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  • I shot this deer a couple years ago thinking it was a doe. I was just going through an old picture album and saw him so i figured i'd post him and see if anyone has any insight as to what caused this. He was estimated at 3 1/2 years old by tooth wear and weighed around 130 lbs field dressed, so he was healthy. He had no scars or any sign of previous injuries. maybe he's just genetically like this?

    November 04, 2008 at 8:53am

    I usually hunt with a bow, but i pulled out my old pee shooter to shoot this deer at a whole 6 yards. It's not the biggest deer in the woods, but i'm happy with him.

    November 03, 2008 at 3:23pm
    A comment titled: Just hunt in response to a report titled: Need Advice

    I say let the game warden know just in case. That way if the idiot does something stupid, you're booked as complaining first. Then find an alternate entrance and just hunt it. It's public and if the guy has a problem with it he should pay a lease. I've hunted highly pressured game lands for years because I lost a lease and when someone had a problem I just found another way in and avoided him. Confrontation is not a good thing in the deer woods.

    October 24, 2009 at 11:07am
    A comment titled: One way to find out! in response to a report titled: Hog or ant-eater?

    I say ground check it! 30-06 should do it.

    October 06, 2009 at 4:21pm
    A comment titled: Tasty ones in response to a report titled: what fish is this

    It's a redear sunfish or aka Shellcracker.

    September 14, 2009 at 8:41pm
    A comment titled: A relief? in response to a report titled: mountain lion

    I'm pretty sure it was taken in Texas. copy and paste this.

    September 14, 2009 at 8:36pm
    A comment titled: Slow Motion in response to a report titled: Lake Raleigh

    One thing I have found when fishing new water is to keep it slow. Find a comfort bait like a jig, worm, or even a slow rolling spinnerbait and stay persistent. And a Rat-l-trap is an awesome search bait. I do really well with reds in crankbaits and spinnerbaits and black and blue with jigs in the late winter early spring. Don't know if it helps at all, but just figured I'd try to help a fellow wolfpacker!

    February 20, 2009 at 1:25pm
    A comment titled: Maybe a season? in response to a report titled: Dog Hunting

    I kind of agree with the dogs over a corn pile, but i'm pretty sure that more deer get hit in the hams running dogs than fifteen yards away eating corn. But i certainly agree with places being too thick to still hunt. I used to run dogs and it's a cool thing to hear a pack of hounds running your way. I certainly would not want that taken away from someone who loves it. I mean c'mon. If hearing leaves crunching coming towards you while in your stand is good for you and someone was trying to take that away, wouldn't that bother you? Some people live for the hounds! It's the land of the free, so think about that before you jump on the wagon to take that away from someone. Maybe there could be like dog hunting seasons or something? Or maybe there could be a acre limit because i agree with the last comment. 40 acres does not work. I know from experience... We hunters need to find some common ground because fighting each other only helps the anti hunters.

    January 05, 2009 at 11:25pm
    A comment titled: Nice Shot in response to a report titled: Large Six

    That is a nice mature buck right there. He looks to be at least 4 1/2 if not 5 1/2 years old. A true achievement with a bow. Congratulations on one cool looking buck.

    December 11, 2008 at 4:20pm
    A comment titled: Nice Deer in response to a report titled: Got a big boy in the East

    Nice deer man. That's a true buck of a lifetime. Can you send his brother my way?!

    November 18, 2008 at 8:30am
    A comment titled: Law Enforcement in response to a report titled: STILL HUNTERS GOING WRONG!!!!!!!

    I think another big problem is the fact that there is not enough law enforcement out there to catch the OUTLAWS as it's been put. Where i dog hunted in VA there were always game wardens cruising around checking up on everything. They caught a lot of people and it was enjoyable hunting because you weren't as afraid of the rebels because you knew the warden was watchin.

    November 13, 2008 at 8:50am
    A comment titled: Taxidermist in response to a report titled: need a taxadermist

    I also took one to hayes last year. good work at a good price. He does it all himself and takes a lot of deer each year so it takes a little while to get your mount back.

    November 10, 2008 at 6:44pm
    A comment titled: What a shame in response to a report titled: STILL HUNTERS GOING WRONG!!!!!!!

    And we wonder why animal rights activists are always on our cases as hunters. It's because of bone-head hunters like this giving us all a bad name. The dog has no idea he's being a pest! He's just doing what he's made to do. I won't lie. I've been pretty mad at dog hunters in my life, but not once have i ever considered shooting the dogs! I hope you find the sorry piece of scum who thought it was a good idea to do this and have him prosecuted! And if you're one of those cowards who think it's a good idea to shoot anything from a deer dog to even a game animal out of season, just know that you single handedly are giving hunters as a whole a bad name. That is what P.E.T.A. thrives on.

    November 10, 2008 at 2:24pm
    A comment titled: what is this in response to a report titled: What's up with this?

    Yeah. that would make sense. We shoot does on sight anyway. Hopefully we'll knock them down a few notches.

    November 05, 2008 at 7:14am
    A comment titled: Congratulations in response to a report titled: first bow kill

    Welcome to the bowhunting community! awesome job. keep at it. it gets addicting.

    November 03, 2008 at 3:35pm
    A comment titled: Good Job in response to a report titled: First Buck of the 2007 season

    Hey man, don't sweat the negative comments. You took a nice deer. I will have to say one thing. Passing the younger ones does work. I have shot many deer much smaller than the one you're holding. I have tried to practice quality deer management for the past few years and it does blow up in your face a bit, but i found a shed on my 8 acres that i practice QDM that scored 61 3/8' with a broken tine. I have seen the deer three times and hopefully will get him here in a few. my dad shot a deer a year after i passed him and he was much bigger than the year before. But what i'm trying to say is these deer stay on my 8 acres for the most part, so 15 acres will hold some nice deer if you do it right. You might want to talk to your neighbors and see if they'll join with ya and pass the young'ns!

    November 03, 2008 at 3:15pm
    A comment titled: My Opinion in response to a report titled: Another Hunt Ruined

    I have hunted in a dog hunting club and i have to say that hearing the hounds is fun. But it does a number on the daytime deer activity. The club i hunted killed huge deer each year and not one of them was by dogs. we all saw them, but they were a huge rack and a whitetail running the other way. I since dropped that club after being shot in the chest with buckshot and it was the best thing i could have done in my hunting career. I now see and shoot twice as many mature deer as i did with the hounds. I also know how hard it is to keep the dogs from running on other people's land. we ruined many people's hunts with stray dogs. I now hunt in Henderson NC and the club next door used to be a dog hunting club. Almost every saturday the dogs would get 'loose' as they would say and run deer through our property and ruin our hunts. The standers would surround our property and when they dropped the dogs and ran them through our property they would shoot our deer. It caused a huge problem when we shot every deer that the dogs ran through our property and they have since quit hunting with dogs on our side. It wasn't much for management, but they killed them anyway so whatever. I have been on both sides of this equation and i think that dog hunting is fine. It's tradition. But it should be done respectfully and responsibly. And i know many dog hunters are the rebel deer poaching type, but there are responsible dog hunters out there. The ones who are causing the problems need to be reported! It does work. talking about banning dog hunting because of the rebels is like saying we need to ban rifle hunting because poachers use them out their truck windows.

    November 03, 2008 at 2:54pm
    A comment titled: Nice buck in response to a report titled: Big brow tined seven pointer

    When are you gonna peg another big one with your bow? I'm not gutting your next one K-money.

    November 03, 2008 at 2:19pm
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