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#3124807 - Mon Sep 23 2013 03:51 AM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Swift]
Clearfield12 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Swift
Originally Posted By: 8ptspike

Wow top 20 in B&C entries in the last decade. That's pretty good right there!


courtesy of private property



im sure the vast majority of record class deer do come off private land but not all.
The posting problem has only gotten worse as the racks get bigger...
personally ive never thought much of a big buck being killed by a guy who hunts posted property. Those types of chest beaters probably would quit hunting if they solely had to rely on state ground.
you really have to respect the hunter who consistently kills good deer on state ground because thats a true skill.


This state would definately produce trophy class deer if we limited the amount of people hunting but WHY would we want to limit people hunting?
for the sake of a rack?

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#3124816 - Mon Sep 23 2013 05:29 AM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Clearfield12]
Alpine Shooter Offline
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Originally Posted By: clearfield12
Originally Posted By: Swift
[quote=8ptspike]
Wow top 20 in B&C entries in the last decade. That's pretty good right there!


courtesy of private property





im sure the vast majority of record class deer do come off private land but not all.
The posting problem has only gotten worse as the racks get bigger...
personally ive never thought much of a big buck being killed by a guy who hunts posted property. Those types of chest beaters probably would quit hunting if they solely had to rely on state ground.
you really have to respect the hunter who consistently kills good deer on state ground because thats a true skill.


This state would definately produce trophy class deer if we limited the amount of people hunting but WHY would we want to limit people hunting?
for the sake of a rack?
[/quote)

Best answer I have ever read on here, posted land and feed make large racks also. Which of these states farm feed deer?


Edited by Alpine Shooter (Mon Sep 23 2013 05:30 AM)

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#3124818 - Mon Sep 23 2013 05:34 AM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Clearfield12]
Alpine Shooter Offline
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Originally Posted By: clearfield12

20 Best States for whitetail hunting

18. Pennsylvania

Public Land: 9
Trophy Production: 6
Harvest Numbers: 9
Hunter Density: 1
Reputation: 8
TOTAL: 33

There's a lot of great things to say about Pennsylvania, including the insane number of deer harvested there each year (430,000). The state has about 4 million acres of public land and ranks in the top 20 for B&C trophy entries in the last decade. Only two states, Texas and Wisconsin, produce more deer kills than Pennsylvania annually. A solid deer population (1.2 million) and abundant licenses (800,000) make for an opportunity-rich deer hunting experience. Why doesn't Pennsylvania rank higher, you ask? It has the highest hunter density in the U.S. (20.5 hunters per sq. mile) and can be a nightmare come opening morning of deer season.
http://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/20.../#ixzz2fTMMtiSb



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Why doesn't Pennsylvania rank higher, you ask? It has the highest hunter density in the U.S. (20.5 hunters per sq. mile) and can be a nightmare come opening morning of deer season.


AMEN TO THAT!!!!


What could be done to make Pa better?



For the past 5 years after the first day I see little to no gun hunters in my area. Seen guys post on here they do not see a hunter all day. that's a terrible write up. The only thing that will ever make hunting in this state better is to drop AR and make hunting a family fun sport not the greed horn hassle it is at the present.

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#3125442 - Mon Sep 23 2013 05:13 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Clearfield12]
yellodog Offline
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Loc: springfeild twp,mercer co
Originally Posted By: clearfield12
This state would definately produce trophy class deer if we limited the amount of people hunting but WHY would we want to limit people hunting?
for the sake of a rack?


we don't always agree, but this is something i also feel strongly about. i like big bucks, but the opportunity for everyone to hunt every year trumps everything else as far as i'm concerned.
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#3125486 - Mon Sep 23 2013 05:56 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: yellodog]
Clearfield12 Offline
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Originally Posted By: yellodog
Originally Posted By: clearfield12
This state would definately produce trophy class deer if we limited the amount of people hunting but WHY would we want to limit people hunting?
for the sake of a rack?


we don't always agree, but this is something i also feel strongly about. i like big bucks, but the opportunity for everyone to hunt every year trumps everything else as far as i'm concerned.


I think every guy who hunts ultimately likes big racks but in the end the social aspect and camaraderie win out for me. Id much rather see other guys get a legal buck then me get a big one

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#3125545 - Mon Sep 23 2013 06:46 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Clearfield12]
yellodog Offline
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i like the chase. the big racks are just a byproduct of that. i don't know or care why anyone else hunts, but i know that folks hunt for a variety of reasons. limiting anyones opportunities to cater to any groups particular ideas would be foolish.
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#3125566 - Mon Sep 23 2013 07:04 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: yellodog]
Potter Co. Joe Offline
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Originally Posted By: yellodog
facts?

do we really harvest 430,000 deer?

are there really 1.2 million deer here?
sounds like an opinion article, based on the authors
"research."


That's the problem I have, I don't buy those numbers.
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#3125569 - Mon Sep 23 2013 07:15 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Clearfield12]
Pepsi's Dad Offline
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Loc: North East Pennsylvania
I agree especially hunting over standing and cut corn and beans on Private Property......RESIDUE if You know what I mean , a lot easier than hunting in the Woods

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#3126201 - Tue Sep 24 2013 12:35 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: Clearfield12]
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We'd be in the top ten pretty quick if folks would let the bucks mature a little.

Oh but wait... this is PA, we each gotta shoot a buck every year so that we can throw the rack in a bucket along with the rest and never look at it again.

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#3126220 - Tue Sep 24 2013 12:58 PM Re: 20 Best States For Whitetail Hunting [Re: BassBlaster]
Clearfield12 Offline
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Loc: Pa
Originally Posted By: BassBlaster
We'd be in the top ten pretty quick if folks would let the bucks mature a little.

Oh but wait... this is PA, we each gotta shoot a buck every year so that we can throw the rack in a bucket along with the rest and never look at it again.


easily said by those who hunt posted private ground.... lol

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