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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North central,Pa.-but not home !
Taken on a tour of some land/5 years ago.
I was talking to a fellow about deer hunting. He says to me he wants to show me the land he has permission to hunt. This was 5 years back.
We road around for at lest an hour thru woods trail and fields in a Mule! It was mostly crop fields. Deer were and i am not stretching the truth,everywhere? It was like 15 here in a field then down thru the woods road another field with maybe 20. By the end of the ride i had seen about 90 deer. Does and bucks of all size racks!
I can't say just how much acreage we covered but it was a lot? 4 or 5 farms? We got back to the one barn where the Mule is kept and put it away.
Man i am in amazement how many bucks i has seen. So i say to him "Can i come and hunt here with you ?" THE REPLY: :"The owner only let a few guys hunt here,may 10 people. You can't come here." "Besides ,we only shoot the big 8 points or better and don't shoot the does!"
Well i held my tongue because i want to say "What did you bring out here for if i have no chance of hunting here?" But i didn't say a thing! If wanted to see deer i could go to a deer farm?
I seen him after the first week of Buck was over and 2 days of antler less had started after 5 years.
They still only let the same guys hunt there but now they are shooting every thing they have tags for and this isn't putting a dent in the deer that are there and they have more deer meat than they can handle!
I ask him why they changed their rules on these farms ?
Turns out that there are so many there that the farmers had,as near as they can figure,a $12,000 lose in corn and soy bean harvest!!!!!!!!!!!!
They still won't let any body,even friends of the guys that hunt there,hunt on their ground?????
I can see this becoming an area for CWD or some other sickness to start up?
Last edited by casey; 12-20-2016 at 03:30 PM.
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