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#6606491 - 12/29/16 06:45 AM Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer?
Rebel986 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/21/16
Posts: 19
Do you think hunting high fence deer (1000acres+) is considered hunting as if you were hunting low fence deer? As meaning its a trophy to you. Some people say they are penned deer like pets? Just asking what yall think. Im trying to do a hunt 2017 with the wife and have her take her first mounted deer.
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#6606503 - 12/29/16 06:58 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Have you checked references on the place your hunting? Maybe get some opinions of some people that have hunted there. 1000 acres your probably good. Some places can be divided up inside the perimeter fence and be hunting even smaller sizes. Just check your references on the place and that should give you an idea on what the place is like.
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#6606504 - 12/29/16 06:58 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2642
Loc: Hurst
Yes, it's a hunt like anything else.

Some people say using a feeder isn't hunting or it's cheating. Just go out, have fun, and be safe.
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#6606514 - 12/29/16 07:09 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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1. Welcome.
2. You just opened the most contentious, recurring, divisive, bring out the holier than thou types can of worms on here. grin

'Saw a "South Texas low fence hunter" sticker on a Land Rover the other day. Didn't know they had stickers. He roared up to Academy, ran in, and had a clerk carry and load two bags of corn for him, then sped off. Go get 'em Tiger.
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#6606524 - 12/29/16 07:19 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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It's taken 4,842 threads, but bygawd we're gonna solve it this time!! roflmao
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#6606532 - 12/29/16 07:26 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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#6606538 - 12/29/16 07:30 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
welcome

I think Cutis gave you the best advice finding what you will consider to be a fun hunt.

Hunt the way you enjoy, don't worry about the way others want you to hunt. The deer are just as dead from high fence or low fence.

I currently hunt low fence but I wouldn't give a second thought to hunting a 1000 acre HF place. My only question would be when does the hunt start?

Good luck with your search for your wife's hunt. up
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#6606598 - 12/29/16 08:11 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 303
It's a good experience. It is a lot harder than you think. High fence usually guarantees you see a lot of animals but it doesn't mean the one you're after is going come out.

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#6606604 - 12/29/16 08:13 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
don k Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Bandera, Tx
What these others have said. Enjoy the hunt whatever it is. And FYI hunting a HF can be more difficult than LF depending on the ranch and how you hunt it. I tried to made a deal a while back when some were saying that hunting a HF is like shooting animals in a pen. I had a good Axis Buck in 300 acres or so HF. I said that I would let the hunter in at daylight and pick them at sunset. They would give me $2000 when I let them in the gate. If they killed the Axis I would give them the $2000 back. If not I got to keep the money. Not one taker.
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#6606607 - 12/29/16 08:14 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
Rebel986 Offline
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Registered: 12/21/16
Posts: 19
Thanks yall. I live down in Florida hunting wma areas. So i wanted to hit texas again. I hunted woth live oak hunting lodge in eldorado and had good time. Got my 10 point there. Yall have great deer.

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#6606623 - 12/29/16 08:24 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
welcome

I think Cutis gave you the best advice finding what you will consider to be a fun hunt.

Hunt the way you enjoy, don't worry about the way others want you to hunt. The deer are just as dead from high fence or low fence.

I currently hunt low fence but I wouldn't give a second thought to hunting a 1000 acre HF place. My only question would be when does the hunt start?

Good luck with your search for your wife's hunt. up

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#6606654 - 12/29/16 08:43 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 11/18/08
Posts: 118
Low fence = hunting
High fence = harvesting at the zoo

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#6606660 - 12/29/16 08:46 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1463
Loc: Tyler, TX
Who cares what anybody else thinks? If you have a great time, then that's all that matters. I've never had a bad hunt on a HF ranch, but I have had some horrible experiences on Public Land.

Several of the High Fence ranches that I've been too had better hunting outside the fence. Of the 9 animals I took in South Africa, only 2 where inside the HF. One had escaped a HF place and I was offered the animal for half price before it went onto a neighbors land. In Namibia, the biggest kudu we found where outside the HF. Of the animals that I've taken inside the HF, none have any less appeal to me then those outside the fence. My Eland was on a 10,000 HF ranch, and that was one of he most memorable stalks that I've ever been on. Crawling over a cliff to get into position for the shot above him was just amazing!!!!!

If you have the opportunity to hunt a ranch that is HF, don't miss out just because some people you don't even know, don't want to do it.

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#6606670 - 12/29/16 08:57 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
I have nothing against hi fences, have hunted them before and will again.

Some places are zoo's some are not, they are not all created equal. Not that I look down on HF deer because I don't, but I surely do keep HF and LF deer in two separate catagories. It has been time consuming and difficult for us to reach 150 b&c on our 320 acre LF property. With a fence around it I have no doubt what so ever we would have surpassed it several times.
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#6606677 - 12/29/16 09:02 AM Re: Your opinion on High fence deer vs low fence deer? [Re: Rebel986]
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 1138
Loc: Forney TX
Anything fenced in is a pet or livestock.......NOT GAME.....and therefore not hunting.
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