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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: beartrap] #13704442 09/18/20 09:49 PM
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I don’t care how long you boil those antlers for, their still too tough to eat.

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: Derek 🐝] #13704465 09/18/20 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Derek 🐝
My hunting resume is pretty pathetic. I was on a lease in Strawn for 10yrs and this is what I capped.

1 - 9 Point
1 doe
2 bobcats
2 pigs


Deer Camp Derek must’ve been epic.


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: Chris B] #13704471 09/18/20 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris B
In Texas you can hunt just about anyway you want. Nobody is forcing you to hunt with game cameras, blinds, feeders and what not. Hunt how ever you enjoy. I don’t know why so many people think if your not stalking through the mountains and miserable your not hunting. It’s supposed to be fun.



Texas hunting is just a different type of hunting, I don't know of many people that have leases that can stalk hunt, some have assigned blind areas. the private property and pressure says cameras, feeders, blinds etc. are pretty much how you have to do it in most cases. west Tx. not so much but for whitetail/E. Tx. you don't have many areas where you can safely stalk with a .308.
have to work with what ya got and what the law says you can do, this to me dictates how we hunt now.

colorado I used to spend all summer fishing high country lakes and watching for deer and elk sign, come fall and guide a camp I had a good idea of where to start at least. no feeders, no blinds, all stalk/sit hunting. different accessibility and different laws. spent 3 months at a time in the mts. guiding hunts, just a different style and accessibility, my favorites were my archery and black powder hunters, they were all pure stalk up close hunters and a lot of fun.

technology has made fishing easier from a finding fish standpoint, catching is always going to be relevant to the fisherman.
same with hunting, scopes now will range and auto adjust out to 1,200 yds. (I had a burris eliminator II 16x that would) and we have rounds that will drop a 1,000 # elk in its tracks instead of blood trailing for 5 miles at night (no fun by the way).

modern times it is all relevant to what the law says we can do, what we can afford to do and how good we are at taking either. jmo


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: Derek 🐝] #13704483 09/18/20 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Derek 🐝
My hunting resume is pretty pathetic. I was on a lease in Strawn for 10yrs and this is what I capped.

1 - 9 Point
1 doe
2 bobcats
2 pigs


Mines pretty weak too .
Couple pigs
A nutria (I think)
And a yote
Elements have never been right to harvest a deer
And still no dove 😢😢😢

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: Nickbyrd] #13704485 09/18/20 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Nickbyrd
Originally Posted by Derek 🐝
My hunting resume is pretty pathetic. I was on a lease in Strawn for 10yrs and this is what I capped.

1 - 9 Point
1 doe
2 bobcats
2 pigs


Mines pretty weak too .
Couple pigs
A nutria (I think)
And a yote
Elements have never been right to harvest a deer
And still no dove 😢😢😢



patience padawan!


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: tmd11111] #13704497 09/18/20 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
I don’t care how long you boil those antlers for, their still too tough to eat.

True but they sure look good in my trophy room!

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: beartrap] #13704615 09/19/20 12:46 AM
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i watched a bobcat
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chase a butterfly for 45 minutes

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: beartrap] #13704719 09/19/20 02:39 AM
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I don't deer hunt in Texas because of most of the things mentioned above. Mainly the cost to harvest a deer. To me a deer was worth $40.00 for the meat. To pay big bucks to be told where to sit and what to shoot never appealed to me.

That said now I put out corn in my back yard and have 8 or 9 deer appear every afternoon and really enjoy just watching them from 30 yards away.

But fishing has never been easier! If you have an understanding of what fish do as we go through the seasons, catching them is very, very simple now.

With the electronics, trolling motors, rods, reels and lures at our disposal catching a limit of crappie or bass is pretty simple anymore.


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: butch sanders] #13704729 09/19/20 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by butch sanders
i watched a bobcat
on mushrooms

chase a butterfly for 45 minutes


Pretty kool. Were your mushrooms tea of did you fry them up?


Advice? Wise men don't need it. Fools won't heed it.

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: butch sanders] #13704747 09/19/20 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by butch sanders
i watched a bobcat
on mushrooms

chase a butterfly for 45 minutes

Where did the bobcat get the mushrooms

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: BrandoA] #13704749 09/19/20 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BrandoA
As far as hunting goes, on our ranch, we don't run Cameras. We shoot mature bucks and does. We still like to have the element of surprise. We typically know what we have and what our "trophies" are for our ranch and those our are targets.


I'm bow hunting this year from 2 stands that I will hand corn , no feeder no cameras. I just don't have the drive this year to jack with feeders and cameras. I know there will be nice bucks chasing during rut. I like you am looking forward to the surprises. All I'll have to do all season is make a drive by with corn every few days and wake up early and go sit. I may hunt 3 times a week all season and never sling an arrow, but I'll see a lot of wildlife. It will take a monster for me to kill one this year. Last year I killed more coyotes and hogs with my bow than ever and passed on a lot of decent but not trophy bucks. I'll kill one doe for meat.


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: David Welcher] #13704757 09/19/20 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
The question is if you are going to shoot it on Nov 7th when he walks out [Linked Image]


Yes I would. This brow tine king showed up 3 years on camera and never when I was sitting there. [Linked Image]


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: outfishdya] #13705024 09/19/20 02:23 PM
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i watched a bobcat
on mushrooms

chase a butterfly for 45 minutes

Where did the bobcat get the mushrooms


they were all over that pasture

Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: beartrap] #13705054 09/19/20 02:48 PM
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Being originally from Missouri, where baiting is illegal, I don't find quite the same amount of satisfaction when I kill a deer at one of our feeders on our 2500 acre Texas lease. I haven't lived in Missouri in nearly 40 years, but I did enjoy scouting feeding areas, staging areas, and funnel points in order to find a strategic spot to set up my stand location. Hunting was a lot more fun. Challenging. Now it's more like harvesting. If I could talk my lease members into it I'd say lets remove all of the feeders and elevated box blinds and actually hunt. I would be exiled though. Ha.


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Re: has deer hunting turned into "shooting" and bass fishing turned into "catching".... [Re: beartrap] #13705349 09/19/20 11:55 PM
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Hunting is different in different parts of the country. For instance, most states do not allow one to hunt over bait. Some states require feeders to be removed a month before the season starts. Some states have much shorter Gun seasons, so it’s critical to pattern the deer.
As far as fishing goes, I’ll just say this. No matter how many electronics you have on your boat. If you don’t present the right bait at the right time, you will come home empty handed.


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