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2019/12/07 09:48:01 (permalink)

Doe Season

Seems to be no shortage of deer around my area. Sat from 630-9. Counted 122 shots! I was out looking to fill a doe tag and could have been one of those shooting, but elected not to take a shot due to the deer being up toward the top of the hillside. Did not make for a good backstop. Watced 4 doe bed down on that hillside at 730. Sat in hopes that they would mosey down from their uneasy slumber, but they never did. Will be back out this afternoon.
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 11:18:11 (permalink)
    With a 122 shots counted in 2.5 hours the first morning of antlerless😳...... I think there might be a shortage of doe, in the workings.🙈

    Hunt safely and good luck.

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 12:02:24 (permalink)
    Wow, what WMU/county/area you hunting in crappie slayer?  That's a lot of shootin!  Been 15 years or so, but at the start of HR in 2B, I'd hear upwards of 70 shots sometimes over the course of 4 or 5 hours.  Hope ya get one of 'em this afternoon!  
     
    Had plans to sleep in this AM, but woke at 6:30 with a whopper headache.  Sat in my recliner in the living room, and from 7:05 till around 8:30 heard 5 shots, which is 4 more than I hear Monday evening and yesterday morning combined, while I was in the woods.  2D Butler County.  
     
    Couple places I had to go this morning, and where I'd have expected to see cars parked and/or deer drives going on, I didn't see nuttin.  
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 13:19:26 (permalink)
    Dave the shooting you heard was before the PGC legalized the use of AR's for hunting.

    I know... I know only for certain game but to some.... it means "game on".

    OKayyyyy.... that was bad and ya didn't need to hear that, ya already have a headache🙊

    🙄 Forgot.... hope you're feeling better. OK,
    I'll go away now. 🤗
    post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/12/07 14:03:16

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 14:30:40 (permalink)
    The headache went away after I pounded a cup of coffee and took some Advil.  
     
    No volleys on any of those 5 shots.  Or AR sounding rapid fire.  Must've been good shooters.
     
    Taking the knuckleheads out in a bit.  16 year old still has a doe tag, but we're supposed to be somewhere semi-important at 6, so I told him we could only be late for a buck kill.  He'll be in his tree stand with his compound.  9 year old filled my doe tag in archery, so he's been bucks only for two months.  We're gonna be in a good funnel area on a different small property surrounded by big timber, and hopefully lots of other hunters moving deer our way.  Hopefully the .243 will make a little noise.  
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 14:51:01 (permalink)
    1b Hayfield twp crawford county. I was definitly surprised to hear that much shooting. In sure they got a number of deer, but the population seems pretty decent from my observations this year.

    Headed back out shortly to see what I can see. Doe with 2 young ones is still hanging around and might catch a break. There is a single doe I've been seeing as well that probably won't be as lucky if she shows up.

    Good luck to you and the kids rsquared
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 15:38:38 (permalink)
    OK guys good luck to all younz all, I'll be waiting on some good stories and pics too, I hope.

    For the record, I ain't heard a shot all week.😁



    Allllright, I'll go.... but just for now. 🙈 Darn younz luck.


    Be safe.

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 16:53:51 (permalink)
    1A Crawford county ....basically a slow day ...not a shot fired till 7:30am...some shooting here and there but nothing too exciting ...after 9:30 am it was real dead. For a doe opener along with buck it was very quite overall . No snow and never seen a hunter ...my son did see 2 buck and a few doe...no shots to be had ...I seen only 2 deer tails all day ...very disappointing ...leaves were like walking on potato chips early morning....nice day out watching lots of squirrels.    
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 17:28:25 (permalink)
    Sat 3-dark. No deer seen. Quieter this afternoon with only 23 shots heard, most of which were the first 45min I was out. Sounded like the neighbor tagged one at dusk.

    I hear ya one the potato chip thing captain. Still have snow here, but it had a pretty good crust on it even this afternoon. No sneaking around in that.
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 18:10:26 (permalink)
    Saw 21 doe and 3-4 unknown. My wife kill a big doe, I passed on a smaller one this morning and missed a big one this evening. Shooting was so so until about noon and then it was practically nonexistent until the last hour 

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 18:28:54 (permalink)
    We ended up with 3 bucks 2 does pretty slow for us seen alot of people out hunting heard plenty of shots I got one crack with my pistol and it was a miss 😂😂😂 I only seen 5 deer all day myself but I handicapped myself running around with my 6 shooter lol

    I'd rather be lucky then good,but im to good to be lucky
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 19:18:04 (permalink)
    fishin coyote
    Saw 21 doe and 3-4 unknown. My wife kill a big doe, I passed on a smaller one this morning and missed a big one this evening. Shooting was so so until about noon and then it was practically nonexistent until the last hour 


    Congratulations to your wife Mike. 👍👍👍

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 19:28:21 (permalink)
    Congrats to you all that scored 👍
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 19:34:11 (permalink)
    Thunderpole was that today or the total for the season about the deer?

    What caliber pistol are ya using to hunt.

    I think that would be so cool to do.

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 19:57:17 (permalink)
    That was today, ruger 357 with flat tip lead hand loads think tomorrow ima hit the range with it I was shocked when I shot forgot how loud a handgun is lol if I had my rifle I'd of got that deer no doubt but I'm sticking to the pistol for awhile really wanna kill a deer with one

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 20:05:30 (permalink)
    For the conditions I thought that today’s sighting and shot count were below average. My group shot 4 doe and everyone seen about 20 deer, mix of small bucks and does. Over all a good day.
    post edited by anzomcik - 2019/12/07 20:14:34
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 20:29:10 (permalink)
    Thunderpole congrats to all the successful hunters today.

    Ruger 357, would that be a Blackhawk? Also, the ammo, wad cutters?

    I carried my Blackhawk in yesteryear. Never got an opportunity for a close enough shot. Winchester 158 grain soft point.

    I always said the darned thing was so loud, if I missed with a shot, the muzzle blast would knock em down.

    Good luck.

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 21:04:31 (permalink)
    My father in law shot a stud 8 point 15 years ago in the chest at 12 yards with a 40 caliber blackhawk. Next time ill over ill try to remember to get a picture u can see the hole in the mount where it hit
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 21:36:09 (permalink)
    Welp, wouldn't it figure the first time this year the older one has been ready to kill a doe and I told him not to, I texted him and asked if he had seen anything as the younger one and I were leaving where we were at.  His text back to me:
     
    "I've never seen so many does in my life."  
     
    Said it was a non stop parade from 4:45 till dark.  Saw one small spike.  Said he had at least 10 different does at 15 yards or less.  
     
    Little dude and I saw one doe and one squirrel.  Around 12 shots heard between 3:30 and dark.  Not nearly as much shooting as I would have expected.
     
    Dad of the year right here baby!   
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 22:19:41 (permalink)
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    Welp, wouldn't it figure the first time this year the older one has been ready to kill a doe and I told him not to, I texted him and asked if he had seen anything as the younger one and I were leaving where we were at.  His text back to me:
     
    "I've never seen so many does in my life."  
     
    Said it was a non stop parade from 4:45 till dark.  Saw one small spike.  Said he had at least 10 different does at 15 yards or less.  
     
    Little dude and I saw one doe and one squirrel.  Around 12 shots heard between 3:30 and dark.  Not nearly as much shooting as I would have expected.
     
    Dad of the year right here baby!   



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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/07 22:41:10 (permalink)
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    My father in law shot a stud 8 point 15 years ago in the chest at 12 yards with a 40 caliber blackhawk. Next time ill over ill try to remember to get a picture u can see the hole in the mount where it hit



    Dam..... 😮 good grief, I'd think that shot would of turned that deer inside out, field dressed it and turned it right side out again.

    Always enjoy pics and would like to see it, when ya can get to it Dave.

    Not that you ain't busy with your young family, Christmas time and work or anything.

    Good luck if have any time to hunt.

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 00:57:17 (permalink)
    My deer huntings done for this year i think. My buck filled the freezer nicely with the left overs from last year adding anymore would just be wasteful. Told the wife if she wants to hunt i wont tell her no but anything she gets will be made into jerky, kielbasa, sausage and bologna. But so far shes struck out.
    She had a buck today that she kept waiting for a better shot instead of the easy one it presented. 50 yards wide open coming at her. Came into 30 yards on a light run and turned to her right passing through 6 shooting lanes from 35 to 55 yards but she hesitated pulling the trigger. She seems to forget shes not Barney Fife and gets more than 1 bullet.
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 04:37:10 (permalink)
    Very light shooting in my neck of the woods......10 shots all before noon.....I got some access to hunt land very close to my old honey hole....trouble is the the deer cross a road and have a choice of going on posted land or my newly acquired spot....saw 10 deer and 2 legal buck....if I was in my honey hole.... I would have had a beautiful 8 pts with about a 17-18 spread....but he went the other way as did 7 of the 10....at 4:50 3 doe entered the green field at 175 yards. They came to 125 yards and found the preferred greenery..rested my 6.5 Creedmoor on the sticks....and gently squeezed....that's 5 for 5 on the Creedmoor in 3 years....nice fat healthy swamp donkey..... I took my usual doe shot.....neck...truthfully I didn't even see it drop....it just folded and almost looked like it was bedded when recovering her. I'm getting soft on shooting those lady deer....I plan on hunting early and late the second week and  probably just in search of the elusive Pennsylvania whitetail buck......
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 07:32:24 (permalink)
    Congrats Tuna!
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 10:20:55 (permalink)
    Congrats Tuna... enjoyed the read.

    Good luck with that elusive PA White Tailed buck. 👍


    They're just so darned cute. 😖



    Outasync...... good read. Lucky for you your better half didn't squeeze the trigger. You might be eating deer baloney and jerky for breakfast, lunch, & supper for a long time. lol.



    Good luck guys, still no shots in my neck of the woods......😣
    post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/12/08 10:28:21

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 12:45:01 (permalink)
    Like that swamp donkey term ....lol
     
    I'm with you on shooting the ladies Big T...some years I squeeze ...some years I totally pass . If my son scores a deer that's usually enough meat for all of us so I toss my doe tag . 
     
    Ever notice the one that's tagged out or isn't shooting sees all the doe .....lol
     
    What Sunday you think they will add on next year for rifle ?....I'm betting the middle of the season after the first Sat. ....just my guess.
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 16:49:12 (permalink)
    Congrats Tuna ....like BTDT said good read also . My grandson filled his doe tag yesterday . Was glad he did he has hunted hard all bow season . Said most of the bucks he saw was at night on his camera .... I can relate to that😜. Has been a terrible year for me worst in years, with not seeing many deer and health issues I have decided this is my last year. I have hunted on my Cuz property now for 30 yrs . Started when my son was 13 he just turned 43 last Tuesday . My dad hunted with us also and we have had great success over the years , a few nice wall hanger that are on my walls and my son. Several smaller horns in my garage also doing really good with the doe . With that being said things have changed less deer and hunters and more unnecessary rule changes. I for one don’t like Saturday opener ... just me I guess to old to change my ways , also don’t care for the Sunday hunts coming next year but hey I willn’t be out there so doesn’t matter .... lol I have grandson 14 that is not interested in hunting. My son says had enough of this hunting crap . So I closed up my shanty today and took things down from my stands today. Going to take my 2 stands down in the Spring and let my grandson that got the doe use them next year along with my crossbow ... who knows maybe the 14 yr old will change his mind but probably not. My son said give the stands to my other grandson but DO NOT get rid of my boat because they all love fishing and walleye and crappies are better then venison ......😜👍👍. Good luck to y’all the rest of the season .... be safe. Oh ya one more thing I have hunted for 56 yrs starting at 12 with my dad ....only missed one season because I was in boot camp ( military ) ...
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 18:42:01 (permalink)
    Glad to hear your grandson got one after putting in lots of time. I'm sure he's enjoying the reward. Sorry to hear your dropping out of the hunting ranks next year 😞. Definitly don't throw the boat aside! Fishing license pays for itself when you can use it 365/yr
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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/08 21:33:38 (permalink)
    Steve congratulations to you, your son and especially your grandson.

    Nothing better about hunting than to have passed on family tradition.

    Tough call, hanging it up. Took me several long years to finally walk away from hunting my little piece of Penn's Woods.

    Still great to read hunting stories, such as your's, and feel the excitement from the success of others on this forum. Many of the reads and seeing pictures bring back fond memories of hunting past.

    I told my better half, no missing spring fishing this coming year. No going anywhere but straight home, taking a half day to dewinterize the summer house then nothing but fishing (except to cut the stupid grass) til summer travel time.

    Hope to see ya at launch 1, this coming spring.

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    Re: Doe Season 2019/12/09 04:40:51 (permalink)
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    Wow, what WMU/county/area you hunting in crappie slayer?  That's a lot of shootin!  Been 15 years or so, but at the start of HR in 2B, I'd hear upwards of 70 shots sometimes over the course of 4 or 5 hours.  Hope ya get one of 'em this afternoon!  
     
    Had plans to sleep in this AM, but woke at 6:30 with a whopper headache.  Sat in my recliner in the living room, and from 7:05 till around 8:30 heard 5 shots, which is 4 more than I hear Monday evening and yesterday morning combined, while I was in the woods.  2D Butler County.  
     
    Couple places I had to go this morning, and where I'd have expected to see cars parked and/or deer drives going on, I didn't see nuttin.  


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    Wow, what WMU/county/area you hunting in crappie slayer?  That's a lot of shootin!  Been 15 years or so, but at the start of HR in 2B, I'd hear upwards of 70 shots sometimes over the course of 4 or 5 hours.  Hope ya get one of 'em this afternoon!  
     
    Had plans to sleep in this AM, but woke at 6:30 with a whopper headache.  Sat in my recliner in the living room, and from 7:05 till around 8:30 heard 5 shots, which is 4 more than I hear Monday evening and yesterday morning combined, while I was in the woods.  2D Butler County.  
     
    Couple places I had to go this morning, and where I'd have expected to see cars parked and/or deer drives going on, I didn't see nuttin.  



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