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#6478911 - 10/03/16 03:40 PM So will this be the year...
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when you finally stop making the same deer hunting mistakes you've been making for years on end?

Before every season, I always tell myself to stop over hunting the same stand and keep more of a rotation. And yet for some reason, I keep ending the season having never hunted several stands, while going back to the same few.
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#6478963 - 10/03/16 04:06 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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Like not huntin over a feeder in east Texas? I know better, and keep saying im not gonna do it, but I always end up huntin there. bang
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#6478966 - 10/03/16 04:10 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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Game cameras might help you in getting on the right stand. My experience has been that the Bucks hit the ones that the does frequent most.
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#6478994 - 10/03/16 04:26 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Like not huntin over a feeder in east Texas? I know better, and keep saying im not gonna do it, but I always end up huntin there. bang


It's my food plot that I hunt too often.

I also tend to stay with stand sites that have a more attractive view of the surroundings. It just seems easier to pass the time when you have more to look at while you're waiting for something to show up.

I find watching a feeder extremely boring with little sense of achievement. On the flip side, nothing is more exciting than seeing a deer in an area where you did nothing more than decide it was a good spot to throw up a stand.
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#6479011 - 10/03/16 04:32 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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I suspect more mid-day hunting is another thing many hunters fail to do every season, even though they had the best intentions to do otherwise.
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#6479039 - 10/03/16 04:44 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
I suspect more mid-day hunting is another thing many hunters fail to do every season, even though they had the best intentions to do otherwise.
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#6479050 - 10/03/16 04:47 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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taking does earlier ... I tend to wait very late in the season and then they are few and far between.
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#6479066 - 10/03/16 04:58 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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I am going to stop rushing shots with my bow.
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6479068 - 10/03/16 05:00 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
when you finally stop making the same deer hunting mistakes you've been making for years on end?

Before every season, I always tell myself to stop over hunting the same stand and keep more of a rotation. And yet for some reason, I keep ending the season having never hunted several stands, while going back to the same few.


I always hunt the same few stands. When I was guiding I only hunted 2, after a few years I added two more to the rotation

Made big tip money on the original two stands. I'd hunt one 80% of the time
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6479116 - 10/03/16 05:25 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
taking does earlier ... I tend to wait very late in the season and then they are few and far between.


In addition to passing on doe, doing the same with wild pigs is another one that I must change this coming season. As the case with doe, you hate to mess up a hunt by killing a hog, even though every one of them deserves hot lead poison.
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#6479166 - 10/03/16 05:54 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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I'm going to pull the trigger this year.

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#6479223 - 10/03/16 06:27 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: rifleman]
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
I'm going to pull the trigger this year.


same here ... I've shot does the last 2 seasons after not really having a place to hunt for 3 seasons. This season if I get the opportunity to drop the hammer on a buck, I'm going to do it. I know a lot of folks won't agree with me on this one, but I'm not going through another season passing on a buck just because I think he's 4.5 years old. I've done that each of the last 2 seasons, and I only saw that deer once each year, never to see a buck worth even thinking about shooting for the rest of the season. I'm beginning to think that taking management "too seriously" is diminishing the enjoyment I get out of hunting. I'm not saying folks that hunt that way are wrong, but right now in my life I'm just not to the point where I can go multiple years passing on deer I really want to shoot only to come home empty handed. Maybe someday I'll get there, but I just don't think I'm there yet.
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#6479240 - 10/03/16 06:34 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: rifleman]
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
I'm going to pull the trigger this year.


Some might think you're joking, but it's not too uncommon for some guys to go several years without pulling the trigger, despite seeing numerous deer.
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#6479246 - 10/03/16 06:37 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: rattler03]
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
I'm going to pull the trigger this year.


same here ... I've shot does the last 2 seasons after not really having a place to hunt for 3 seasons. This season if I get the opportunity to drop the hammer on a buck, I'm going to do it. I know a lot of folks won't agree with me on this one, but I'm not going through another season passing on a buck just because I think he's 4.5 years old. I've done that each of the last 2 seasons, and I only saw that deer once each year, never to see a buck worth even thinking about shooting for the rest of the season. I'm beginning to think that taking management "too seriously" is diminishing the enjoyment I get out of hunting. I'm not saying folks that hunt that way are wrong, but right now in my life I'm just not to the point where I can go multiple years passing on deer I really want to shoot only to come home empty handed. Maybe someday I'll get there, but I just don't think I'm there yet.


I'll applaud ANYONE who takes ANY legal deer to put meat in the freezer while keeping the population in check.
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#6479530 - 10/03/16 09:20 PM Re: So will this be the year... [Re: Texas Dan]
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Originally Posted By: Texas Dan
Originally Posted By: rifleman
I'm going to pull the trigger this year.


Some might think you're joking, but it's not too uncommon for some guys to go several years without pulling the trigger, despite seeing numerous deer.


I rarely have problems seeing deer, I just have problems seeing THE deer. I last pulled the trigger in 2013, so I'm due this year. Plus, my wife has a buck with her name all over it, so I won't feel as guilty about pulling the trigger.

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