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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 07:38 PM
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Turtle I'm also in SC what public land are you hunting? I'm new this past season and didn't get started until Mid Nov. and season is over Dec. 31st. I managed to get an 8 point Buck for my first kill that weighed 165 lbs and I was really excited about that. I'm not intending to highjack this forum just interested in the feedback here.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 07:45 PM
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Greetings mrsracing, Glad to have you with us here at the Club..
Do you have a pic of that 8 pointer you got? We'd love to see it....

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Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 07:51 PM
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I didn't have my camera with me that day and a guy at the club said he took pictures but I have yet to see them. I picked up my skull mount today and will have to get some pic's and get them up. I believe with what little knowledge I have it is 14 inch's at it's widest point on the inside. I could be mistaken there but will try to get some pic's up. THanks for the welcome! It's good to see a site where people actually communicate.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 08:01 PM
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hi mrsracing, between chester and lockhardt where the Leeds Range is mostly.

Lately been scouting Ross and Blackjacks but don't know how crowded they are.

Going to Worth Mountain this weekend , will eventually get to Thurmond and Kirsh .

Kinda waiting on GPS right now to mark waypoints to narrow my search for next season.

Will stay in Game zone 2 due to travel time from York County.

And where are you?
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 11:25 AM
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Turtle, I live in Greenville SC but travel during the week to Columbia 2-3 days each week and may be traveling to Charlotte in the near future 1 day a week. I'm looking for places to hunt next season. I would like to find a good club to hunt from but am still learning and finding my way. I don't have a climber yet but would consider public land once I learn more. I hunted Clinton House 3 times this past season and a friends private land 1x this past season. That tells you how new I am to all of this. I was just told about a club in Fairfield County area near Winnsboro which I believe is also close to you that has openings.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2008, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Diaper_Dandy View Post
As my username suggests, I am a rookie hunter, turned on to the sport by my father-in-law. He has plenty of well managed land for hunting, but lives an hour and a half away. There is public hunting land five minutes from my house on the Chickasaw national forest, but I don't want to go freeze my tail off to see an occaitional doe.

Is public hunting land worth hunting?

Will I see anything other than does and spikes?

Am I going to be shot at by morons that shoot at any movement?

Right now is the best time to get out there and see what is in the woods for next season. Nothing will replace wearing the soles off your boots scouting. Look for fresh droppings, trails, beds and so on. Get a map and compass take your lunch and spend all day searching out where the deer are now.

Make notes on cut overís, thickets, things that will channel the deer along a certain trail. Look for what the deer are eating or will eat when you go back hunting so note the favored foods like white oak, greenbrier, crab apple or whatever is in the area.

Cover and food will put you where you can harvest a deer. If you hunt thickets instead of open areas you will see more deer closer to you.

Just my 2cents
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