3 deer in 5 days


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Patocazador
December 10, 2012, 05:40 PM
I just had a great 5 days of hunting after a so-so hunting season up 'til now. I shot a small-horned spike on Wed. and then went to my daughter's place and hunted public land nearby and killed a spike on Sat. and again on Sun. I now have 4 deer in the larder for the next year and deer season doesn't end until the end of Feb.

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BP Hunter
December 10, 2012, 06:31 PM
Good for you. Here in WA State, we are only allowed a lousy 1 deer per season, and not only that, only with one weapon of choice.:cuss:

sleepyone
December 10, 2012, 10:02 PM
Great hunting!

BP Hunter, WA does not sound like a very hunter-friendly state. Next year they might decide your weapon of choice is a club.

gspn
December 10, 2012, 10:15 PM
I love hearing about a successful week! Meat in the freezer!!!

Kahr33556
December 10, 2012, 10:16 PM
now you can hold out for the bigger ones.

tahoe2
December 11, 2012, 12:34 AM
Actually , once you buy your license, you can apply for up to 4 special permit tags @ 5 bucks a pop (special doe tag, second buck tag, any deer tag, etc...).
It's a raffle drawing and you have to select a specific area to hunt and there are many choices to choose from. I have known guys who have received two drawings plus their regular tag, that's three possible deer (not to bad). It does require some extra effort on the hunters part, and to know the areas you want to hunt.
If you select "modern firearm" season and choose to hunt a "high power restricted" area (no rifles) you can use a bow, crossbow , or handgun. There are choices if you know how to work the system !

texas chase
December 11, 2012, 01:03 PM
What kind of rifle is that?

Trent
December 11, 2012, 01:23 PM
Good grief, send some of those my way, will you?

I was seeing them daily up until a couple weeks ago; but since the opening of the late archery season I've seen ZERO deer on my property.

Two miles down the road, last Friday, I stopped on the side of the road and counted *57* in a field by the river. The whole damn herd moved on!

oneounceload
December 11, 2012, 04:18 PM
Living here in Central FL you NEED to kill that many just to get enough meat for a dinner for a family of four........;)
These deer are smaller than my friend's German Shepherd

Now go look at the mulie on the thread about 243 to see what a "normal" deer looks like

birddog
December 11, 2012, 04:33 PM
Congrats! Good shooting.

Here in Western NY, our regular firearms deer season just ended -- and I was skunked for only the second time in 25 years of hunting.

One more week of muzzleloader season, and it's all over. I plan on getting out there and trying, despite feeling like hope is fading.

Patocazador
December 12, 2012, 01:04 PM
What kind of rifle is that?
It's a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight barreled action in .257 Roberts Ackley Improved. The stock is an MPI, one of the first synthetic stocks to come out about 25 years ago. The paint job is worn away home made. I shoot 100 gr. Nosler Partitions in it.

Sheepdog1968
December 12, 2012, 01:53 PM
Congrats. How long will that much meat usually last?

Patocazador
December 12, 2012, 06:18 PM
Congrats. How long will that much meat usually last?
With only my wife and I it should last about 10 mos. We eat it 3 times a week if we have it.
If my kids come to visit, you can cut that down to about 7 mos. The hearts go first. We all love fried deer heart.

HOOfan_1
December 12, 2012, 08:57 PM
I took off this week to go hunting, I have been 4 days so far this year. Day 1 was cut short when I shot a turkey 10 minutes after setting up.

Today was the first day I saw a deer. I was set up in a rolling bean field with my .30-06. I saw the deer about 15 minutes before sunset. It was just a dark spot in the beans. Even putting my scope up to 9X, the deer almost looked like a rabbit in my scope. It was 550-600 yards if it was an inch away from me. I think it was a doe, but at that range I couldn't tell. Too far to shoot, too late to try to position myself for a shot.

Duane M
December 12, 2012, 09:14 PM
Congratulations on a great hunt. Are you anywhere near Wesley Chapel?

Liberty1776
December 12, 2012, 10:22 PM
That's just braggin! (good on you...)

horsemen61
December 12, 2012, 10:30 PM
nice enjoy the spoils

Patocazador
December 13, 2012, 09:47 AM
Congratulations on a great hunt. Are you anywhere near Wesley Chapel?
No. Marion County.

FITASC666
December 13, 2012, 07:46 PM
Nice hunting!
They do seem small in weight. What is the average meat yield for this venison?

Patocazador
December 13, 2012, 11:20 PM
Nice hunting!
They do seem small in weight. What is the average meat yield for this venison?
The gross average weight of Florida bucks is 110-120 lbs. For does 85-95 lbs. I believe the amount of meat is equal or less than 40% of that weight.

JEB
December 14, 2012, 12:57 AM
nice job! i got two last saturday here in Iowa, hopefully get a few more this weekend. good luck!

ljnowell
December 14, 2012, 04:23 AM
Congrats on the hunting and fine shooting!!

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