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#5955394 - 09/30/15 09:17 PM Question about lease activity around hunting season?
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 207
Loc: Stephens county
A fellow work employee today asked me a question that got me wondering.
Bow season is here and he doesn't do bow season ( gun only ) when should he stop going
To his property to walk around and checking on stuff as activity isn't the best thing for a property just before hunting season?
I bow hunt so I can't answer that.

Do y'all or when do you start staying away from your property before general hunting season?

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#5955397 - 09/30/15 09:18 PM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
titan2232 Offline
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We never stay away for long and since we corn the roads on every trip the deer don't mind our presence.
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#5955406 - 09/30/15 09:22 PM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
stxranchman Offline
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I actually start increasing my activity on my place(I live on it) in August to going out before daylight to corn roads/blinds and in the afternoons when I would normally head to blinds to hunt. That activity is early enough to not change the deer patterns and actually makes my hunting better. I see more deer early in the season than I did 3 yrs ago. I do not ever walk much on my property since I want deer that stay here to feel secure. I only drive a Ranger or tractor on the roads also.
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#5955480 - 09/30/15 10:11 PM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: stxranchman]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I actually start increasing my activity on my place(I live on it) in August to going out before daylight to corn roads/blinds and in the afternoons when I would normally head to blinds to hunt. That activity is early enough to not change the deer patterns and actually makes my hunting better. I see more deer early in the season than I did 3 yrs ago. I do not ever walk much on my property since I want deer that stay here to feel secure. I only drive a Ranger or tractor on the roads also.


Makes sense. That was the whole thing that bothered him meaning being out there and activity that made deer insecure. Being a bow hunter that may put in a little rifle action this year my time is about to start

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#5955547 - 09/30/15 11:03 PM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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We are at our place 2 times a week at least year round
We check cameras and feeders every 10 days or so during the season

I do stop shooting at the gun range during season though
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#5955581 - 09/30/15 11:32 PM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Tres Offline
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Don't change anything, if you are around all year they will be accustomed to it.
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#5955606 - 10/01/15 12:34 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: Tres]
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Originally Posted By: Tres
Don't change anything, if you are around all year they will be accustomed to it.


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#5955615 - 10/01/15 02:36 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Originally Posted By: Tres
Don't change anything, if you are around all year they will be accustomed to it.


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#5955729 - 10/01/15 07:19 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Sparky45 Offline
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when I hear about people worried about human activity running deer off, I remember sitting in the drive thru at Starbucks in Ruidoso last fall and having deer eating grass at the curb about 10 feet from my window
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#5955759 - 10/01/15 07:46 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: Sparky45]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
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Loc: Stephens county
Originally Posted By: Sparky45
when I hear about people worried about human activity running deer off, I remember sitting in the drive thru at Starbucks in Ruidoso last fall and having deer eating grass at the curb about 10 feet from my window


Now that's funny haha.
Both him and I left our previous lease that we hunted on and went a different direction.
I purchased my own property and he is hunting in eastland county with his boss.
I don't know why he is so scared of scaring the deer off maybe there is more to it.

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#5955777 - 10/01/15 07:54 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Ask yourself this question. How often do you see doe or maybe a spike feeding on the side of the road? Now compare that to how often you see a trophy buck doing the same.

So which would be more likely to change their behavior as a result of increased pressure by humans?
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#5955781 - 10/01/15 07:56 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
stxranchman Offline
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A change in your activity on a place can be the worst thing. Driving around before daylight or after dark can be very bad if you do not do it year round. If you do not drive at those times during the year then all of a sudden one morning start, then expect it to effect the deer for a while. Same with getting into and out of deer blind all of sudden when you have not done it year round.
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#5955899 - 10/01/15 09:16 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
CRAnderson52 Offline
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In know the deer at our place pay absolutely no attention to four wheelers, chainsaws etc. There are many times we see deer while riding around on one of the four wheelers and they just watch us go by without a single flinch. We never quiet down for season, just because I don't want them to notice a change.
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#5955938 - 10/01/15 09:43 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Yep, 99% of Texas isn't wilderness and critters grow accustomed to human activity. We don't vary our routine at all.
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#5955976 - 10/01/15 10:10 AM Re: Question about lease activity around hunting season? [Re: StephensCnty308]
janie Offline
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We're a noisy bunch at our place and they sure don't seem to mind. I was running a weed whacker one afternoon, when 2 deer walked up to me. LOL. I finally yelled "boo"! and they took off.
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