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post #1 of 149 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

We see posts on here where some say hunting right now is great and we see posts where some say there are no deer left.

What would make you happy when it comes to hunting deer? Is it all about seeing deer? Is it all about the kill? Or is it something else?
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post #2 of 149 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

Seeing and Killing deer makes me happy. I've got no complaints where I hunt, but I feel for guys that arn't seeing deer. I'm not a stand hunter, so I have to take the hunt to the deer. It works for me.

I see said the Blind Carpenter to his Deaf Helper as he picked up his Hammer and Saw!
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

What would make me happy is to see my father get a big ole north woods buck... Soon!

And if it's not to greedy... I hope my kids want to hunt when they get older and they are successful... whatever success is to them.
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

if the PGC could breed a deer that was all backstraps and antlers.
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

Right now I am pretty darn happy. I have had good success getting a buck during archery over the last 10 years, and both of my young sons have 2 bucks each and a couple doe under their belt. Like Bushmaster said though, hope the guys who are not seeing deer see their luck change sooner rather then later. We are a passionate deer hunting state and I would hate to see that part of it end!

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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

1 set of AR's for the entire state, no spikes or subpar bucks to be taken by anyone even seniors & youth hunters as these are our shooters in the future, a true harvest count from year to year instead of a guestimate as they have been doing for years, one solution would be to implement check stations or ear a tag, to get another doe tag you gotta harvest and report it to be able to attain another doe tag...I'm sure there are more I can think of just gimme time...
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

This year, I would be very happy to get a doe. Only saw a couple this year - none close enough for a shot - and the buck in my freezer is almost gone.

Had a ton of deer come by my stand this year, but they all had antlers!

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In the luck of the chase.
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

VACATION from OCT. to the end of JAN.
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Re: What would make you happy as a deer hunter?

The chance to get out more than I do now. Whether I get a deer or not.
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3500 acres of prime PA land....
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