Forums » Open Questions about Deer Hunting

List of newest posts

    • March 13, 2015 1:42 PM EDT
    • <p>I like it! very nice</p>

    • December 10, 2014 7:27 AM EST
    • <p>THat is one neat picture! Thank you for sharing!</p>

    • March 25, 2014 1:28 PM EDT
    • They all reflect my passion for hunting trying to represent the essence of my land , customs of the hunters in Andalusia.
      These works are perfectly framed in the Andalusian tradition , have taken care of the scenes when choosing objects , presenting them in a harmonious meeting their volumes , sizes, colors and textures. I have tried the lights and shadows of Andalusia elements involving hunting , giving it a real look and creating a suitable atmosphere to provide an intimate setting , the best kept secret of the hunter.
      Still Life hunting. Framing Dimensions: 47cm high x 62 wide. Ask your price.


    • March 10, 2015 9:12 PM EDT
    • <p><img src="/public/album_photo/1e/16/07/7080f_0f6e.jpg?c=726c" alt=""></p>

    • March 10, 2015 9:05 PM EDT
    • <p>Your exactly right Terry.  I purchased Big Game mount for my video camera and it was about 60.00 at bps.  I have been using a GoPro as well but I've not got a very good mount for it.  I purchased the GoPro clamp mount and it is noisy to use.</p>

    • March 10, 2015 7:00 PM EDT
    • <p>I would think that an arm for the camera mounted to the stand or tree would be a big help if you were filming your own hunt. I have seen them on some website but some are fairly pricey.</p>

    • March 10, 2015 6:39 PM EDT
    • <p>I just use a Sony handycam. There are much better cameras out there but I'm satisfied with what I got right now. If money were no object I would have a better camera</p>

    • February 20, 2015 8:04 AM EST
    • <p>I have posted up the video "Kentucky Deer Hunt".</p>

    • February 20, 2015 7:54 AM EST
    • <p>I purchased a GoPro 4 silver this past season.  I used it to video a few hunts.  It's great for a self filming application and or to use when walking or traveling.  It's not great for gun hunting.  You would need a 2nd camera for your target area.  I filimed a buck I shot using the GoPro and the distance caused problems.  You can see the deer but it's very small on the screen.  I will post the video up on this site so you can view it.  I also purchased a Canon Vixia for around 200.00 and it has a killer zoom.</p>

    • February 20, 2015 5:42 AM EST
    • <p>Does anyone use the Go-Pro cameras? They are small but seem to do a good job and are tough. I see a few on motorcycle helmets in the summer. They have underwater cases for them to use in all weather and for catching fish, underwater views.</p>

    • May 5, 2014 8:33 PM EDT
    • That is one thing I wanted to start doing this year. I hope to have a small cam corder to start with by this fall. Right now I am video taping with my iphone, for a phone the quality ain't that bad.

    • August 28, 2013 10:29 AM EDT
    • I've been looking for an inexpensive way to start filiming deer hunts.  I've found a few cameras on Craigs List but I'm not real sure what's the most important feature to look for in a used camera.  Anyone have any experience or helpful comments?



    • March 10, 2015 6:43 PM EDT
    • <p>My video hunting album</p>
      <p><a href=""></a></p>

    • October 16, 2012 10:17 AM EDT

    • March 21, 2012 2:58 AM EDT
    • share some hunting pictures from my[url=!/photo.php?fbid=161167180670911&set=a.161167177337578.33836.100003328919075&type=3&theater"%20alt="] hunting camera
      [/url]<img style="vertical-align: top;" src="!/photo.php?fbid=161167180670911&set=a.161167177337578.33836.100003328919075&type=3&theater" alt="from my ltl acorn camera" width="400" height="280">



    • December 10, 2014 7:31 AM EST
    • <p>Currently shooting the Toxic by Flying Arrow Archery, I am on their field staff, and am VERY impressed with the flight and performance of them.  Previously I shot the Reign, and was very happy with them as well, but I am not opposed to mechancials at all, I just prefer fixed others have said, shot placement is everything!!!</p>

    • November 7, 2012 10:35 PM EST
    • I'm actually currently using the NAP 3 blade Spitfires..

    • March 7, 2012 12:52 PM EST
    • Shot a boar with the G5 Magnum, same result. About 40 yards - DEAD!

    • February 29, 2012 9:43 AM EST
    • The Rage Broadheads were ok- I think that I am still partial to the regular Broadheads. You can never go wrong with a NAP Product

    • October 18, 2011 8:53 AM EDT
    • Sounds to me like you clipped the heart on the exit

    • October 18, 2011 8:49 AM EDT
    • Slightly quartered away, entry about middle body, exit right behind front shoulder. Almost perfect- she kicked like a mule when she took off. Ready for a buck now!

    • October 18, 2011 8:46 AM EDT
    • Nice John. Congrats! Where did you hit her?

    • October 18, 2011 8:10 AM EDT
    • The G5 Magnum did the trick.  Shot a mature doe last night.  Left a huge hole- entry and exit.  She went about 40 yards, wobbled - then down - perfect!

    • October 13, 2011 12:29 PM EDT
    • That is Disappointing Mike. I will let you know how it goes. I have seen some Bear droppings around my stand so maybe a big black will show up as well.

    • October 13, 2011 11:45 AM EDT
    • good luck chris... im supposed to be heading up tomorrow, but think i'm getting pushed back to next weekend, kinda dissapointed, but keep in touch let me know how you do..

    • October 12, 2011 4:31 PM EDT
    • I will let you know how I do using Rage this weekend.

    • October 5, 2011 6:16 PM EDT
    • I hear ya Will, and that was my mentality going into this, what can malfunction, place a good shot, the blades cut, DONE! You can go back and forth with pros/cons between the two, I got persuaded by my buddies to try these Spitfires, we see what happens, my grouping has been solid @ 30 yds so i'm gonna give it a shot and we take it from there.. (no pun intended) haha

    • October 5, 2011 4:05 PM EDT
    • I like fixed just because it's one less thing to malfunction and I like not having to fool with clips and rubber bands. I use the Muzzy 3-Blade and like it. Affordable and makes a big old hole!

    • October 5, 2011 2:11 PM EDT
    • Thanks alot for you input John. I wound up settling on the NAP Spitfire's 100gr 3 blade. Heard alot of good stuff about them through networking. Season opens up in a couple weeks here in NY so i'll let you know how they do if I get a chance to use them. Good luck on your hunt this season and thanks again for responding. Let me know how you do yourself.

    • October 5, 2011 1:06 PM EDT
    • Mike,
      You are correct when you say that shot placement is the key to a successful bow hunt. I have used many different types of broadheads - fixed and mechanical. In my opinion, it is best to make sure that you can hit your mark, and secondly, create a big wound tunnel. I have had a lot of success with whitetail and one huge elk with the Wasp 1 3/16" fixed three blades. This year I will be using the G5 Magnum 1 1/2" fixed three blade. I will let you know (hopefully soon) how they work.

      John Hayes

    • September 30, 2011 9:48 PM EDT
    •      Alright, so I'm somewhat new to archery, been shooting for a while, but this will be my first season heading out for Deer during the archery season.  I've been doing alot of research on which broadheads to  use.  This seems to be the question of the decade, because it seems to all be prefference, but with broadheads as expensive as 3 for $40 who can afford to "TRY OUT" everything. 

            Reviews are only as good as the people leaving them, you dont know who is bs-ing, who is just a "I ONLY USE THIS" and who is truely educated and open minded and uses a combination of science and commen sense to make a decision.

            The pro's and con's for Mechanical to Fixed broadheads seems to be somewhat consistant.  But the manufacturer sites are only gonna tell you what you need to hear and I find that the best information comes from word of mouth from people in your sport who have threw trial and error come up with a preffered product.

      ::PHEW::  so allll that being said, what do you guys like to use for whitetail and what is the reasoning behind your choice in broadhead product that you use.  Obviously shot placement and taking a true ethical shot is the #1 & 2 most important factors, but if you guys could share your other experiences I would really appreciate it.

      I just recently after research decided to check out the NAP Bloodrunner 2 blade, but then realized its Illegal in NY because they are considered barbed (i hunt in New York, which "barbed" broadheads are illegal)  NY consideres anything that has a angle between the bottom most blade and the shaft to be less then 90 degrees.  So after returning my bloodrunners i decided to try the NAP Spitfires which "shoot like field tips"  100gr.  So i get home and throw them on, shoot a couple into my foam block, and they dont deploy.  Yes i know they close after stopping but i checked the whole, they didnt deploy.  WHAT TO DO?? Fixed broadheads next? but then do i have to change my fletching, most manufacturers for fixed broadheads, recomend angled fletching to keep a spin on the arrow.

      Any guidance, advice, words of wisdom or comfort would be appreciated hahaha.  Thanks alot guys, and a safe and healthy hunting season!

      -Mike C  (NY)

    • May 5, 2014 8:35 PM EDT
    • I have been out quite a few times but sadly no such luck yet. I usually have better luck when I'm not looking for them.

    • April 12, 2011 10:28 AM EDT
    • snow just leaving the woods now and was out looking around this mourning, kinda scouting and shed hunting found one with 5 points on it not too heavy and probably from 2 winters ago. found a few rubs I missed last fall though.

    • February 11, 2011 10:10 AM EST
    • I found a real crazy antler this week - real heavy base, but 2 tines right at base busted badly - must have busted early on in growth - rack then never grew right and had a small palmation on top - I saw this buck a few times prior to dropping that side - other side was a perfect 7 points - real wide - I hope I find that one

    • January 19, 2011 11:14 PM EST
    • I am in southern Minnesota - have 8 or 9 bucks at my feeder each evening - 2 have lost antlers so far, I have heard others are dropping now as well - probably something to do with how harsh the winter has been - lots of snow and cold
      I shed hunted twice this week, but nothing yet - both those that lost antlers were smaller bucks

    • January 16, 2011 11:48 AM EST
    • So - anyone been out shed hiking yet?  It's still a little earlier for "prime time" here, in Ohio, but I'm curious about elsewhere.

    • May 5, 2014 8:29 PM EDT
    • I only have one trail cam right now but I use it like crazy. When I find what I think is a good area I usually set it and see what shows.

    • October 6, 2013 6:43 AM EDT
    • Am hunting land that I have hunted since I was a kid. Lots of Hunting Pressure. Cameras are very good to find when Deer are visiting the Food Plots. Always walk in.

    • October 25, 2012 4:26 AM EDT
    • [blockquote][b]Deleted Member said:[/b]
      I use some trail earth isn&#039;t that great unless you have thousands of acres to hunt....then its good....Where I live the deer pattern me just as I pattern them ....I hunted 7 days for the buck I killed and road my four wheeler in.....No freakn Luck....Then I walked into my location and in two days of hunting I got him....[/blockquote] 

      What trailcams you using now? 



    • April 9, 2011 1:44 PM EDT
    • Where I hunt on the west coast, scouting is a little different for a few reasons. First, I hunt public forest land, which is hundreds of thousands of acres. I have a few spots that I mainly hunt, and do some sign watching; trails, tracks,ect. Our deer migrate from the mountains, down to the foothills during winter. They have usually made their way back to the high country by May-June, but this year, weve had several cold, wintery spring storms, which I think will cause the migration to be delayed. So where I was hunting at 5,400'-6,000' last archery season, this year when August rolls around, Im thinking most of the activity will be a lot lower. Only some trips to the mountains, and seeing where the beat up trails are will tell for sure. Once the general sense of where they are is found, then its a matter of finding the feed and water holes they will be hitting.

    • January 20, 2011 1:35 PM EST
    • I scout new areas first with my Tahoe Hybrid on trails open to vehicles in the ANF. In all-electric mode it is virtually silent and is a new form of "still hunting" I use for scouting. Deer do not associate a vehicle with a predetor so I usually see more deer and cover a larger area than I can on foot.

    • July 10, 2010 9:47 PM EDT
    • I did spend about 12 hours in the woods today marking the bear bait sites with my GPS, moving some sites that had been cut over, making sure I could still get a truck down the roads. I saw 3 deer, no bucks but that's OK, I did mark where I saw them with my GPS, so latter on, probably when I have bear hunters on a stand, a few miles away i can go into these areas and scout some more for deer, and still hear a hunter shot a rifle at their bear, makes some of the evening's go by quicker when hunters are on stand. I know this process won't work for most of you but thought I would add it any way.

    • July 10, 2010 9:37 PM EDT
    • I am hunting over large areas, a township here is 36 square miles, and hunt mainly on 4 of them I lease and put bear baits out on, plus some other areas, but the deer are in pockets here, with lots of square miles with no or next to no deer. We drive into the woods on the company's logging roads, and walk off these, we are not allowed to use ATV's in Maine except on designated trails, or written landowner permission.

    • July 8, 2010 10:41 AM EDT
    • I scout the areas I will be hunting for track , sign,
      rubs and scrapes. No cameras ( would use one if I had one.}
      I rattle a lot so I often see deer that are out of their usual patterns.
      I always walk in.

    • May 26, 2010 3:32 PM EDT
    • I use some trail earth isn't that great unless you have thousands of acres to hunt....then its good....Where I live the deer pattern me just as I pattern them ....I hunted 7 days for the buck I killed and road my four wheeler in.....No freakn Luck....Then I walked into my location and in two days of hunting I got him....

    • May 19, 2010 4:49 PM EDT
    • Whats are your deer scouting meathods, that seem to pay off for you? do you use trail Cams, do you have a favroit brand? use maps? Any one been useing goggel earth? I know it all ends up with feet on the ground time in the woods. but what have you found helpful?

      I have not used goggel earth but maps are a big thing for me and when I can get a hold of new araial photos I can pick out lots of key locations to check out. I am hunting commercail paper copany land here, miles and miles of it, but lots of "dead Ground with no deer" so keying in on spcific areas is importintat. I use trail cams on bear and moose to an extent, but not for deer. key tool for me is snow and gps, love to folow a set of tracks and mark the trail, then the next fall scout this out for the deer. Some of my best locations have been found this way. I do have the oppurtudy to spend lots of time in the woods, which helps with my scouting and deer hunting set ups.

    • October 23, 2013 8:31 PM EDT
    • i know most people are fairly stingy about were they hunt but i am new to hunting this state and new to hunting in general this being my third season i was wondering if anyone had any good places the would like to share with me i have hunted two weekends this year and this next weekend is my last chance for a deer hunt so i would love to shoot a deer in this state

    • August 22, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
    • Hey folks,

      First time I ever drew a tag from any lottery hunt and it is only 6 hrs from my house! Gotta love that! AND this is my first time hunting Elk. So, I also bought 2 Deer tags and a Turkey Tag and took off work for 3.5 weeks to make it happen:)

      Keep checking back for updates. Going old school and camping out the whole time, packing everything in my 89 Yota and hiking it and met some super nice Guy's from Outdoor Tracker Systems that are going with me. Hopefully we get it all on film. Will be a great time no matter what....

      Any advice?

    • April 24, 2013 9:02 AM EDT
    • Let me introduce myself. My name is Byron McAllister Owner of the [url=]Stray Bullet Hunting Ranch[/url]. I didn't do the forum posting ever this is my first post. You can follow our site on [u][url=]Twitter[/url][/u], [u][url=]Pinterest[/url][/u] and [u][url=]FaceBook[/url][/u]

    • March 28, 2013 10:04 PM EDT
    • Opening hunting season dates may seem a little trivial right now, but to hunters planning a vacation, mixing up the dates can cause headaches that last for months...</span>


    • March 28, 2013 10:01 AM EDT
    • Iowa House votes to expand crossbow deer hunting
      Hunters would be able to use crossbows during later hunting season

      The Iowa House approved a measure Wednesday to expand crossbow hunting of deer by allowing residents to use crossbows during the late hunting season, from Dec. 17 to Jan. 10.

      They would not be required to purchase a separate crossbow hunting license.

      Under current law, only muzzleloader and archery hunters can hunt deer during that season. But a physically disabled person incapable of shooting a bow and arrow can get a special crossbow license to hunt deer and turkey.

      Rep. Scott Ourth, D-Ackworth, said the bill was a good one that expanded opportunities for people who want to hunt and wish to use crossbows.

      “We’ve had no pushback from hunters groups,” he said.

      Bill Harrison, vice president of Southwest Iowa Bow Hunters, said that although his group’s 100 members mostly do archery, some would do crossbow hunting if the law passed.

      “Everybody thinks crossbows ‘ought to be allowed during gun season,” he said, adding that a crossbow is like a “glorified gun.” ”I think (the law) would be something people would bite onto.”

      The House passed the bill unanimously and sent it to the Senate.

      Kevin Baskins, spokesman for the Department of Natural Resources, said he wouldn’t expect an increase in crossbow hunters to significantly reduce the state’s deer population.


    • March 28, 2013 9:41 AM EDT
    • Pennsylvania man charged after allegedly hunting deer in Walmart parking l

      BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. –  </span>A Pennsylvania man allegedly went deer hunting inside a Walmart parking lot.</div>

      Forty-year-old Arcangelo Bianco Jr. is charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly shooting across a highway to kill a 10-point buck he spotted in a Walmart parking lot in November. The incident occurred in Blairsville, Pa., which is 30 miles east of Pittsburgh.

      Bianco faces a preliminary hearing May 1. His attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment Wednesday on charges reported by the Indiana Gazette.

      The paper reports that on Nov. 26, at about 2 p.m., Bianco noticed the deer and jumped out of his truck and "began firing multiple rounds at the deer," citing court documents.

      "The defendant pursued the deer through the parking lot and across Old William Penn Highway, where he killed the deer. The defendant then loaded the deer into his vehicle and took it to a meat processor for butchering," Jack Lucas, a wildlife conservation officer, told the paper.

      Lucas says the buck is one of the nicest taken in the county in recent years.

    • March 27, 2013 10:50 PM EDT
    • North Dakota deer hunters took approximately 34,500 deer during the 2012 deer gun hunting season.

      The State Game and Fish Department made available 65,150 deer gun licenses in 2012, and more than 95 percent were issued. Overall hunter success was 63 percent, and each hunter spent an average of 4.4 days in the field.

      Randy Kreil, wildlife chief, said this past season’s hunter success rate bounced back from an all-time low of 51 percent in 2011. “The 63 percent clip is fairly good, but still below the long-term average of around 70 percent,” he added. “In addition, the number of days spent hunting is still higher than usual, which is expected with lower deer populations.” 

      Hunter success for antlered white-tailed deer was 76 percent, and antlerless whitetail was 62 percent.

      Mule deer buck success was 81 percent. No mule deer doe licenses were issued in 2012.

      Hunters with any-antlered or any-antlerless licenses almost exclusively harvest white-tailed deer. These buck and doe hunters each had a success rate of 64 percent.

      The department is in the process of determining recommendations for licenses in the 2013 deer proclamation. These recommendations will be discussed at the upcoming Game and Fish public advisory board meetings, scheduled for the week of April 15-18. The proclamation will be sent to the governor’s office for approval in late April.

      In addition to harvest rates and winter aerial surveys, the department monitors a number of other population indices to determine license numbers, including deer-vehicle collision reports, depredation reports, hunter observations, input at advisory board meetings, and comments from the public, landowners and department field staff.

    • February 16, 2012 5:39 PM EST
    • With deer densities in Westrern NC at .6 per square mile, I don't shoot does on my property but antywhere else, I always go for the big nanny. She's as tough to kill as any old buck.

    • November 9, 2011 4:38 AM EST
    • Ill shoot a doe just as quick as i would shoot a buck...

    • March 6, 2011 7:39 PM EST
    • I don't have any problems shooting Does. The size/ age usually depends on if it's for my freezer or for someone else. We don't eat a lot of venison, but I do shoot deer for other people that can't or don't get the opportunity to hunt.

    • February 22, 2011 1:44 PM EST
    • The bag limit in Maryland is 10 during bow, 10 during firearms, 10 during muzzleloader. In Delaware it is total 4 does, 2 bucks  one must be taken with Quality Buck tag. Additional doe tags may be purchased. Even with these liberal bag limits there are still lots of does that are not takenin some areas. QDMA is just getting started here in DE been around for about 5 years. On public lands most likely if it is brown it is downed, some Bucks make it to three years or more, but you see a lot of smaller bucks that didn't make it, the same is true for the does

    • February 22, 2011 1:38 PM EST
    • I think it would be best to choose the biggest doe that doesn't have a fawn or two trailing. My thought here  is the doe may be past breeding age or you are reducing the herd most likely by three since most does have twins in the spring. Also by shooting the bigger doe more venison goes in the freezer, the smaller does consume less food than  the adult does. Seems there are lots of ways to answer this question and the bottom line is the individual hunter makes the final decision keeping in mind on public lands not all hunters would respond like this. I have seen some little does harvested in the name of conservation.

    • February 17, 2011 11:27 AM EST
    • I don't normally shoot does in my local hunting areas. When I do, I wait until the end of the season or at least after I've already filled my buck tag. In Tennessee we are allowed 3 bucks total for the season (one per day) and with proper tags we can shoot three deer a day (again, only one buck/day)  I prefer to let the max number of does roam through the rut, hoping they will attract more bucks onto the properties I hunt. Then when/if the time comes for me to harvest a doe, I take the most mature doe I can find in a group. I prefer not to take lone does, hoping to not mistake a button buck for a doe. This past season I took one buck in Tennesse, one in Kentucky and one in Indiana and no does. I took a doe during last season's late ML hunt in Kentucky that was one I'd seen three or four times during rifle season and thought was a monster. She dressed at 148. 

    • January 20, 2011 1:26 PM EST
    • I always apply for and usually get a doe (anterless) permit but will usually not shoot a doe unless it is toward the end of the season and I haven't taken a buck. If a shoot a buck I will NOT fill my doe permit. Since Pa. has instituted it's new deer management program (which I don't agree with) I do NOT hunt doe on the family property or traditional hunting grounds but rather on public hunting grounds 100 miles from the usual spot(s).

    • October 13, 2010 10:29 PM EDT
    • I'll kill the doe in the crosshairs on the last day of hunting season, if the freezer is still empty. Or of course, the one with a nice rack.

    • October 4, 2010 4:53 PM EDT
    • Alrite guys ....lets here it.....I dont know if I have the right answer ...but the logic is there.....lets see if everyone else is on the same page.........And I do have a very viable answer......Slick50

    • September 30, 2010 11:39 AM EDT
    • I will be Hunting up by Monticello NY this year. I joined the Whitetail Hunting Club there. They actually have openings for 2 or 3 new members. They have 560 acres for a total of 30 members- not bad.
      I will let you know how the season goes

    • September 30, 2010 10:55 AM EDT
    • I am from Omaha,NE and hunt deer in Eastern Nebraska. No shortage of does for a few years now and the bucks are getting bigger and bigger every year. The changed the rules this year in my area that before you tag your buck, you have to turn in a doe. No problem, more meat for the fam!!

    • August 22, 2010 1:50 PM EDT
    • I'm from oregon and hunt in the umpqua national forrest.Lots of elk,black bears,cougars and trophy blacktail deer.My largest blackie scored 158.

    • August 13, 2010 8:27 AM EDT
    • I am from Indiana. I hunt mainly private land but there is 11,000 acres of public land not far from my home. Anyone want to hunt?

    • August 2, 2010 11:05 PM EDT
    • I hunt mostly the southern parts of Indiana and the northern parts of kentucky. I have hunted in Ohio, Tar Hallow state forrest, Michigan, Southern Colorodo and Ilinois and Florida along with Tenn.,Texas. And Toronto Ontarieo .But I would have to say that of all the Places I have hunted in. Almorosa basins in Colorodo was the most pleasent and most eventful hunts of my life as of far.

    • August 2, 2010 10:10 PM EDT
    • I live & hunt in southeastern ohio where we have alot of trophy bucks and several public hunting areas. While I'm out during deer season, I see license plates from NY, PA, MI, OH & WV. People come from surround states in hopes of a nice buck. You can check out the public hunting areas at

    • July 29, 2010 1:42 AM EDT
    • I hear ya Chris LOL, I have pleanty of them wild russian boar's here that tear up everything they come across. LOL I've shot 18 from my front porch over the last 2 years. That sure is a very bice one you have in you avatar!!

    • July 27, 2010 6:25 AM EDT
    • Spoken like a True Hunter Terry LOL

    • July 27, 2010 12:36 AM EDT
    • I live in a very small town in Southeastern, Oklahoma population of 164. I live on my 300 acre farm which I hunt on plus I have permission to hunt an additional 1500 acre's that connects to mine. I have it to myself most of the time all by myself during the week during Whitetail season, then my 2 boys and a cousin will come in on the weekend and hunt with me after I pattern the Deer for them. LOL But I don't tell them where I locate the bigger Buck I save them for when they go back to work. LOL

    • July 8, 2010 10:33 AM EDT
    • I'm from Texas and Hunt any where I can.

    • June 14, 2010 12:49 AM EDT
    • I live in Battle Creek, Michigan. I hunt in Kent, Calhoun, and Allagen Counties.

      Anybody else here live in Michigan?

    • June 5, 2010 2:11 PM EDT
    • Southern Bowhunting is based out of South Louisiana. Team SBH hunts primarily with archery equipment on Louisiana's public lands. We do make the occasional private land hunt as a couple of our members belong to small hunt clubs in South Louisiana. We hunt whitetail, wild hog/boar, turkey, and occasionally make a small game or predator hunts. Come check us out at our site

    • June 4, 2010 11:35 PM EDT
    • [quote=Anonymous]

      I'm from Md. and moved to Fl. last April. I used to hunt in southern Md. near the Potomac river. A small town called Indian Head, Md. It is a great plase to hunt 140 class deer. I have seen a few 150 class deer but have been unable to harvest one. My largest is 141 2/8, and harvested it on January 12th of 2005. I have harvested many 130 class deer in the same area on private land. I never see any shows on TV about Md. hunting but believe me Md. has great deer hunting. I love bow hunting and very seldom take my rifle. I love the challenge of bow hunting. I didnt get to hunt this year because of moveing to Fl. and have no freinds to hunt with yet. I'm 57 years old and a little skiddish about hunting by myself in unfamilure territory. I hope to get out this season. I live in Pasco Co. and if anybody has info on Fl. deer and hog hunting in this area please advise.

      I was an arcultectual sheet metal worker in Wash.DC and have had 2 major back operations an unable to do that kind of work anymore so now I work at home in affiliated marketing. I have been doing it now for about 6 months and slowly getting customers to my web site, so please stop in and take a look around. I'm advertising for Bass Pro Shops and Altrec for all your outdoor gear. We are having some great sales on right now for the summer so please stop in and visit. ;


    • June 4, 2010 11:34 PM EDT
    • I'm from Md. and moved to Fl. last April. I used to hunt in southern Md. near the Potomac river. A small town called Indian Head, Md. It is a great plase to hunt 140 class deer. I have seen a few 150 class deer but have been unable to harvest one. My largest is 141 2/8, and harvested it on January 12th of 2005. I have harvested many 130 class deer in the same area on private land. I never see any shows on TV about Md. hunting but believe me Md. has great deer hunting. I love bow hunting and very seldom take my rifle. I love the challenge of bow hunting. I didnt get to hunt this year because of moveing to Fl. and have no freinds to hunt with yet. I'm 57 years old and a little skiddish about hunting by myself in unfamilure territory. I hope to get out this season. I live in Pasco Co. and if anybody has info on Fl. deer and hog hunting in this area please advise.

      I was an arcultectual sheet metal worker in Wash.DC and have had 2 major back operations an unable to do that kind of work anymore so now I work at home in affiliated marketing. I have been doing it now for about 6 months and slowly getting customers to my web site, so please stop in and take a look around. I'm advertising for Bass Pro Shops and Altrec for all your outdoor gear. We are having some great sales on right now for the summer so please stop in and visit. ;

    • May 30, 2010 9:17 AM EDT
    • I guess some of us are luckier than others to be able to hunt every day, year round

    • May 29, 2010 10:56 PM EDT
    • i am in new zealand hunt in the taupo rotorua area go after sika an red deer an wallabies an pigs all year round

    • May 21, 2010 2:30 PM EDT
    • if anyone is doing a trip anytime soon, i would love to tag along simply to learn as much as possible, i am a novice/beginner and would absolutely enjoy the possibility. please reach out to me with any available options...i appreciate any options extended to me...thanks and happy hunting-mike

    • May 19, 2010 5:09 PM EDT
    • I am up in Maine not a lot of deer up here, but some big deer. we have a month of rifle season and then a week of muzzle loading, we also have 4 weeks of bow hunting but that also the same time as moose and bird season so I doing that instead. I use both stands and ground blinds liking ground blinds better, and if the weather right tracking and still hunting, I do a lot of guiding so i am out there every day, but spend more time scouting places out, setting them up to hunt, than hunting them for myself.

    • May 17, 2010 4:25 PM EDT
    • Actually, the members are from all over. even Canada. I am in NY so I guess you write about what ya know.

    • May 17, 2010 4:18 PM EDT
    • I am in Mississippi. Just happened to run across this site. Seems like this is mostly in New York.

    • May 13, 2010 9:30 AM EDT
    • Gentleman, I am the President of the Whitetail Hunting Club! We do have several openings in the Club. Dues are $800 a year and we are located in Forestburgh, New York, about a two hour drive from New York City. If you are interested e-mail me at Happy Hunting! Mike

    • May 11, 2010 10:19 PM EDT
    • I'm not sure but you can look them up on facebook Whitetail hunting club. I know that they only had a couple of opeings left & I joined site unseen. I may go up in a couple of weeks to check it out

    • May 11, 2010 9:16 PM EDT
    • Hey Chris,any openings in that club?

    • May 11, 2010 7:59 PM EDT
    • Staatsburg NY,DEP lands in Windham and some Westchester DEP lands.

    • May 11, 2010 11:48 AM EDT
    • I go to Sherbourn & Lebanon. However, I just joined WhiteTail Hunting club in Sullivan county so I wont have to drive as far now. They have 560 acres & a 50 acre lake. Nice~

    • May 11, 2010 11:44 AM EDT
    • I hunt Chenango also , in McDonough near county rd 8 ....

    • April 26, 2010 8:29 PM EDT
    • I Bow Hunt in east hampton. didnt see any bucks there this year but the club got some nice ones. I saw some doe but didnt want to shoot them.

    • April 26, 2010 8:16 PM EDT
    • I bowhunt and live on the eastern end long island we have too many deer and the goverment is trying to do everything possible to get rid of them, so its essentially like shooting fish in a barrell. I shotgun on long island as well.

    • April 22, 2010 2:29 PM EDT
    • hi chas- i bow hunt in fairffeld county CT and shotgun hunt in Putnam and Dutchess County in NY- mostly whitetail deer and sometimes Turkey in the Spring

    • April 22, 2010 2:13 PM EDT
    • Chenango cty Ny for bow and rifle. I belong to a club on long island for bow season. I saw a lot of doe this year but they took some nice bucks there this year includind a tan and white one. The name of the club is
      Phesant run

    • April 22, 2010 1:49 PM EDT
    • Brand new here, (I guess we all are).

      I'm wondering where everyone else is located, and where you do most of your deer hunting.

      I'm in CT, and hunt deer in CT and NY (firearm and bow) regularly. I usually make a trip to ME and MD (for Sika Deer)

      if I can fit it in and used to hunt MA every year.

      How about the rest of you?

    • August 13, 2010 8:54 AM EDT
    • I see you are the one looking for trail cams. I have 2 Wildgame digital cams for sale. $50 for both.

    • August 13, 2010 8:50 AM EDT
    • I don't live in Michigan but I am not that far from you here in Indiana.

    • July 13, 2010 3:16 PM EDT
    • Are you looking for open range or hight fence? I have a good friend
      that guides and know most of the ranches in S Texas. If you know your budget and what you want to accomplish , I'm sure he can help you.

    • June 28, 2010 12:37 PM EDT
    • thank you

    • June 26, 2010 9:07 PM EDT
    • Erika.......I have been to this ranch a couple of times. It's a real nice place with plenty of game. They will treat you right there......Here is the link to there website. Its called

      Rancho Estrella.


    • June 18, 2010 3:20 PM EDT
    • Hi all. I am looking for any ranches in Texas that you know of. Preferably ones where you can hunt deer.

    • July 11, 2010 9:46 AM EDT
    • Steve is right about the genetics but also you you do need to get the deer aged and examined by a biologist if you are planning on trying to increase the antler sizes of your bucks. Also, do you use gravity feeders with protein pellets?? This will help with calcium and other supplements that may help future growth. But if all else fails and you can control the area... Just buy you a buck from a farm and let him loose on your place.. Or buy 2 or 3 :)

    • May 22, 2010 10:17 PM EDT
    • 150 inch bucks are good bucks Imo, my best in 29 years of hunting here in Maine is 148, this is a 9 point so there is some deductions because it did not have the 10th point, few things to consider, in my experience, there are some areas that produce wide racks and some tight racks which as you know hurt scores, I believe this may be more in genetics as the shape of a skull and angle antlers start out.... Go some where you can look at a number of deer even mounted and you can quickly see this when looking for it. I believe that genetics are one of the most importing factor in antler growth, do a little research, and you will find the biggest racks come from the same areas and have for the last 100 years. I going to try an attach a pic here look at these 3 racks the top is my 148, next one down not sure what it scores but take a look at the antler base and the spread you end up with, the 3rd a coyote kill deer would never make a score over 150, Imo because of where and how the base of the antlers are coming out of the head. All 3 of these deer come out of the same township here, the middle one was killed by a great uncle, 35 years ago or so, this is the same area as the silver ridge buck shot by Fred Goodwin came out of so it has a history of some very big deer. ( Do a little search silver ridge buck-Fred goodwin you should be able to find a pic and a good deer story)

      Oaks are great for deer, we have very few here mostly on the river these are the red oaks and are on the northern range of them, we did have a lot of beach at one time but the beach bark disease and clear cutting has wiped most of these ridges out. Regardless, I do not believe you have enough acorns during antler growth stage to make a difference in rack size I don't know about soy beans as we are to far north here for them to grow, but you need to look at what the deer have to eat when there antlers are growing.

      PS my pic did not come out of 3 racks and will try angain tommorow when I have better light

    • May 21, 2010 3:04 PM EDT
    • it depends on where in NY some are about 100lbs but further north they get up to about 200lbs

    • May 21, 2010 12:12 PM EDT
    • I was kidding D lol

    • May 21, 2010 11:27 AM EDT
    • Have you taken one of those bucks to get them aged? I have taken some 150in bucks that where aged at 4yrs old and also 7 yr old but I could not really tell the difference until I had them aged. There body size was the same.

    • May 21, 2010 9:08 AM EDT
    • Have you considered spraying Steriods on the SoyBeans?? LOL

    • June 7, 2010 3:45 PM EDT
    • in canada? how much and where is it

    • June 7, 2010 9:32 AM EDT
    • I never have been an official guide or outfitter, but I get my spring turkey every year. Hope I'm not jinxing myself by saying that. I would be willing to give it a try. I live in Pa.

    • June 7, 2010 8:05 AM EDT
    • does any one know of any turkey hunting guides or outfitters