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#62000 - 12/16/11 06:22 PM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: Mim]
talus Offline
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NY had a some dumb law this year that the buck had to have at least 3 points on 1 side of the rack in order to kill. My family has 1 law if it moves we shoot it!
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#62006 - 12/17/11 12:00 AM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: talus]
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That's just in a coule of WMU's John. Essentially it had to be a six pointer. The idea is that it will allow some of the bucks to grow larger, and encourage the shooting of more does, which will control the population better. Those were the reasons, one could debate the merits. I would like to see a reversal of the current system, where a hunter would hasve to successfully bag a does before they get a antlered deer tag. One antlered, and as many anterless as you can get..legally of course.

I do think it's funny that the old antiquated hunting notion of only shooting bucks still lingers on. That was from a time when the population was really low, and people were trying to encourage repopulation by protecing the does. It's pretty obvious to anyone who lives in the Shwangunk region that situation is no longer the case.

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#62070 - 12/22/11 02:57 PM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: RangerRob]
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Yes does are good to eat just like bucks. I have never had buck fever but my Dad and brother get it. One time i was in Rocky mountain national park with my dad and we came across some big mule deer bucks. My Dad started to shake I said whats wrong he just said we have to go i want to kill them lol. I guess killing big bucks is like climbing for some people some want to bag that big buck like climbers want to push the levels of climbing.
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#62699 - 02/18/12 11:02 PM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: talus]
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Finally got to sit down and finish my bow hunting season story.

Here it is.

Enjoy,
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#62704 - 02/19/12 12:14 PM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: Mim]
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I would think a bow hunter must be more practiced than a rifle hunter, since marksmanship is easier for the latter. It is inhumane to leave a deer to bound away with a wound that's not rapidly fatal. An imbedded arrowhead is much worse than an imbedded bullet.
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#62707 - 02/19/12 03:49 PM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: oenophore]
Mim Offline
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Hmmm... From this side of the fence, having heard horrible stories from bad gun shot wounds, I think it can happen either way. (I'm even tempted to think that it most likely happens way more with gun shots than with arrows, given the disparity in the ratio (100 to 1?) of gun hunters VS bow hunters.)

There is a cultural belief that bow hunters (like muzzle loaders) are more careful with their shot as they only have one chance. Moreover, most bow-killed deer are within 10-20 yards, but the range in gun hunting can be up to 300 yards (in New York State, this range may be to 100 yards only because of forest density).

Anyways... ethically, it doesn't matter which weapon you use... each require a set of skills that need to be polished, as in any activity.
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#62794 - 02/23/12 06:36 PM Re: Ridge Deer Management program [Re: Mim]
talus Offline
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congrats on your kill! next year the deer should be big due to the mild winter and the deer able to eat all winter long. Just keep the phone off smile
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#66817 - 10/24/12 07:57 PM Re: of deer and venison [Re: oenophore]
Mim Offline
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Mim = 1
Deer = 0

40 lbs of venison in the freezer... a good start.

We never got to do the venison meal last season, anyone interested this year?
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#66820 - 10/25/12 10:42 AM Re: of deer and venison [Re: Mim]
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Mim = 1
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If it were the other way around, might the deer post that result?
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#66822 - 10/25/12 02:36 PM Re: of deer and venison [Re: oenophore]
Mim Offline
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I've put very good signage this year, so they're easy to get.


Just change the deer crossing signs!
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