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November 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm #8483
I killed this 63 lb doe while on my way home from a stand on the other side of my property tonight. It was with 4 others that crossed a ditch within 50 yards of the house. I had just received my Scent Killer Gold field test product this afternoon and had sprayed my clothes down and left them outside to dry prior to going to hunt. I believe these 4 couldn’t figure out exactly what I was. This one was standing behind some pines and all I could see was the shoulder after I watched the 4 of them cross in front of me and the temptation was too great considering it was only 10 yards away. I debated whether to shoot it with the Sigma .40 or the rifle, but opted to use the T/C Encore instead of possibly wounding it with the pistol. At the shot it flipped and rolled and as I ran up to it she was trying to get up so I capped her in the head with the pistol to finish her off. When I got to the house the other 3 were standing by my driveway!
NRA LM, NAHC LM, Buckmasters LM, Second Amendment Foundation, NAGR, GOA, Palmetto Gun Rights, DU, NWTF, QDMA, Everyday Hunter, My Fellow Hunter, American Sportsmen's Alliance, Deer and Deer Hunting, Hunt Talk, and proud SC redneck Rebel for life.November 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm #8664
You make it look easy. Saturday is firearms opener in MN. My limit is two for the year so there is no way I can catch up with you. You should feel blessed with your skills.
-MDNovember 8, 2013 at 9:02 am #8671
I also got some of the sent killer and golden doe to try out. My carbon rain gear says not to spray stuff on it. It looks like snow so I will wear the winter coveralls instead and try the spray.
-MDNovember 8, 2013 at 10:19 am #8673
Mark, it’s not skill, it’s an abundant deer population coupled with the longest season in the nation and the most liberal game limits in the country!
NRA LM, NAHC LM, Buckmasters LM, Second Amendment Foundation, NAGR, GOA, Palmetto Gun Rights, DU, NWTF, QDMA, Everyday Hunter, My Fellow Hunter, American Sportsmen's Alliance, Deer and Deer Hunting, Hunt Talk, and proud SC redneck Rebel for life.November 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm #8730
Congrats RT I agree you make it look easy!!!!!!! Good for you Buddy!November 11, 2013 at 6:42 am #8801
I’m sorry, but I have to say this.
I have been watching this thread to see what the comments were.
Rt you are bragging about shooting another deer. A 60 pound doe. Come on it’s a baby. How much meat did you get from this deer???
Maybe you should take a camera with you and let them grow up.
I hope you are going to eat all this venison.
I know that I am going to get b.lasted for this comment, but I feel that it had to be said since no one else was saying it.November 11, 2013 at 10:48 am #8827
Well I for one has watched RT for a few yrs now. The questions I would ask before opening my mouth is No 1 how big are the deer in that area. No 2 He and his family live off the wild game he gets during the yr. We understand that he will eat all the deer otherwise why take them home and clean them. Kinda reminds me of walk a mile in someone shoes bit, remember?November 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm #8837
Joe, not only do Travis and I the meat, but I also contribute quite a bit of venison to several other people………one of which owns a portion of the property that I hunt. Also, I practice herd management, and considering that I’ve killed every one of them off of less than 78 acres that I farm for deer, and I have trail camera pictures showing dozens more, it actually makes sense to kill some of the younger deer as a part of the management process.
BTW, we do not buy beef at all, and only occasionally buy chicken and pork. We usually eat venison at least 4 or 5 times per week. Last year I put 7 in my freezer and most of that meat was gone by the time this season began. The year before last, I put 6 in my freezer and ran completely out prior to the beginning of last year’s season. Living off of disability and feeding a 16 year old requires a lot of burger, sausage, and cubed steak.
BTW, I don’t have the luxury of being able to afford to pay for the privilege of hunting, and I damn sure don’t hunt for trophies…………something some of you sanctimonious yankees don’t seem to understand! If you had bothered to take me up on my offer of a get together when you were paying for your fancy guided hunt at Blackwater, you’d have found out what real SC hunting is about; and it’s not about those trophy hunts like you spent money on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NRA LM, NAHC LM, Buckmasters LM, Second Amendment Foundation, NAGR, GOA, Palmetto Gun Rights, DU, NWTF, QDMA, Everyday Hunter, My Fellow Hunter, American Sportsmen's Alliance, Deer and Deer Hunting, Hunt Talk, and proud SC redneck Rebel for life.November 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm #8847
My two cents: I shot a doe during archery season and donated to a needy person. Have shot 3 bucks during M.L., and 2 bucks during reg. gun. All the meat from the bucks(except the loins and backstrap) went into making smoked summer sausage. That I’ll give to friends and to others that don’t have the opportunity to hunt. My wife expects me to kill 4-5 more deer for her burger meat. That comes to 11-12 deer.
Am I bragging? No, just stating facts. My state is not as generous as Rt’s, but I know I have a decent heard, and a lot of does.
I know some of the facts about Rt’s situation, and last year I gave him a couple of deer to add to his freezer(he was dry)
mowgle stated it correctly “…walking in someone elses shoes”. Rt himself will tell you flat out that if you are P.Oed about your situation, move to S.C., just leave your way of life and thinking up there.
Sorry Rt, your thread. You said it all already.November 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm #8853
The fact that I am from the north has nothing to do with it. If you are going to manage the heard as you stated, then at least shoot the larger does. not the babies as a 60 pound doe is. How much meat did you actually get from that deer? Doyou pay for it to be butchered??? If you do add that to the cost of the hunt and go buy some cheap beef.
And yes I spent several thousand dollars to take my son deer hunting with a rifle in a state that has a liberal hunting season. And yes we were there trophy hunting. Neither me or my son shot any trophies. But my son shot a nice 100 poundish doe for the freezer. A 170 yard shot. dad was very proud of him. I am sorry for you that you have to kill deer in order to feed yourself. What can I say. Hey I have been so poor that all I had to eat was cornflakes and water, so I have been there. I have went to sleep hungry. But I was fortunate enough to improve my situation to the point that I can spend several thousand dollars in your southern state to deer hunt . The man at Blackwarer makes a living providing the opportunity for hunters to shoot deer. Actually there were more people there from the southern states then the north..
I have 74 posted acres with deer on it in my back yard. I do not have to come to your state to deer hunt. I can and do it here.
So again I will say that I knew I was going to get blasted for what I said and just like the rest of you we all have opinions and you know where you can put yours if you condone shooting 60 pound does for food., rather that wait for a larger one with three months of a seven day season still ahead of you.
Joe Bowden from New Jersey and proud of it.November 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm #8862
Well I know that RT eats all that he kills and does donate some to friends and family .And from the way I see it is that he is free to run his property and heard as he see’s fit .
Well get off this subject .Going duck hunting .
Well here I am .November 12, 2013 at 7:08 am #8891
I do my own processing, unless it’s for something special like salami or summer sausage.
According to my trail camera pictures, my property is out of balance and has way too many does and smaller deer. Killing these will help return the herd to a proper buck to doe ratio. Also, since I only throw away the ribs, I end up with several packages of stew meat, roasts, steaks, sausage and burger, when I process all of the combined meat at one or two times during the season.
BTW, my management style is exactly why Terry has those trophy bucks for people to shoot for all of those thousands of dollars. He kills the smaller deer in order to balance the herd and keep the food sources available to grow those trophies that you well heeled people are willing to shell out all of those dollars for!
On a side note, if I hadn’t suffered three strokes, a heart attack, and a broken back that caused me to have to endure 62 months of fighting the Soc. Sec. Admin. for my disability, I’d still have money in the bank to be able to afford some of the better things in life, so my comments about killing for food is certainly not due to working my ass off to improve my lot in life. My problem with you damn yankees, is you always find a way to put down other people and the manner in which we in the South in particular do things that you deem your way is better. Instead of putting me down, why don’t you work on improving that cess pool of a state you live in and deal with the problems up there and leave us to our own methods. At least we’re still a free state, unlike New Jersey!!!!!!!!!
NRA LM, NAHC LM, Buckmasters LM, Second Amendment Foundation, NAGR, GOA, Palmetto Gun Rights, DU, NWTF, QDMA, Everyday Hunter, My Fellow Hunter, American Sportsmen's Alliance, Deer and Deer Hunting, Hunt Talk, and proud SC redneck Rebel for life.November 13, 2013 at 8:49 am #8932
1. I do not care if you shoot another 100 deer that is your business. I just did not want to read about you bragging about shooting a 60 pound deer. Hell I have a dog that weighs more than that. Again if you have five in the freezer shoot the larger does, stop shooting babies.
2. When I was hunting around the corner from you I saw 46 different deer at seven different stands. Of the seven know bucks that I saw, there were only two that were possible shooters. The rest were, SMALL DEER that I would not have shot even I wanted to. So I do not know what you are talking about. And when I talked to you several months ago you said you new nothing about Terry’s operation
3. Again you bring up the north south issue. It seems that you have a problem of where people live, as in the north or south. I feel sorry for you, maybe you should talk to a professional about your anger issues about where people live. I happen to like where I live, I can be on my boat in the ocean in twenty minute and I can deer hunt in my back yard. I have worked for 45 years to get where I am. I earned and saved the money needed to take my son deer hunting in South Carolina. Nobody gave it to me. My son and will be back next October for a week and I am saving money to bring my wife down for a combo fishing hunting trip in North and South Carolina.
With all this being said you can kiss my you know what, as I will not be reading anymore deer hunting threads, So brag away about nothing if that is what you need to do.
Oh maybe we should start a Help RTThomas thread with donations to the local Piggly Wiggly.
Again Kiss my Yankee – - -.November 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm #8969
Really, this is what this has degenerated to. RT, I for one enjoy hearing about your success. I liked your number 7 post, however I hope it was somewhat tongue and cheek in providing a justification for taking another deer. (I am in now way implying you made up the story, just saying I hope you posted the real story to be funny). In my not so humble opinion I do not think you owe anyone an explanation for how you manage the deer on your own property within the game laws. Please keep the stories coming.
Still Hoping for Improvement. . .November 13, 2013 at 9:51 pm #8973
Just wish we had all those dumb whitetails here that multiply so fast as we could kill that many .LOL
Well here I am .
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