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Kansasdoe 10-21-2012 02:53 PM

try, try, and try again.
Getting ready to go out and try once again to get a doe. Seems like its never gonna happen and I'm really getting my spirits down but I'll just keep on trying. Maybe eventually it'll happen.

3212 10-21-2012 04:31 PM

Keep trying.Eventually it will happen.

gfdeputy2 10-22-2012 04:05 AM

yup I have years like that too
This is one of them they just seem to be beating me at the game this year
Don't let it get you down. It will happen I find if I think too much about getting one it usually makes it worse. When I am having one of these seasons I just think about how great it is just to be out in the woods & all the deer & wildlife I have seen
Don't put to much pressure on yourself
Good luck!!!

BruceBruce1959 10-22-2012 06:52 AM

Don't let yourself down, if you keep at it, it will happen.
You should Always remember, if killing a Deer was easy, anyone could do it but we all know
it takes a skilled hunter/huntress with a good amount of knowledge and training with plenty of patience and determination to get the job done.
Good Luck :thumbup:

delbert 10-22-2012 06:54 AM

Deer just dont walk in front of you everyday
Your time will come

Kansasdoe 10-22-2012 08:27 AM

Thanks guys. I'll just keep hanging in there. It does seem like I saw a lot more deer last year. I hope it cools off soon. 80 degrees is probably not optimal deer hunting weather.

tator 10-22-2012 11:02 AM

Keep in mind KD, that if you are a hard-core hunter (like I know you and your husband are), you're going to come back empty handed most days after hunting. I can't tell you the ratio I'm at, but I'd say I harvest a deer maybe 1 out of 15 times hunting. Now, keep in mind, this mainly includes bow hunting. For rifle, i'm more like 1 out of 5.

Buckshot 10-24-2012 10:43 AM

To quote the indian in the movie Outlaw Jose Wales; "You must endeavor to persevere"

Hunting Man 10-24-2012 11:00 AM

The harvesting will come with patience and experience one step at a time. Tator talks about the ratio of hunting days vs harvesting days, my ratio is probably 5 sit days to every deer killed, partly because I'm a meat hunter and not a trophy hunter. Because I travel to hunt it is important to understand the area you are hunting to maximize your chances of taking a deer. Hunting property with good deer numbers sounds like a simple matter but many hunters don't know deer density. If you have decent deer numbers then the most important thing is to know how they travel morning and night, where their bedding areas are, where water is, and where the natural food source is at the time you are hunting. When you factor all these things together a plan takes shape. Hunting extremely low deer density hunting grounds is very hard to do because sit times can be very long. In that case, if legal, a feeder, food plot may be your answer. In Michigan two weeks ago I sat for 20 minutes to harvest one then went 3 days of not seeing anything. That's hunting! Good luck, be patient, know the area you are hunting.

tator 10-24-2012 02:30 PM

I always get anxious after I kill one. My mind starts telling me the next time I go out I'm going to get another one... but that's never the case. My deer density is average. It's not high, but definately not low either. For rifle season my approach changes,,, deer are more apt to move around (at least in my area). I start seeing bucks and does that I've never seen before b/c they are chasing. During bow season, that's when I pay close attention to trail cams and try to pattern the deer and figure out where they are going and when

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