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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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I have 8 bought deer in High fence.

The deer I am talking about darting are the 8 in high fense. The wild deer are on my property. I am only allowed to kill them.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 06:16 PM
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what you are proposing was tried and shot down by the hunting community not long ago.you cant reuse deer ,either kill and eat it or leave it alone

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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What I See???

it take 3 to 7 years for a deer to produce a nice rack? (Right) Where I am from if it have antlers its shot and all the does a left behine and the spikes to breed them. So know in our area there are few big bucks and the genetics are so so. Leaving a 5 to 10 years before there will be any big boys in the area. Where darting a deer I can dart a yearling 6 pointer and still have the deer next year to be a 10 or 12 pointer. Dart that dear and the 3rd year have a nice trophy buck 170 class. 4th year with some of the genetics out there I would love to seethe next years!!! IF you kill him he is dead???
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-26-2009, 12:28 AM
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Growing deer. What's the fun in that. I'd rather take notes from wmi and and other seasoned hunters And earn my rack. That's where the joy of deer hunting lies.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 03:47 PM
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The reward in hunting is being able to experience the great outdoors, learning the habits of all animals in your area, putting in the time and effort, and if all things work out harvesting an animal. This to me separates a hunter from average joe.
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 11:23 PM
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We found a couple deer locked up on the ice, one was dead and partially eaten and frozen to the pond ... It took 3 darts in the live one to bring him down ... I can only imagine the kind of night he had ... He was freaked out ... He ran off after being released ...
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-08-2009, 05:57 AM
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I'm stuck on your original statement of "I have to dart 8 deer". Sounds like somebody has a quota to fill for herd sampling as in a Wildlife Management Survey. If so, think of it as target practice.
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