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Hunted allgheny countey with 10 guys and only saw 3 deer. No kills. My friends hunted in Venango county and a group of 10 say 5 deer first day all day. Second day they saw no deer. Went to Ohio pile area. A group of 5 saw no deer all day. Keep shooting the does. That's why there is no deer around. Game commission only guess about deer kills. The kills reports are not even close. How many deer did you see first day the were?
 

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Saw 47 day one, 36 day 2, 24 so far today. I'll shoot every doe I legally can. I did my homework, I'm where the deer are. Life is good.
 

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I was on vacation the week prior to spend time with my son and we went spotting every night, doing the same loop around the area I hunt. The low deer count was 31. The high was 110. Same fields, different nights, about a 5 mile loop.

I saw 1 deer opening day, and I was hunting the heart of that loop. Just because you aren't seeing them, doesn't mean they aren't there.
 

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I saw 4 deer opening day....a spike at 7:15am and 3 individual doe while walking mid-day.

I missed two of those doe(story of my whole season so far). I usually see 30-40 opening day. So, definitely no deer, all dead, none at all around. Nevermind I AVERAGED 16 deer per day in archery in the same place. Nevermind the THOUSANDS of pics. Nevermind the deer trails pounded down to mud all over the place. Nevermind the lack of regeneration. Yep, the Game Commission killed all the deer....last Sunday cause I didn't see much on Monday!
 

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1st day I saw 19 doe and 1 spike. I got a big doe. 2nd day I saw 25 doe. Today so far I have seen 3 buck and 2 doe.
 

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foxpro51 said:
Hunted allgheny countey with 10 guys and only saw 3 deer. No kills. My friends hunted in Venango county and a group of 10 say 5 deer first day all day. Second day they saw no deer. Went to Ohio pile area. A group of 5 saw no deer all day. Keep shooting the does. That's why there is no deer around. Game commission only guess about deer kills. The kills reports are not even close. How many deer did you see first day the were?
maybe you should try a new hobby, seems to be plenty of deer if you know where to look.
 

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Saw 4 on at 330 Monday on the insanely busy game lands in 5B. 1 buck and 3 does. Missed the opportunity on the does because I was busy trying to put another tine on the buck. Saw one doe yesterday in the rain but couldn't seal the deal because of a deflection. Only gave the girl a hair cut. The days of 50+ deer on public land are over but they are still there. I talk to people who also hunt this same game lands in the same area and they say hunting is terrible and there are no deer. So different expectations and experience play a big part in seeing deer.
 

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No problem, happy to help. Mature doe go down every time. Thanks for the concern though.
 

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Are you for real don't shoot does?? We need to manage the heard that means Bucks and Does..... Need to do your homework there are plenty of deer around. Can't walk into the woods opening day and expect to to see a boatload of deer. It;s all about scouting and planning. Keep shooting the does guys they need to be harvested too!!!!!!!
 

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Three days in, the "No deer" thread took a while this year.
 

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I was expecting it Monday evening, myself.
 

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Going to do my best to try and take one with the flintlock when I'm home for Christmas. Thanks for the well wishes!
 

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foxpro51 said:
Hunted allgheny countey with 10 guys and only saw 3 deer. No kills. My friends hunted in Venango county and a group of 10 say 5 deer first day all day. Second day they saw no deer. Went to Ohio pile area. A group of 5 saw no deer all day. Keep shooting the does. That's why there is no deer around. Game commission only guess about deer kills. The kills reports are not even close. How many deer did you see first day the were?
Woohoo, I saw 14 deer (10 does, 3 unknowns, 1 large buck) on opening day and killed 1 mature doe. My friend saw 8 deer (7 does, 1 sublegal buck), another hunter saw 5 (4 does, 1 sublegal buck) and another saw 12 deer!
 

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How many deer did you see first day the were?
I hunted right in the heart of 5C on Monday and saw "0" deer. That's right ZERO... This is the heart of the SRA area, you know where all the deer are ....

I can't blame the PGC for it. I know why I did not see any deer as this spot yielded many sightings and my son's 1st buck just a few weeks ago.

How many times did you hunt this spot that didn't yield any sightings ???
If it was just 1-2 days, then you didn't give it enough time.

Diligence and patience will pay off. Nothing else...
 

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Problem in a lot of areas, especially 2b, is people scout the day before spook the deer to property or areas you can't hunt even before the season starts. Then you end up not seeing anything during the season. Happens all the time. See a lot of deer during archery then nothing during rifle since everyone scouts the here spot the day or two before the season opens
 

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Okay, which one of you guys snuck into my spot around the Ohiopyle area and made about 150 "fake" rubs on the trees, and sprinkled piles of raisinettes all over the place, then had the nerve to make mock scrapes along the ridges? Real funny guys. You almost made me believe that there were deer there.
 
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