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    Looking from the left on my back porch is a big pond. The pond dam is flat on top, you can drive a small vehicle on it and I keep it mowed. The deer use it every day
    as a hwy and the pond for water. Also a smaller feeder pond out front on oposite side. On the other sides of the house are open fields that they hang out in. The land
    here rolls and there are groves of trees, so no telling how many deer farther out I can not see.

    Deer here don't alert or even run off when they see me outside. Make enough commotion they will slowly walk off.

    Rainy/foggy today, so pictures are so so --- crappy day so nothing better to do than take some pictures. Rough 360 view I have from house.
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    its great that you can sit still! thats not a skill ive been blessed with. gotta be moving at all times if im conscious. :-)

    will try to get you some pix my wife grabbed, you will like these since she took them.... you can literally see the ticks on the deer in the back yard.
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    I stopped about 4 years ago The deer here are like pigeons that look like herds of goats. You get out of the truck and they jump as you walk to the stand.
    second thing is with the building boom you can see lights from the mini mansions as soon as dusk nears and it takes away from the old fashion feeling
    Last my family does not want the venison except as jerky and it's a lot of work. The family all used to help me cut them up and process them. I would drink beer or hard cider on the cold day and have a blast working outside skinning cutting them up.
    Now they are to busy.

    I tried waterfowl hunting from a small boat and love all of it.. Except Killing Ducks and Geese part. I don't like taking animals lives anymore except if I know I am going to eat a good meal.

    Same with squirrel hunting I love the hunting part but since my family are not interested in eating squirrel anymore .
    I don't like killing them for sport. Even fishing unless I speak with he wife and kids and make sure they are up for fresh fish I won't keep any. I just let them go. If they say yes bring them home and we will eat then I keep enough to make a meal.
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    I have had a good season. I killed a good 8 point the second day of rifle season and have tagged two does. My oldest killed a doe on saturday.

    I hunt Weyerhaeuser land here in eastern NC. We have 4000 acres leased in the middle of about 50000 acres. It is mostly peaceful but there are a lot of hounds in the Carolina woods this time of year. Thankfully our club does not run dogs.

    I process them at my house and boil the skulls for Euro mounts if I kill a buck. Its my personal rule, if I kil, a buck I Euro mount him. We are over run with does and it is better to take them for meat. Laying off the smaller 6 and 8 points has really helped grow some bigger bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jersurf101 View Post
    I have had a good season. I killed a good 8 point the second day of rifle season and have tagged two does. My oldest killed a doe on saturday.

    I hunt Weyerhaeuser land here in eastern NC. We have 4000 acres leased in the middle of about 50000 acres. It is mostly peaceful but there are a lot of hounds in the Carolina woods this time of year. Thankfully our club does not run dogs.

    I process them at my house and boil the skulls for Euro mounts if I kill a buck. Its my personal rule, if I kil, a buck I Euro mount him. We are over run with does and it is better to take them for meat. Laying off the smaller 6 and 8 points has really helped grow some bigger bucks.
    Congrats, sound like you did well. Parts of Arkansas you can run dogs on deer, but thankfully not in my zone. There use to be guys that would run coon dogs though, but they are pretty much
    gone now. Anyway, back to deer I walked out of back door yesterday after noon and around house and ran into a deer herd about 20-25 yards off. Both of us surprised, but they did not run off.
    We just looked at each other. I finally walked away.
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    My buddy's son took this buck in the public hunting area outside the Caesars Creek Reserve with a bow. Dressed weight at the butcher shop was 291 pounds. Said he had to drag it a mile back to the truck.

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