Sorry Manofthefall an DeerSlayer didnt mean to start any HawgWash hear...Dont no what plumdog got N2...Must'of been sum bad plum's....DeerSlayer did'nt relize you were that young,U go Boy!...U take anything u want...I start'd when i was 12...B4 that i wood go with Pop's an just sit N stand with him,i've seen him kill many deer...When i turn'd 12 he set me up with an ol M1 30cal carbine rifle,kill'd a big 8 first year,still have him on wall....U keep dew'n what your dew'n, i have 2 BOYz,try'n to git them to hunt is like pull'n teeth,their to busy either chase'n skirt's or play'n vidieO game's...plus their just plain LAZY!...they dont have the patience to sit N stand...Lucky 4 me though i got my wife (Taz) N2 hunt'n a couple year's ago,she LOVE's it...DeerSlayer good luck to U an da ol man...B-Safe!
I guess I was not connecting my comments to the proper party. What I found offensive was the story "A Crazy Day of Doe Hunting". The part about using the deck railing for a blind and doe running into the shed and banging around, the blood all over the place. This is the sort of description that anti-hunters get all lathered up about. Why give them something to go crazy about? Just Sayin. And no offence was meant to you Deerslayer! Sorry, and hope you have great success in the field!
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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