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#6070583 - 12/07/15 08:35 AM your thoughts on target practice during deer season
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5266
Loc: texas
So where I hunt in Cass county the neighboring property(timber company land) has a few guys that decided they would shoot probably 50-75 times Saturday afternoon from 2 til dark which ticked me off. Probably about 400-500 yards from me. They had to be within 100 yards of the property boundaries. They shot a few times Saturday morning, I figure they got a couple deer. To what a lot of the locals tell me these guys have been quite a bit of trouble over the last few years. Sounds like they think they own the area.
I'm wondering if y'all shoot for fun during deer season or what your thoughts on it are. Mind you these are not big properties by any means
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#6070602 - 12/07/15 08:39 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9684
Loc: Chambers County
As long as it's legal I don't have a problem with people doing what they want on their side of the fence.

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#6070607 - 12/07/15 08:40 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
Accutrigger33 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 261
Loc: DFW-Vernon
I am not a fan of a lot of shooting and chaos during the season...it wont bother some places due to size, but the old ones are tough to hunt as is, no need to make it harder and blast away all day long...they do have the right to do so, so i cant say bad things about them...i just wish more people had courtesy and respect for others around.

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#6070620 - 12/07/15 08:44 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1990
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I got a neighbor who does that every Thanksgiving weekend. I guess they have "city relatives" that come down and since they are in the country they have to shoot guns. AK47's is my guess since there are so many shots in a row. I just put up with it and go on with my hunting. Sometimes I see deer, sometimes I don't. However, I don't know if I would have seen any if they had not been shooting.
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#6070621 - 12/07/15 08:45 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
chalet Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2074
Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Never been a big fan of target shooting at the lease. However, the need came up the second weekend and we shot probably 75 rds in the early afternoon at camp. My brother killed a nice 10 point at the closest stand which is about 400 yds away that evening. I don't think it bothers them as much as we think.
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#6070632 - 12/07/15 08:51 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44193
Loc: Kingwood
I don't do any unnecessary shooting where I hunt. I like the place to sit quiet amongst a bunch of small properties.

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#6070642 - 12/07/15 08:55 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
Espy Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 2820
Loc: Eddy TX.
it happens quite often. where I hunt most of the neighbors don't hunt but on the weekends the kin come to visit and some will target shoot.dosent seem to bother the deer much

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#6070666 - 12/07/15 09:07 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
DuckCoach1985 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/13
Posts: 1414
Loc: SMTX
First hunt my fiance was with me this year the neighbors decided to shoot skeet in their field adjacent to ours (about 500 yards away) from 5pm-dark. Nothing I could do about it.. just made me mad bc she was with me and wanted her to have a good hunt! 2 of the 5 shooter bucks have disappeared since, but the other three are still showing up.
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#6070865 - 12/07/15 10:34 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
jsplinter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 832
Loc: Copperas Cove
The day before thanksgiving my girlfriend was hunting and the neighbors kids were out shooting all over the place. We were both upset at first but then two hours later she took a nice 9 point
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#6070889 - 12/07/15 10:43 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
Brian C. Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/14/14
Posts: 117
Loc: Location
As annoying as it can be, I would be supportive of trying to talk and compromise with them but in the end as long as its on their side and legal.... have at it cause you cant stop it!
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#6070891 - 12/07/15 10:44 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
Erny Online   content
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 2006
Loc: Smith County
I do target shoot occasionally at my place. Usually checking the zero on the some of my rifles. It seems to have zero impact on deer movement and activity.

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#6070954 - 12/07/15 11:11 AM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1248
Loc: Houston, TX
No one hunts on our place without first checking the zero on their rifle. And making adjustments when necessary. Sometime it takes one shot, but often takes more because the hunter arrives unprepared. If they arrive too late to get it done before a hunt, then I loan them one of my rifles. We've never noticed a negative effect on deer behavior.

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#6071144 - 12/07/15 12:39 PM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
DrifterAT Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/25/15
Posts: 521
Loc: Austin, Texas
Opening weekend there were dozens of shots around our lease. Didn't seem to frighten the deer based on what we shot and what we saw. Checking rifle zero is good and I support it.

Firing hundreds of rounds in a short period while hunters are in their stands shouldn't be allowed on leases but to each his own.

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#6071590 - 12/07/15 04:43 PM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
Finfeathernfurr Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 307
My gf was with me last year and wanted to shoot a deer. She could not handle the recoil of my 30-06 So I borrowed a 223 from a friend. We arrived at 2:30 in the afternoon so we shot it to make sure it was zeroed in. Walked the hundred yards to the stand and there were three does chowing down we spooked walking in.

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#6071640 - 12/07/15 05:00 PM Re: your thoughts on target practice during deer season [Re: rickym]
YellowDog Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/27/12
Posts: 759
Loc: No Place to Hunt/Fish
Last year I hunted my place during the week. About 4:30 in the afternoon They set off a line of blast in the Caliche pit 1500 yards away. I was thinking my hunt was over. 5 pm the deer started coming out of the brush.
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