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onehorse 01-06-2008 07:03 PM

Who Tags the Deer?
 
Where I started hunting deer, in Vermont, the custom was that the person who actually killed the deer was the hunter to tag it. So, if a wounded deer came running by you and you killed it, you would have the right to keep it. I was wondering if this custom is how things work in other parts of the country.

BruceBruce1959 01-06-2008 07:14 PM

That's still the way it's done here in Vermont and to explain further I believe the reason Vermont hunters handle it that way is because they would rather see someone get the deer then to shoot one only to have it run off and suffer until it expires and possibly never be found....

onehorse 01-06-2008 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959 (Post 8294)
That's still the way it's done here in Vermont and to explain further I believe the reason Vermont hunters handle it that way is because they would rather see someone get the deer then to shoot one only to have it run off and suffer until it expires and possibly never be found....

Glad to hear it's still that way in Vermont... now if only the deer would come back!

buckfever 01-06-2008 09:31 PM

Thats how it works in TN...

Turtle 01-06-2008 09:38 PM

LOL ,several years ago my three uncles took me hunting, and though they are not identical they all look and dress just alike in camo. Well right before lunch Uncle Tim shoots a doe and it takes off. A few hundred yards away my Uncle John shoots the same doe. The doe stumbles off the ridge where my Uncle Buck is. He said she looked at him as he drew a bead on her and she just fell over dead. Swore up and down he killed her because when she saw that same hunter about to shoot her again she had a heart attack. Well they bickered like brothers till we cleaned her and they finally agreed that Uncle John's bullet is what killed her so she was his. Luckily we don't actually tag deer in SC except for when you buy extra doe tag for buck only hunts. This was an either sex day and a good thing because it wasn't going to be settled in the woods. But brothers will be brothers, for the most part the one that brings it down gets to claim it.

Thanks for bringing back some old memories:thumbup:

BruceBruce1959 01-07-2008 07:23 AM

I sure hear ya Onehorse, alot of hunters in other states don't fully understand what a vermont hunter goes thru annually to bag a deer,, And I'm not saying hunting is easy by no means but I can go to places like N.J. or Pa. and easily tag a deer a day in those areas.. It just isn't like that here, it's tough hunting in Vermont.

and NOW Turtle, I LOVE that story and you can be sure i'll share it at least 6 more times today alone... :biggrin:

Rozman62 01-07-2008 12:14 PM

BruceBruce - I hunt in New Hampshire which just an upside down Vermont. I have also hunted Vermont and in my opinion New Hampshire is more difficult to hunt. You can hunt both states and see 0-1 deer/week. I understand your challenge. You tag a deer in either state and you have reason to celebrate big time.

BruceBruce1959 01-07-2008 12:30 PM

Well Said !
I was talking with this Hunter in New Jersey one time, he was all camo'ed up so I sparked up a conversation and he was like "yeah I only saw 8 deer this morning but they were all smaller size so I'm going to wait until later this afternoon to see what comes back out" to which I said, are there a lot of deer out there, and he replied "I usually see around 15 to 20 a day if the weathers good"
I wouldn't have believed it had I not done some scouting on my own down there.

Rozman62 01-07-2008 12:41 PM

I believe it coming from that area...there infested with whitetails. I always hunt a second state every year because of the low % chances in Vermont/NH. Although these states (NY/PA/NJ) don't offer much challenge I find my self driving there 85 MPH because I am so excited to get the hunt started to fill the freezer.

jonesy 01-11-2008 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by onehorse (Post 8295)
Glad to hear it's still that way in Vermont... now if only the deer would come back!

I second that:thumbup::thumbup:


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