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Steelhead

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This is why I don't need a range finder when I hunt
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
The deer feed all around my target stands. Takes some of the guesswork out of it!  ;D ;D


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Re: This is why I don't need a range finder when I hunt
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
Ka-pow, big buck down. :-X
Remind me to tell you about big buck down someday.
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Re: This is why I don't need a range finder when I hunt
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 07:35:39 PM »
I had one licking the dew off of my 20 yard archery target.  So nice when they cooperate.
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Re: This is why I don't need a range finder when I hunt
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 05:30:28 AM »
I live in the north end of Roswell, NM, best described as an exurban area. It is common to see deer, especially inside the pecan orchards dotting the area. Just last week at one of my nearby permissions, a very nice doe was eating out of the cattle trough, not 10 feet from where I was standing. I don't think I would have shot it, even if I had a dear tag, and the season was open.
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Re: This is why I don't need a range finder when I hunt
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 09:49:35 AM »
The deer here are used to seeing people and activity. That much is true. What they don't tolerate is being acknowledged. As soon as you so much as look at them, they're gone. I'm right on the boundary between small ranchettes and large multi-thousand acre ranches. So there are resident deer and also ones that move through to feed/breed. Taking a deer here isn't easy. It's a buck only season and it's so early (second Saturday of August through mid Sept.)  The bucks are in bachelor herds and buried in the brush. If you are lucky enough to find a buck, he's probably with five other ones.

Last year there were two spikes and a small fork on my hunting ground all season. I would see them almost daily. Only forked antlered bucks are legal and the fork was really small. I had thought I might be in jeopardy of not filling my tag but I took a medium sized 3x2 buck on a family ranch about 15 minutes away. Right after that the bucks showed up here. A couple of giants too. My hunting partner took a nice big bodied 2x2 on the home turf. Two weeks after season closed a 4x4,  two big 3x3's, and a huge knurled antler fork (the biggest of the bunch) showed up and stayed around for two months. Those are really nice Columbian blacktail trophies for this area.

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Re: This is why I don't need a range finder when I hunt
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 11:07:11 AM »
And all I shoot are rats.  Silly me.
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