light.

    Most of them are donated to a program for the neede here in NY. In the county I live there is some where in the area of 115 deer per square mile.
     
  8. dogdinger

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    I understand the need to thin them out being from Alabama. The deer season there starts mid november (rifle season) and lasts till feb. and the limit is one a day, sometimes 2. I wish i had one of those backstraps for thanksgiving dinner. AJ
     
  9. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Ya wish I could send you one.

    The issue here is the herd is not getting thined out at all. Lots of private land and the DMAPS are suppossed to be so land owners will let other people on there land to hunt, but it dosent work that way at all. I own 4 acres but I cant realy hunt on it, its mostly road frontage. My neighbor ownes 350 and lets 14 guys hunt it, but its very well managed (took me 3 years to get invited and I'm on doe patrol only). In comparision the land accrossed the street is 2000 acres and 3 guys hunt it and the lot to my left is 400 and one guy hunts it. The land onwners will not let anyone else in there one group pays the other guys is just a dick, and thats just my area Silverback will echo this in his experience. A friend of ours own a farm here in town lots and lots of land he gets to hunt one small corner behind the barn. The rest goes to guys who have the money to pay for the land. Its a hot topic as some of the bucks in our are can go over 200 inches and its a very rich area we live in and we are both just avarage guys.
     
  10. Silverback7

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    I hate u....




    I also have nusence tags from alot of the local farmers that I can use from march to august. My father inlaw gets 25 of these and you can hunt them with what ever you like until 11pm with a spot light.

    Most of them are donated to a program for the neede here in NY. In the county I live there is some where in the area of 115 deer per square mile
     
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    Across the road is good too.....the hill is a backstop....but the longest shot is what 500 meters from the grain bins to the big oak tree...I bet dave Miez would let us accress from your house and Thw rich guy will let us nuciance where I missed on 96....
     
  12. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Will ask him when you get back that would be cool
     
  13. Clark

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    I shot 4 deer in 2008 and 2009.
    Then our son moved out.
    Now we can only eat 2 animals per year:(
    I miss that boy.
     
  14. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Sorry to here that but we all have to grow up some time I suppose. I sure as heck did not eat all 4. We have a big party and at least one gets eaten then. The meat we dont eat goes to friends or is donated. A lot of people wont take it though which is just silly.