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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 12:06:41 (permalink)
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Managed to round up a decent 8 point Tuesday afternoon at 4:40. My cousin also shot an 8 point 30 minutes before I did. Man the snow makes a world of difference. Monday afternoon, another hunter in our camp got an 8 point. So we went 3/5 which is pretty good. Been a while since we had 3 hanging. 
 
First day was miserable. Sideways rain with a steady 15-20mpg wind and no snow cover. Seen two deer. I heard a shot at 7 then the next shot wasn't until 10:45. No one hunting. Didn't even feel like deer season the first two days. Every buck we shot was natural late day movement feeding. 
 
Local news visited a rare hunters breakfast Monday morning. Hardly anyone there. It is a shame how the sport is dying in Pa. 




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Congrats.  Where is your camp located?

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 12:08:51 (permalink)
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My son bagged a 6 point today about 11am with me......a carpenters buck ...2 x 4....lol
At least the rain held off.....I never seen a tail all day...thanks to deer carts the drag out was gravy....for him....lol

  
 
   


lol  on the carpenter buck.  Never heard that before.  Congrats to your son.  I haven't seen a buck yet either and very few deer.

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 15:34:11 (permalink)
Rifle hunting is a tough game now days. Weather has been bad last 4-5 years , too much posted land , lower deer numbers, lower number of hunters, and waiting (if you can ) to see if that buck is legal or illegal gets old too. Lack of natural cover and 250 square inches of fluorescent orange make rifle season a challenge even with a gun that can shoot a hundred yards or more. 
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 16:52:41 (permalink)
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Gene
Congrats.  Where is your camp located?



 
Thanks. East Finley Township Washington County. 

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 16:54:03 (permalink)
Hunted most of the day Saturday looking for a coyote. I heard 5 shots all day. Wow!
 

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 17:56:29 (permalink)
Hunted Monday thru Thursday seen only one legal buck that I could not get a crack at, saw many does and quite a few little bucks focusing on a small strip of woods between two standing corn fields that was out of the wind. All the movement was natural, barely heard any shooting.

Yesterday decided to try a spot we have had excellent luck on 1st Saturday when the shooting starts, but the shooting never started by 11 so we decided to do some small drives before the rain started. I played dog 1st putting up 7 baldies to my dad who was able to harvest one. Next drive was two more doe up to my buddy who didn't have doe tags. He then played dog next in a valley that opens up across a power line that produces every year. My son and I were barely set up and the drive wasn't even started when the 1st deer, which we believed to be a doe came across about 200 yds out, a few minutes later my buddy gives a yell to let us know he is starting, he is just started when we hear deer flying at us, 2 doe get behind between us and a road we have no shot, then my friend driving starts yelling legal buck! Sure enough seconds later about 80 yds below us comes out a 14inch scrubby 8 pt. I swing up on the deer waiting for my son to shoot, he doesn't, the deer gets about 3/4 across the power line and I let one fly. The deer is hit hard and struggles to the other side of the clearing. I look over to my son and ask why he didn't shoot? Scope was fogged up( I haven't stopped hearing about this crappy scope since then). As I hand him my gun since the drive is still going I see a good sized buck bust out on to the line about 150 yds out. My son can't get the gun up on him quick enough. My dad set up near us let's one fly but doesn't connect.

Once the drive ended I walk down to where I shot to see a blood trail that left no doubt the deer was down, which it was right off the power line. Was out of the woods by 2. Heard maybe a dozen shots besides my party.

I will be near the standing corn the next few days filling a couple doe tags.
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/02 19:18:41 (permalink)
Here is the photo of my first Tuesday 8 point. I actually passed this same buck up on the last Saturday of archery. Didn't realize it was him until I walked up on him. 

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/03 15:07:49 (permalink)
Went and hunted Erie Saturday instead of deer huge mistake hunted all day for one bluebill the boys where short numbered with only 5 guys (typically we have to many guys) they shot 4 does 2 guys each shot 2 from what I hear the other 3 gents couldn't hit anything lol had to work today so no hunting for me probably gotta work tomorrow to again that sucks I got 2 for tags left to fill so I know 3 guys who won't be working all week cuz they have doe tags left as well

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/03 19:24:09 (permalink)
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Here is the photo of my first Tuesday 8 point. I actually passed this same buck up on the last Saturday of archery. Didn't realize it was him until I walked up on him. 


I too would have passed on him in archery but would have shot him in rifle season

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/05 10:50:32 (permalink)
Hopefully someone is out there today hunting away.  Beautiful day here in 2B for it.  Not too cold, not much, if any wind, gently snowing....
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/06 11:19:02 (permalink)
Saturday is looking good for a change. Good luck to all on the last day. I plan to sit basically hoping a coyote wanders by. I don't plan on shooting any does on this farm cause we got smacked by EHD. I do have another farm I will hunt doe in Flintlock season, though, and still have a 2B tag for the late archery season.

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/06 22:51:48 (permalink)
dpms or anybody ...your up on hunting regs and rules is there a limit on clips or how many shells for semi auto rifles are allowed while hunting ? I heard lots of steady banging the other evening and was just curious ...no doubt a semi auto throwing the lead.....thanks
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/07 05:19:09 (permalink)
I believe semi auto rifles are not legal to hunt deer. Semi auto shotguns are but pretty sure they must be plugged to 3 shells.
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/07 08:10:09 (permalink)
Semi-automatic shotguns can be loaded to full capacity for deer hunting.  All shotguns must be plugged (3) for small game.
post edited by ridgehunter - 2018/12/07 08:13:50
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/07 08:12:05 (permalink)
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dpms or anybody ...your up on hunting regs and rules is there a limit on clips or how many shells for semi auto rifles are allowed while hunting ? I heard lots of steady banging the other evening and was just curious ...no doubt a semi auto throwing the lead.....thanks



 
Currently, semi auto rifles are not legal for big game. Only furbearers and groundhogs. There is no magazine limit in those case. Semi auto shotguns are legal for big game statewide. There is no magazine limit. 

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/07 08:24:53 (permalink)
 Thanks ...I thought semi rifles were signed into law also in Nov. of 2016. Guess I'm mixed up just sounded like semi rifles going off the other day hunting....fast shots.. .and a lot.
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/07 08:53:12 (permalink)
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 Thanks ...I thought semi rifles were signed into law also in Nov. of 2016. Guess I'm mixed up just sounded like semi rifles going off the other day hunting....fast shots.. .and a lot.




The legislature transferred regulatory authority of semi auto rifles to the PGC at that time. From here, the PGC decides when and where. Right now, big game is not allowed, but that will probably change in time. 

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/07 09:06:10 (permalink)
Well, got the snow report from my cousin.   3"-4" on the ground in his part of Warren Co. but it is sticking to the branches.  Maybe they'll get a little sun to melt that off and keep the forest floor white for good visibility. 
Hoping to post a pic or two of some youngsters' success after tomorrow....
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/08 19:36:18 (permalink)
Seen more little spike bucks this year than I have in years....glad to see all those big buck genes are continuing with the antler restrictions.
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/08 20:02:53 (permalink)
My rifle season in a nut shell.
No one shot in my group Monday- Friday. Seen deer about average numbers, nothing legal.

First Saturday group shot 5 doe and I shot this 8 point.

Monday-Saturday group including myself filled almost all our doe tags.

Final tally was 13 doe and 1 buck for the hunting season at dads.

Behind my house 1 buck 1 doe for the hunting season.

Congratulations to all that were successful, it seems many on here got it done. Great to read the stories. Attachments are not available: Download requirements not met

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/09 07:34:58 (permalink)
With rifle season coming to a close and all tags filled we ended up killing 25 deer total 8 bucks rest where does everyone basically tagged out it was our best deer season to date around the board a lot of archery bucks and a epic rifle season got a lot of deer meat to give away this fall once again this was from Thursday hunt

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/09 07:37:27 (permalink)
Dang pic won't load

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/09 11:04:05 (permalink)
Must have been that barrage of shots I heard up near Hartstown...sounded like a war zone !
I counted around 40 shots within about 5 minutes ! WTF ????
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/09 11:48:16 (permalink)
I used a clicker counter on the first Saturday of rifle. End of the day total was 1461 shots.
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/10 05:13:44 (permalink)
No that wasn't us lol actually everyone did fairly well shooting except for one guy I thought he was gonna run outta bullets one drive lol bet he was close I killed my deer first doe hunt on Tuesday so I didn't have to carry a gun all week then Thursday even I lost my license still can't find them they gotta be in my house somewhere one more look and I'm buying a replacement cuz it's beagle time now

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/10 08:25:14 (permalink)
Great STORIES. 1461 shots wow I'm hunting in the wrong woods.
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/10 12:39:55 (permalink)
TP....must have been the Amish Mafia from Atlantic !.....lol
 
1461 shots in one day ......must be deer infested or lousy shooters !
 
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/10 17:56:30 (permalink)
Yea captain idk could of been that's a crazy amount of shots 700+ boxes lol

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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/10 18:03:55 (permalink)
Iv tryed posting the pick like 15 times now gets to 84% and locks up never had that problem before

I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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Re: Gun Season ... 2018 2018/12/10 19:36:18 (permalink)
146 shots per hour x 10 daylight hours= 1460  I'm not buying it.lol
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