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Still a while

It's about 78 days til our first early M/L season in Kentucky. Not sure how much bow hunting I will do prior to that as it's still pretty darn hot through September for us. Lots of snakes and bugs early season too. The good news is that Tennessee has opened the gun season for about an additional two more weeks, making it around 7 weeks total for gun, plus an early M/L season of a week. Bag limit in my area ("L") of Tennessee is 3 deer/day for the entire season (over 100 days total for bow & gun). Only allowed three bucks though, with no antler restrictions.

I'll survive til then (I hope) by going to Maine for a week's bear hunt in September. 45 days til then (but who's counting!) lol

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You can take 3 deer per day?

You can take 3 deer per day? Three bucks per year? Here in Ohio, in my area we can take 6 total deer and one buck only. The one buck rule is across the entire state. Only certain sections can take up to 6 deer though. I am very glad we can't shoot 3 bucks here. If that was the case you would probably never see a shooter. How do you feel about that 3 buck rule? Do you think it hurts the size of bucks being taken there in Tennessee?

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I don't think so

ManOfTheFall wrote:

You can take 3 deer per day? Three bucks per year? Here in Ohio, in my area we can take 6 total deer and one buck only. The one buck rule is across the entire state. Only certain sections can take up to 6 deer though. I am very glad we can't shoot 3 bucks here. If that was the case you would probably never see a shooter. How do you feel about that 3 buck rule? Do you think it hurts the size of bucks being taken there in Tennessee?

I don't think it hurts as there are a LOT of deer, as evidenced by the very liberal limit on does. The county I live in normally always leads in the number of trophy bucks (9 pnts or more) shot within the state and also leads or is close to the top in 7-8 pnt bucks too. When I hunt in Kentucky (I live very close to the border) the limit is one buck and one doe, with additional doe tags available at extra cost. Our additional deer cost nothing more than the cost of the original tag(s).

In Tennessee I've shot nothing under 8 pnts for the last several years actually. There are some very nice deer here. Here's a picture of a buck my friend took last year during early muzzleloader season.

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Damn, that's a heck of a

Damn, that's a heck of a deer!  Got great mass!  I bet your buddy was pretty happy with that one, at least that's what his smile is telling me.. Wink

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That is one dandy of a

That is one dandy of a brute!!!!!

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That's a lot of deer hunting!

Being from Colorado, it is crazy for me to read about states where you can harvest so many deer in a single season, let alone in a single day!  In Colorado, the absolute (to the best of my understanding of the regulations) maximum deer tags you can have in a single year is 3, and only one of those tags could possibly be for a buck.  Also, each tag is only good for one deer.  Besides the number of deer, I am also impressed with the season duration!  Off the top of my head, our archery season is about a month long, and then the muzzleloader and each of the rifle seasons are only 1-2 weeks long.  Each tag is season specific, so the only way to get a season over 2 weeks long is to hunt archery.  However, I guess on the plus side, we do have enough other big game species to hunt that if you plan it right, you can always have more potential hunting days than you could ever manage to have vacation days from work.  

Also, that is a nice looking buck!  

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Well I'm down to 3 days till

Well I'm down to 3 days till i can start hunting bears. And 29 days till archery starts for deer and elk. I dont know how much I'll get out untill the middle of september as I took the second half of sept off for hunting. I might try to get out a few fridays and scout/hunt but who knows my honey do list has gotten pretty long this summer. I'm very excite dto get out there and hunt but knda worried my season may not happen at all, I see a orthopedic surgeon on Aug 24th for my shoulder and if i can delay the surgery untill late sept or Oct than i'll be a happy camper if not my season will be done before it starts.

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Sorry to hear about the

Sorry to hear about the orthopedic surgeon visit.  Hopefully it all works out so that you can get what you need fixed and not miss out on hunting seasons this fall.  

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At times this long hot summer

At times this long hot summer can be very boring. 57 more days to go.

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Here is another buck in my

Here is another buck in my area, and yes that is a backyard in the back ground.  legal hunting ground is 100 feet from a bluiding in my state.

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