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Location: Oregon...it's raining prepare to swim!!
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Blacktail Hunting, The Ultimate Challenge

Yep I know Scio heheh when we were little we thought it was pronounced psycho Grin

I just bagged a 3 point last sunday!! one shot & thud!! Heheheheh I like it when that happens Wink It's kinda nice for a change. Usually for me even if I shoot em in the kill zone they run forever then keel over!!

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Oh you mean SC10. razz

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Blacktails are extrmely sneaky. I have had them circle me to get down wind in thick cover to get my scent, and old timers have told me stories of blacktails quietly crawling through thick brush to escape. Phantom is they perfect name for these deer.

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yep they're sneaky alright!! I've jumped them when it's not season in really thick brush while hiking & they just run a little ways & sneak around some more. I had one practically stalking me!! But I knew it was a deer cuz I saw it when I jumped it. hehe no really big kitties stalking me... I hope...

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Ahh... the @#$%ing blacktail. I've been trying to tell people for years that BT's are the hardest (and most satisfying) deer to hunt. I sat next to a guy in an airport from a state I will not tarnish (but he had a large hat). This gentleman and I talked rifles, calibers, techniqe and deer for a good hour. Then he mentions that he's shot over 50 WT's in his life. I said, "wow, that's a lot of animals." He asked what my number was and I said, "oh, well let's see here. Well there was, the one on top of Highway 50, the forken horn and.. Yep, that's it. I shot three Black Tailed Deer. I shot a couple of Mulies too." He said, "but you just told me how much you love to go hunting every year..." I said, "yeah I do. It's just that black tails always win." I told him about the time my cousin lost a tooth because he walked over a blacktail when we were bushwacking for a fishing hole - the deer waited for him to literally walk over him, then popped up and caught my cousin with an antler sending him into the rocks below - The time I went three years without seeing one except for tons of sign. He looked incredulously at me as I told him I shot my first one by clinging to a cliff 50 feet above a possible bedding area. I had been watching deer in that area for two weeks and had decided that the only way to get in was to sneak down the cliff. So California blacktail hunting = lot's of hunting and very little shooting.

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Location: Vancover Island B.C
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Blacktail Hunting, The Ultimate Challenge

if you want to know where to hunt black tailes for the ultmite challenge try vancover island b.c and i have lived and hunted there all my life and i have tooked 2 deef from here and i also went to the queen chrooltts but i think the ones on my home area of vancover are the hardest because i spenp so much time hunting with my dad and i have learned that there are nothing like mule deer who travle their own trails where you can put up a tree stand and just wait to get a blacktail deer you must do lots of bush hunting and cover lots of ground with a truck and even then the most deer i saw during hunting in one day is 20 and we were amazed normally being lucy in seeing one a week.

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so black tailed are the hardest espiclly the vancoverisland blacktailed deer

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Location: California
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EJ65 wrote:
Ahh... the @#$%ing blacktail. I've been trying to tell people for years that BT's are the hardest (and most satisfying) deer to hunt. I sat next to a guy in an airport from a state I will not tarnish (but he had a large hat). This gentleman and I talked rifles, calibers, techniqe and deer for a good hour. Then he mentions that he's shot over 50 WT's in his life. I said, "wow, that's a lot of animals." He asked what my number was and I said, "oh, well let's see here. Well there was, the one on top of Highway 50, the forken horn and.. Yep, that's it. I shot three Black Tailed Deer. I shot a couple of Mulies too." He said, "but you just told me how much you love to go hunting every year..." I said, "yeah I do. It's just that black tails always win." I told him about the time my cousin lost a tooth because he walked over a blacktail when we were bushwacking for a fishing hole - the deer waited for him to literally walk over him, then popped up and caught my cousin with an antler sending him into the rocks below - The time I went three years without seeing one except for tons of sign. He looked incredulously at me as I told him I shot my first one by clinging to a cliff 50 feet above a possible bedding area. I had been watching deer in that area for two weeks and had decided that the only way to get in was to sneak down the cliff. So California blacktail hunting = lot's of hunting and very little shooting.

Yep, I totally agree.
I have been going into the sierra's for 20 years. I have seen allot of them.
Only 25 or so that were huge. I mean 200 pound ten to twelve+ pointers. All of them when I was not hunting. I mostly have been fishing when I have seen them, it seems like they know the difference.
I have had the oportunity to harvest one deer, the first time I actually went hunting in the the D3 zone. It was an 11 pointer and it was pure luck. It was around 3 oclock in the the afternoon and I believe he was being chased by a mountain lion or was spooked by one. he came down two hundred feet almost straigt down a pure rock wall and stopped 30 feet on front of me looked back up the wall then at me. I dropped him where he stood. like I said it was pure luck or a gift from god. I actually have walked up on a mountain lion in this area as he was killing a snow goose. this area has a large population of lions according to the local forest ranger.

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Blacktails are fun!!

I've been lucky enough to bag four "Phantoms" in jsut a few years and recently trying to get my third consecutive in three years. Knowing that they are a challenge and the willingness to work hard to find a good buck is what makes it so much fun!!!

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Location: Sacramento,CA
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Re: Blacktails are fun!!
blacktailer wrote:
I've been lucky enough to bag four "Phantoms" in jsut a few years and recently trying to get my third consecutive in three years. Knowing that they are a challenge and the willingness to work hard to find a good buck is what makes it so much fun!!!

You from Cali? Where do you go ?
I cant seem to find a good spot unless you want to pay $500 bucks for one.

Thanks.

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